How much coffee do you drink ??

biker

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I managed to get through 31 years of policing without drinking coffee. Which of course, got me 31 years of grief from co-workers and disbelief from everyone else. The 3 times I tried it, it sent me through the roof, probably because I am naturally wrapped a bit tightly.
However, upon retirement, I tried drinking coffee in the mornings with my wife at the cottage. I would fortify it with rum and Baileys, what could go wrong with that? Well...I found out that it wrecked my sleep, upset my guts, and made me jumpier than I already am. And light headed when lifting weights.
My brother, who is similar to me, drinks 3-4 cups a day, no problem.
Sigh...so, I just stick to green tea now. Too bad, because I actually came to like coffee.

Frank: once a year at Christmas, i would have an espresso with my Italian grandfather, with a healthy shot of his own grapa in it. He did that every morning, but i could barely handle one a year.
 

Zstar

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I discovered coffee about the same time I discovered cigarettes. Quit the smokes years ago but still drink my two cups of perc'd a day. Any less and here comes the headache. Still would like to have a hot cup of mud and a Marlboro though, high living there.
DITTO! I LOVE my coffee and an occasional cofe con leche. When I was driving trucks I drank WAY too much, fried my thyroid. Now, 2 12 oz cups daily.
 

La.Z8

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I`m at 2 cups generally in the mornings, very occasionally 1 in the afternoon if the wife and I are out traveling. She has 1 in the mornings and an afternoon cup. I didn`t start drinking coffee myself until my early 40`s. I would leave the fire station after my 24hr shift, worked in an older area with homes built in the 1920`s with 2 & 3 story homes. Some blocks were run down and we ran all night. world leave that, drive over to one of my part-time jobs; driving a freight truck and dropping off loaded 24ft & 45ft vans at plants, then drive over to my 2nd part-time job at the GM plant where S10`s & S15`s were built. Worked has a security/EMT/Safety guy all night. I needed coffee to help keep awake!!
 

The Champ

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People actually drink coffee, and claim to enjoy it?

Not this kid. Tastes like crap. Of course, I spose some of those coffee places that doctor it up with about 47 sweeteners to try and make it drinkable might improve the flavor somewhat.

I've never understood waiting in line at a Starbucks, Caribou or Tim Horton's for a lousy cup of coffee.
 

La.Z8

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Myself I do like coffee, just don`t drink it all day. I`m not a Starbucks fan, no latte or anything else. I do like pecan, vanilla, cinnamon flavors, but nothing overpowering. Now straight coffee....Black Rifle is my jam of late.
 

5thTimeAround

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2 normal cups/mugs in the morning and maybe an occasional latte or similar on a weekend if I’m out and about. Drink mine black or maybe a splash of milk, but no sugar.
 

Jodi

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I drink way more than I care to admit. Love coffee...
I also take mine black, taste just like coffee. LOL.
 

Cman

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If you find yourself needing to load your coffee with milk, sugar and other flavorings, you're probably drinking low quality coffee. High quality coffees are not typically treated this way. You could equate it to painting your car with a brush(!). There are exceptions for craft drinks, espresso, cappuccino, etc. brews. For many, coffee is a caffeine delivery system.

Starbucks Reserve is very good coffee and is usually roasted a bit lighter to retain the complexity. Local craft roasteries usually understand the difference between good and bad (defective) coffee. There is nuance as it relates to varietal, origin, processing and brewing methods, and roast profiles.

Overall, Starbucks tends to roast a bit on the dark side. This helps uniformity and can hide some 'off' flavors. When everything is caramelized, it all tastes the same. Based on the serving lines, it's clear that the public doesn't object.

Like your Camaro, enjoy it as you like it.
 

muscl car

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If you find yourself needing to load your coffee with milk, sugar and other flavorings, you're probably drinking low quality coffee. High quality coffees are not typically treated this way. You could equate it to painting your car with a brush(!). There are exceptions for craft drinks, espresso, cappuccino, etc. brews. For many, coffee is a caffeine delivery system.

Starbucks Reserve is very good coffee and is usually roasted a bit lighter to retain the complexity. Local craft roasteries usually understand the difference between good and bad (defective) coffee. There is nuance as it relates to varietal, origin, processing and brewing methods, and roast profiles.

Overall, Starbucks tends to roast a bit on the dark side. This helps uniformity and can hide some 'off' flavors. When everything is caramelized, it all tastes the same. Based on the serving lines, it's clear that the public doesn't object.

Like your Camaro, enjoy it as you like it.
Death wish coffee with two extra scoops and brewed on the strong setting !!
 

The Champ

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For many, coffee is a caffeine delivery system.

Caffeine in limited quantities has some health benefits, but you shouldn't consume it heavily.

Moderation is the key, just like with alcohol.

But, for many people, it can lead to problems, because it can interact with medications and health conditions that will result in negative consequences.

Caffeine is habit forming and can become addictive, leading to withdrawal symptoms, headaches and irritability.

I try and avoid caffeine in the diet sodas I choose to buy (at restaurants not always possible). There is caffeine in chocolate (which I love, but I'm diabetic so I limit my intake of it too).

Coffee just never had a taste that I desired. Last time I had some was in the late 70's at a restaurant (back when they refilled coffee, but not any other beverage) at a meeting with my boss to go over plans for my sales territory. Don't know how many cups I had, but it was too many. Never had another cup.
 




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