Millions of Americans will tell you they have a "sweet tooth." But there are competing affections out there.
One of them is coffee. According to this recent survey of java drinkers by Good Earth Coffee, most Americans say it would be harder for them to forego coffee than sweets.
For some coffee drinkers, the affection for java goes to extremes. One out of five coffee drinkers "would rather have a cup of coffee as their travel companion than a significant other."
Yikes. That's not a great commentary on marriage and other long-term relationships.
Spending a lot of time here in Madison, Wisc., is sure made easier for me thanks to the coffee and espresso drinks that can be purchased at Barriques.