OK, so I work at a coffee shop every morning, and love it! I switch between the register and bar, and when I’m playing my barista role, it is so hard not to drink coffee. I am truly not adddicted because I always limit my consumption and hate the effects of caffeine, but I LOVE the taste of it! And also, it is near impossible to be at the bar and not taste things intermittantly so that I know I am making things properly! I love my job and love making people happy with things that taste good (even though sometimes it’s more like drug-dealing than feeding…). Certain customers even depend on me to tell them my personal opinion of what’s good that day, what they should order, etc. Lately I have been keeping a green drink powder there so that it’s the first thing I have in the morning, which makes my want for coffee a little less, but as soon as I get in the swing of things of making drinks and the smells! The tastes! The sensory overload! What do I do????? Again, this is not a caffeine withdrawl question, but more of an internal dilemma… Has anyone ever had a similar experience? Any advice would be great.
Having been vegan for years before I got the job there, it was not hard at all to make drinks with milk and not tasting it, because I could substitute with soy or just have someone else tell me their trusted opinion of how to make the drink. Refusing to put milk in my body was just so simple…will this be the case with coffee eventually? THEN what do I do? :( These sips of coffee throughout my mornings are literally the one thing holding me back from 100% raw right now!
P.S. I do not work at Starfucks or anything like that! It’s a local, REAL coffeehouse where people come for the social atmosphere and quality food and drink :)