Little pick-me-up in the morning?

I’m trying to get away from my daily routine of coke in the morning to get going. Anyone have a suggestions on a better alternative? I’m not a big coffee fan but I can try it. Teas maybe?
try different coffees until you find one you like. That canned stuff is crap. Get some beans and a grinder.
Coffee is far better than soda for waking up. Not only does it have more caffeine and less sugar (which means you don’t get an insulin crash from it), but it also has all the complementary chemicals that are supposed to go along with the caffeine, so it has a better effect.

Buy European coffee, ground as finely as you can get it, so it’ll last longer. The reason you shouldn’t buy South American coffee is because European coffee is grown in Africa, and like I tell people at work, Africa has hashish in the dirt while South America has cocaine in the dirt. (It’s not really accurate, of course, but it’s a good explanation of the different types of caffeine buzz you get from the two types of coffee. African coffee is much smoother, less jittery.)

I’d skip tea. It doesn’t have anywhere near as much caffeine in it, though it’s good for loading up on antioxidants. I drink it in the afternoon instead.

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Another suggestion: skip the milk. Personally, I think milk or cream in coffee makes it taste too thick and heavy, so I drink it black with sugar instead.
try heroin..

or my personal favorite.. Yerba Mate
Take a couple vitamin b complex and eat a good breakfast. Best pick me up ever.

Vitamin B essentially assists your body in converting food into energy… a very good natural energy boost IMHO
Actually a correctly brewed cup of tea is supposed to have about 15% more caffeine than coffee…

But on a healthy note, good sleep and juice in the morning is probably the "right" way to go. In a real world though, if you’re trying to ease yourself off soft drinks then coffee is likely the best alternative. Beware of getting hooked though, sometimes you’ll get headaches on weekends if you don’t get your fix in the morning.
I really like doing black tea, a nice black tea, like English Breakfast in a good brand, brew for a few minutes(all of the caffeine will be out in 5 minutes), pull the bag out(without wringing), stir in between a teaspoon and tablespoon of honey until it’s melted into the tea, then add a little half and half until it gets creamy. it only takes a couple minutes and is a good alternative to coffee if you don’t like it, plus it doesn’t get any "equipment" dirty, so it’s my everyday choice instead of dirtying a french press or steam percolator style brewer thing, I don’t have to wash anything afterwards.

Take a couple vitamin b complex and eat a good breakfast. Best pick me up ever.

Vitamin B essentially assists your body in converting food into energy… a very good natural energy boost IMHO

i agree with this. a good multivitamin is the best pick-me-up for me. it gives sustained energy throughout the day, instead of some shitty burst of energy that you ultimately crash from

Actually a correctly brewed cup of tea is supposed to have about 15% more caffeine than coffee…

But on a healthy note, good sleep and juice in the morning is probably the "right" way to go. In a real world though, if you’re trying to ease yourself off soft drinks then coffee is likely the best alternative. Beware of getting hooked though, sometimes you’ll get headaches on weekends if you don’t get your fix in the morning.

Yeah, not a chance in hell. Well…maybe if the tea leaves are fully mature and bitter, and they’re left soaking in the tea while you drink it.

all of the caffeine in tea comes out in the first 5 minutes of brewing.