Hot drinks are what most of our relationships are based around. When we meet someone on a date, we go to a cafe. When we want to catch up with friends, we grab a coffee. When we’re feeling down, we buy a latte. What happens, though, when the thought of coffee makes your skin crawl and one taste of the drink sends shivers down your spine? Believe it or not, there are a whole load of people out there who hate coffee and tea and for them, everyday is filled with a number of very real struggles.
The pressure of getting your boss’ drink order right is intensified when you have no idea how to make coffee or tea. You have resigned yourself to the fact that, once they find out your dirty secret, you will probably get fired.
No matter how many times you tell them, your friends and family just can’t seem to understand what you don’t like about coffee. Their endless questions and weird glances are all signs that they’re judging you and really, there’s nothing you can do about it.
Meeting people for the first time is full of potential pitfalls and danger spots. Having to explain to a new person why you don’t drink coffee is so exhausting that you have started telling blank faced lies. Here’s hoping they don’t ask you out to a cafe.
People who drink coffee don’t realize how good they have it. You angrily watch your colleagues line up to make their own coffee orders, knowing deep down that you will never get to take part in their fun.