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Old 02-05-2019, 09:38 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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I started drinking one cup of coffee a day (first thing in the morning) when I was around 8 or 9 y.o., and so did most of my friends at school. At that time I lived in a coastal rural northern BC region and it was not uncommon for many school kids in my area to start drinking daily coffee (or sometimes tea) at that early an age. We were all farm kids and in the winter the hit of caffeine and hot liquid helped wake us up and heat up the body. That increase in body heat was important before going out in the dark cold and snow to do regular morning farm chores before leaving to walk to school. Likewise for adults headed off to work. I didn't know anybody of any age who didn't drink coffee. Beginners started drinking coffee in winter and by summer time we were hooked. I still always have one BIG mug of coffee first thing every morning with lots of 18% coffee cream and three spoons of sugar in it - that's my quota for the day.

A bit of trivia for you - according to several studies and polls that have been done, on a per capita basis Canadians are noted to import and consume more coffee and coffee byproducts than the people in any other countries in the world. It didn't surprise me to learn that considering how so many of the Canadian population have developed a love for coffee at such an early age. I personally suspect that a morning cup of strongly caffeinated coffee helps to counteract SADS in susceptible people who live in the far north.

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Old 02-05-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Definitely remember drinking while in the military. Can't recall for sure if it started on our 1st tour in Italy or before that.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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I'm 40 and I still don't drink coffee. I just don't care for the flavor of it, if I drown it in enough flavored creamer I can get down a cup, but then I'm drinking mostly sugar, and the caffeine in it makes me so jittery I can't even concentrate. Really I am not a fan of coffee at all.

I do like a nice cup of green decaf tea now and then, especially in the winter when it's cold outside.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:53 PM
 
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I sstarted drinking coffee when i was in the 4th grade.I like it with cream or milk and sweetener.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Mom wouldn't let me drink coffee in her house until I was 16. Coke was OK, though. I started drinking coffee in my teens, but didn't drink it regularly until I was in my mid twenties.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:37 AM
 
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I had a summer job during college. I was the secretary to a military officer, and all I had to do was make his coffee, greet the junior officers before meetings, and answer the phone.

I didn’t drink coffee and my parents only drank mud (instant coffee), so I had no clue what to do. My boss only liked Folger’s, so he showed me how to make it. He liked it very strong and black, and that was the way all his staff drank it as well. Really, his only requirement of me was to keep the coffee coming, and to be sure to have a pot ready when he arrived in the morning.

It was probably the easiest job that I ever had, but it was also boring, plus I was usually tired from partying the night before, so I started drinking it myself, just to stay awake and alert at work. I still drink it strong & black, and every now and then, I’ll buy Folger’s.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I started drinking one cup of coffee a day (first thing in the morning) when I was around 8 or 9 y.o., and so did most of my friends at school. At that time I lived in a coastal rural northern BC region and it was not uncommon for many school kids in my area to start drinking daily coffee (or sometimes tea) at that early an age. We were all farm kids and in the winter the hit of caffeine and hot liquid helped wake us up and heat up the body. That increase in body heat was important before going out in the dark cold and snow to do regular morning farm chores before leaving to walk to school. Likewise for adults headed off to work. I didn't know anybody of any age who didn't drink coffee. Beginners started drinking coffee in winter and by summer time we were hooked. I still always have one BIG mug of coffee first thing every morning with lots of 18% coffee cream and three spoons of sugar in it - that's my quota for the day.

A bit of trivia for you - according to several studies and polls that have been done, on a per capita basis Canadians are noted to import and consume more coffee and coffee byproducts than the people in any other countries in the world. It didn't surprise me to learn that considering how so many of the Canadian population have developed a love for coffee at such an early age. I personally suspect that a morning cup of strongly caffeinated coffee helps to counteract SADS in susceptible people who live in the far north.

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Interesting. I know I consume more coffee in the winter than I do in summer. And tea, for that matter.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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when i started going to college


before then i rarely drank it
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