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Poll: Caffeine, Caffeine...joy, joy. How much do you consume? (297 member(s) have cast votes)

How many 8 ounce cups of coffee (or caffeinated beverage) per day (on average)?

  1. 0 (50 votes [16.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.84%

  2. 1 (37 votes [12.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.46%

  3. 2 (85 votes [28.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.62%

  4. 3 (47 votes [15.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.82%

  5. 4 (37 votes [12.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.46%

  6. 5 (13 votes [4.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.38%

  7. 6 (6 votes [2.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.02%

  8. More than 6 (12 votes [4.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.04%

  9. Other: Please explain (10 votes [3.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.37%

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#101 creekland

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:38 PM

What about Chai tea? One of my current favourites is Chocolate Mint Oolong tea.

 

I just got the chance to look these up.  I've heard of them, but never tried them.  Might have to at some point.  It still looks like it's an "at home" drink for me vs "on the road" drink, but even if I could completely kick the soda habit at home it'd be a step in the right direction.

 

Thanks for the suggestion!


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#102 ktgrok

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:57 PM

My favorite form of caffeine! 8a6896ede79c3f7eab1a722c2ebf07c8.jpg


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

Some of my fondest teenager memories is having coffee with my mom. I love grabbing coffee with friends and my dh. Basically, I’m emotionally attached to coffee. ☕️
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#104 Attolia

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

Some of my fondest teenager memories is having coffee with my mom. I love grabbing coffee with friends and my dh. Basically, I’m emotionally attached to coffee. ☕️

 

 

 

I love that this is a place where I can find others who are equally emotionally invested coffee.  

 

 

I could see a conversation going like this "let's grab coffee!"  New friend responds "Oh I don't drink coffee".  And I simply reply "Oh, never mind then"  :lol:


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:40 PM

I've given up caffeine, again. I do drink one caffeine-free coke zero each day.

 

How'd you do it?  I'm thinking of giving up caffeine for Lent...but I'm afraid...very afraid!  

 

Maybe I could ramp it down with caffeinated tea for a few weeks prior?  


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#106 Attolia

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:43 PM

How'd you do it?  I'm thinking of giving up caffeine for Lent...but I'm afraid...very afraid!  

 

Maybe I could ramp it down with caffeinated tea for a few weeks prior?  

 

 

Give up meat or dairy or whatever but not coffee because it will make you an awful person and by the end of the first week your kids will be offering to make it for you.  This may be based on personal experience  :001_cool:


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#107 creekland

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:48 PM

I love that this is a place where I can find others who are equally emotionally invested coffee.  

 

 

I could see a conversation going like this "let's grab coffee!"  New friend responds "Oh I don't drink coffee".  And I simply reply "Oh, never mind then"  :lol:

 

I definitely can't relate here... or with any other food/drink/substance (an emotional attachment to any of them esp to the point of not being even jokingly interested in friendship if folks choose different things from the menu when getting together).

 

I suppose it's another way that the human species is very different and how we select our circles.  I wonder if questions like these are included in online dating sites.  ;)


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#108 Attolia

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:15 PM

I definitely can't relate here... or with any other food/drink/substance (an emotional attachment to any of them esp to the point of not being even jokingly interested in friendship if folks choose different things from the menu when getting together).

 

I suppose it's another way that the human species is very different and how we select our circles.  I wonder if questions like these are included in online dating sites.  ;)

 

 

 

The problem here is that you take me too literally. I was completely kidding.  :mellow:

 

My DH can't drink coffee.  He is a tea drinker  :lol:


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#109 creekland

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:52 PM

The problem here is that you take me too literally. I was completely kidding. :mellow:

My DH can't drink coffee. He is a tea drinker :lol:


Actually, I got that. It's why I put jokingly in my description. ;)

What I can't relate to is that kind of attachment. Switch coffee for travel and me for you and we're the same, so no judgment involved in us as humans. Just differences.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

I notice if I go over 2 cups of regular levels of caffeinated coffee I start to have palpitations. I usually have one cup of regular coffee and one cup of caffeinated tea a day. Then I switch to decaf or herbal tea. I rarely drink more than one cup of coffee, mainly because I only drink it with sugar and I limit my sugar intake. I think dh has about 10 cups of regular coffee a day. I'd be in the hospital if I drank that!!


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:03 PM

I love that this is a place where I can find others who are equally emotionally invested coffee.  

 

 

I could see a conversation going like this "let's grab coffee!"  New friend responds "Oh I don't drink coffee".  And I simply reply "Oh, never mind then"  :lol:

 

LOL, as someone who doesn't drink coffee, I usually say "sure" and then order tea or hot chocolate.  Could we still be friends? 


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#112 Attolia

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:14 PM

LOL, as someone who doesn't drink coffee, I usually say "sure" and then order tea or hot chocolate.  Could we still be friends? 

 

 

I suppose  :lol:


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#113 itsheresomewhere

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:33 PM

Caffeine and I are good friends. She helps me with my migraines. She is with me when I need to stay awake because I didn’t sleep or stay up studying.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:36 PM

I sometimes go to bed and lie there thinking happily of the coffee I'll have when I get up. (it's this one, although it's cheaper at Walmart....for a k-cup it's really good...deep and dark but not bitter.)https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B00YSV7XA2

 

It's even better with a bit of whipped cream on top. 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:38 PM

LOL, as someone who doesn't drink coffee, I usually say "sure" and then order tea or hot chocolate. Could we still be friends?


I do the same thing.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

I drink a lot but only because it’s a health food. Like broccoli. Except it’s coffee. 😁
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:59 PM

I have about 1-1.5 a day but I think up to 5 would be fine. I'd drink more but it takes too much effort most days. I drink herbal tea by the bucketful because it's easier since I don't need to add sugar. Sometimes we drink green tea, but the caffeine in that is minimal. 

 

I also have to consider the nursing baby- I don't want him all hyped up at night. I drank more before I got pregnant with him. It made me sick when pregnant and when I could drink it again, one was enough. 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:00 PM

I sometimes go to bed and lie there thinking happily of the coffee I'll have when I get up. (it's this one, although it's cheaper at Walmart....for a k-cup it's really good...deep and dark but not bitter.)https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B00YSV7XA2

 

It's even better with a bit of whipped cream on top. 

 

Sometimes I go to bed these days thinking about the nap I'm going to have the next day! 


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 11:21 PM

I drink Dr Pepper, usually need it in the afternoons, maybe a couple times a week. I think if I were a coffee drinker I would drink a lot more
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:01 AM

I sometimes go to bed and lie there thinking happily of the coffee I'll have when I get up. (it's this one, although it's cheaper at Walmart....for a k-cup it's really good...deep and dark but not bitter.)https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B00YSV7XA2

It's even better with a bit of whipped cream on top.



Laughing Man coffee is my new k cup obsession 😂. It’s the best! I’m currently having a daily dose of Laughing Man Dukale’s blend.
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#121 Attolia

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:04 AM

I drink a lot but only because it’s a health food. Like broccoli. Except it’s coffee. 😁



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:24 AM

You have a beautiful mind ❤️


It’s the coffee! ☕️🤓
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:40 PM

I drink about 12 cups a day of coffee. It doesn't bother me. I guess I got genetically lucky.

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My great grandmother drank it all day, and it didn't bother her; however, she did end up with severe osteoporosis and in a wheel chair the last 5 years of life. I think the caffeine is why she had it so severely. 



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:27 PM

I do not like giving an average. Some days I have none. Some days I have 8 or more. It depends.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:35 PM

Fyi i had the new blonde espresso at Starbucks today, in a latte. Did not like it. Too bland.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:57 PM

Fyi i had the new blonde espresso at Starbucks today, in a latte. Did not like it. Too bland.


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The whole concept of blonde espresso seems kind of ridiculous to me, anyway. Espresso isn’t supposed to be bland and boring!
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:10 PM

Fyi i had the new blonde espresso at Starbucks today, in a latte. Did not like it. Too bland.


It's making my reflux act up just thinking about it. I can typically only handle very dark roasts. Light roast is like swallowing knives, but I wondered if it would be okay in an espresso. But if it's not good anyway, I'll pass.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:53 PM

:iagree:

The whole concept of blonde espresso seems kind of ridiculous to me, anyway. Espresso isn’t supposed to be bland and boring!

 

 

Yeah, I was skeptical but thought maybe I was missing something. I wasn't. Yuck. My latte was more like drinking bad milk. Not good. 
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:00 PM

My consumption varies greatly from day to day.  If I am leaving the house early, I will have a large travel mug of coffee with some half-and-half.  If I am working from home I might have a cappuccino (or two or three).  I have never put sugar in my coffee, but will sometimes sprinkle cinnamon on a cappuccino.  Until recently I would always add some type of milk or or cream.  Recently, however, I have discovered I enjoy an espresso without any milk made from Lavazza coffee beans (I have tried at least seven different types of Lavazza beans trying to determine my favorite and I haven't found one yet I don't like).


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:10 AM

Fyi i had the new blonde espresso at Starbucks today, in a latte. Did not like it. Too bland.

So glad you posted that. I saw all the advertising for it and thought about getting it in my Americano the other day.
I will definitely stay away.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:11 AM

It's making my reflux act up just thinking about it. I can typically only handle very dark roasts. Light roast is like swallowing knives, but I wondered if it would be okay in an espresso. But if it's not good anyway, I'll pass.

That’s really interesting. Is that a common connection between roast strengths and reflux?
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:42 AM

That’s really interesting. Is that a common connection between roast strengths and reflux?


They aren't quite sure how it works, but there seems to be a chemical in darker roasted beans that inhibits acid production. I drink French roast at home, and (not blonde) espresso-based drinks at Starbucks are fine. But I can't drink DH's favorite (Highlander Grogg) because I swear the acid starts shooting out my nose.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:05 AM

Fyi i had the new blonde espresso at Starbucks today, in a latte. Did not like it. Too bland.

 

 

So, obviously we have very similar coffee tastes.  I love Laughing Man and cannot stand Starbucks Blonde...no flavor.  Blah.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:37 AM

I do decaf. I discovered that caffeinated drinks cause my blood pressure to go up. My coffee-loving ds makes fun of me, but I like being able to drink a half-pot of decaf rather than only a tiny bit of caffeinated. I know it probably isn't as tasty, but that's just tough. I only drink regular coffee if I am out somewhere that they don't have decaf, and it is pretty early in the morning. And then it is limited. I also drink decaf tea and sometimes caffeine-free Diet Coke. I have never noticed a big difference in how caffeine makes me feel in the mornings, but if I drink it in the afternoon/evening, it has a longterm affect on me. I have enough sleep issues without adding to the problems.


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