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Caffeine, Caffeine...joy, joy. How much do you consume?  

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

    • 0
      50
    • 1
      37
    • 2
      85
    • 3
      47
    • 4
      37
    • 5
      13
    • 6
      6
    • More than 6
      12
    • Other: Please explain
      10


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My caffeine consumption varies, but I have at least some of it every single day.   I’m surprised no one has popped in to discuss how caffeine is an evil addictive drug that we should all avoid. ;

what is left of coke when you take out the caffeine and the sugar? 

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. ☕ï¸

1. I have a horrible habit of leaving an inch of it in the cup, so can never justify getting a second serving. Doesn't matter how big the cup is, I never seem to finish my coffee. Drives DH crazy, but at least we always know whose mug is whose :) 

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1. I have a horrible habit of leaving an inch of it in the cup, so can never justify getting a second serving. Doesn't matter how big the cup is, I never seem to finish my coffee. Drives DH crazy, but at least we always know whose mug is whose :)

 

 

My dd is the same way.  It is a running joke in our house.  

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I don't know how you're defining "cups" so I'll wait to vote until that's clarified.

 

I have four travel mugs of coffee on a normal day. Three of them are caffeinated. I think each one holds 12-14 ounces of coffee.

 

 

I always assume a cup to be 8 oz so I edited it for clarity. Thanks for the heads up that it might need clarification.

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Ok, so I don’t drink coffee coffee. But if you figure that a shot of espresso has the same amount of caffeine as an 8 oz coffee, then ...

 

I drink 2 - 3 espressos every am, I drink them in cappuccino but I’m not talking Starbucks. I make my own. One shot of espresso and approx 5 oz of frothed milk.

 

I usually have one around mid afternoon, sometimes two if we have company and there’s a lot of coffee consumption going on, or if I need a pick me up to stay up beat and energetic.

 

Occasionally, not often, I have single espresso after dinner, if DH and I have plans to stay up late. If those plans mean staying at home, once every 6 mos or so I’ll add a splash of kahlua.

 

So sometimes I have as many as six cups, but normally it’s more like 3-4.

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I always assume a cup to be 8 oz so I edited it for clarity. Thanks for the heads up that it might need clarification.

 

Coffee manufacturers' instructions for brewing a "cup" of coffee often means something less than eight ounces. Most refer to using X amount of coffee for every six ounces of water. On many (most?) coffee makers the number of cups made is measured in six ounce increments (so a 10 cup coffee maker makes 60 ounces of coffee). One would assume a cup would always be eight ounces, but apparently that's not so when it comes to coffee. ;)

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My caffeine consumption varies, but I have at least some of it every single day.

 

I’m surprised no one has popped in to discuss how caffeine is an evil addictive drug that we should all avoid. ;) Of course, in my current heavily-caffeinated condition, I might not take such a suggestion in a friendly way, however accurate or well-intended it might be. :D

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I usually have 2 large (16-20 oz) travel mugs of tea (usually black tea chai) per day, so I voted 4.

 

I couldn't have 4 cups of coffee though, that would make me seriously jittery. At most I might have a tall or grande frappuccino, which has 1-2 shots of espresso. That would be all the caffeine I could handle for the day.

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I don't drink coffee.  I won't say that Caffeine is an evil addictive drug that should always be avoided.......but I will say coffee is :lol:

 

I do drink tea.  I had a box of "chocolate toffee" black tea that was pretty good that I was drinking in the morning, hot.  It had a moderate level of caffeine, for a tea.  Then the rest of the day I am usually drinking an iced herbal or green tea that has very little caffeine.  I have finished that box though, so now I am working on a tea that DD22 got me last year.  Its a roobios, from Republic of Tea, not sure what I will be drinking once I am done with that one.

 

I used to drink quite a bit of Cherry Coke, but I managed to give that up, only to convert to McDs Coke.  I have finally managed to drop that habit as well.  So generally, I don't consume much caffeine.  But I used to consume a LOT. 

 

 

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what is left of coke when you take out the caffeine and the sugar?

Caramel coloring? ;)

 

Certainly, all of the fun is gone. The sugar and the caffeine are the key players, as far as I’m concerned.

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Just ice water here. I don't like coffee, tea is nothing special but maybe if I'm cold--3 times per year? I do like soda, but trying to limit it to once per week, usually when out. And I'm beginning to think caffeine in the evening isn't a good idea for me, so I try to do caffeine-free for sure if it's dinner-time or later. Anyway, I voted 0.

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Right now I'm having 1 cup that is 2/3 decaf and 1/3 half-caf and then any further cups are 100% decaf. The impact of caffeine on fertility is inconclusive but since I turn 41 in a few weeks, I'm erring on the side of caution.

 

Normally I drink anywhere from 3-4 cups of regular coffee per day.

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I have a minimum of 2, sometimes 3.  

 

I have sporadic low blood pressure so my doctor told me to drink caffeine throughout the day and add extra salt to my diet. LOL  Not the recommendation I was expecting. LOL   I generally make a 14 ounce coffee in the morning and sometimes I forget to drink it and throw most of it away.  If I don't drink it, I feel the effects ot the low blood pressure more and will end up drinking a Red Bull to compensate. 

My body responds to stress by lowering my blood pressure.  So when things get rough at work, I have to drink caffeine and have a salty snack to get my bp to increase.  LOL  

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I have hit other. It is more than 6 cups worth, I believe, but it is in the form of either diet soda (if I'm stressed beyond belief) or caffeine pills (if I'm not). 

 

Caffeineinformer.com is useful if you want to know how much you've consumed. 

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We brew half-caf to avoid headaches if there is a sudden cessation of coffee availability. To further complicate my calculation after the first lovely cup i switch to pouring myself half cups so they stay warmer. DH, the dear, tries hard to split the coffee evenly, but my focus tends to be "More, more, more!" Too much hassle to make a second pot, though. Anyway, I voted 2.

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I’m not sure how to vote, I don’t drink real coffee but I have a mocha every morning. Before pregnancy it was two cups, which is about the same caffeine as one cup of regular coffee. Then I would also have a can of Dr Pepper later in the day most days.

 

Now I’m down to one mocha per day (45 mg caffeine) and about one Dr Pepper per week.

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I detest coffee, but think caffeine is healthy for our brains - at least in reasonable quantities. 

 

At home I drink a regular sized mug of green tea each morning and I'm down to half a 16 oz bottle of caffeinated soda in the early afternoon.

 

When we travel it's usually all sodas because I also don't like cold or bottled tea.  I also don't limit sodas then as I sometimes need to stay up later in the evening and late afternoon caffeine does that trick nicely.

 

I just have to wean back down once we return home.  I'd be ok with the caffeine.  I don't like that much sugary drinks - well, I do like the flavor, but not what it could be doing for my health.

 

I wish I liked tea better.  I like some herbal teas, but those don't have caffeine.

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Other: Some days I drink 12-24 oz. (1-2 travel mugs full) of black tea. Other days I drink zero.

 

I used to drink 1- 3 carafes full of tea per day, but I accidentally weaned off. It was not a conscious decision, but just a habit that became less habitual over time.

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I have a hot beverage every morning; sometimes it is coffee, sometimes it is tea. It is nearly always caffeinated, but I only use sugar if it’s coffee. (Otherwise, it’s stevia.) I think if I were an ideal human being, it would not be coffee ever because I have IBS and really, coffee does me no favors. I have quit for periods of time before. Strangely enough, the main reason I have a coffee instead of a tea is entirely because I am so slow in the morning. If I want coffee, DH will make me one because he is already making his own. If I want tea, I’m on my own. (This is also why it is sugar if it’s coffee; if DH makes it, he isn’t going to make mine a special way and put stevia in it. He’s all about maximum efficiency and can’t be bothered with crafting it or anything.

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Right now I'm having 1 cup that is 2/3 decaf and 1/3 half-caf and then any further cups are 100% decaf. The impact of caffeine on fertility is inconclusive but since I turn 41 in a few weeks, I'm erring on the side of caution.

 

Normally I drink anywhere from 3-4 cups of regular coffee per day.

Maybe that's why I'm subconsciously drinking more? I'm about to turn 42 and we are done having kids. Maybe this is my new form of birth control? No, wait. That's the teething baby. She's pretty good birth-control.and why I need more caffeine, come to think of it. Edited by ktgrok
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You might ask, rather, how many coffee units of caffeine people have per day (a lot of people drink tea or coke or something instead of coffee).

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I have no idea what a “coffee unit of caffeine†is, and I’m too lazy to go look it up! :)

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I am currently mostly caffeine-free. I stopped drinking coffee maybe a year ago, and as of Jan. 1 I have also stopped alcohol and soda (I realize alcohol is caffeine-free - just saying I changed what I drink). I get terrible reflux, plus I don't need the calories ... I sometimes drink tea - about half the time it's peppermint or a digestive blend, but the other half it is black tea (PG Tips).

 

I find that when I am in the habit of drinking coffee, I feel like I need at least a half-hour in the morning to sip my coffee and slowly wake up. When I quit coffee, I wake up energetic and ready to go! I've never heard anyone else say that, so maybe it's just me. But I can roll out of bed and be productive right away, which I didn't do when I was "waiting for my coffee to work."

 

I do miss the ... regularity that coffee brought. My system has always been a bit sluggish, and coffee helped. I once mentioned that to a friend and he was astounded - then he looked it up and discovered that for some people, it does indeed have that effect.

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