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Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I started after college and my relationship with coffee has been intermittent and can't recall the last time I had a sip but I do appreciate the aroma.    

Sep 28, 2016 11:22 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I came from drinking good Irish/English Breakfast Tea.  I was working in an office at 17 and would attempt to run hot water thru the coffee machine to get my cup of tea.  (no kettle)  My tea invariably tasted like coffee anyways so I eventually just made the leap.

Sep 29, 2016 12:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

In high school, probably around age 15. I haven't missed too many days since then

Sep 29, 2016 12:04 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Every day is National Coffee Day in this office. I started when I was 17 and a sheet metal worker in SSF, we started at 6am and if it was 50 degrees outside, it was 30 degrees inside the shop; the sheet metal acted like a cooler/heater that intensified the outside temperature. Mornings were cold!

Sep 28, 2016 11:59 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What! Here I am without my coffee!!!

Be right back.

I first taste of coffee was, a decade minus one year of age, at Grandma's house. So many years later I realize Grandparents are not obligated to obey the rules.

Sep 28, 2016 11:44 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When I was about 9, my grandma made it the old fashioned way using a percolator on the stove. Smelled good, tasted great. I used to take some of her homemade cookies, break them up in the coffee mug, add some sugar to taste plus cream and made a type of cereal. Never looked at it as coffee

Sep 28, 2016 11:36 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

College days especially during exams.  Still drinking . . .  coffee.

Sep 28, 2016 11:27 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

probably in middle school - I needed the coffee to dunk my glazed donuts- that was the real treat

Sep 29, 2016 12:01 PM
Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

I was 4-yup! I grew up in a family where there was always a pot on.

Sep 29, 2016 11:01 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Mid 20's when I met the lady who would become my wife.  She offered it to me, I hated coffee, but I would have drank anything she handed to me.  We have been together 30 years; I drink coffee every day.

Sep 29, 2016 10:11 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Can't start the day without coffee.

Sep 29, 2016 09:46 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Sorry. I can't remember that far back. Is there anything else to drink besides coffee???

Sep 29, 2016 08:37 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I was about 4 when I started begging my Grandmother for coffee when my mom would drop me off.  She would pour me a cup of milk and put just enough coffee in it to turn the milk tan.  Now I put just enough milk in my coffee to turn it creamy looking.  Like you I was in college at about 18, but I was drinking coffee to stay awake.  I had a full class schedule and TWO jobs. (no student loans).  And I have a cup at my desk right now.

Sep 29, 2016 07:19 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Never drank it when I was young, but my youngest son developed a coffee drinking obsession when he was in the seminary and during a few of his breaks he got me hooked on the stuff.

Now we all seem to drink much more than the average person here.  Making up for all the years we did not drink it.

Sep 29, 2016 06:45 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I started in my early 20s. A girlfriend and I would go out for breakfast at the local pancake house. She's the one that introduced me to coffee. My parents didn't drink it.

Sep 29, 2016 06:01 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I started drinking coffee at a very young age as it gave me personal time with my mother.  We would have coffee and talk.  She drank her coffee with cream and sugar.  Then she stopped adding sugar so I stopped adding sugar.  One day she started drinking her coffee black.  I complained and said Mom, are we now going to start drinking our coffee black?  I started drinking my coffee black that day and have ever since.

Sep 29, 2016 04:08 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Double points today with the Coffee Bean rewards club!!!

I started drinking it a few years ago.  Tried it many, many years ago but back then I needed cream and sugar in it and thought that was too much of a change to the drink.  Now I drink it black.  Before that, I was drinking teas and blended drinks at the Coffee Bean.  Started drinking that in 2002 for much the same reason as you.  The company I worked at was in the same industrial park as the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf corporate HQ and roasting facility.  We'd go every morning.


A few jobs later, I started going to smoke breaks with the guys (but didn't smoke) to be sociable (plus, why should they get an extra break because of a bad habit).  Candy cigarrettes came in handy, LOL!

Sep 29, 2016 03:30 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Carol Williams I started drinking coffee at my Grandparents home. My Grandmother made the best coffee. Nothing comes close today.

Sep 29, 2016 02:31 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I started drinking coffee when I was 15-ish.  I gave up coffee on 8/28/2016. It's been one month since I've had the Joe.

Sep 29, 2016 02:26 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

My parents were big coffee drinkers having come from Europe.  I started in college, and I love it still.  Both Ron and I enjoy it.  A

Sep 29, 2016 12:49 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Just after I started drinking Bushmills!

Sep 29, 2016 12:11 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I started drinking it when I was in high school. Still need it in the morning to start my day!


Sep 29, 2016 12:08 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

When I was a toddler and was told it would stunt my growth; 6'2" and 220 pounds later it is not working!

Sep 28, 2016 11:55 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

As a child.  Every morning my mother would wake us up with a cup of coffee milk in bed.

Sep 28, 2016 11:48 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Can't say I'm a coffee freak but I guess around 16ish every once in awhile. My friend used to drink it during the winter months & I started at that time also. Then it was pretty much in the morning at work when I started working full time. 

Let's just say a long time ....

I do get my dog a 'pupachino' every once in awhile.

Sep 28, 2016 11:27 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I stated very early with double Boston and graduated to straight black by the eighth grade!

Sep 29, 2016 11:49 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

4am daily

Sep 29, 2016 11:11 PM
Toronto, ON

Happy National Coffee Day!

Sep 29, 2016 05:04 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Carol Williams - well, I am a 'tea' drinker! And at times I do drink coffee, too.

Sep 29, 2016 04:28 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

In college.  I loved it from the start.

Sep 29, 2016 03:40 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't drink coffee. In fact I rarely have caffeine. If I do I prefer ice tea. 

Sep 29, 2016 01:22 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I was about 14. Loved it and love it now.

Sep 29, 2016 01:09 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yeah for NCD!

Sep 29, 2016 12:28 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I was 12

Sep 29, 2016 12:16 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I started drinking coffee when I started working an office job, too.  I drink it to get by...

Sep 29, 2016 06:07 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I did not start drinking coffee until I worked night shifts while being a supply chain manager at FedEx.

Sep 29, 2016 05:14 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
ZOOM Realty Group - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

No idea, probably when I was in college back in the 60's...you do the math!


Sep 29, 2016 04:43 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Started at 13 with cream and sugar then segued into coffee only unless it is New Orleans style with chicory.

Sep 29, 2016 02:00 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I remember drinking coffee as a little kid; my parents put a lot of milk in it. Drank it for too many years to count, then gave it up for tea (also with a lot of milk). Coffee these days makes me jumpy so I try to stay away from it except for maybe after a wonderful lunch.

Sep 29, 2016 01:35 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Originally, I didn't like the taste of black coffee as a teenager, and just figured it was an 'acquired' taste - then cream and sugar hit - wowza!!  And today I'm lovin' all coffee from Mocha Swirl to Pumpkin Spice (seasonal) to Guatemalan Carol Williams.  And loved reading everyone's replies below! 

Sep 29, 2016 01:01 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

My parents didn't allow us to drink coffee when we were young, so I started late, sometime in my 20s and still not a daily drinker.

Sep 29, 2016 12:23 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I drink coffee, maybe one or two cups a day in the morning.  How did I start?  Well, my Mother had died and I went to my next door neighbor's house to tell her about the sad news.  She didn't know what to do since it was so unexpected, so she offered me a cup of coffee. I said "Okay." and drank it while sitting in my neighbor's house numb.  I was 15.  Glad it wasn't a shot of whiskey!!  

Oct 17, 2016 10:50 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I am a tea drinker. Started drinking tea in college. Never learned to like coffee.

Sep 30, 2016 11:18 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

In college! Still need a cup every morning!

Sep 30, 2016 12:11 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Well 6 am this morning or when I was 16 years old


Sep 30, 2016 04:34 AM
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

I was in the military.  I hated coffee but I was freezing one morning outside on a tank in the field in the middle of nowhere.  The only thing hot to drink was coffee.  EVERYONE had to drink it the way the Command Seargent Major drank it ---brewed through what looked like a giant dirty sock and burnt to a crisp till the inside of the big coffee urn had a layer of sludge.  I can't remember how much sugar I scrounged up to make it tolerable.

Now I enjoy a cup of coffee most mornings....I gave it up once for about 4 months but I saw the light and came back...

Sep 30, 2016 02:58 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think I was in my early 20's and teaching.... I should have had a nip of anisette with it during that time...

Sep 29, 2016 04:12 AM