Is it common for children in Spain to drink coffee?

Is it common for children in Spain to drink coffee?

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  1. No; it’s not. Coffee is for adults. You dont go around giving children coffee. It’s not healthy. I’ve seen other nationalities have it, but not Spain

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  2. Not at all. Bear in mind that Spanish coffee is strong . And parents dont’t want overexcited children who won’t go to sleep. This, I think, is by far the main reason why under-14s never drink coffee here.
    Cocoa (i. e. instant hot cocoa), on the other hand, is a popular drink for children. The traditional Spanish brand is Cola-Cao . This brand name is often used as a generic name for the beverage. But Nesquik is also common.

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  3. While there’s no age restriction on coffee like there is one for alcohol, it is socially considered to be a “drink for grown ups”, as it is a strong drink (not only when it comes to taste, but also for caffeine).
    As in, it’d be normal to see a 17 year old drinking coffee, but someone in a bar would be extremely confused if a 8 year old asked for a cup of coffee.
    Also, coffee has a “special” taste. It is bitter and is strong, especially espresso, and not a pleasant taste to a lot of children, who’d rather have something sweeter. I hated coffee as a child, because it tasted “off”. I now love it. Same thing has happened to pretty much everyone I know who loves coffee.
    It is common for children to taste coffee, but not to drink it. Not only because it’s pretty much frowned upon socially (it’s considered too much of a drink for a child), but also because a lot of them don’t like it.

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  4. As everybody else has said, no, they drink milk or chocolate milk.
    But your question had me thinking about something else, I’m trying to remember at what age we actually did start drinking coffee. I mean, I don’t remember any “coming of age” associated to it. I kind of remember having coffee for breakfast around 15 or 16?

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  5. In over 20 years living in Spain I have never seen a child ask for, or be offered coffee.
    As previouly mentioned Cola Coa is the beverage of choice, either hot or cold.
    Older Spanish kids don’t tend to drink a lot of alcohol either.
    Kids pf British parents, on the other hand will drink tea (copiously) and when they are of an age will consume alcohol equally copiously.

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  6. I have never seen any child drinking Coffee in Spain nor ordering it. When it comes to chocolate based drinks, Spanish children really like Colacao (the national drink I would say), Nesquik, Cacaolat, Chocolate a la taza con churros…

    Is it common for children in Spain to drink coffee?

    However, I have seen and I have taken myself as a child in Spain, descafeinado, which is a kind of coffee whose caffeine has been mostly taken away. However, it still has some. I think certain parents let their children drink -descafeinado-. I don’t really know the proportion of caffeine, but probably less than a Cocacola beverage.

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  7. Yes. I lived in a boarding house, owned by a couple who had a four year old. He ALWAYS had a cup of “coffee” in the morning. It was really a cup of milk, with a little coffee, and sugar.
    So, yes…they drink coffee, but they don’t really get that much, when they are really little.

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