I hate to be the hippy here, but why don't you just learn to go without it? I'm 25 and have never needed caffeine (in any of it's several forms) to function in the morning. I get up at 6am most days. I'm a little groggy for that first half hour, but who isn't, coffee or not? Not to say I don't tip back a mountain dew or Coke a couple times a month at a fast food joint, but I just don't need it to wake up. You need coffee because your body has become accustomed (sp?) to it. Not to be mellowdramatic, but it's the same reason a heroin addict needs to shoot up or the smoker needs another cigarette. Go without it for a few weeks, maybe months depending on how long you've been on it, and you'll find you don't really need it.