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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 06-13-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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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~~~

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Old 06-13-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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I can't vote. I am not retired.

On the coffee though I drink it everyday. I can drink it all day even up to bed time. No effect on my sleep. It dont even help me wake up. I just do it cause I like it.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I have been drinking coffee since I was 16 years old. I drank a ton of it in college and into my 20s, and then didn't touch it during all the years I was on a health kick. Then at age 40 in grad school I took it up again. I don't care about caf vs decaf, I just need the taste. At every stressful moment since then I've headed right to the coffee pot or coffee shop. Now it's 2 to 3 cups per day. For me, coffee makes everything right with the world, at least while I'm drinking it, with cream from Jersey cows.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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I always drank real coffee (only 2 cups a day) and did so as a retiree until I hit 61 yrs old.(retired when I was 47) Suddenly various muscles in my body would just start twitching and wouldn't stop. Doc said to quit coffee. Depressing huh? So now I only drink decaf and all the twitching stopped.
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I always drank real coffee (only 2 cups a day) and did so as a retiree until I hit 61 yrs old.(retired when I was 47) Suddenly various muscles in my body would just start twitching and wouldn't stop. Doc said to quit coffee. Depressing huh? So now I only drink decaf and all the twitching stopped.
Wow - my brain & mouth didn't work in unison when I drank it.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Minimum 2 cups every morning - but my coffee cups are soup cups in disguise

Gevalia Peruvian Organic, Gevalia Kenya, or Yuban Dark Roast.
I like my coffee strong enough to stand up and shout. If I'm visiting my niece, I have to add a teaspoon of instant to the light brown liquid she calls coffee, LOL

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I am not a coffee drinker but have thought about taking up the habit
Be a coffee-drinking individual espresso yourself!
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Minimum 2 cups every morning - but my coffee cups are soup cups in disguise

Gevalia Peruvian Organic, Gevalia Kenya, or Yuban Dark Roast.
I like my coffee strong enough to stand up and shout. If I'm visiting my niece, I have to add a teaspoon of instant to the light brown liquid she calls coffee, LOL

Be a coffee-drinking individual espresso yourself!
Do you grind your own beans? What kind of coffee pot do you use. I have the old Mr Coffee thing that I'm sure is archaic but it works for the few times I use it.

I'm sure if I start I will be a coffee light type.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Princeton
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Wink Lifer Juice

Cool, Lifer juice and a good cut cigar, relaxing, kicking back, is something, I enjoy very much, and I am good at it. I told one of the kids on these other threads, their arguing back and forth, which is better, running or walking? I said, young man, walk, rucking (military back pack) with 45lbs at a easy pace (not running) for ten miles twice a week, swim, and jump rope the others, and you'll be able to drink coffee, smoke a good cigar twice a week and still smoke the other guys for breakfast. Yep, Lifer Juice is the best.
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Do you grind your own beans? What kind of coffee pot do you use. I have the old Mr Coffee thing that I'm sure is archaic but it works for the few times I use it.

I'm sure if I start I will be a coffee light type.
I sometimes grind my own (Black & Decker), when a friend gives me beans. I usually buy ground coffee.
If you join Gevalia at the right time - they give you a free 12 cup** coffee pot, which is what I've been using for the last 10 years. Before that it was a Mr Coffee. Can't remember before that.

If you buy a new coffee maker, check to see how easy it is to fill with water. My Gevalia is narrow and sort of on an angle, so I have to be careful not to spill.

** a "cup" to the coffee pot manufacturers is 6 ounces. Makes me laugh.
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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And when I can no longer control my swallowing, I absolutely insist on a coffee IV!

Mainlining baby!
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