I LOVE COFFEE! But I can't have it any more. Danged olderness. I still sneak a sample cup every time I go to Trader Joe's, but that's pretty much my limit on the beans.
I've switched to tea. Green, mate and herbal. I start most every day with Trader Joe's Organic Cranberry Green Tea with my breakfast.
Then mid-morning when I'm craving a little something tasty, I "indulge" in my new favorite cup-o-brew. Guayaki Yerba Mate's Organic Mate Chocolatte - a tea blend that has tasty spices, the mate caffeine kick and a little cocoa, but not so much that I feel dessert-ed. Just comforted and refreshed.
The big problem is, everyone around me still drinks coffee, so sometimes I feel a little guilty for not having a pot on when someone pops in. Or I feel bad that my esposo doesn't get to have coffee before work (tho Mr. French is happy to serve him!).
Isn't that the best sign ever? It's copper!
So - I still have beans on hand, and am working to get the grinds-to-water ratio correct for the french press. It'll happen!
In the meantime, come for tea! I promise I'll share.