it used to be a lovely mug of coffee accompanied with a cigarette or 2.
but then after 15 years i realized smoking is a total and utter complete waste of time money and health and has nothing redeeming about it what so ever and i stopped!
so now its just a lovely cup of coffee.
Two choices depending on the machines nearby. 1-taking powdered hot cocoa mix & use coffee instead of the plain hot water/milk it asks for. Or if at work I go to one machine for an expresso shot then go to another machine with the same 12oz cup to get 8 oz hot cocoa, instant mocha.
I tend to just drink water (oh, excuse me, dihydrogen monoxide) or a flavored electrolyte beverage of some sort. I always feel so dehydrated when I wake up. Maybe it's because I live in Florida and I'm sweating just about every second of every day.
After I get back from the gym I might get some coffee to get my energy back up. I like my coffee sweet with cream milk to cool it down. Makes it taste good, fresh, and most of all clean. After that I'll drink a gallon of pure water. I'll look like a pregnant dolphin in the process, but I'll piss it all out eventually.
I have a keurig machine in my kitchen so I usually fill up a travelers mug full of coffee as I check my email and stuff. When I'm on the go and am leaving the home I usually grab an empty water bottle and fill it up with some v8 mango/peach juice in the morning.
I like coffee, but I've really been into mixing half OJ (with vitamin d and calcium) and half seltzer. It's goddamn tasty, and gives me a fairly decent kick. Juice+seltzer is a good replacement for soda.
Also, seltzer with a slice of lemon and a slice of lime is fucking incredible.
Kefir? Sort of a drinkable yogurt? Good for my stomach and such. Used to drink tea / coffee but my acid reflux caught up with me with age so tea's my night drink now (and I just don't drink coffee any more).
Sometimes I make some ginger root or, if I don't have any, chamomile tea if it's a slow morning.