What's ur morning coffee routine

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    Sep 06, 2014 9:23 AM GMT
    What's ur morning coffee routine, what do you do .....

    Once I get my coffee I sit out on my back porch and enjoy my coffee, I'm relaxed cause wearing only tank top undies socks and flip flops.
    I do this rain.or not.
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    Sep 06, 2014 10:26 AM GMT
    Ratboy saidWhat's ur morning coffee routine, what do you do .....

    Once I get my coffee I sit out on my back porch and enjoy my coffee, I'm relaxed cause wearing only tank top undies socks and flip flops.
    I do this rain.or not.


    socks AND flip-flops?

    As for me, my cup-at-a-time brewer usually gets hit twice in the morning. Once when I first get up into a sippy travel mug while I take the dog on a stroll up the block to do his business... and then again into a real mug after I shower and have a few minutes to cruise the news sites before work.

    and by "News Sites" I mean "RealJock"... icon_lol.gif
  • SENCGuy1

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    Sep 06, 2014 12:11 PM GMT
    It takes at least 6 cups for me to start the day...black, nothing added.
  • Markz0ne45

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    Sep 06, 2014 1:31 PM GMT
    I get my coffee black only and it needs to be from organic farms that don't sell GMO robusta. I am now a black coffee entirely, but when I am away from home and those TSA chodes won't let me bring anything.....I need t drink that crap coffee again.

    I drink coffee in my boxers and sit at my computer in the morning, I use honey instead of sugar.
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    Sep 06, 2014 2:05 PM GMT
    I have a Jura Super-Automatic. Feed it whole beans and water, espresso comes out.

    Morning: double shot. Adding half-n-half cuts the acid.

    Right now, using Starbucks Light Roast vernada, I think. I can buy it at more retail outlets around me than anything else. Only challenge is it has more oil than Illy, so I have to use $5 cleaning tabs more often.
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    Sep 06, 2014 2:28 PM GMT
    No coffee, I have a morning tea routine. I heat the water in the microwave, never to full boil, then pour it into the teapot, where I've put a couple of teabags (large British style without strings). I put the teapot on a warming area of the glass stovetop, and pour from it over the next few hours while checking the news online, my email, and chatting on places like RJ.

    Meanwhile, my husband brews a single cup of coffee in the Keurig, and toasts a bagel. He takes them outside to sit on the covered patio, overlooking the river right below. On Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays he reads the delivered local newspaper.

    He looks so adorable out there, with his paper and coffee, an image from a bygone age in the US. I rarely join him, though, that's his quiet time, as this computer is mine.
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    Sep 06, 2014 2:31 PM GMT
    When I was working, it was Tasters Choice and a packet of Swiss Miss or something similar. Now that I'm retired, it's either brew up a pot of French Roast, or, especially on college football Saturdays like today, hit up 7-11 for a Hazelnut with a shot of Abuelita, French Vanilla, and Caramel. Iced tea keeps me going until 2 or so, when my self-imposed caffeine curfew begins. Starbucks? NEVER!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 06, 2014 2:44 PM GMT
    I don't drink coffee and never have, but I do have a routine for most mornings... and that involves a morning cardio (and weight training) step up to start the day. It isn't my regular gym workout that comes later in the day, but a great starter and I really do enjoy it!
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Sep 06, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
    1-2 cups of medium or dark roast, with a bit of half and half to cut the acid. I get aphthous ulcers (canker sores) if I drink too much black coffee.
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    Sep 06, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    Early morning ritual : Get up , put on gymnshorts and go for a run with my little four legged mate ,come back to my flat , pour myself a cup of black and white coffee , then go on my terrace and watch the sun raise on Castle Hill .
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    Sep 06, 2014 4:44 PM GMT
    I start out with a small orange juice. (While the espresso machine is warming up.) In nice weather like today, out on the deck. Naked of course. All of my pets come up one at a time for their ritual good morning greeting. Then I go do morning chores.
    After that, I usually have a cafe latte with breakfast and another after while I'm still reading the news and journals. And getting the WOD from Realjock.

    Years ago, during an extended stay at a small hotel, the proprietor insisted that OJ comes before coffee. No exceptions. It sort of stuck.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Sep 06, 2014 5:08 PM GMT
    I am a first class insomniac.

    So, I wake up long before the sunrise, read all the interesting news, check the mail, etc. all in bed. Whoever first thought of those iPads has my gratitude.

    Some 90 min before the sunrise, I march out for my Nordic walk. I'd drink couple of glasses of pure water before getting out. The Coursera or similar is piping in the words of academic wisdom, while I am walking the long pier.

    I am typically back home at the sunrise. I shower, and the full-size coffee thing produces your usual Starbucks Latte without anything sweet in it. Few people openly admit that they are my friends just because I have this machine icon_smile.gif I am actually not big when it comes to coffee, but yeah, this supersomething machine spits out the finest brew you would want to have. I am not big on saving when it comes to my pleasures either, so yeah, I buy whatever is deemed the best at the market at any given time.

    I take my mug to either my half open study, weather-permitting or go the enclosed study den to tackle the dayicon_smile.gif

    But I travel a lot, too, and am totally flexible. If there is a an early riser, fine, if not, I just move onicon_smile.gif

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    Sep 06, 2014 5:15 PM GMT
    Rhi_Bran said1-2 cups of medium or dark roast, with a bit of half and half to cut the acid. I get aphthous ulcers (canker sores) if I drink too much black coffee.


    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262
    Possible triggers for canker sores include:

    •Food sensitivities, particularly to chocolate, coffee, strawberries, eggs, nuts, cheese and highly acidic foods, such as pineapple
    •A diet lacking in vitamin B-12, zinc, folate (folic acid) or iron


    All my fave foods, of course.

    I gave up coffee in my 30s when I stopped eating meats, sodas etc., but cranked up with coffee again when research indicated it seems to be helpful in at least delaying Alzheimer's, which comes down one line of my great grandparents (so it might miss me but still a concern).

    I definitely find less occurrence with canker as long as I'm up on my vitamins and so besides a multi I also take a B-complex.

    I didn't take note at the time but as I've dealt with canker my whole life, I don't recall any decrease during the period when I stopped coffee. My feeling which I think is experience-based is that vitamin B makes the bigger difference.

    My coffee routine is about a four to six-cup measure (two big mugs, actually) of Folgers classic roast which I learned about when my sister-in-law once served it after dinner, and I enjoy that with a teaspoon of raw sugar and a small amount of half and half, just enough to lend it some body while keeping it fairly dark. I'm not real into all the fussy coffees.
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    Sep 06, 2014 5:40 PM GMT
    I have a french press that I keep forgetting to get coffee for - LOL! I'm considering getting a coffee-maker. In the meantime I often have tea. I take both with 1 sugar, and a smidge of half-and-half - though I CAN drink them black (now that I'm an "adult") if necessary.

    I will usually have a coffee in my mid-day to give me some pep. Just one.
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    Sep 06, 2014 6:26 PM GMT
    SENCGuy1 saidIt takes at least 6 cups for me to start the day...black, nothing added.


    I throw the first cup directly in my face. Then head to the shower.
  • mountaindude2

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    Sep 06, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    Rhi_Bran said1-2 cups of medium or dark roast, with a bit of half and half to cut the acid. I get aphthous ulcers (canker sores) if I drink too much black coffee.


    Have recently removed coffee from my daily routine altogether. Never cared much for it; only drank it for the energy value. The ironic thing is I started to realize that I had more energy when I missed my morning two cups. Turns out I have an intolerance to the coffee BEAN! It was actually bringing me down! Since then my daily enegy level, mood, and attitude on life in general has gone through the roof!

    My morning routine now includes a warm cup of chinese oolong tea with a splash of half & half & teaspoon of organic sugar while I catch the early Today Show at 4:30.
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    Sep 06, 2014 6:39 PM GMT
    grind or use CostCo pre ground always add Cinnamon. Setup the night before. Add soy milk than sugar than pour coffee in the cup. Lately been using Disney Villain cups.

    Week days set the timer . 5:50am and make only 1/2 a pot. Weekends have it so all you do is turn the switch on.

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    Sep 06, 2014 7:05 PM GMT
    i dont drink coffee icon_smile.gif

    coffee cake/food though. yes plz
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    Sep 06, 2014 7:22 PM GMT
    Never have been much of a morning person..

    Morning coffee is strong, no sugar, skim milk.

    Accompanied by a huge bowl of oatmeal with protein powder and a ton of fresh fruit.

    All taken in bed while I find the courage to actually get up.
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    Sep 06, 2014 7:22 PM GMT
    I don't drink coffee.
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    Sep 06, 2014 8:13 PM GMT
    That Keurig machine is programmed for 5:30 am, and I just have to hit BREW to get my am fix. I read the news on the internet, then get ready for work and the last thing I do before I leave is prep another to take with me.

    I'm not a drink-coffee-all-day guy, but I like to sip on my coffee all thru the am, and I have a great THERMOS-brand travel mug, which keeps that coffee STEAMING hot from 7 am until way past 11!!!!

    And as much as I enjoy the premium coffees from chains and Whole Foods, my daily coffee of choice, believe it or not, is Folger's Breakfast Blend. Mild, like the way I hope my days are!
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    Sep 06, 2014 8:19 PM GMT
    One big mug of Folger's 100% Columbian in the am and I'm set.
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    Sep 06, 2014 8:26 PM GMT
    garyinla saidThat Keurig machine is programmed for 5:30 am, and I just have to hit BREW to get my am fix. I read the news on the internet, then get ready for work and the last thing I do before I leave is prep another to take with me.

    I'm not a drink-coffee-all-day guy, but I like to sip on my coffee all thru the am, and I have a great THERMOS-brand travel mug, which keeps that coffee STEAMING hot from 7 am until way past 11!!!!

    And as much as I enjoy the premium coffees from chains and Whole Foods, my daily coffee of choice, believe it or not, is Folger's Breakfast Blend. Mild, like the way I hope my days are!

    Maybe I'm missing something, but why would a Keurig need to have a timer? It makes coffee instantly as soon as you hit the button.
  • somedaytoo

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    Sep 06, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
    As long as my mug is never empty I'm good.
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    Sep 07, 2014 2:08 AM GMT
    Lately I've been drinking a lot of cold brew. I put a bunch of grounds in a pitcher with water for 48 hours then strain it. Even with cheap coffee it comes out smooth, low acid and VERY caffeinated. I cut it 2-1 with milk.