It is from an article entitled "I stopped drinking coffee for a week — and it made me physically ill"
I love coffee—black coffee, specifically. Cream or sugar only interfere with the flavor of my beloved drink.
Before this experiment, I usually had three or four cups a day. This usually consisted of two before I left the house, another one or two at work, and then maybe one later in the afternoon if I needed a pick-me-up. My office is right above a coffee shop, so you could say I wasn't exactly set up for success.
I am confused why the writer used the bold phrase. Does the writer want to quit drinking coffee? But, it doesn't mention in the sentences. Could anyone explain to me?