Now, I am free from coffee addiction and happy as I have ever been. No way in hell is that stuff good for you.
Read Caffeine Blues, it will wake you up for real.
But then you sleep 5 hours on sunday, and monday we are happy again on the coffee train.
It took almost a year before my cravings went away but after I never felt so good.
Another anecdote: having even a little bourbon makes me feel completely terrible, however I feel fine after drinking any other spirit. It's just my bodies adverse reaction to some chemical component. Perhaps similar with you and coffee.
There were periods when there was really good tea at the office, and I would drink that, or mineral water.
Anyhow, believe you but can't relate as I and many others don't have issues with coffee drinking.
More than a thousand chemical compounds in coffee, area of active research. Does this imply that we don't know much about coffee yet?
And more anecdotally, what I find weird is that when I switch from coffee drinking to tea and soft drinks, there seems to be no amount of caffeine intake that make the withdrawal symptoms go away. For me, there certainly is something in coffee besides caffeine that hooks me.