Hi. If the coffee is not to your liking and simply take it to feel more awake, I suggest you do not take it especially because the oxyelite is a strong stimulant. The standard dose is one capsule 30 minutes before meals , preferably not eat anything 30 minutes after taking it also because it will absorb better. I recommend you also take 1hr before exercise . Never take it after 5-6pm because you might have trouble sleeping.