Never could acquire a taste for coffee...my parents always drank it, so I figured it was good. Poured a cup one day and took a taste...yuck...poured in some milk, took a taste, yuck...added sugar, yuck...after a while I had more milk and sugar than coffee, still yuck. Never drank it since.
I didn't start drinking coffee until I was in my 50s. I enjoy my coffee with Italian Sweet Cream and no sugar (so much sugar in this flavored creamer).
I do not REQUIRE coffee in the morning to get started. I often skip my AM coffee completely. I don't drink coffee in the evening because I have always been afraid it would keep me awake, but I did have coffee on the ship every night and it did not interfere with my falling asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow.....I was tired. Now, I guess I can have coffee in the evening if I want it.
That is how my mom got my kids to drink coffee when they were little. One tablespoon coffee, lots of milk and sugar. So, they wanted more coffee then milk by the time they were 10 or 12. Now they have to have their coffee and we(mom & dad) are not coffee drinkers.
I used to be a caffeine addict too! It was awful! I'm still not a morning person but when I decided to get healthy I quit all vices, caffeine was a big one. I had a little coffee on our trips over the holidays to keep me driving for 16 hours but aside from that nothing since August. I'm happier now.