Interestingly enough, a study by Men’s Health magazine has shown that the ingredients in energy drinks aren’t really all that different compared to the effects that caffeine from a cup of coffee will give you. I know energy drinks are popular among the younger crowds, but I still prefer a nice cup of coffee over the bitter sugar infused energy drinks on the market. Even the coffee flavored energy drinks are gross. Plus, take into account most cost around $2.79 or more, and you can get at least 8 cups of coffee for that when made at home. Even in a retail space you get double the value.

So the next time you’re in the mood for a boost, please consider coffee as your stimulant of choice!