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Coffee - 3/15/2015 12:50:05 AM   
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I frequently visit my local Starbucks. Now I'm not a coffee drinker so my order is a Hot Chocolate with a desert.

My comment is about those lines of people who come in buying their coffee (or many coffees). I've seen orders come out 50 to 60 dollars.
People love their Starbucks coffee so much and I guess the different types on the menu make for great variety. But lovers of coffee do you ever brew it at home anymore?

Would you rate your level of love for coffee as:

1. AN ADDICTION

2. GOTTA START MY DAY WITH COFFE

3. ENJOY IT WITH MY MEALS

4. COUPLE DAYS A WEEK

5. INFREQUENTLY

6. OTHER

Also how many cups a day do you drink.







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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 1:23:58 AM   
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I brew 2 cups in the morning.About 5 cups on my days off.I stop drinking about 10am and switch to water for the rest of the day.Not a fan of Starbucks or any other stores,I like mine strong.I did go to a Starbucks in Asia and was surprised the cost was $3 for a medium coffee.What does a medium coffee go for in USA/Canada?

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 1:45:46 AM   
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I started drinking coffee last year on an irregular basis, alternating with hot tea. I will drink from 5 to 10 cups a day... for the caffeine rather than for the taste. I must admit though, that since my electric coffee maker broke and I bought an old style Coleman Camp Percolator, my coffee has turned out pretty darn good... I'm actually enjoying the taste these days :) I do a lot of iced coffee during the heat of the summer.

Supposedly, coffee has numerous health benefits... but you know how these "headlines of the week" are when someone announced that {whatever} prevents {insert disease or condition}

Salt is good for you, eggs are OK again, artificial sweeteners don't cause cancer, real butter is better than transfat spreads, every thing you ever heard about proper nutrition is now disproved etc etc etc

Another day... another health "breakthrough"....

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 4:05:38 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap
Would you rate your level of love for coffee as:

6. OTHER

Also how many cups a day do you drink.


I do not love coffee, in fact I do not think it tastes very good. But after my friends and I passed 25 years of age, more and more of them have started making coffee whenever I visit. I will drink what I am given, but at home I will use tea instead. Usually I will drink 3-4 cups of tea every day, more if I have a sore throat (when I add honey to my tea).

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 6:42:50 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

I frequently visit my local Starbucks. Now I'm not a coffee drinker so my order is a Hot Chocolate with a desert.

My comment is about those lines of people who come in buying their coffee (or many coffees). I've seen orders come out 50 to 60 dollars.
People love their Starbucks coffee so much and I guess the different types on the menu make for great variety. But lovers of coffee do you ever brew it at home anymore?

Would you rate your level of love for coffee as:

1. AN ADDICTION

2. GOTTA START MY DAY WITH COFFE

3. ENJOY IT WITH MY MEALS

4. COUPLE DAYS A WEEK

5. INFREQUENTLY

6. OTHER

Also how many cups a day do you drink.

warspite1

No.5 INFREQUENTLY (I am a tea addict)


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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 10:50:24 AM   
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No. 2 for me... I'm a morning person!

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 11:50:09 AM   
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I would be a number 2, I'm not a coffee snob, I enjoy instant coffee as well as freshly brewed!

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 1:03:10 PM   
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I work the night shift. I need my four mugs of Starbucks 50/50 (half decafeinated) to get through the night. And the morning drive home!

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 1:55:35 PM   
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I drink a lot of coffee. A lot more since I moved overseas. I drink Elite Instant or Turkish when I really need some rocket fuel. Instant coffee is really good here.

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 2:15:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

I frequently visit my local Starbucks. Now I'm not a coffee drinker so my order is a Hot Chocolate with a desert.

My comment is about those lines of people who come in buying their coffee (or many coffees). I've seen orders come out 50 to 60 dollars.
People love their Starbucks coffee so much and I guess the different types on the menu make for great variety. But lovers of coffee do you ever brew it at home anymore?

Would you rate your level of love for coffee as:

1. AN ADDICTION

2. GOTTA START MY DAY WITH COFFE

3. ENJOY IT WITH MY MEALS

4. COUPLE DAYS A WEEK

5. INFREQUENTLY

6. OTHER

Also how many cups a day do you drink.



1. an addiction here

I usually drink like 5 (4 minimum) BIG cups of coffee. I sleep perfectly well but I know this cannot be healthy.

When I was in Genoa back in the 90s I remember I drank like 20 "piccolo espresso" coffees during one day. Piccolo = small quantity aka concentrated (less water that is).

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 2:32:14 PM   
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Know Coffee, Know Life ...

No coffee, NO life ...


I guess that makes me an addict

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 2:55:28 PM   
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Infrequently. I start my day off with tea or diet soda. Once in a blue moon I'll drink Taster's Choice only because I got free samples in the mail. The French Vanilla is pretty good but not that good.

My ex boss used to drink like 2 pots of coffee a day and chain smoked cigarettes. He died at 53 with a massive stroke.

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 3:43:47 PM   
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Retired military.

Addict, at least 6-8 cups a day and a cup of tea at night.

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 4:00:40 PM   
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I'm addicted to coffee. My day starts with it as well as ends with it. At home, we no longer buy those De Longhi or Saeco coffee machines, because at our level of consumption, they're broke in a year or so - the cheapest coffee machine doesn't last shorter.

Coffee is my substitute for water, and tea is something I drink only when I'm sick.

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 4:51:06 PM   
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I start my day off with tea or diet soda.



Diet soda is the WORST thing you can drink! Do a little research...


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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 6:36:11 PM   
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1. AN ADDICTION

2. GOTTA START MY DAY WITH COFFEE


Start my work day, at about 7:30 am with a coffee. At 8:15 I've taken my son to Kindergarden and have drunk at least 3 coffees.
Will drink at least 2-3 coffee's during the day and in the evening when I get home maybe another 2.

On my day off the coffee machine never really cools down, coffee beans and water being filled continuously into the machine. I lose count to be honest.

Summer time and one coffee gets a spoonful of sugar and placed in the fridge, for the cool cold coffee after work.

No coffee in the morning, come 12:00 I am literally sick, my blood pressure is so low that I am paler than the colour white. Major headache and have to go to bed. Will feel better the next morning. Will take me an hour to get home when I normally need half an hour. No power to walk or drive the car. So I NEED the "drug" to get me through the day.

Tea is an evening drink, maybe 1 or 2. More when I'm ill.

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RE: Coffee - 3/15/2015 8:58:13 PM   
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A 38-year addiction, but cut down to 6 cups a day. When I clean my coffeemaker, I can only imagine what my insides look like. Been to Starbucks once. Coffee is coffee, and I like it at room temp, too.

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 5:55:55 PM   
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Coffee from what I gather is an acquired taste. Because it really does not taste very good. Like diet soda, you just need to accept the taste and you will get used to it!

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 6:22:55 PM   
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quote:

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No coffee in the morning, come 12:00 I am literally sick, my blood pressure is so low that I am paler than the colour white. Major headache and have to go to bed.

warspite1

Yeah, I get that - well the dull, throbing, nauseating headache anyway - if I do not have a couple of mugs of tea in the morning.

I don't know if its true but they say there is even more caffeine in tea than coffee!


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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 6:36:54 PM   
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I consider myself to be a 2. I definitely enjoy and benefit from coffee in the morning although I have to be very careful about not drinking it after noon. It tends to keep me awake at night.

But I've skipped it on occasion and didn't really notice any addiction withdrawal symptoms.

I like Starbucks sometimes, but I usually have to add milk and sugar to it because it's very bitter. My daily coffee is black.

I also drink tea, once a day no more, plus loads of water.


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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 6:40:09 PM   
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Although, as said above, I am a tea drinker, on occasions when I do drink coffee I am of a similar mindset to this young lady

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEVTQHiAQRA

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 7:51:37 PM   
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I'm no addict, I keep to 130-150 oz a day. Of the 'good stuff" I have a press of Jamaican Blue on my desk as I type.

And yes, tea typically has more caffeine than coffee

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 8:08:02 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Lecivius

I'm no addict, I keep to 130-150 oz a day. Of the 'good stuff" I have a press of Jamaican Blue on my desk as I type.

And yes, tea typically has more caffeine than coffee



Okay, that translates to 12 to 15 cups a day.lol

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 8:13:00 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lecivius

I'm no addict, I keep to 130-150 oz a day. Of the 'good stuff" I have a press of Jamaican Blue on my desk as I type.

And yes, tea typically has more caffeine than coffee



Okay, that translates to 12 to 15 cups a day.lol


My doc told me to keep it down to 2-3 cups a day.











So I went & got a bigger cup

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 9:06:29 PM   
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Anyone have an actual link to prove that tea has more caffeine that coffee?

Even dedicated tea merchants don't claim that, even on their new "Hi Caf" blends.

Caffeine Ratings for tea vs coffee:
http://the.republicoftea.com/library/tea-information/tea-and-caffeine/

HI Caf Teas:
http://www.republicoftea.com/tea-with-caffeine/c/HICAF/?from=supporting2/

General Health Benefits of tea:
http://the.republicoftea.com/library/tea-and-health/health-benefits-of-tea/



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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 9:28:21 PM   
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Anyone have an actual link to prove that tea has more caffeine that coffee?

I am pretty sure that this is as percentage of the dry weight of tea and coffee.

But since you use so much more coffee when you make a cup of coffee compared to how much tea you use. So a cup of coffee contains more caffeine.

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 9:34:34 PM   
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quote:

Anyone have an actual link to prove that tea has more caffeine that coffee?

I am pretty sure that this is as percentage of the dry weight of tea and coffee.

But since you use so much more coffee when you make a cup of coffee compared to how much tea you use. So a cup of coffee contains more caffeine.


That seems logical, but doesn't change the actual dosage you are drinking unless you start brewing a "cuppa" with three tea bags for five minutes... and that would probably taste as bad and bitter as strong coffee

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 9:37:07 PM   
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I get my caffeine fix by drinking my morning tea along with a couple of Excedrins (150 mg of caffeine included along with the Aspirin and Acetaminophen).

That is a real morning kick to get you started... believe me!

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 9:37:40 PM   
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Just opening this thread made me thirsty so I brewed a couple of cups of tea.

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RE: Coffee - 3/16/2015 9:42:48 PM   
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Starbucks tastes wonderful.

I drink coffee like my pappy taught me: dark & rich, hot, straight up, no cream, no sugar, no nonsense.

(I like my beers strong & dark too.)

In between coffees, I also drink green tea at work. Can't say that I like it. (I add lemon juice & a bit of honey.) I do it for health reasons.

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