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View Poll Results: Retiree coffee drinking habits
I drink caffinated only 95 60.13%
I drink decaf only 11 6.96%
I drink both 30 18.99%
I don't touch the stuff 22 13.92%
Voters: 158. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-14-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Caffeinated means more pit stops??
It's the same amount of liquid??
Yes, it's the same amount of liquid. The difference is that caffeine irritates the bladder and makes you feel like you have to go more often. Alcohol does the same thing.
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I had to cut back my caffeine intake, so in the morning I make 1/2 regular and 1/2 decaf. At lunch I make a pot of decaf for DH and me. I must have my coffee. I crave it, especially in cool or colder weather.

I buy beans and grind my coffee. I buy my coffee at Winco, where I can still have a selection of decaf beans not pre ground. My decaf choice is called Coffee House, which is a blend of dark roast and a more mellow roast. I buy different sorts of regular to try.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The difference is that caffeine irritates the bladder and makes you feel like you have to go more often.
I've always 'known' that caffeinated coffee is a diuretic:
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Drink a lot of coffee and you may head to the bathroom more often. Caffeine is a mild diuretic -- that is, it makes you urinate more than you would without it.

Decaffeinated coffee has about the same effect on urine production as water.

Health Benefits of Coffee - WebMD
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Unlimited coffee up until about two or three in the afternoon, then I quit drinking caffeine. Decaf is okay, if I bother to make any.

For years and years we used a French press, but now we have solar electric and heating water with electricity is more or less free and heating water with gas costs money so we now have an electric coffee maker. Cuisinart, I think it is. Has a handy timer on it so there's fresh coffee in the morning.

At the moment, we are drinking estate grown Hamakua coffee from Misty Acres. It's kinda like Kona but smoother. Harder to get, too, since less of it is grown, but my friend has a coffee farm so we get it from her. So far we haven't had to help pick, that may be next. Otherwise, we use pretty much any coffee that shows up.

If there's any extra coffee left over past lunchtime, it is usually used as the base for a chocolate banana smoothie. Yum!
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:47 AM
 
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I've been drinking about 5 or 6 large cups of regular coffee a day for the last 40 years. It's never kept me up or made me hyper. I guess it affects people differently. I've been retired for 5 years and haven't changed my habits at all. Well, except that everyday is Saturday!
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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I drink coffee all day long, usually 10-15 cups a day.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Unlimited coffee up until about two or three in the afternoon, then I quit drinking caffeine. Decaf is okay, if I bother to make any.

For years and years we used a French press, but now we have solar electric and heating water with electricity is more or less free and heating water with gas costs money so we now have an electric coffee maker. Cuisinart, I think it is. Has a handy timer on it so there's fresh coffee in the morning.

At the moment, we are drinking estate grown Hamakua coffee from Misty Acres. It's kinda like Kona but smoother. Harder to get, too, since less of it is grown, but my friend has a coffee farm so we get it from her. So far we haven't had to help pick, that may be next. Otherwise, we use pretty much any coffee that shows up.

If there's any extra coffee left over past lunchtime, it is usually used as the base for a chocolate banana smoothie. Yum!
This sounds so good.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I drink coffee all day long, usually 10-15 cups a day.
Gotta keep going during the game, lol.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I am doing some research on the coffee drinking habits of retirees. I am not a coffee drinker but have thought about taking up the habit - I could use a bump now and then. I tried it when I was at school when studying for finals but it got me so wired I couldn't concentrate.

I am also interested in what brand of coffee you drink as well as any tips on making great coffee. I always feel sorry for those that come here and drink the coffee I make - they of course say it's good but I always wonder if they are just being polite.

Do you cut off caffeinated at a certain time of of the day? How many cups do you drink a day? Would you like to stop drinking it? If so, why?

Let's talk coffee~~~
I have caffeinated coffee in the morning, either 15 or 30 ozs (single cup when I do police patrol, second cup when I'm home in the morning). After dinner I have 1/2 caffeinated coffee, and only 12 ozs. I used to drink fully caffeinated coffee after dinner too, but about 10 years ago I started to have some sleeping problems so I cut that back.

As far as what we drink, either Folgers or Maxwell House, whatever is on sale when we are at the supermarket.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: NYC
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When I was younger I was convinced I had insomnia, I never connected it to the obvious fact that I drank coffee during the day & evenings. In my 40's I stopped drinking coffee after the mornings & it helped a great deal. (And I'm sure my coworkers appreciated that I wasn't drumming with my pencil on the desk all day long.)
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