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so... i ate a scoop of fresh ground coffee.

worked great for about 20 minutes! the crash from that was pretty horrible, though.

Ouch. I can believe that.
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People Who Order Coffee Black Are More Likely To Be Psychopaths

 

 

MUAHAHAHAHA!

 

It just so happens that that's how I like my coffee. It's not because I'm a psycho. It's just because I'm lazy. I got tired of the cream and sugar chores for every cup of coffee I drank, so I learned to drink it black. It's actually better that way. You can taste the richness of the coffee; something you can't do when you're drinking those silly overpriced cafe mocha-choca-locka carp you get at StarSucks.

 

Oh, laziness is also how I started drinking Jack Daniels straight back in my youthful (read as FUN) daze! :)

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And if you women out there really want to take the measure of a man, don't worry about how he takes his coffee or whisky. Pay more attention to what the inside of his car or truck looks like; that will give you much more insight into his real personality. :yes:

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Yeah, but you're a techie psychopath. ;)

 

A geek with attitude. Could he be the next Linus ??? :devil:

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I guess I'm a psychopath too. I can't stand anything in my coffee.

 

You judge how good a spouse a man will be by the way he treats his mother.

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ha. that's amusing. folks can find relationships between any 2 things they like. it's kinda like global warming.

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I hate stereo typing .... it's so off the wall.

 

I don't take my coffee black. I like it light and sweet. It messes with my stomach even that way. ;) But I love me some good strong columbian coffee light and sweet.

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was hoping to find a pix of lisa douglas pouring her tar-thick coffee... but the internet disappoints again.

 

that pix would be perfect for this thread. :D

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Well after almost 20 yrs drinking nothing but coffee I started getting gut pains after the first cup in the morning . Then later in the day I started getting a dull ache in the kidney region. So for the past two weeks I've been having pint mugs of Indian or Ceylon tea instead of my beloved coffee.. Big difference ,no pain or aches. Still getting the adrenalin lift ,maybe not so intense , but nontheless a lift.

 

Still got the desire for a good cup of coffee though .

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My dad had stomach pains. The doc told him to drink tea in the morning. That limited his coffee intake. That became his new normal routine.

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As a change of pace, I brew Assam tea from a plantation in India. It is pretty

darned good. Reminds me the most of that Indian restaurant style tea. The

Indians definitely know how to make good tea. Taught the British, they did.

Addicted an entire nation to it, they did. Talk like Yoda, I do... Oh, a few

drops of stevia in mine for enhanced flavor. Honey is slightly better but I'm

cutting down on sugar...

 

David

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I'm a big fan of cooking shows and I noticed that a trick a lot of them used was to add instant coffee to chocolate recipes to enhance to the chocolate flavor. So it occurred to me that maybe the reverse would also work. Added just a 1/4 teaspoon of cocoa powder to a cup of coffee and really liked the results. I guess a lot of "coffee purist" might object but if you're going to put milk and sugar in your coffee, which I do, then why not a touch of chocolate?

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I always put coffee in my chocolate cake. I used instant before drip style coffee makers were so prominent. Now I use brewed coffee. It makes the batter very runny and the resulting cake is very moist. (I hate dry chocolate cakes).

 

I may try adding some cocoa to coffee. I do like Arby's jamoca shakes which is the same principle coffee and chocolate.

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The flavor you guys are talking about is called "Mocha", a mix of coffee and chocolate or cocoa.

When served as a beverage, "Caffè mocha" generally includes milk and sugar as well.

 

There's also a variety of coffee bean called mocha, but that's different.

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Well after almost 20 yrs drinking nothing but coffee I started getting gut pains after the first cup in the morning . Then later in the day I started getting a dull ache in the kidney region. So for the past two weeks I've been having pint mugs of Indian or Ceylon tea instead of my beloved coffee.. Big difference ,no pain or aches. Still getting the adrenalin lift ,maybe not so intense , but nontheless a lift.

 

Still got the desire for a good cup of coffee though .

 

Sounds like you just need to give your stomach lining a chance to rejuvenate and the same for your kidneys. I believe it takes ten months for your body cells to replace themselves if treated with respect. Give it a moth or so of coffee free living and then you should be able to have smaller mugs of coffee but less frequently with no upsets.

Green tea is a good alternative as is rooibosh. Bancha tea is super though one cup a day is my limit. :breakfast:

 

http://www.livestrong.com/article/271452-health-benefits-of-bancha-tea/

 

Overview

 

Bancha tea is a Japanese green tea that provides antioxidant benefits due to its polyphenols. Antioxidants help reduce damage caused by cell-damaging free radicals in your body. It can be consumed alone, or steeped along with ginger and umbeoshi plum, says Amy Rost, author of “Natural Healing Wisdom and Know How.” Consult a doctor before adding bancha tea to your diet, especially if you are consuming it for health purposes.

 

 

The health warning is for folk who are thinking of taking bancha pills or very strong regular brews. Normal consumption will cause no harm.

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There was a time when I added a spoonful of drinking chocolate to the mug of coffee. After about six months the waistband on the Levi's started to get very constricting.

So that had to stop.

There is a lovely tea called Earl Grey. But the very best of it can only be got from Fortnum and Masons. It is flavoured with bergamot.

It also supposedly help skin conditions and reduces anxiety. etc etc.

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There was a time when I added a spoonful of drinking chocolate to the mug of coffee. After about six months the waistband on the Levi's started to get very constricting.

So that had to stop.

There is a lovely tea called Earl Grey. But the very best of it can only be got from Fortnum and Masons. It is flavoured with bergamot.

It also supposedly help skin conditions and reduces anxiety. etc etc.

I think you are talking about something like Hershey's Chocolate Syrup which is almost pure sugar. I'm talking about cocoa powder. Big difference.

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Drinking chocolate can also be a powder, like Nestle's Quick. It however contains sugar (it might contain powdered milk too I'm not sure because we don't have any in the house) so it is different than cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is powdered cacao beans. It is like Dutch Chocolate.

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Drinking chocolate can also be a powder, like Nestle's Quick. It however contains sugar (it might contain powdered milk too I'm not sure because we don't have any in the house) so it is different than cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is powdered cacao beans. It is like Dutch Chocolate.

When you're talking about a cup of coffee that already has cream and sugar, then cocoa powder furnishes only the chocolate flavor. On the other hand, to enhance to flavor of Nestle's Quick, I add instant coffee powder. And, because of my medical condition, I drink a lot of Nestle's Quick as a dietary supplement.

 

BTW, I just checked the ingredient of Nestle's and it does contain both milk whey and soy.

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that's awesome! nestle's quick, the ultimate dietary supplement. :D

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I have a newspaper article that is a few years old that says coffee can help stave off Alzheimer's. That's my defense when questioned about drinking too much coffee. :teehee:

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yes, i read that article about ... about... um?

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https://www.ebuyer.com/821281-keurig-k150-single-cup-k-cup-pod-coffee-maker-k150-coffee?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=211853879733&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5LiGg4fR2AIVpbvtCh0nMw0HEAkYAyABEgIfvPD_BwE

 

Treated meeself to one of these just before Christmas as they were being sold so cheaply. They do make a decent cup of coffee. Bought a set of refillable filter cups so that I can use whatever coffee I like which. These make for a very cheap cup of coffee as the proper prefilled pods are darn expensive over here.

 

:breakfast:

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I'll stick with my $12 Mr. Coffee from Walmart. It makes 12 cups. That way I don't have to keep going back and making a mugs' worth every 10 minutes or so like I do when I'm at my niece's house. Her pod-type single cup brewer costs $350. For what the pods cost to make 3 mugs' worth, I could by two BIG cans of Chock-Full-O-Nuts, a 100 filters, and the d^mned Mr. Coffee maker. ;)

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