Generally, the first sign that I might be coming down with something is my lack of taste for coffee. This time, there was no warning - one morning I simply woke up, threw up and things went downhill from there. Twice I bought myself a coffee to savour while sorting out my newspapers and both times, I found it very much lacking. Both times I thought, well, that was a huge waste of $1.52. I'll not do that again. Even if it is "roll up the rim" time at Timmy's. Even if my first cup WON me a 'donut'.
Now, I simply have no taste for it. No desire. In fact, it almost makes me feel sick again, just thinking about a coffee. I feel so lost.
And don't tell me to replace it with tea. I also love tea, but it is a very different drink. They are not interchangeable. I grew up with tea as an after dinner drink and coffee as a separate entity later in the evening. I still think of tea as a drink that accompanies a meal and coffee that is almost a meal in itself. Many, many foods do not go well with coffee, but most will not be burdened by the light, refreshing taste of tea.
Maybe if could stop munching on these Ricola cough drops my taste for coffee (and other foods) would return.