Water, then hot water, sometimes with lemon. I have a very Asian-American cliché hot water dispenser that is always on. I don’t drink any caffeine. My mom is hooked on coffee, and I remember saying to myself as a kid, “that will never be me,” and it’s come true! I love the smell of coffee but I don’t drink it anywhere near on the daily. I might have an espresso after a super fancy meal once every two years.
I had a friend once who was constantly either drinking espresso or smoking pot, and it occurred to me that if he quit both maybe he’d be perfectly calibrated without having to up his mood with caffeine or lower his anxiety with pot. Anyway, food for thought.
Of course, according to all those finance articles you read online, I’m a gazillionaire because I don’t buy a daily cup of coffee!