Actually, I find it hard to believe that girls the ages that Holly and Alex are don’t know what coffee tastes like. Is it that usual in the USA and Canada? My children were offered milky tea or coffee in the morning from when they were about three year’s old. They were never allowed to have sugary, fizzy drinks or sugary breakfast cereals that are chemically enhanced with artificial colourants; they had a choice of milk, Milo, tea, coffee or fresh fruit juice. I was careful to never put more than one small spoon of sugar in any of the drinks they were offered. Coffee and tea are not unhealthy in small quantities for young children, as long as they are not consumed shortly before their bedtime.