I love coffee and really, who doesn’t? I was late to the coffee game — I only started drinking it after my third child was born, kind of out of necessity when I was trying to function on nearly no sleep. We quickly fell in love and it was very clear to me why people would stand in line for 20 minutes each morning waiting to get their hot cup on their way to work.
It’s been 7 months since I’ve had a cup of coffee. Weird, right? It’s not by choice, but again by necessity, as the growing baby in my uterus objects to any form of coffee. Even the smell will immediately cause my body to revolt and I’ll instantly discard the contents of my stomach. Pretty, right?
It’s not been easy to give up coffee, but I’ve been wanting this baby for a long time and for him, I will give up anything. But, if I had the choice, I would prefer to keep drinking my energy in the morning if in a different situation.
A new study commissioned by Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts shows some surprising results when it comes to coffee — and love. This global study, looking at the habits of coffee drinkers and frequent travelers in six countries ,”uncovers how today’s mega-travelers’ get their caffeine fix,” and the results surprised me.
Could you give up coffee for love? I could — I have for the love of this baby — and when it comes to other things I enjoy in life (like bed fun with my husband, social media, and the occasional glass of wine), I would say “au revoir” to coffee in a second, but this new study says that the majority of people don’t agree with me.
Some key points from the study:
“A majority of respondents (51%) feel they could go longer without sex than without coffee.”
“78% would rather give up alcohol, social media or sex with their spouse for a year rather than forfeit coffee.”
A year? Really? That surprised me and also made me realize that since I am relatively new to the coffee drinking, I don’t appear to need it quite as much as other people do in their lives. I have gone a while without coffee — far longer than I could without social media or intimacy with my husband — could you?
:: Would you rather give up coffee or sex for a year if you had to choose? ::
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Source: Business Wire |
New Le Meridien Study Reveals More People Choose Coffee Over Sex for their Morning Buzz
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!