I used to drink 2-3 cups of coffee in a day. I wake up and say I need coffee. Midday I feel sleepy, I need coffee. I take a break from work, I need coffee. Although coffee does taste good. I found out like any other bad habit, It’s mind over matter. I read somewhere that you just condition your mind to crave for coffee even though you don’t really need it. Months into going coffee crazy I felt tired even if I have just woken up. I feel stomach pain, pain in the right side of my stomach that went away after I started letting coffee go.
Coffee both contains acid and creates acid. There’s the amount of acid in the brew itself, but there’s also the acid your stomach produces as a result of drinking the coffee. In the latter case, caffeine is a culprit, as it makes your stomach generate more acid. But other components of coffee also stimulate stomach acid. People who suffer from acid reflux, a condition in which stomach contents seep up the esophagus, may want to reconsider drinking coffee at all.