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compromising on my coffee addiction

Hi everyone. My name is Frankie, and I’m a coffeeholic. My last drink was.. well, an hour ago.

My fellow coffee addicts! Ohhh the things we’d do for a cup o’ coffee. Back in elementary school, coffee was off-bounds since it could apparently stunt my growth, and I wanted to a giant like my homie, BFG. I still don’t know if that’s true. Anyway, I think I stopped growing sometime in high-school… long enough to cause me wandering into a Starbucks. And from that day forward, White-Chocolate Mocha was my coffee standard. No wonder those parents had been holding me back! This **** was off the hook! Anyway, my white-chocolate mocha love lasted just long enough for me to realize my bank account was empty from buying $5 drinks a few times a week. What a bummer.

Then came university. Oh god, where-the-heck-did-all-my-sleep-go University. Blame it on engineering (study study study study, exam, party party, study …) or “university-life” if you will, but by second year, I couldn’t last a lecture without my eyes closing on me. So then, with head hung low, I made my way back to the big green circle of addiction (read: Starbucks). Ensuring myself I wouldn’t be spending $5 a drink again, I looked through the menu for the cheapest item with caffeine: drip coffee. And then the addiction began.

Oh my god, Pike Place Roast. If I still had dreams, I swear you’d be in at least half of them. This medium coffee roast is simply ravishing! It makes my heart beat, while calming my mind. It increases agility and clarity my eyes and fingers. All this for just $2? steal! I could buy almost 3 cups of coffee for the same price as the mocha.

But alas, even $2 a cup is too much for a poor, full-time tech entrepreneur at a non-funded startup. And so, for the past few months, I have settled for something even cheaper: Nescafe Taster’s Choice Gourmet House Blend. Don’t get me wrong – it’s no pike place roast. But at $8 for 150g, which stirs up about 50+ “starbucks-tall” cups – I can’t complain. The only thing I add is a bit of honey and 1% milk and I’m set for the day. I think it works out to less than 50 cents a cup. Thankfully I never figured this out in high-school or I may never have hit 5’10!