Are We Ready To Talk about Coffee?

Your morning brew could just be a coping mechanism for a life you hate

Becky Meadows
4 min readJun 20, 2022
That blissful feeling you get upon the first sip? That’s a little feeling called hope and I think you deserve to find it without the beverage.

It’s Monday morning as I write this. So naturally, I must assume people everywhere are rising out of their beds and getting ready to go to work. In droves, we pilgrimage to Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and McDonald's (depending on their tax bracket) for a morning pick-me-up.

There you are with your coffee in hand. You can smell the bitter beans before you take a sip. You smile knowing what it will do for you. You take a sip and *zing* there it is. There is that momentary feeling that everything will be just fine. You can do this, you’re not that tired, coffee will take care of you. You find hope.

My Coffee Journey

I have the odd privilege of being unemployed right now. And one of the things I’ve done while I’ve been applying for jobs and freelancing is I gave up coffee. I heard over and over again that it caused inflammation and anxiety and wanting to be rid of both of those, I thought putting down my latte in the morning would be the right move for my body.

The first day was awful of course. My headache started around 10 am. If you’ve tried giving up your morning brew before, you know these are not normal headaches either. The piercing between my eyes…



Becky Meadows

Becky is a consultant and copywriter. She lives, thinks, and works in Florida with her wife and cats. Reach out for inquiries at