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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 06-06-2015, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Retired. Drink 3-4 large cups of full strength (French Roast) in the morning to wake me up and get my heart started. Drank more when I worked as I drank it all day long.
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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My mother, who is 95, is the oldest coffee drinker [and most days the only one] in our home. Mom said she learned to make coffee in her high school Home Ec class and the girls would drink it there in class right after they made it. She's been drinking it ever since: high school, college, and working years. When she was living alone, she would make a full pot in the coffeemaker and then shut it off. She would then re-heat a cup in the microwave until a pot was gone [about 5-6 days] and then make a fresh pot and do the same thing. We do the same thing there - we re-heat the coffee until the pot is empty. Unless our 26 year-old daughter makes it -- she will dump it and start fresh. Our daughter drinks it in spurts, Hubby and I occasionally, but Grandma likes it every day, black, in the morning with the morning paper!
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:26 PM
 
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Always been a coffee drinker and pretty particular about what I drink. Lately I've switched to Keurig machine and K-Cups and find that I like some of the Barrie House offerings in that line the best. Mostly the Colombian but some Kona Hapa and some Kenyan. Typically I have two in the morning and one in the afternoon.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:53 PM
 
Location: it depends
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Five cups a day keeps the Alzheimer's away!
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I was surprised to see this thread revived - glad it is.

Lots of feedback - I will give my status and a coffee drinker wannabe:

I started out OK with having 2 cups in the morning and then realized that drinking coffee in the a.m. revs up my digestive juices and makes me hungry. I rarely eat breakfast except when I go out. Eating in the morning seems to make me hungry all day and so does drinking coffee. So, I changed to 2 cups during my afternoon slump - works better.

Yes - about the alzheimers - I have read something similar and also other benefits to drinking coffee which is why I decided to start.

I used up my coffee filters when packing up my good China (a tip from Pinterest) so now I must gets more of those.

Some/most days I would just forget about it. I have work to do before I too can become a true coffee drinker.

AND - I went out looking at coffee makers - holy moly - the prices are crazy.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Never drank coffee in my life even though everyone in my family did. I won't eat coffee flavored anything, either.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Eight O'Clock whole bean. two cups every morning.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:19 AM
 
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i usually have 2 cups of regular in the morning from the keurig pods and once in a while a decaf in the afternoon.

on the weekends we usually play with different grinds we buy on line and try them in the percolator .

i like Jamaican me crazy .
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I just ordered a percolator - great price and I remember them from my family.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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I just ordered a percolator - great price and I remember them from my family.

Did you purchase an electric percolator or a stove-top one?

My mom had a stove-top one. I remember how the whole house smelled of coffee in the morning. Sweet aroma I think when I get out to Arizona I'll buy a stove-top percolator.

Now if I could only remember how long mom perked the coffee - was it 10 minutes or 7 minutes? Or is 7 minutes for hard boiled eggs? I always use the 7 minutes for hard boiled eggs Used to have a very old percolator that we took on camping trips - but that was when the kids were little so long time ago now.

For those of you with percolators, how long do you perk the coffee? Is it a stove-top or an electric percolator?
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