a mug each time containing at least a teaspoonful of coffee
and taking it black the whole time.
but just the plain black and bitter coffee.
Sugar, milk, cream and other additives
create an annoying situation in my stomach
that make me want to vomit.
Coffee with sugar, milk or cream
tastes sweet and tasty in my mouth
and I feel the richness and fullness of the flavor
even as it goes down to my stomach.
But after just few minutes it turned differently inside
that I always regret drinking it.
It has an aftertaste
that makes me want to disgorge every ounce
and never to drink again.
The combination is never perfect even if it smells and tastes like it.
Coffee was meant to be drunk black and anything else added to it
ruins the goodness and the benefits.
But black and bitter coffee is perfect and naturally good for my body.
I don't get any upset stomach
or anything else that disturbs my digestion and no aftertaste.
As a matter of fact,
it's some kind of medicine
that eliminates any bloated feeling after heavy meals
and it destroys any vomiting feeling.
A teaspoonful of coffee in a cup 4 or 5 times a day
is the ideal volume for me
with 1 or 2 cups in the morning during or after breakfast,
another one after lunch,
another one in the afternoon during snacks
and finally a cup in the evening after dinner.
This gives me an energy boost to get through the whole day.
I prefer drinking it few minutes after each meal
with 1 cup in the afternoon during snacks.
I wonder why people say coffee is bad and it weakens the bones
and the more you consume,
the more chances you get nervous, excited
or easily bothered or awakened from sleep
even by the slightest sound and in some cases, get addicted.
I believe that becoming nervous, excited or easily bothered
or awakened from sleep after drinking coffee
is not what it seems.
It's becoming alert or watchful
and observant to the surroundings and these are positive effects.
I feel like an ever-alert and ever-watchful cat
that is always aware of any harm or danger
and even easily wakes up from sleep by the slightest sound it hears.
The more I drink it, the more I'm used to it
that it no longer disrupts my sleep at night
even when I drink it few minutes before going to bed.
Some articles on the Internet say that it cleanses the liver
and recommended for diabetics.
But the one thing unclear about those articles
is they never specify what coffee they're talking about.
Is it with sugar, milk or cream or the totally black and bitter coffee?
The one thing certain for me is
black coffee counters the effects of sugar and sweets.
and gives an overall healthy feeling inside out.
Any coffee available in the market will do for me
as long as it's not mixed with sugar, cream, milk and others
but just the plain, bitter-tasting coffee.
I don't favor those 3 in 1's, 7 in 1's and even 10 in 1's
because I believe coffee was meant to be drunk black
without the need to combine it with additives
even if those are powerful herbs.
They may lessen the natural potency of the coffee
and may alter its composition
possibly making it unhealthy and harmful to the body.
Taking it as it is which is naturally bitter-tasting
is one nutritious drink full of antioxidants already.
Eating something sweet like cakes or bread
along with black coffee is okay as long as the sugar, milk or cream
is not directly mixed with the black coffee.
My one favorite for several years is Nescafé Classic
which has strong aroma along with rich and full flavor.
Sometimes I drink roasted corn as coffee alternative
taking it also without the sugar, milk and cream.
But nothing beats Nescafé Classic for me
as far as commercial coffee is concerned.
And there's one type of coffee
that retains the richness and the fullness of the flavor
that I hope will be with every Nescafé Classic in the future.
It's the one with the big granules
which are bigger than grains of sand
and the bigger the granules, the more I prefer it to others.
I observed coffee has a lot of volatile substances
that add to its taste,
and when these substances evaporate,
the richness and the fullness of the flavor diminish.
This is the case of finely-grounded coffee
which already looks like fine dust particles.
Much of the volatile substances have escaped
with very little trapped in every tiny grain.
The finer the grain, the lesser are the volatile substances.
I also observed through the years
that when I bought the bigger glass of coffee,
the first few cups were always the best.
But as the contents decreased, the taste became dull and weak
unlike the strong and full flavor coffee in the first few cups.
This is due to the fact that the volatile substances escaped
every time the glass was opened when I stirred a teaspoon in a cup,
and that when so much has escaped,
so much of the flavor was lost too.
To remedy this,
I suggest Nestle and the other companies making coffee
should do away with finely-grounded coffee
and replace it with the bigger granules
to retain those volatile substances in bigger amounts.
Black coffee for me is as needed as rice and bread
and not drinking it even for one day
tells my body that something's lacking or missing.
But I know I can live without it
but I just can't find any replacement.
Tea may taste or smell like coffee
and it may be the closest thing to coffee,
but it can't satisfy me the way coffee does.
Tea is calming while coffee is energizing
and I prefer being energized to becoming calm or relaxed.
tea can't make me alert and watchful or observant of anything
making me unaware of any threat or danger around me.
It can't make me a cat, but turns me into a lazy dog
whose only duty is to eat and sleep the whole day.