Coffee Burnout

8 Jul
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Is it possible to stop liking a coffee that you previously found somewhere between palatable and good?

We’ve been drinking Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla coffee… mostly because we can get it at the wholesale club for cheap and we’re too poor frugal to pay a bunch of money for some really good coffee.

When we first started buying Dunkin Donuts, it was out of sheer desperation because we’d tried a million other coffees that we hated.  So maybe it just seemed good by comparison since we’d had so many awful options.  But it was good enough, and we’ve been drinking it pretty much every day for months now.

All of a sudden in the last week or so, I just can’t stomach the stuff!  I try, I really do, but it makes me nearly gag and I have to force myself to swallow it.  In the end, I’ve just been avoiding it lately or sometimes (like this morning) pouring a cup just to let it sit and get cold.

So is it me?  Is it the coffee?  Do I need to clean my coffeemaker or something?  Aaron doesn’t seem to think the taste has changed…


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7 Responses to “Coffee Burnout”

  1. carolyne felder July 8, 2010 at 8:17 am #

    I think you should just take this opportunity to quit drinking coffee altogether. Just think of all the money you would save if you quit coffee lol. 🙂

    • Skinny Sushi July 8, 2010 at 8:45 am #

      But why??? Some caffeine (I only drink one cup per day and no sodas) can be good for you!

  2. Tiffany July 8, 2010 at 9:12 am #


    • Skinny Sushi July 8, 2010 at 9:40 am #

      Definitely, DEFINITELY not. Actually, when I was pregnant I LOVED the taste of coffee.

  3. Erin July 8, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Definitely clean the coffee maker. I have to clean mine every 90 days or so… And, try the Cinnamon flavor! It’s my favorite… 🙂

  4. tracy July 8, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    I second the “clean your coffee maker” remark. That could be it. Then again, maybe you just don’t like that brand anymore. We were the same way with Dunkin Donuts coffee ~ loved it at first, but then it stopped tasting so tasty. Drinking Maxwell house breakfast blend now and today it tasted fine;-)


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