When I am unwell, I quite often find that I loose my taste for coffee. It comes back in its own time as I heal. As I recover from pneumonia I had started making myself a cup of coffee in the morning, but wasn’t really enjoying it. So when my acupuncturist suggested that I stay away from coffee for now and instead have some green tea, I thought, “I can do that.” For a while, all has been good.

Now in the morning, as I make my wife’s coffee alongside my green tea, I am starting to warm to the aroma of the coffee. My mouth is starting to search for the coffee taste. I sense some challenges ahead.

The upside of this is that if I am wanting coffee, I take that as a positive sign of improvment.