My relationship with Coffee… It’s Complicated

I’ve been consuming coffee for years. I am not one that is unaffected by its caffeine properties. Drinking it too late in the evening can cost me a good night’s sleep for sure. For a while now I have been a strong triple shot latte with a nice homemade almond milk every morning in my kitchen kind of guy. In fact, I coudn’t even start my day without that coffee. Even just the aroma of the beans grinding was enough to get my senses going. Of course, the dogs are always fed prior to this morning ritual. However, over time I have really come to need it. My body craves it and I’ve suffered from withdrawal symptoms when I am away from home or don’t have the time to get this morning ritual in. Recently, I had a need to fast before a routine medical checkup. The doctor couldn’t take me first thing and by late morning, the intense withdrawal headache was in full force. I said to myself “this is crazy, I am addicted to coffee like a drug”. So, with a plan and I.E. Green Tea, I have been able to wean myself from caffeine from coffee. I’m not sure that I could have done it without I.E. teas. The process was relatively simple and only took about 10 days. Each day I just consumed a little less coffee in the morning and had a post lunch I.E. Green Tea packet to support some good focus through the afternoon. Here is how I did it:

 

  • Days 1-2 (Morning: Double Shot Latte, Afternoon: One I.E. Green Tea Packet in 20 ounces of cold water)
  • Days 3-4 (Morning: Single Shot Latte, Afternoon: One I.E. Green Tea Packet in 20 ounces of cold water)
  • Days 4-5 (Morning: Cup of Americano, Afternoon: One I.E. Green Tea Packet in 20 ounces of cold water)
  • Days 6-8 (Morning: Cup of Half Caffeine, Afternoon: One I.E. Green Tea Packet in 20 ounces of cold water)
  • Days 9-10 (Morning: Cup of Decaf, Afternoon: One I.E. Green Tea Packet in 20 ounces of cold water)
  • Day 11+ Afternoon I.E. Green Tea of my choice

 

Now I can still enjoy a cup of coffee or indulge in a latte, but I can go days without it without suffering the feelings of withdrawal. In fact, I feel more productive than ever and supported with I.E. Green Tea. Not an addiction, just a very focused sense of clean energy from organic green tea. Knowing that I.E. Green Tea gives me over 300 mg of Antioxidants in every packet and the health benefits that come with it are working for me is even better.

 

 

-David Stone, CEO of Amica Tea