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Coffee and You

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As an addendum to the previous post, I'm curious:

1. Do you drink coffee?  If so, how much in a day?

2. What form of coffee do you usually drink?  (Regular coffee, cappuccino, espresso . . . )

4. How old were you when you started drinking coffee regularly?

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suricattus
Jul. 9th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
Strong, black, sweet, made in a French press. Two mugs a day, to get the brain kickstarted, then rarely the rest of the day (occasionally an espresso after dinner, if I'm out).

(on very warm days, I make it iced)

I grew up hating the smell of coffee - I was a tea and soda girl. Then I spent two weeks in Italy, where a decent cup of tea was impossible to find, and came home with a serious espresso macchiato jones. From there, it only got worse.

I will drink diner or Starbucks coffee, at need and under protest, but mostly I'm a snob.
spiziks
Jul. 9th, 2014 03:25 am (UTC)
Hmm . . . looks like you took up coffee drinking defensively, like some people take up smoking defensively. :)
suricattus
Jul. 9th, 2014 11:01 am (UTC)
Possibly, but now that I understand the allure of GOOD coffee, I'm not at all defensive about it. :-)

(I still have a cabinet of loose teas I enjoy a great deal...but I've mostly given up soda)
desperance
Jul. 9th, 2014 02:03 am (UTC)
Strong, black, unsweetened, all morning. My new doctor asked me how much I drank; I said a couple of pints (I make it in a cafetiere, twice); he said how much is that? I said four or five cups. This worried him. You'd do better with half that, he assured me. Half should be plenty. Do you know it's a stimulant?

Why yes, I said.

He was much less worried about how much I drink. America: ever bewildering to me.
spiziks
Jul. 9th, 2014 03:26 am (UTC)
Yeah--caffeine is apparently worse than alcohol. Go figure.
jhetley
Jul. 9th, 2014 02:03 am (UTC)
Two cups a day, straight black, I started when I was in the army. Nasty stuff, but necessary when you are on 24-hour duty.
spiziks
Jul. 9th, 2014 03:26 am (UTC)
It'll keep you awake, that's for sure!
desperance
Jul. 9th, 2014 02:03 am (UTC)
(Oh, and I was probably eleven or twelve, give or take. Before that I was a milk boy, but coffee and adolescence fit so well together, I've never seen the need to move on...)
grassrose
Jul. 9th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
I started in my early 20s... pseudo-cream and Equal at first, then straight unadulterated when I realized how many empty calories and chemicals I was ingesting. Strong black coffee got me through 12 years of rotating shift work. Now, I drink at most about half a pot a day, fresh ground.
mt_yvr
Jul. 9th, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
Starbucks (because I don't have access or ability to brew my own at the office ... otherwise HELLO), once in morning and once at noon. Black with hazelnut syrup and nothing else.

I used to drink a lot more of it but... stomach issues developed. So I'm good at that.

Weekends? Home brewed and same amount of coffee, really, but... drip. Gods Saturdays don't exist if I can't have my coffee.
spiziks
Jul. 10th, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC)
Mmm . . . hazelnut . . .
deborahjross
Jul. 9th, 2014 05:58 pm (UTC)
I drink coffee occasionally, less than once a week, most of the time less than once a month. Usually when I need the caffeine to drive safely. Like you, I love the smell but hate the headache. Taste is blech.

I'm a tea drinker, though. With milk and sweetener. I like flavored black teas best. Lady Grey, Irish or English Breakfast, Nutcracker Sweet from Celestial Seasonngs.
spiziks
Jul. 10th, 2014 01:55 pm (UTC)
There's a Lady Grey?
deborahjross
Jul. 10th, 2014 05:21 pm (UTC)
It's from Twinings. Less bergamot than Earl Grey, plus hints of citrus. I find it delightful as is, whereas I really need added milk for Earl Grey, as the bergamot is otherwise overpowering.
realmjit
Jul. 9th, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
I discovered sometime around 1990 the wonderous combination of chocolate milk and coffee. When I moved to the dorms in 1992, and free access to both (and a determination to get my money's worth out of that meal package), I learned my clever concoction had a very common name: Mocha. From there, I discovered Mt. Pleasant's kaffehausen...

I indulge in a 16 oz. mocha caramel with almond flavoring at least twice a week. Hot when Persephone's in residence as Queen of the Dead, over ice when she's home with Mummsy. Every damn day when Apollo's letting that idiot Phaeton drive the chariot. Biggby, bookstores, or the indie shops, Never Starbucks or the other chains. I will inquire if the restaurant is filling a machine with powder and pressing buttons or using an honest-to-gods espresso machine and freshly steamed milk.

the rest of the time, I drink Coke, tea, and milk. Coke Zero at home, MexiCoke at work, and Earl Grey or some herbal when it's cold. Never plain black. I have milk when I get home from work, or make myself a proper breakfast.

Edited at 2014-07-09 11:08 pm (UTC)
spiziks
Jul. 10th, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
The Pagan coffee calendar! I love it!
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