Cup of Joe... Yes or No?

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    Dec 07, 2007 2:49 PM GMT
    I have heard coffee is good and coffee is bad. I feel like I can't live with it and I can't live without it.

    I don't know what to do, I believe coffee is likely healthy if you drink 1-2 cups a day. Like anything else, moderation is key.

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    Dec 07, 2007 4:51 PM GMT
    Coffee grows naturaly and you mix it with water, also natural, what could be bad about it? and I admit, I drink at least 6 cups if not more every day. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 07, 2007 4:52 PM GMT
    I dunno... it hurts my stomach though... I'm a tea drinker.
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    Dec 07, 2007 4:53 PM GMT
    Coffee good. Very good. Very very good.

    Only thing with caffeine to be aware of is when you consume it. If taken three to four hours before you go to sleep it'll disrupt your sleep cycle.
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    Dec 07, 2007 5:21 PM GMT
    The coffee shop I go to has this fun drink called a Broiler Maker.

    4 shots of espresso
    fill glass to top with a blend of your choice

    Talk about being wired...

    I also found out that the lighter the blend, the more caffeine. I don't imagine there's much of a diffrence, though.
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    Dec 07, 2007 5:34 PM GMT
    Yeah, plants can't run away, so they make poisons. We enjoy eating tasty plants, so we grow livers. That's life. Things that are 100% safe (if there are any) are boring.

    And caffeine is a semi-volatile - the roasting process evaporates it. Dark roasts can have half the caffeine or less compared to green stuff.

    One thing for sure, life is too short for bad coffee.

    (During harvest season, my workday is 0400 - 2000. I breakfast on a triple latte in a go-cup and cherries (also loaded with caffeine and salycilates) plucked from the trees as I go.
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    Dec 07, 2007 6:02 PM GMT
    spryte21 wrote: "...Coffee grows naturaly and you mix it with water, also natural, what could be bad about it? ..."

    Belladonna groqs naturaly and you mix it with water, also natural, what could be bad about it?

    Coffee- luckily - doesn't meet most peoples definition of poison; however...

    Even those things that may be beneficial to you are best taken in moderation.

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    Dec 07, 2007 6:57 PM GMT
    On several occasions over the years, I stopped drinking coffee. After a few months, I always went back to drinking my 2 cups (one mug) every morning. I just didn't see any physical benefit to going without it. I suppose if someone is concerned about the environmental impact of coffee plantations, that might be a reason to cut back -- but there is organic coffee.
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    Dec 07, 2007 7:26 PM GMT
    I have one small 6oz cup a day. I used to drink a whole pot of coffee a day.

    When I wanted to start gaining weight, my nutritionist told me to stop drinking coffee - as it speeds up your metabolism. If you already have problems gaining weight, than drinking coffee is not going to help.


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    Dec 07, 2007 7:50 PM GMT
    I try to keep my coffee drinking to a minimum, so I have a cup at home and a 1/2 cup at work.

    But, I do usually have a can of Diet Coke at lunch to get me through the afternoon.

    I try to cut down on both during the weekend.
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    Dec 07, 2007 8:07 PM GMT
    For years, I only really enjoyed my morning coffees exactly like this ... 32899556-M.jpg
    ... with a shot of Sambucca or Frangelico, and a cig (or six). Any one of the Trinity would set off wicked cravings for the others.

    So, yeah, coffee's really bad... for me.
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    Dec 08, 2007 12:50 AM GMT
    I can't stop drinking coffee I feel addicted. I have read though that it the body considers it a poision and it decreases certain vitamin absorption. I dunno.
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    Dec 08, 2007 1:14 AM GMT
    I love coffee, but for me, it's an angrier and edgier pick-me-up, so I limit myself to once a week. The rest of the week I drink a blend of black tea and yerba mate.
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    Dec 08, 2007 1:17 AM GMT
    I'm with StipperRocco, tea drinking all the way. Great tea snob here.

    I don't even like the taste of coffee in anything. I hate kahlua, tiramisu, coffee ice cream, etc.
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    Dec 08, 2007 1:33 AM GMT
    I'm a yerba mate drinker myself. I might have some coffee once or twice a month. Of course, now I also add in some hot cocoa.
  • Alan95823

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    Dec 08, 2007 2:08 AM GMT
    Allergic to coffee, so no tiramisu or mocha-flavored anything for me.

    I get a lot of my favorite teas from www.mightyleaf.com, they've got lots of neat stuff.
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    Dec 08, 2007 8:53 AM GMT
    I found I lost weight on coffee... damn metabolism, lol! One or two cups isn't a bad thing: just don't be taking creatine at the same time.
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    Dec 08, 2007 1:25 PM GMT
    aside from the whole "health conscious" aspect of coffee is the opportunity to engage in great convo around a pot. at times, i think i enjoy that more than the coffee itself.

    but don't get me wrong, i choose not to live without my grande black-eye in the morning.

    You see, Lainie, this is all we need...
    a couple of smokes, a cup of coffee...
    And a little bit of conversation.
    You and me and five bucks.
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    Dec 09, 2007 6:42 PM GMT
    I don't care if coffee is bad or not, I'm having my cup in the morning!
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    Dec 09, 2007 7:24 PM GMT
    hells thats how I feel, I mean I just can't move if I don't have my coffee.
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    Dec 09, 2007 8:24 PM GMT
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    Dec 10, 2007 3:22 PM GMT
    that coffee looks way too orange for me to trust it, did you slip something in there? LOL
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    Dec 10, 2007 9:26 PM GMT
    ITJock--> Bellodonna has many practical uses even in todays modern medicine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadly_nightshade
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    Dec 11, 2007 5:13 PM GMT
    sorry to burst your bubble guys here, well speaking of coffee it is good in the sense that it keeps you awake and makes you feel energitic because of the caffine that is in there. but it will kill you slowly it sort of nervousness, irritability, anxiety, tremulousness, muscle twitching (hyperreflexia), insomnia, headaches, respiratory alkalosis and heart palpitations.
    those are some of the medical terms i used in class.
    but if simplier to say
    if you were to drink coffee it will kill cells and it dehydrates you more soo when you grow older you look really really old. if you are looking in the context of staying young...
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    Dec 11, 2007 5:16 PM GMT
    i can't function without coffee