My partner has big problems with caffeine, makes her sick and migraine-y. I have never been much of a coffee lover. I used to drink it at work because it was better than the tea. At home I prefer tea, made the proper way, boiling water, steep till strong, add milk. I was also informed by the physio that coffee/caffeine some how can cause/exacerbate whatever it was she was treating me for. I stopped drinking it then, and what ever it was disappeared. My partner is much more partial to coffee. She did a shed load of research on decaf, and she found she liked the "water" method more than "by chemicals" stuff. At home it isn't really a problem, we just do our own thing. Out on the road it can be different. Even so called coffee houses stiff using sachets for decaf - basically instant. Camping, I started taking a moka pot, because tea abroad is awful, and organising fresh milk on the bike is beyond me. Also, in France, fresh milk was hard to get - slightly better now, they sell tiny phials of fresh "baby" milk. With a bit of an adaption the cheap IKEA moka pot/Bialleti knock off works really well. I use the cheap one because the handle gets burnt. It does take up room but we can make our fist drink of the day quickly and easily. At home we now have a Gaggia Classic, which does a decent job with either real or decaf grounds. Neither of us has enough of a coffee fetish to put up with the daily grind. I can't really tell the difference between the caf/decaf, but either is better than our neighbours automatic with built in grinder. When it is cold, a hot chocolate can do the trick, nice and warming. Morning or evening, we use the Cadbury version made with milk, which need some planning. It is a bit sweet though, some of the French or German versions come without sugar. Especially in the cold mornings, just riding off to a cafe or bar is best. Stop off at a boulangerie for croissant/pain au chocolat. Sit and watch everyone else going to work. Very soothing. As long as it isn't a starbux - not very likely. As to the somnambulist habits of fellow bikers, if they want to come along, errr sorta OK. But they either come along or stay where they are. Either suits me. No, guess I prefer they stay.