Well, I love my morning coffee – in fact I just recently purchased a new coffee maker – The Aeropress. (More on that in another day) – But I just noticed that it is currently National Caffeine Awareness Month.

National Caffeine Awareness Month® is a health campaign sponsored annually by the Caffeine Awareness Alliance. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed decisions regarding caffeinated products.

They have a little quiz on their site to see if you are a caffeine addict. Some of the prelim questions are:

Do you drink more then 4 cups of coffee a day?
Do you drink several cans of soft drinks or several cups of tea each day?
Do you often find yourself irritable, depressed, disoriented after drinking caffeinated beverages?
When you don"t drink caffeine, do you find yourself experiencing headaches, drowsiness, or insomnia?

So, I assume I am not addicted – as I only have 1 or 2 cups of coffee a day, and not everyday. I don"t drink soda"s most days – I prefer water as my drink of choice and I don"t get Headaches etc.. from not drinking or not having my caffeine each day. There was a time in my life that this would have been true but I have since cut down my caffeine consumption and have been sleeping better and learned to savor and enjoy the coffee I make hence getting the aeropress coffee maker.