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Once upon a time, I used to frown upon a cup of coffee. I was a loyal tea drinker through and through and you couldn’t get me to touch a cup of that liquid brown stuff. Well, then college happened. My university’s library offered free coffee from 6-10 and those late nights spent studying would not have been possible without the several cups of coffee I consumed.

But how much coffee should you drink?

Experts state that adults should not drink more than 4 small cups of coffee a day, which is equivalent to 2 energy drinks (in terms of energy level, not healthiness). In terms of dosage, these 4 cups will contain about 400 mg of caffeine.

According to an espresso maker article, exceeding the limits can cause unpleasant side effects, including anxiety, irritability, stomach upset, heart palpitations, and nervousness. Other unpleasant consequences of caffeine overdose include insomnia, muscle spasms, and myokymia (caffeine is one of the most common causes of eye twitching).

Nonetheless, I have now turned to the dark side and coffee is a necessity. Here is the life of a coffee addict, as told by gifs:

Coffee is often an acquired taste

Bleh! People actually enjoy this!?

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As a student, it becomes a necessary tool for late night study sessions

Must…stay…awake. Need. Caffeine. NOW.

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Then you receive your first decent cup of coffee that changes everything

I didn’t know coffee could taste this good! We should have this coming out of water fountains!

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You realize that good coffee doesn’t require any fancy extras

Don’t mess with the precious nectar of the gods.

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Coffee now comes before human interaction

“Good morning!”

Is it though?

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But some days one cup just isn’t enough

“How are you doing today!?” *Groan*

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You become such good pals with coffee that it actually soothes you

Time for bed but only after I’ve had this last cup of coffee

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But on occasion you may have a slightly different reaction to coffee


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The downside to drinking coffee is that you may find yourself taking frequent trips to the bathroom


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Sometimes people will ask why you drink so much coffee

Do you really need that much coffee? Um…I don’t know. Do you need oxygen?



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What they don’t understand is that without coffee you are the subject to a caffeine headache

Head hurts…need coffee…

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And when you are denied coffee…


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The world is a safer place when you get your fix

Don’t get between me and a cup of coffee


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So just keep that liquid joy coming all day long

Please and thank you.

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Do you suffer from an addiction to coffee?

Feature Image: Linh H. Nguyen via photopin cc