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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 06-16-2014, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Ewww...used grounds? That's some strong coffee. Does it climb out of the pot and salute before it climbs into a cup?
It certainly helps open your eyes...
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:57 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Used grounds will keep ants away.
It burns their tiny feet.
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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There's good reason to keep drinking that caffeinated coffee every day AARP's Eat to Lower Dementia Risk says 3 cups of caffeine a day.

I do plan on reducing my 10 cup a day habit down to 3 or 4
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:16 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I stopped drinking caffeine when I realized it was exacerbating my anxiety. Only decaff since, that'll be 10-ish years now, and that started while I was working. Any caffeine I drink comes from an occasional cola.

At home and at camp I use a single-serving French Press, and a mild roast (don't like the dark/French roasts - they taste only bitter to me). DH drinks only tea, and it's "proper tea" (none of that Lipton's nonsense).

Most mornings I walk just short of a mile to *$$ where I order off-menu (closest description is a decaff latte with one pump of mocha), and then walk just short of a mile back home. It works out even for calories, and it's fun enough that I'm motivated to get my bit of exercise for the morning.
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:18 PM
 
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The really weird thing is how many people here in the south consume huge amounts of diet soda - and are morbidly obese.

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I'm sure there's some medical research on this (like maybe this stuff taken in large amounts affects your metabolism?).
Funny you should mention! I wondered the same thing a couple of months ago, once a close friend was diagnosed with diabetes. Turns out there IS medical research! and your hunch is right!

Fake sweeteners interfere with the bod's capability to regulate metabolizing something-or-other. Consequently, the bod continues to crave quickly digestible carbos and the fat piles on. I'm not sure the article (WebMD or some such) actually drew the conclusion that "ingesting fake sweeteners makes you fat", but that's the lesson I took.

Back to coffee - not retired yet so did not vote. However, I drink a lot of coffee, and am not choosy about the brands I buy as long as they're on sale. I estimate consumption at about a pot a day.

Very interesting to find out about different varieties of coffee here!
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I love coffee. Now retired, I drink maybe 3 cups/mugs per day. If I'm out and about that afternoon, I might stop and buy a cup. I buy the Wegman's brand which to me tastes very nice. I drink it black and the hotter, the better. Lukewarm doesn't do it, tho I do like an occasional iced coffee. I do not like Starbucks, have never understood its popularity. Dunkin Donuts sells good coffee, but more expensive, and not as wonderful as some say. I think McDonald's and Burger King brew some decent coffee, too, and by the way it's a lot cheaper.
Only time I stay away from coffee is when I'm sick and it doesn't taste very good. But that does not happen often, thank goodness.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Lukewarm doesn't do it, tho I do like an occasional iced coffee. I do not like Starbucks, have never understood its popularity. Dunkin Donuts sells good coffee, but more expensive, and not as wonderful as some say.
Oh in this area everyday for 3 pm to 6 pm, Dunkin has its large iced coffee for only $1. Give me a large iced mocha extra cream and sugar
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Three cups a day still, two in the morning, one mid-afternoon. I splurge and buy coffee from organically grown beans. They spray the h*** out of nonorganic, and then the pesticides would be far worse than any caffeine we might consume.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I drink coffee in spurts. I will not touch it for months or years even, and then I will fire up the Mr Coffee and drink some for weeks or months before I stop again.

I drink decaf and have given up caffeine totally in everything I drink. I noticed that at the end of the day I was having jaw pain, sort of a tightness in my jaw, and I did some Googling. Caffeine can do that, and since I stopped I have had no more issues with it.

Don
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I drink about two to three cups (coffee cups not measuring cups) of caffeinated coffee every day in the morning. When I was working I could drink an entire pot of the stuff.
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