Start them young
May 9, 2014 7:32 AM Subscribe
My nearly 10 year old son is very interested in how coffee is made - he compares the difference between our presso
and the french press; he loves watching the whole espresso machine at the coffee shop thing. He is also a kid that likes to 'go out for coffee' with me, but with a chocolate drink for him. How early can a kid safely start drinking coffee?
posted by Megami to Food & Drink (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I doubt he would be up for double espressos right now, but would probably be able to handle a latte every now and then. Can you point me in the direction of studies about coffee consumption and children? I know I started having the odd brown caffeinated hot beverage* around age 12, but he would be having something with approximately one shot of coffee in it.
*sorry, but we don't call 'instant coffee' coffee in our household