I don’t drink coffee, and never have, but I used to drink a lot of tea. Unfortunately, I suspect that 6-8 cups of Earl Grey a day may have played a role in triggering the Great Stomach Unpleasantness a couple of years ago. Certainly, hot, acidic liquids with caffeine are on the List of things not recommended for heartburn sufferers.
I miss it, though, particularly because our science building is old, and the air-handling system leaves much to be desired (if you’re rich, and would like a new physics building named after you, email me…). I miss having a nice, hot cup of tea to drink, or even just to hold in order to get some warmth back into my fingers in the winter when it’s 50 degrees in my office.
Unfortunately, the only hot beverages I know of are tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, all of which are ruled out for stomach reasons. I suppose I could just sip hot water, but that’s kind of pathetic. I would prefer something with, you know, flavor.