Welcome to The Day that Decaf Tasted Good. Yes, kids, it’s true. Here’s how it happened…
I celebrated Day #60 of my Accidental Coffee Detox with a decaf Americano.
“Who are you and what have you done with Danica?”
In my days BACD (Before Accidental Coffee Detox) I would not have partaken of any decaf affair. What have we learned, kids? Never say never.
So, I ordered a decaf Americano. The barista nodded and went about fixing my drink. He must have glimpsed my soul because when it was ready he realized that he’d made a mistake and given me full caffeine.
He made a new decaf version which I happily took to a quiet bench, sipped and thought, hmm this tastes good. I may also have meditated. It’s hard to know for sure because it was still before sunrise.
What have we learned from The Day that Decaf Tasted Good?
We’ve learned that anything can happen. We’ve also learned that coffee — regular fully caffeinated coffee — doesn’t seem to be physiologically addictive.
Not to argue with science, but…
Over the past 60 days I’ve experienced no cravings for coffee. None. I even have coffee on hand (lovely organic shade-grown fair-trade dark roast) and it sits untouched. It wasn’t difficult for me to stop drinking it; I merely stopped. There was no struggle, no pining, no deals made with the universe.
What to make of this?
Perhaps coffee is psychologically addictive. Perhaps some people are more given to coffee addiction than others. Perhaps it comes down to body chemistry. Perhaps there’s another element that is as yet undiscovered.
What to do now?
I’m leaning toward making a run for Day #90. What do you think?