Whether or not drinking the stuff actually makes you faster I don't know, but after a cold morning ride, there's nothing I look forward to more than a steaming hot brew. Never managed to be able to drink coffee and ride at the same time though.
My preference is usually for a black Americano and we're blessed to have an excellent and FREE coffee machine at work. And no, I don't work at Google.
Apropos of nothing this morning (or maybe apropos of the fact that I found a sweet little coffee cup at home) I thought I'd switch to espresso. It's wonderful stuff but the smaller volume seems to encourage drinking more cups...
In the interest of science and supportng my fellow cyclists, I can confirm that two espressos, drunk in short order is DEFINITELY enough!!! Perhaps wait for the caffeine from the first one to hit before knocking back a second.
So now I'm rushing round the office in a caffeine-filled blur. I'll certainly be productive, but need to save something in the tank for the ride home.
Espressos at 5pm, anyone?