Do You Remember Your First Cup Of Coffee?

Folgers Coffee next to Keurig

Many people often share stories of their first sip of beer or any alcoholic beverage. I can share that story, but I thought about sharing the first time I had (and got hooked on!) coffee. Coffee is something that my family always had in the house. My house we had regular and a tiny container of decaf, and at my grandparents it was just usually decaf.

When I was around 7 I had my first cup of coffee. More like snuck and had one, but still the same. My dad made us breakfast and made coffee for himself and my mom. In our house we always had Folgers… in the tin container. My dad even re-used the old tins to pour the grease in after cooking bacon.

Folgers Large Container of Classic Roast coffee

My dad, who was the one who gave me my first sip of beer, said I can have a little bit. Thankfully, this was before he put in a ton of sugar in it. After what felt like two minutes of my tongue burning, I loved the taste of it. Since it was the weekend and we weren’t really doing anything since there was a blizzard outside, my mom said I can have a little bit.

Let me tell you, I felt like such an adult! A few months before I went to my first concert, New Kids on the Block, my mom was starting to let me play with her makeup, and now I was drinking coffee! It wasn’t a lot, but as a kid having that small taste of freedom and what it would feel like to be an adult was amazing.

When I got into high school and started staying up late to study, I started actually drinking coffee. When shopping around for what coffee to buy I came across the same Folger’s container and just immediately smiled and remember when my dad let me have some of his coffee. I picked up a container and I never looked back.

When you think about it, a lot of decisions you make sometimes stem from something that happened when you were younger. Whether it was a happy, angry, or sad, the choice you make was off of that memory.

Dunkin Donuts Ground Coffee in kitchen

As I got older, my taste in coffee changed and I quickly became obsessed with Dunkin Donuts coffee. Mostly because that’s what they had at the train station that I took to go downtown to college. But recently I had the opportunity to try the Folgers classic roast coffee for my Keurig. They were also gracious enough to send me a giant container of classic roast ground coffee that my mom has always made a bunch of times. You can probably already see where my coffee addiction came from.

The K-Cups are delicious. What I’ve always liked about Folgers is that it’s a good quality coffee that’s super affordable. The containers are ginormous and still cost less than Starbucks and other brands.

Folgers Classic Roast K-Cup in the box

Brewed Folgers Coffee

They also sent gold coffee you can make from Dunkin. I’ve never had cold coffee. I’ve always been someone who thought coffee should be hot. Once my coffee gets cold, I dump it and make a new cup. But I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. Unfortunately, I just didn’t like the taste of it. I’m obsessed with my Dunkin regular coffee… and will continue to be. But this just wasn’t for me. If you like iced coffee, definitely try it out because you may really like it. You can even use your cute mason jar for your iced coffee!

When did you start drinking coffee? Did you choose the same brand your parents drank? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. I tried coffee when I was out of school, but it took awhile to acquire a taste for it. Now I do drink it daily. I do drink the brand my parents drank-Maxwell House.

  2. kristamiller5425 says

    I was 12. I don’t use my mom’s branf.

  3. Kelly Kimmell says

    My grandmother gave me my first taste of coffee when I was around 7 or 8. I no longer drink coffee daily but still enjoy it.

  4. Ha, yes, in my house growing up, coffee was a forbidden, adult drink. I had my first cup when I was a teenager only!

  5. I tried some coffee from my parents when I was a kid, but never got into it. I’m not a coffee drinker at all now…don’t like it. I prefer tea!

  6. I do not remember the brand but I do know that I was about 15 years old, the age when my parents allowed me to try it, and I got so wired and felt so hot, I did not try coffee again until I was older.

  7. High School, Starbucks…you need that caffeine for school.

  8. Heather Meadows says

    Love love the smell of coffee but can’t drink it because of nasty bitter taste.

  9. My dad drank coffee, but I can’t recall the first time I tried it. Not until in my 20s or 30s maybe? If I tasted it as a kid, I wouldn’t have like it probably. I love Dunkin Donuts coffee, I buy the bags. This year I made my own chai spice blend and add a couple of shakes into my coffee – sooo good!

  10. Bobbiejo m Patten says

    I am the only person I know that doesnt drink coffee

  11. tat2gurlzrock says

    No I don’t remember but we start every morning with Folgers!

  12. Sheila Ressel says

    I first started my coffee journey with International Coffees when I was around 19. Now I drink my coffee without sugar.

  13. I love my coffee every morning. I will drink 4 cups and done for the day.

  14. klahane ridge says

    Funnily enough – despite being from a city known throughout the US as the “coffee capital,” I’ve never been a coffee drinker!

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