Menu Home

My Week Without Coffee

My Great Coffee Experiment! One Week without coffee!

Could you survive a week without coffee?

Categories: Humor my life My week without coffee

Tagged as:


Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

67 replies

  1. You are the bravest woman I have I ever met. Coffee has me in its grip so tightly, I can’t even contemplate living without it. NOTHING would get done in my world without COFFEE.

  2. I don’t drink coffee, but consume a lot of caffeine via soda and tea – I went cold turkey a couple of times for pregnancy – dreadful. Bad, bad, bad headache. I miss it sorely when I don’t have it – but I still sleep just fine – doesn’t seem to affect me that way.

  3. I’d never even attempt a week without coffee. I wouldn’t attempt a day without coffee. One of the first things I make sure I have in the hurricane evac kit is Diet Coke and Starbuck’s bottled Frappucino, just in case I end up in a situation where I can’t make coffee. The first thing I do in the morning is make coffee.

    I really don’t drink that much – maybe three cups a day at the outside – but I. Must. Have. Coffee.

    1. Tea is painful first thing in the morning because it takes forever for the water to boil. Coffee is definitely my lifeline! And now you have me thinking I should add some caffeine to my emergency preparedness kit! Good thinking!

  4. I loved the ending – thanks for the laugh! I’ve experimented with this before so I can sympathize. The good part about the whole thing is that if you go a few days without it, then when you go back to it it wakes you up even more.

    1. I’m glad I made you laugh! I was nervous about posting it! A vlog is a whole different species altogether!

      It does give you extra zing but the withdrawl from it is painful! I think I will just stay steady with my trusted eddie πŸ˜‰

  5. My review:

    It’s like you tried to runaway from coffee, “as if” you were somehow “better than” coffee, could be so much more “without it”. This is an understandable and predictable response and common amonst those who from time to time glimpse their dependency upon that which is superior to them. So you fled, your dignity dependent upon showing your blog followers that you were a better woman, more, just so much more than coffee. But then comes the twist….just when I thought you were capable of living beyond coffee, you showed me that it was OK to drink a revitalizing beverage in the morning (and late afternoon, and sometime evening).

    To me this vlog story was about humility, about honoring relationships. It’s practically an updated version of the prodigal son story. In the end you returned home truly a much better person than before you set out to abandon the beloved drink.

  6. Ohh, what were you thinking?!? Okay, sorry tea drinkers but tea really sucks. Sorry.
    Going to have another cup of coffee now in order to calm myself after this ordeal…it was like I was you in the video!!! Hope you don’t have another experiment like this anytime soon.

    1. I have no idea! It seemed like a really good idea at the time! It took me at least a pot of coffee to calm down from the whole ordeal. I really should think first before acting on all of those crazy ideas in my head!

      Next time I will think first and then ask myself what would Sunshine do…

  7. Belle, why, oh why, would you subject yourself to this torture? You’re my hero for even attempting it! I loved seeing the video and hearing your expressions regarding how you felt without coffee after a couple of days. That said, I’m glad you ended the experiment early! A woman is not meant to live without her daily cup of java, sister! The part of “No baristas were harmed in the making of this film,” made me laugh out loud! This post was wonderful and I’m glad you shared your results with the rest of us so that we now know how it’s futile to give our “cafe”! πŸ™‚

  8. Yes, I could survive. But I don’t drink coffee. Chocolate would be a different story. The longest I’ve ever gone without chocolate was 3 days. And two of those days were forced upon me for medical reasons.

  9. Substitute Diet Dr Pepper for coffee and ya have me. I have been cutting down a little though. I do drink hot tea occasionally but still to Earl Gray or Irish Breakfast. The trick to heating water fast is this wonderful machine that boils 2 cups of water super quick called a Hot Shot. I also use it to make Jello or anything that calls for hot water.

    1. I love Dr. Pepper but it could never replace my coffee πŸ™‚ I’m going to look Hot Shot up! I was at Home Outfitters the other day and was in awe in all of the new appliances on the market. Now I might have to add another to the list πŸ˜‰

  10. I don’t know if it’s fortunate or unfortunate that I’ve never been a big coffee or soda drinker. I’m more of a tea drinker. I don’t think it would be easy for me to give up my morning cuppa. Good luck with your experiment.

  11. No!!!!

    Nor bad coffee… We just spent the last 3 days with friends who have a fancy coffee machine, which comes out more expresso like, and marc and I were barely getting by… We just found an awesome coffee place near where we are staying in Napa and pretty much mainlined it… Heading back soin for more…

  12. Oh, Belle, you made me laugh. And be relieved. While I don’t drink coffee I am a tea addict, and I couldn’t so without my daily fix. Excellent post which shows how vital coffee it! And lovely to see you in person.

    1. Thank you Kate and very happy to give you a little chuckle! It was my first attempt at vlogging! And it was terrifying especially without the coffee πŸ˜‰

      I like caffeinated tea when I am out of coffee. But I will never go caffeine free ever again. It’s just too dangerous!

  13. Got to say I loved this. Made me wish we could all do a bit of video blogging but I’ve no idea how to get a picture, let alone a video onto my Blog so thats the end of another idea. As for “No coffee”, A brave idea but it would threaten several life forms around me so I’d better not try it. It was really nice to get a sense of you through the video. I always thought you were a great person and the post has reinforced that idea.

    1. If you need help with anything send me an email for technical assistance. I have discovered my will power is weak and for the safety of everyone it is best to start my morning right with a fresh cup of coffee!

      Thank you! That is very kind of you to say πŸ™‚

  14. Very funny and very cute vlog!! I once tried to stop drinking coffee and it lasted 45 minutes. As you might imagine, I am glad you stopped torturing yourself with coffee wannabees and just hopped back into it. This from someone who starts her day with a thick and delicious cup of Starbucks French Roast.

  15. Belle,
    Coffee is one my last remaining addictions – I don’t think it will go anywhere either. When I quit drinking, I also thought I could cut down on caffeine. There were of course some atrocious headaches due to the withdrawals, but I missed it. I missed the morning routine with it, mostly: sitting at my computer desk, reading blog posts, saying hi on Facebook, taking the bus to work with a warm mug of coffee…

  16. I gave up coffee (at home) about six months ago. I drink mostly chai tea now with steamed almond milk. I will occasionally drink a latte from Starbucks but it is rare. My teeth are alot brighter and my reflux has improved.

  17. I feel for you. I gave up coffee a while back as well. I used to drink at least 2 cups a day. I had the meanest withdrawal headaches, but it passed after a couple days. So, I take it this means you will not be asking for that toilet bowl mug for Christmas? πŸ˜‰

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: