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So how important is coffee to you?

Ally, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

You really ARE the ILE equivalent of the Metro free newspaper, ace.

Sarah, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I tried it when I was a kid and thought it was the vilest substance on earth and vowed never to touch it again. Then. when I was about 17, i had a school project which involved staying up half the night to complete it, so I drank black coffeee to keep me awake. During my student days coffee became more or less essential. This was the way it stayed until a few weeks ago when I began to experience really extreme pains in my lower gut which the doctor diagnosed and irregular, involuntary spasms in my colon. I;'ve stayed off the cofee ever since. I thought that I would suffer really bad withdrawal symptoms but have actually found it quite bearable to avoid coffee. Now, when I would've had a cup of coffee I have a glass of water instead.

MarkH, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Coffee = gut pain and the shakes for me, so it is very important in the sense that it is vital I avoid it.

RickyT, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Thought I had sworn it off 4-evah, became sadly addicted again about 6 weeks ago.

Nicole, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Ah the shakes are part of the FUN. Although I must beware of morning coffee, especially fellow ILE-ers who make extremely good morning coffee, as it starts me off on the road to COFFEE MADNESS. Leading to me feeling very sick therefore having to eat something leading to drinking more coffee leading to the TWITCHING AND THE hyperdrive sequence (commence, hit it Pinback)!

Sarah, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Coffee is one of the joys of my existence, only it is difficult to get a nice flat white round here.

A friend of mine got a job in Starbucks in the US once, and she said that iced coffee over there was just coffee poured over ice. Is that true? Here it involves ice cream and other stuff

Menelaus Darcy, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Yes that's true. When you involve ice cream and stuff it becomes a milk shake.

Samantha, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Iced coffee American style: crushed ice, coffee, milk. Maybe sugar.

Iced coffee everywhere else is a frappe: cream, crushed ice, sugar, coffee.

Ice cream in coffee is a milkshake, only if you BLEND it.

suzy, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I would suck the ass of a bleeding camel if i knew it had coffee in it.

Geoff, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I'm drinking coffee right now. my day off so far has been unproductive. I got up at 2 and had a horrible greasy lunch where my friend works. I dont have the car today cos my brother took it so I'm stranded. I was going to get the bus to college but I'm lazy. Its been a hectic week and I'm now rambling on.......

Ronan, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Geoff, that's officially the most disgusting thing I ever heard.

I drink at least one cup of coffee a day. But I'm not addicted to it, like I can go for like 3 months without coffee, and then take it up again like that. I do that all the time. I apparently have some sort of caffiene immunity in my blood from my mom drinking like 5 pots a day while she was pregnant with me.

Ally, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

One "cup"? Surely one "pot" is more ILE standards. THIS REMINDS ME I was suposed to nick someones coffee machine but I have not done so yet maybe I should remedy this.

(At this point, Sarah remembers she does not even have a kettle)...

Sarah, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

You can get immunities like that?

That explains alot.

Ronan, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Never had the need to live off of it or anything. Very tasty, though, and good in various combinations. My preferred morning wake-up liquid is orange juice.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I make my own orange juice every morning with one of those funny machines. It's also my excercise for the day.

Ronan, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I have three coffeemakers, ALL of them have broken carafes. It sucks. When they weren't broken I made good cappucino.

Ally, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

DECAF!

I like coffee because it's the water of flavored beverages. A judicious amount of cream & sugar, and it's like drinking sweet warmth (which, right now, is fantastic).

Caffeine & me had a nasty break-up about 2 or 3 years ago. We still hook up every so often, but it's always a quickie, and nothing too serious. We have an understanding. Back in college, though, I was all about COKE - I constructed a tower wall of cans from the cases (cases!) of soda I downed on a daily basis. Now, my stomach winces every time I think of eating ... well, anything. But the drug used to LOVE me, oh yeah.

David Raposa, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

only drink it if there's *nothing* else as it is satan's brew. and when i do drink it i go doubly mad as i have to put loads of sugar in to take away the taste. caffiene and sugar frenzy = DUD.

katie, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

yayyyy - i grossed ally out...time for another camel.

Geoff, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Coffee is horrible. I never drink it. I've never had more than 3 cups in my entire life...smells great, tastes foul.

james, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I don't like coffee. I have long since sold my soul to The Coca-Cola Corporation of America. It serves all my caffeinous needs.

Tom, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Coffee is laxative.

Helen Fordsdale, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Seattle is home to excellent coffee... there's about 5 coffeehouses for every 1 fast food chain restaurant here. I'm not kidding.

Naturally, I got hooked on the sauce (my form: white chocolate mocha) for a while, but I quit right around the WTC tragedy. There was no need to make myself more tense, when I was already too tense.

I do think the smell of coffee is far, far better than the taste, though.

Brian MacDonald, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

(oh christ , haven't we been thu this already!)

Mike Hanle y, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I like the kind that tastes more than hot sweet light stuff than dark bitter actual COFFEE. And I hate hate hate Turkish coffee. I couldn't even gulp down a tiny cup to get my fortune read from it.

Maria, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Was up to about 4 XL's and a bottle of Jolt in high school, now Im down to about 2 XL Tim Hortons a day or homebrewed equivalent.

Lived ontop of a coffee shop for awhile and the smell in the morning of four pots brewing at once was amazing.

Mr Noodles, Wednesday, 17 October 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

one year passes...
What was this lost news story about?

N. (nickdastoor), Friday, 23 May 2003 01:49 (twenty years ago) link

coffee

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Friday, 23 May 2003 02:05 (twenty years ago) link

four years pass...

I feel like a douche ordering breves and even more of a couche since no one here knows what they are or how to make them. But they are so yum that I don't mind my true doucheness shining through.

Abbott, Friday, 28 September 2007 20:07 (sixteen years ago) link

hoochie coochie

carne asada, Friday, 28 September 2007 20:09 (sixteen years ago) link

fat

Abbott, Friday, 28 September 2007 20:09 (sixteen years ago) link

oh wow this is the 3rd thread this week where i've written what i wrote 6 years ago and been shocked! now i LOVE turkish coffee and real coffee without lots of syrups and crap in it!

Maria, Friday, 28 September 2007 20:57 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...

i like this essay. bring on the 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine.

tipsy mothra, Friday, 23 November 2007 18:17 (sixteen years ago) link

that is good. she never quite says it, but i like the idea of coffee as being partially responsible for the enlightenment.

negotiable, Friday, 23 November 2007 19:20 (sixteen years ago) link

It is difficult, at best, to get a good cup of coffee in San Francisco. Why this is, I have no idea.

libcrypt, Sunday, 25 November 2007 21:06 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Hypercoffee

So far, the Clover is still something of a cult object, with just over 200 machines scattered around the world. But it might soon become a common sight: Starbucks has just bought two.

Designed by three Stanford graduates, it lets the user program every feature of the brewing process, including temperature, water dose and extraction time. (It even has an Ethernet connection that can feed a complete record of its configurations to a Web database.) Not only is each cup brewed to order, but the way each cup is brewed can be tailored to a particular bean — light or dark roast, acidic or sweet, and so on.

The Clover works something like an inverted French press: coffee grounds go into a brew chamber, hot water shoots in and a powerful piston slowly lifts and plunges a filter, forcing the coffee out through a nozzle in the front. The final step, when a cake of spent grounds rises majestically to the top, is so titillating to coffee fanatics that one of them posted a clip of it on YouTube.

“There is some gee-whizness to it,” said Doug Zell, a founder of Intelligentsia. “But hopefully the focus goes back to the cup of coffee.”

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 January 2008 19:12 (sixteen years ago) link

In the grand tradition of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_room_coffee_pot";>Trojan Room coffee pot</a>.

In the meantime, coffee? Yes please!

j.lu, Thursday, 24 January 2008 19:55 (sixteen years ago) link

this shit is not good for you

and what, Thursday, 24 January 2008 19:57 (sixteen years ago) link

but it's the future! of shit that's not good for you

rrrobyn, Thursday, 24 January 2008 20:26 (sixteen years ago) link

(It even has an Ethernet connection that can feed a complete record of its configurations to a Web database.)

Oh ffs.

stevienixed, Thursday, 24 January 2008 20:38 (sixteen years ago) link

this shit is not good for you

They can take my coffee away...when they pry my cold dead fingers off the cup.

j.lu, Thursday, 24 January 2008 20:43 (sixteen years ago) link

Hahaha the last sentence on the first para made me think somehow the last automatic step the machine did was upload a video of itself to Youtube.

Abbott, Friday, 25 January 2008 00:55 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.discostyle.com/discochart/191-200/192b.jpg

deej, Friday, 25 January 2008 01:00 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.discostyle.com/discochart/191-200/192.jpg

^^^^^^great album

deej, Friday, 25 January 2008 01:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, man, I would pay nearly anything for a coffeemaker that was constantly uploading pictures of itself to its MySpace page and stuff

nabisco, Friday, 25 January 2008 02:01 (sixteen years ago) link

"got wasteed with the toaster last nite, LOL, i was still makin irish coffee in the morning . man im so bord now, why is the water hear so HARD"

nabisco, Friday, 25 January 2008 02:03 (sixteen years ago) link

BREWMACHINE'S BLOG

MADE COFFEE

Category: Dining
Current mood: Silly

I made the coffee. I made it. I shot the water into it. Now it is coffee. This was 121º F. It is coffee now. I made the coffee. See my Flicker account.

<link to video>

Abbott, Friday, 25 January 2008 02:05 (sixteen years ago) link

How do I shot water

Ned Raggett, Friday, 25 January 2008 02:20 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Okay, I'm DESPERATE. I want a proper cappuccino/caffe latte maker. So I need a cappuccino machine, right? Anyone have any ideas on which one to get? I don't want one which uses Nespresso (fuck that). Pads are alright but a bonus, not the main thing.

*sigh*

stevienixed, Thursday, 13 March 2008 18:48 (fifteen years ago) link

"whats the pee stand for?"

"im selling it to americans to put in their coffee"

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 January 2024 18:36 (one month ago) link

couple thoughts on the vienna convo

1 most pizza in new york city isnt that great but almost none of it is bad, most places that are famous for a thing are like that you still have to know where to get the good stuff but the baseline is high

2 if a place has a big culture around something its usually pretty stuck in its ways so it doesnt keep up with the latest stuff, a cup of diner coffee in america is often still pretty bad but if you go to a new fancy coffee shop you might get amazing coffee, the people running that coffee shop felt no allegiance to the culture of bad diner coffee so it wasnt a big deal to try something new

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 January 2024 18:50 (one month ago) link

btw re that 1st point its awesome when a place is really into a thing everyones got an opinion a favorite place theres tons of choice variety etc

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 January 2024 18:58 (one month ago) link

Had interesting coffee experiences on a Balkan trip a while back. In Sarajevo, the Bosnian coffee is a particular thing, mostly like Turkish coffee (i.e. pan heated, very strong) but with its own variation: https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20140707-the-complicated-culture-of-bosnian-coffee. But then right next door in Croatia, which of course was part of the Republic of Venice, the Italian coffee culture is dominant and it's all espresso-based drinks.

Yep that’s otm ime (re Bosnian, I don’t recall having coffee in Croatia when I was there). It was special.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 21 January 2024 19:09 (one month ago) link

Re: milk substitutes, almond milk would be my choice but I avoid that due to the amount of water needed to produce it. (I imagine a lot of the water is still reclaimed for use, but it's still an enormous amount for a relatively modest amount of physical product.) Oat milk I don't mind because I like oatmeal, but in terms of taste I'd recommend Silk's unsweetened soy milk - whatever they do to it, it lives up to its name with the silky and smooth cream-like texture. (I've been a big soy milk drinker simply because it's a perfect alternative to dairy if you have problems drinking milk and it's long been a staple in Asian supermarkets where you can get gallon jugs that are pretty cheap, but it typically leaves in enough texture to let you know it's made from ground up soybeans.)

birdistheword, Sunday, 21 January 2024 20:04 (one month ago) link

oat milk is carb-city for me (type 2)
i tend to go with unsweetened almond milk, most places do a pretty decent job with it
- if i do it at home i add a dash of half & half, the fat helps w microfoam & it turns out quite nice & silky

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 January 2024 20:12 (one month ago) link

I have also not had good coffee in Vienna, even at a very nice place with marble tabletops and cut glass decanters everywhere but i know they are famous for basically inventing “cafe culture” in the late 17th century so i dunno maybe i was just in the wrong place

A close friend loves Julius Meinl and I was surprised to see what was its first U.S. location in Chicago, which apparently had been there for 20 years. (I found out recently it closed in 2022. There were several other locations in Chicago as well, but they also closed.) I honestly can't remember much about the coffee, I only had it a few times (albeit in Chicago, not Vienna), so I imagine it was good and reliable but not mind-blowing.

The greatest cup of coffee I ever had was in Barcelona. Café con leche, right when they opened in the morning. I just got off the Eurotrain from Paris, and I felt like complete shit because I was rudely awakened in the middle night (not coffee related, so I'll explain later.) So I really, REALLY needed a good cup of coffee and man did that cup deliver in every possible way. I even took a photo to commemorate it - it was that good, like "this is THE best coffee moment I've ever had and ever will have." I wish I remember the place, but I did research it and it was highly recommended and within walking distance of the train station.

Anyway, re: the train, when I first got on, some weird, angry looking guy was sitting on my assigned bunk, so I thought, "well, it's just a bed, they're all the same" so I took what was presumably his. Then in the middle of the night, I was shaken awake and had a light shined in my face by these guys that looked like rail company employees. They all spoke in French or Spanish, I forgot which, and I just said "what's going on?" They clearly were looking for someone else, and it took them a second to realize it was the guy in my assigned bed. They woke him up, spoke to him, and he drowsily got on his shoes and gathered his stuff and walked out with them. I went back to sleep, but in the morning I thought I should complain and be boorish. So I half-yelled at the guy who goes around waking passengers, saying "this is totally not cool, I paid for a sleeping car to get a good night's sleep!" and asked why they did all that shit, and it turns out the police was looking for that guy and they arrested him and took him off the train. Due to a language barrier, I couldn't quite understand what the guy did, but it kind of scared the shit out of me.

birdistheword, Sunday, 21 January 2024 20:19 (one month ago) link

that's a good night train story

inter railing with the then ms mac in 200X (i must protect the lady's modesty) we took the night train from vienna to prague and it wended its way along what was then the eu border and each time the same guards came in and woke us and asked for our passports and on the thirs such event she threw a slipper at them and there was An Incident

i dont remember the first coffee thereafter but the one wa
we had in vienna just before embarking was good

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 January 2024 21:07 (one month ago) link

/each time we crossed it/

moral of the story night trains in europe are good its like dickens/christie/hitchcock would have you believe basically

lagoon otm above obv

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 January 2024 21:08 (one month ago) link

Disagree, we got an overnight train from Ukraine to Poland once, train stopped near the border around 2am in freezing weather, everyone got put off the train, we had to change to a different one, border guards came on the new train before we could progress. Not the best experience.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 21 January 2024 21:10 (one month ago) link

iirc this a coffee thread not a euro travel humblebrag thread

jk jk

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 21 January 2024 21:30 (one month ago) link

Sant’ Eustachio in Rome

One of my favorite places. Went back in 2022 after not being there for 12 years and it was still great.

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Sunday, 21 January 2024 21:35 (one month ago) link

lol, xp

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Sunday, 21 January 2024 21:36 (one month ago) link

Best coffee I’ve ever had maybe summer of 95, a huge self made French inspired cafe au lait in a fuckin’ bowl

calstars, Sunday, 21 January 2024 21:37 (one month ago) link

Disagree, we got an overnight train from Ukraine to Poland once

not europe, away with u

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Sunday, 21 January 2024 21:46 (one month ago) link

One of my favorite places. Went back in 2022 after not being there for 12 years and it was still great

They sell their beans online. Incredibly good coffee even at home

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 21 January 2024 21:53 (one month ago) link

The awesome thing about Italy is you can get pretty decent espresso just about anywhere for 1 euro, maybe 2 if you want to sit down, and that includes tax.

o. nate, Sunday, 21 January 2024 22:16 (one month ago) link

Good info

calstars, Sunday, 21 January 2024 22:26 (one month ago) link

I mean maybe Blue Bottle is slightly more complex or smooth or something, but you're looking at almost $6 after the obligatory tip.

o. nate, Sunday, 21 January 2024 22:29 (one month ago) link

Disagree, we got an overnight train from Ukraine to Poland once

not europe, away with u


Wow ok GEERT

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 21 January 2024 22:31 (one month ago) link

The BB Nola is tasty on ice

calstars, Sunday, 21 January 2024 22:37 (one month ago) link

I make coffee at home every morning and it’s fine

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Monday, 22 January 2024 06:10 (one month ago) link

last time I went to buy beans at my local coffee roaster, they were out of the one I usually get, so I decided to try some new ones. One of the ones I got was the Viennese Blend. I opened it today and oof, the coffee tastes like drinking an ashtray.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Monday, 22 January 2024 16:34 (one month ago) link

Yeah, for drip coffee I kind of feel like the best coffee is the one I make at home, since at this point I can basically make it the way I like it. As long as I have some good quality, carefully roasted, fresh beans to work with, I can usually dial in the grind and method to get it pretty good by the second or third try, which is as good as I find at any outside coffee shop, for my taste at least.

o. nate, Monday, 22 January 2024 17:55 (one month ago) link

I love Warren Zanes's coffee story about Tom Petty - he didn't include it in his book, but after Petty died, he published it in Rolling Stone as a tribute.

Basically, Petty has the best coffee he's ever had at this diner north of Malibu, so he asks about it, and it's just Maxwell House, so he asks “can I see how you make it?” The manager takes Petty into the kitchen, where he sees a Bunn Automatic coffeemaker ("The Bunn Automatic is a pretty standard fixture. For the places that do high-volume work, their units are professional-grade, tied into the plumbing rather than just sitting on the countertop.") So Petty installed two machines in his home, and later, following the example of a private chef who made an especially good cup of Maxwell House, he made sure that anyone making coffee use a knife to level off every cup of coffee grounds that was measured out, it had to be exact. Then Zanes elaborates:

Had I ever seen Tom Petty without a cup of coffee? I wasn’t sure I had. When he walked onto his bus after a show, the crowd still thinking they might get one more song, there was a cup of coffee waiting for him. On the plane? A cup of coffee. At the Heartbreaker clubhouse? Coffee...

Yes, he told me, he’d tried some espresso, made backstage by one of the Heartbreakers. I’m guessing Benmont Tench or Steve Ferrone, but Petty didn’t say. He just said he didn’t get it. Should a cup of coffee be over that quickly? Is what’s good for tequila good for coffee? He didn’t answer the question, just looked at me in a way that said, No, it isn’t, Warren. What he was after in a cup of coffee, he explained, was something he found in a Gainesville diner, where he could sit for hours, getting refills, wrapping his fingers around a cup that kept being replenished. This, I came to believe, is what this coffee story was all about. It wasn’t about coffee. Not exactly.

And I totally get Zanes point, because if I'm having coffee at home, that's what I like to do - just chill for a while and have a big, warm cup wrapped in my fingers and be able to nurse it for a while. I almost never have espresso or anything like that at home, only when I'm out at a restaurant or café with someone.

(I'm not really a Maxwell House drinker, but I don't think it's bad either - I would not turn down a cup if I was at a diner.)

birdistheword, Monday, 22 January 2024 18:40 (one month ago) link

I still remember, back in the 80s, the satisfaction of a cigarette and a cup of coffee after a cheeseburger. I wonder if Tom Petty enjoyed the same feeling with weed. Seems to be the most likely explanation for his love of Maxwell House.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Monday, 22 January 2024 19:23 (one month ago) link

I got a Cafelat Robot (lever espresso machine) over the holidays, which totally flips the effort-to-enjoyment-time ratio of drip coffee. Except the time and care to make the espresso is part of the pleasure, and the tiny perfect beverage is like this 30-second pause to stop & engage the senses. And then it's over and I'm back to my day. Sort of a cross between wine/scotch tasting, microdosing and meditation. I'm a fan, though I get that it's not for everyone.

dinnerboat, Monday, 22 January 2024 21:41 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

The iced oat mocha (or “ICM”) has become my weekend jam. So thick and creamy and delish

calstars, Monday, 19 February 2024 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

Realized I was tipping the barista who makes my IOM half of what I pay the bartender to open a can of beer

calstars, Saturday, 24 February 2024 19:01 (one week ago) link

are you tipping on the ipad or like government money?

Swen, Saturday, 24 February 2024 19:05 (one week ago) link

Real money

calstars, Saturday, 24 February 2024 19:07 (one week ago) link

good man

Swen, Saturday, 24 February 2024 20:07 (one week ago) link

I managed to go two weeks without coffee and it was hard, compared with meat (January) or alcohol (one random week, might do it seriously later). It was probably the first time I stopped a daily consumption started in my... early or mid twenties. The week was mostly fine, I drank juice, the coffee at work is bad anyway, but on the weekend when you lay down a real breakfast and there's a steaming coffeepot but it's not for you ! How do you replace the pleasure you want.

Nabozo, Sunday, 25 February 2024 14:11 (one week ago) link

brother why you do this to yourself

lag∞n, Sunday, 25 February 2024 14:14 (one week ago) link

I read it was technically the most consumed "drug" in the world, with 90%+ adults drinking it everyday in the US, and I got curious.

Nabozo, Sunday, 25 February 2024 14:24 (one week ago) link

Curious about what it is we're all trying to stave off with it? That's too adventurous for me

H.P, Sunday, 25 February 2024 14:25 (one week ago) link

But yes I also did this and literally the first day I was asking myself "why do I gave a headache and why is everything in life suddenly bad?" And then I realised and it didn't get any better for like a week

H.P, Sunday, 25 February 2024 14:26 (one week ago) link

Ah, physiologically the worst of it was over in 36 hours and I didn't get a headache. I thought maybe my body would reactivate some natural process that caffeine takes over, but not really, it's like you're 5% asleep and can't knock it off. So I can report there is indeed a point to drinking coffee, thank you for attending my TED talk.

Nabozo, Sunday, 25 February 2024 14:52 (one week ago) link

I went on a two-week coffee fast some years back. It was mostly fine, I think I had two very mild headaches early on and then no noticeable physical or even really psychological effects. Maybe felt a little more tired in the mornings? But I certainly didn't feel any better. So my conclusion was, why would I not drink coffee?

who doesnt like a nice coffee

lag∞n, Sunday, 25 February 2024 15:04 (one week ago) link

I brew a pot every two days at least. and I'm talking a big pot. I can drink coffee at midnight no problem. I'm wired that way. I can report that after years of trying, almond milk does not go with it. I'm solidly a half and half guy now. I like to drink coffee out of a wine glass.

Swen, Sunday, 25 February 2024 15:29 (one week ago) link

I’m making a shift to 1 reg coff and anything subsequent to be decaf. For the quitters, why not just switch to decaf (honest question)?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 25 February 2024 15:31 (one week ago) link

Ah, physiologically the worst of it was over in 36 hours and I didn't get a headache. I thought maybe my body would reactivate some natural process that caffeine takes over, but not really, it's like you're 5% asleep and can't knock it off. So I can report there is indeed a point to drinking coffee, thank you for attending my TED talk.

― Nabozo, Sunday, 25 February 2024 9:52 AM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

it’s kind of hilarious and wonderful how non-addictive coffee is. we just drink it every day because it’s good. not sure it should even quality as a drug

flopson, Sunday, 25 February 2024 17:56 (one week ago) link

Today I tipped $3 on my IOM, I think that is the right amount

calstars, Sunday, 25 February 2024 18:55 (one week ago) link

i would go broke!

Swen, Sunday, 25 February 2024 19:42 (one week ago) link

I was just in Mexico and I found myself only drinking like 1/2 cup per day (down from 2-3) because it was hot and I didn't have great coffee. Felt fine.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 26 February 2024 17:14 (one week ago) link

That said, I got mildly irate when the airport's only coffee option appeared to be a Starbucks, and on top of that the line was really long. Eventually I walked around and found a little bar that had an espresso machine and no line though.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 26 February 2024 17:32 (one week ago) link

it's gotten very difficult to buy just about the only coffee I like now (Boyd's Red Wagon blend) for some reason so now I have to have it shipped to me from the maker in big boxes, which led to me confronting the fact that I spend $40 a week on coffee (this is coffee at home, not coffee out) but given that that's for 3 people who drink multiple cups a morning I suppose that isn't that bad. I never buy coffee out anymore unless I'm at a restaurant.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Monday, 26 February 2024 19:57 (one week ago) link

not really coffe but Koffe Kup donuts were my love, then they went ou t of business. what kind of &*^%^%$ is that

| (Latham Green), Monday, 26 February 2024 20:46 (one week ago) link


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