I don't always adhere to my own standards either, Lara. But just like you, I have to only "cheat" rarely. If I eat or drink something that I shouldn't twice in a row, I can give myself an attack of pancreatitis, or gallbladder, or gas pain, or headache. Having one cup of coffee in the morning isn't good for my bladder. You are so right! But I have it. At least I've found an organic instant coffee from Germany. I heat milk, put a teaspoon of organic instant coffee, and sweeten it with maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup. I avoid corn syrup, as, for example in fake maple syrup. I buy the stuff that actually comes from Trees. Yum.