I do not come from a code background, but have always heard of developers drinking gallons of strong coffee to stay awake or focused or just that developers are predisposed to drinking coffee because of genetics. But, I wanted to find out if that is true and what is your “go-to” when the stress levels rise and the timeline shrinks.

For me I have a few:

  1. Starbucks latte with two pumps of vanilla and one pump of toffee nut.
  2. K-cup from a local grocery store called Coastal Blend.
  3. Chocolate – all types.
  4. Followed by anything salty.
  5. Ginger Ale – makes me feel like I am going on a trip.

A bit girlie, but it gets me through!

What about you? Any specific drinks or food that you reach for when working on a project?