Monday, January 27, 2014

Hey Perky! Let’s Talk About That Coffee… 

From Robb Wolf


“There are two types of coffee drinkers (well probably more, but for our purposes today – two).  There are those that truly enjoy coffee – its smell, its taste, and the entire experience.  These are the people at the Starbucks counter that ‘take it black’.  And then, there’s the other side.  These folks only drink coffee with cream, coconut milk, sugar, coffee mate, raw milk, honey, coconut creamer, artificial sweeteners, whipped cream, squirts of flavored syrups, ice cream, sprinkles and/or it’s a ‘mochafrappalatte’ type thing and is served with a straw and a spoon.  If you fall into this category I need you to sit down, you are not going to like this next part.  NEWS FLASH: YOU DO NOT REALLY LIKE COFFEE!!  You like cream, sugar, honey, whipped cream, etc.  Calling your drink concoction ‘coffee’ is a very clever to justify the additives.  “Yeah, let’s just call it ‘coffee’” – You guys are SNEAKY!!  It’s kind of like calling French Fries, onion rings, pizza (thank you USDA), cheese covered broccoli, or ranch dressing soaked salad vegetables

So many people say that they NEED and LOVE their morning coffee, until they hear that they need to drink it black (this is based on goals and individual situations).   Let me just tell you, some people would fight to the death for coffee mate – the loyalty is INSANE!  If you have to ask, “If I can’t have sugar, coffee mate, cream, etc. in my morning cup, what can I do to make it taste good?”, then you really need to question the reasons behind your habit.  Is it replacing sleep, masking a sugar or cream fix, or do you just REALLY like that Starbucks cup?

If you truly ENJOY coffee for all of its warm, black deliciousness and you don’t have any compelling health or lifestyle reasons to avoid it, then I am not going to steal your ‘morning thunder’.  Keep on keeping on (with an occasional detox to clean things out). But, if on the other hand your coffee needs a mate(s), or you’re using it as a means to function in the AM; take the time to conduct a CSI (Coffee Scene Investigation).  Question if you truly enjoy coffee, or just what it does for you and/or allows you to ‘justify’.  This might give you the ‘grounds’ you need to kick the ‘beans’ where it counts.

What’s in your cup?”

CF Performance



Clean + Front Squat @ 75-80%



10 Cleans 95/65

10 Pull Ups

Rx+ 135/95, C2B Pull Ups


CF Fitness


OHS 5 x 5



Run 250

10 OHS 75/45