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8/10/2012 2:19:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I love coffee. It's what gets me through the day, what keeps me alert and probably the most compelling reason for me to get out of bed in the morning.

Personally, I like Starbucks, but only to an extent. Starbucks' espresso is fine but their brewed coffee leaves a bad taste. I love the types of coffee that you buy at Whole Foods or Fresh Market, but I think I can say with confidence that the French have the best coffee in the world (with Cubans at a close second). Although, in reality, I am biased horribly because I grew up with European-type coffee. Before I got an espresso machine I typically used a French press (there is something about drip brewing that just seems to ruin the taste for me).

But what do you guys think? What type of coffee do you like? Do you drink it? Do you have a brewing preference?
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8/10/2012 2:27:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I love the taste of coffee, particularly iced coffee. If you brew an especially strong pot, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and load it with cream and sugar, over ice, you have a good glass. Unfortunately the acid and caffeine wreak havoc on my body and I cannot stomach it.

Anyway, while there's nothing wrong with enjoying coffee for the taste, there is definitely something wrong with depending on caffeine to get through your day. If you can't get enough sleep the night before or can't get through your shift without it, then you should be looking for a more healthy solution than turning to caffeine. A great idea is a 30 min nap (any more and you will get groggy as you enter deeper sleep, unless you can allot an entire 2.5-3 hours for the nap). This rejuvenates your mind and body the way it's supposed to. I think it is Japan who is implementing sleep cafes where workers can pay for a quick snooze while on break as a healthy alternative to drugs.

As far as 5-hour energy and the like... wow. Don't get me started on how pathetic our culture can be.
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8/10/2012 2:39:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 2:27:53 PM, R0b1Billion wrote:
I love the taste of coffee, particularly iced coffee. If you brew an especially strong pot, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and load it with cream and sugar, over ice, you have a good glass. Unfortunately the acid and caffeine wreak havoc on my body and I cannot stomach it.

Anyway, while there's nothing wrong with enjoying coffee for the taste, there is definitely something wrong with depending on caffeine to get through your day. If you can't get enough sleep the night before or can't get through your shift without it, then you should be looking for a more healthy solution than turning to caffeine. A great idea is a 30 min nap (any more and you will get groggy as you enter deeper sleep, unless you can allot an entire 2.5-3 hours for the nap). This rejuvenates your mind and body the way it's supposed to. I think it is Japan who is implementing sleep cafes where workers can pay for a quick snooze while on break as a healthy alternative to drugs.

As far as 5-hour energy and the like... wow. Don't get me started on how pathetic our culture can be.

Oh, I'm a complete caffeine addict. I have been since I was in high school. Yes, it is unhealthy. Yes, I will probably die of hypertension at a young age. It is what it is, lol.
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8/10/2012 2:47:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 2:27:53 PM, R0b1Billion wrote:
I love the taste of coffee, particularly iced coffee. If you brew an especially strong pot, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and load it with cream and sugar, over ice, you have a good glass. Unfortunately the acid and caffeine wreak havoc on my body and I cannot stomach it.

Anyway, while there's nothing wrong with enjoying coffee for the taste, there is definitely something wrong with depending on caffeine to get through your day. If you can't get enough sleep the night before or can't get through your shift without it, then you should be looking for a more healthy solution than turning to caffeine. A great idea is a 30 min nap (any more and you will get groggy as you enter deeper sleep, unless you can allot an entire 2.5-3 hours for the nap). This rejuvenates your mind and body the way it's supposed to. I think it is Japan who is implementing sleep cafes where workers can pay for a quick snooze while on break as a healthy alternative to drugs.

As far as 5-hour energy and the like... wow. Don't get me started on how pathetic our culture can be.

You're right though about energy supplements. Totally unhealthy...
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8/10/2012 2:48:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Tea, not coffee. Prepared the Indian way (preferably by myself). Lots of sugar and little bit of milk.

I am not dependent on it, though I enjoy it a lot. I might drink 2-3 cups a day. But during Ramadan, it has reduced to one cup at most.
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8/10/2012 2:52:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 2:48:55 PM, baggins wrote:
Tea, not coffee. Prepared the Indian way (preferably by myself). Lots of sugar and little bit of milk.

I am not dependent on it, though I enjoy it a lot. I might drink 2-3 cups a day. But during Ramadan, it has reduced to one cup at most.

I love tea, prepared the traditional Indian way (or otherwise). Chai bought coffee shops lacks character though, imo.
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8/10/2012 2:57:43 PM
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I don't like coffee... My ADD medication causes sleeplessness, however, which keeps me awake.
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8/10/2012 3:01:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 2:57:43 PM, 16kadams wrote:
I don't like coffee... My ADD medication causes sleeplessness, however, which keeps me awake.

Probably for the best that you don't drink coffee then... two stimulants together doesn't seem healthy.
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8/10/2012 3:14:43 PM
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I used to work at Starbucks and another coffee-like place just like Starbucks when I was younger. The job I have now also gives me access to free Starbucks coffee all day. Needless to say, I'm a caffeine addict. I love the taste of coffee, but I prefer espresso. I like iced Americanos MUCH better than iced coffee. When I use my espresso machine at home, I usually put a double shot over a glass of ice cubes with a little cream. I also put a little bit of cinnamon sugar. As for hot coffee, I like a little cream (not too much because I hate the taste of milk) and rarely put sugar. If I do, it's only a little.
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8/10/2012 3:16:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 3:15:14 PM, Danielle wrote:
Also, Dunkin Donuts iced coffee is an abomination.

Truer words have never been spoken.
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8/10/2012 3:17:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Coffee with sugar and milk and iced coffee both taste spectacular.

The caffeine portion is completely useless to me though. I wake up in the morning with a huge glass of willpower (and a shower :D).
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8/10/2012 3:30:14 PM
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You can get decaffeinated, of course, but I hear they use the lowest-quality beans for decaf because they don't expect that type to be a connoisseur.
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8/10/2012 3:40:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 3:30:14 PM, R0b1Billion wrote:
You can get decaffeinated, of course, but I hear they use the lowest-quality beans for decaf because they don't expect that type to be a connoisseur.

Decaf coffee, like Dunkin' Donuts coffee in sum, is an abomination.
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8/10/2012 5:37:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Coffee is a very healthy drink, and most people should consume it if they want better healths overall. I like any kind of coffee, though if I am accompanied by family members, I prefer traditional Bosnian coffee. It has a dense taste and feels classy.

Caffeine is not as unhealthy as people think. It is fine in moderation.
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8/10/2012 7:06:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 6:10:09 PM, MattDescopa wrote:
coffee is for the weak. Your mind is what controls your energy reserves. Also cold showers are more powerful.
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8/10/2012 7:45:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I like Meijer's coffee (those from the midwest, specifically Michigan and Indiana will probably know them). They make some really good coffee, breakfast blend and caramel are my personally favorites...I like it better than starbucks personally, partly because it's cheaper :P

But if I have a choice, I'll have an Earl Grey tea! :D
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8/10/2012 8:24:26 PM
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At 8/10/2012 6:10:09 PM, MattDescopa wrote:
coffee is for the weak. Your mind is what controls your energy reserves. Also cold showers are more powerful.

You should do cocaine. That is how a real man wakes up in the morning.
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8/10/2012 10:04:21 PM
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At 8/10/2012 8:24:26 PM, johnnyboy54 wrote:
At 8/10/2012 6:10:09 PM, MattDescopa wrote:
coffee is for the weak. Your mind is what controls your energy reserves. Also cold showers are more powerful.

You should do cocaine. That is how a real man wakes up in the morning.

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8/10/2012 10:12:50 PM
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I actually find a chocolate drink to be more of a boost than coffee. It also tastes better.
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8/10/2012 10:13:56 PM
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At 8/10/2012 10:12:50 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
I actually find a chocolate drink to be more of a boost than coffee. It also tastes better.

LOLOLOLOL. That was a very unfortunate choice of words for you.
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8/10/2012 10:16:37 PM
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At 8/10/2012 10:13:56 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:12:50 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
I actually find a chocolate drink to be more of a boost than coffee. It also tastes better.

LOLOLOLOL. That was a very unfortunate choice of words for you.

I'm confus.

Sorry, it's late, I've been active all day, my mind isn't exactly totally with this right now.
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8/10/2012 10:17:42 PM
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At 8/10/2012 10:16:37 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:13:56 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:12:50 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
I actually find a chocolate drink to be more of a boost than coffee. It also tastes better.

LOLOLOLOL. That was a very unfortunate choice of words for you.

I'm confus.

Sorry, it's late, I've been active all day, my mind isn't exactly totally with this right now.

It's not funny when I spell it out. Read it carefully.
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8/10/2012 10:19:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 10:17:42 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:16:37 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:13:56 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:12:50 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
I actually find a chocolate drink to be more of a boost than coffee. It also tastes better.

LOLOLOLOL. That was a very unfortunate choice of words for you.

I'm confus.

Sorry, it's late, I've been active all day, my mind isn't exactly totally with this right now.

It's not funny when I spell it out. Read it carefully.

Is it supposed to be somehow sexual/dirty?
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8/10/2012 10:26:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 2:19:36 PM, YYW wrote:
I love coffee. It's what gets me through the day, what keeps me alert and probably the most compelling reason for me to get out of bed in the morning.

Personally, I like Starbucks, but only to an extent. Starbucks' espresso is fine but their brewed coffee leaves a bad taste. I love the types of coffee that you buy at Whole Foods or Fresh Market, but I think I can say with confidence that the French have the best coffee in the world (with Cubans at a close second). Although, in reality, I am biased horribly because I grew up with European-type coffee. Before I got an espresso machine I typically used a French press (there is something about drip brewing that just seems to ruin the taste for me).

But what do you guys think? What type of coffee do you like? Do you drink it? Do you have a brewing preference?

I use french press with dark roasts. Enjoy starbucks dark roasts and their iced coffe with a few shots in it. I'm not a fan of any sweetness in my coffee derrivatives. My dream would be to have a high end espresso machine hooked up to IV.

I recently learned that there is a genetic component to how one metabolizes caffeine. If one is a fast metabolizer as determined by genetics then the negative affects such as increased risk of heart attack is not applicable. Only the slow metabolizers have that elevated risk from caffeine. I see a few companies offer the genetic test for around $200. I really need to do that one day to see which side of the fence I am on, but I am afraid I will be on the wrong side and will have to quit my coffee habit.

PS. I'm not certain it is proper to convert the verb metabolize into a noun using "er", but what the h.

PS. I just looked it up and indeed it is a proper noun. How nice is it to have a noun which can include any living entity including single cell creatures? What other noun derived from a verb can encompass all living organisms?
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8/10/2012 11:18:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 10:26:09 PM, slo1 wrote:
At 8/10/2012 2:19:36 PM, YYW wrote:
I love coffee. It's what gets me through the day, what keeps me alert and probably the most compelling reason for me to get out of bed in the morning.

Personally, I like Starbucks, but only to an extent. Starbucks' espresso is fine but their brewed coffee leaves a bad taste. I love the types of coffee that you buy at Whole Foods or Fresh Market, but I think I can say with confidence that the French have the best coffee in the world (with Cubans at a close second). Although, in reality, I am biased horribly because I grew up with European-type coffee. Before I got an espresso machine I typically used a French press (there is something about drip brewing that just seems to ruin the taste for me).

But what do you guys think? What type of coffee do you like? Do you drink it? Do you have a brewing preference?

I use french press with dark roasts. Enjoy starbucks dark roasts and their iced coffe with a few shots in it. I'm not a fan of any sweetness in my coffee derrivatives. My dream would be to have a high end espresso machine hooked up to IV.

I recently learned that there is a genetic component to how one metabolizes caffeine. If one is a fast metabolizer as determined by genetics then the negative affects such as increased risk of heart attack is not applicable. Only the slow metabolizers have that elevated risk from caffeine. I see a few companies offer the genetic test for around $200. I really need to do that one day to see which side of the fence I am on, but I am afraid I will be on the wrong side and will have to quit my coffee habit.

PS. I'm not certain it is proper to convert the verb metabolize into a noun using "er", but what the h.

PS. I just looked it up and indeed it is a proper noun. How nice is it to have a noun which can include any living entity including single cell creatures? What other noun derived from a verb can encompass all living organisms?

I wouldn't worry... usually you can sense how your body reacts. I'm sure I'd be on the wrong side, because when I drink coffee I can feel the caffeine creating pressure behind my ears and I get this burnt-out feeling... almost like a hyperactive exhaustion for lack of a better word. Cigarettes are equally as incompatible, as I get a nauseous headache from them. I'm sure I'm the fraction of the population in which these things kill easily!
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8/10/2012 11:30:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/10/2012 10:19:01 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:17:42 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:16:37 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:13:56 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 8/10/2012 10:12:50 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
I actually find a chocolate drink to be more of a boost than coffee. It also tastes better.

LOLOLOLOL. That was a very unfortunate choice of words for you.

I'm confus.

Sorry, it's late, I've been active all day, my mind isn't exactly totally with this right now.

It's not funny when I spell it out. Read it carefully.

Is it supposed to be somehow sexual/dirty?

Yes...
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8/11/2012 12:14:47 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I really can't go long without a cup of java or black tea.

I'm not much for buying coffee from places other than a nice breakfast restaurant, but Starbucks really makes a nice chilled chai tea.

Arabic coffees are also a nice strong and uplifting beverage
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