Like it or not, coffee plays a big role in many (most?) of our lives.  Why else would we be celebrating National Coffee Day with free java being offered at different shops?  For many of us, the first thing we do in the morning is grab a cup of joe.  And you'll see cashiers all over Ocean County ringing up coffee drinks all throughout the day and night.

Hot or iced, Americans are in love with their coffee.

I started to think about how I first tasted it.  Coffee had always seemed like such an adult beverage to me, but when I was in high school, working at an after-school office job, a co-worker showed me the coffee maker.  Curiosity got the best of me so I poured myself a cup and I've been drinking it ever since.

Do you remember your first time trying coffee?  Have you been drinking it since then?  Do you really like the taste or do you consume it for the caffeine?