If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that coffee is amazing. A good cup of coffee has a warm, comforting effect on the body and mind, especially as the weather cools down. Caffeine reliance, however, is real. We can become dependent on, and even addicted, to the energy burst a cup of coffee provides. Over time, our bodies can become numb to the kick of caffeine, meaning we need to put more in to get the same effect. Caffeine is also processed by the body for hours after it is consumed, so that afternoon pick-me-up is still picking you up at 9 or 10 PM. While there’s nothing wrong with coffee in the mornings, there are alternatives for the afternoons and evenings.