It took me a long time to like coffee.
As a kid, I thought I was all grown up, drinking a cup of coffee in the winter time. You probably couldn't really call it coffee, though, since it was about 1/4 cup of coffee to 3/4 cup of milk and who knows how many spoons of sugar. Basically, it was milk coffee and for a kid it was a sweet treat.
When I started teaching, my mama who was still about a ten cups a day coffee drinker told me that I would probably learn to like stronger coffee as a teacher. It's almost a prerequisite that teachers drink the bean, but even late nights of grading papers did not see me drinking any more coffee. I still didn't really like coffee.
Now in my forties with a busy life that includes an active child, I have finally discovered coffee, real coffee, strong coffee, the kind that you must have in the morning to get you going. I don't drink it every day, but I definitely have a few cups on the weekends, and my proportions have changed: 3/4 cup coffee to 1/4 cup of creamer.
How do you like your java?