I love coffee. I'm not the type to drink it all day long, but I love a nice big cup (stevia and cream) in the morning. On work days I fill up my travel mug and drink it on the way to work. I love that.
I also love Alterra coffee. My favorite is a Vanilla Latte. I'll stop for one when I'm @ Mayfair or Bayshore, and I like to meet friends @ Alterra by the Lake whenever possible. It's my favorite favorite.
This is the deal though --- coffee does something to my system. I think it's the combination of the acid effect in the stomach and the general negative effect of caffeine on the Adrenals (which control metabolism - fat metabolism especially.) Additional Info.
I find that if I switch to green tea, I lose weight. Sigh.
This week I'm going to switch to tea and see what happens. So far today I've had a mug of green and a mug of herbal. I'll still have my Vanilla when I meet a friend for coffee, and maybe on a weekend morning, but for my work routine - it's gonna have to be tea. It's just the way it's got to be.