Sweet, Black Beverage
About two years ago, I set out to quit coffee. I mainly resented my dependence on an unnecessary substance, and I had a lot of free time on my hands. Over the course of 21 days, I tracked my mood and energy levels every hour, on the hour, after quitting coffee cold-turkey. I got used to drinking 4 large coffees a day; about 95mg per large coffee by four coffees makes 380mg of caffeine in my system a day. Here were the rules:
- Only decaf coffee is allowed, no drip coffee or espresso beverages
- Sodas are “okay” but I never drink sodas, so this never actually came out
Obviously, my mood and energy levels are subjective, but I think the data generated from my personal survey was interesting enough to graph and document.
You can click here to download the spreadsheet, along with all the graphs. The spreadsheet includes various graphs and averages, along with some little summaries.