I'm a recovering coffee and black tea lover. I've been off caffeine for MONTHS now and a few days ago I said, 'why not?" and had a cup. It felt like a DRUG. My mind was fuzzy, racing, I began to feel dizzy and anxious and very disoriented. Coffee is great when you're still drinking it, but one out of the blue HURTS.
I also found that being without caffeine has given me back an ability to stay awake to any hour and wake up at any hour; something that I could not have done while in my coffee days.
I also began drinking my fresh juices in a big coffee mug in the morning. I love seeing the green and orange froth on top! With the taste and energy it gives me, it's a much wiser choice than coffee and it fills the emotional need of wanting a cup of coffee out of habit.
I respect all the practicing coffee-lovers reading this and I'm simply offering a beautiful alternative.