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Welcome to the Late, late, late show of nightmare radio!

Alright, so let’s talk about the so-called “coffee generation”.

It’s Sunday night, you are covered in papers, trying to finish the assessment you postponed until the very last day. So what do you do now? With your last powers you prepare yourself a nice warm cup of coffee hoping to come back from the dead after a sip.

It is the era we live in. For some people coffee became more of an addiction than a cheap pleasure. To understand what part does coffee play in our daily routine, we asked some students from the university of Westminster to share their experience.

Vox Pop:

  • I started drinking coffee when I was 14 years old on a sunny Sunday morning. Coffee is the love of my life. What would a morning be without a lovely hot cup of coffee?
  • I started drinking coffee when I was about 15-16. I start every morning with a coffee. I have about one or two coffees a day.
  • I started drinking coffee quite early cause I… I was a barista for a few years so every morning I start by having a cup of coffee otherwise I’m moody, you know, I’m moody for the day. Absolutely I need more coffee as a student to keep up with work and stuff.

Next time you might want to grab the third cup of coffee for the day, consider choosing something else if you don’t want to become like these charming teenagers. Maybe a tea. Or why not, think about the future. If you saved all of the money you wish to spend on coffee monthly, you could get yourself that lovely pair of shoes that you have been dreaming about for so long.

Extra content:

In the perfect world the perfect morning starts with a healthy breakfast, a quick workout and then a relaxing shower.

However, we don’t live in a perfect world. Reality is different. Waking up in the morning makes you angry and tired. You are probably late to work or school/university as well.

According to this article on VICE and a recent SurveyMonkey report, almost half millennials are spending more on coffee than on saving for the retirement.


A hot cup of a high quality beverage is one of the cheapest pleasures in life but it definitely doesn’t help us save money.

And as coffee might give us limited satisfaction, it might also give us a dependance that we are not even aware of.

So, is coffee something that we really need or is it just a way to make those early morning conversations a little more bearable for our tired minds?

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