Making coffee wakes me up, not drinking it
I quit drinking coffee daily about a year ago. I still occasionally drink coffee, maybe twice a month. I've noticed that the moment I make coffee and the Moccamaster starts dripping, I get that energy and productivity boost. Often I've been so focused that I've completely forgotten about the coffee.
I still don't know if I'm better of not drinking coffee at all, or drinking it occasionally. Right now both of my roommates drink coffee so it's super easy for me to drink as well, I'm not even trying to cut it completely. But when I live alone I don't think I will have a coffee machine.