My morning coffee is certainly a ritual that I can't give up. Even when I was pregnant I drank half-caf. I think that my record without my morning cup is two days. I was in living in Mexico at the time and staying with friends in Toluca... I refuse to drink Nescafe and that was all that I could find so I had to wait a few days to have a cup of the real thing... It has always seemed strange to me that a country that grows the stuff... and in every other circumstance prides itself on fresh ingredients... would consume so much Nescafe...but in many parts of Mexico that is all you can find.
My husband prepares the coffee pot for me in the morning before he leaves for work. All I have to do is turn on the stove. We use a stove top espresso maker and make Cafe Americano... All I need is one cup and I'm set for the day... Occasionally on weekends I'll have a second cup... I like to drink my coffee with two small teaspoons of sugar and milk...although I'll do without the extras and drink it black as long as the coffee is rich and flavorful.
I also love drinking a cup of TAZO Decaf Chai in the evenings before bed... It is not as tasty as the real thing... but it is decaf (a must for me in the evenings)... and it is so much easier to make than real chai. Just pour in hot water... brew for 4 minutes... remove the tea bag and add sugar and milk.... Such a soothing evening ritual.
Do you have any food or beverage rituals?