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Anyone drink coffee?
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WallSal55    Posted 07-10-2002 at 11:21:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I drink a cheap brand at home (Melitta-deluxe
grind). Tastes a lot like McDonald's coffee as it
is made from Arabica beans. Its easy on the
stomach. My young adult children want me to quit drinking coffee, but I don't think I can.

I did quit twice for about a week at a time.
But this time I think could never quit.

Deb in louisiana    Posted 07-12-2002 at 08:04:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can't start my day right with out it! gotta have it in the morn, and the evenin, love it love it! three cups in the morn and three in the eve, and i sleep like a baby, cause i'm relaxed. Deb, in louisiana.

D.J.-EAST TEXAS    Posted 07-10-2002 at 20:10:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i have been a long distance over the road truck driver for 30 years this sept.and i do not think i could survive without my coffee.i drink entirely too much i'm sure.but i do not see the effects of it like some folks.i can go in a truck stop about 8pm get a shower have supper and drink 5-6 cups of coffee,fill my thermos(its big)with more coffee drive for a few more hours drink the thermos find a place to stop for the night and go right to sleep..........d.j.

kraig WY By the gallons    Posted 07-10-2002 at 19:59:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Since I was a kid. Back then (I grew up on my uncle farm) all we drank was the boiled stuff. Use to get pretty thick before someone decided to add a little water. Still drink it all day, hot or cold. When I was in Vietnam people in my unit couldn't figure me out, regardless how hot it got I still drank coffee. After I had a cathersation (stents put in) wife tried to sneak in decaf. The hissy fit I through tought her not to mess with the coffee. Don't like the yuppie flavored stuff, we're talking about Truck Stop coffee. Fogers, MGB, Maxwell. The real stuff. Gots to have my coffee.

Larry    Posted 07-10-2002 at 18:33:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]

I gave up coffee and swithched to tea just recently. Had to. I had developed a pretty bad heart arithmia(sp?). It got so the pump skipping beats would wake me up from a sound sleep. I held off as long as I could because I just loved the stuff. The coffee I drank was like the women I loved.....bitter and murky.

bob    Posted 07-10-2002 at 18:28:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
quit for 13 years maybe have a cup Sunday am about once a month . I had no choice as ulcer was bothering me I drink a couple of cups now but can,t do more as it causes leg cramps. For a norsky I consider it pretty good.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-10-2002 at 17:48:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
...not anymore. Now it's GREEN TEA for health sake.

BOSS    Posted 07-10-2002 at 17:16:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope. I even had a customer of mine tell me to "grow up".

F14    Posted 07-10-2002 at 15:54:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Only when I'm awake.

The last 10 years or so, I've gotten a bit snobby about my coffee. Must be backlash from 22 years of that bilgewash the Navy calls coffee.

I'm with Ludwig, a lot of Green Mountain's grinds are good. I like a good dark roast with double sugar and just enough cream to make it turn color.

Try to limit myself to 4-5 cups a day, and definitely none after 8pm, unless I plan to lay awake all night.

Prolly too much for my poor ol' abused kidneys, but it's the only vice I have left...

Ludwig    Posted 07-10-2002 at 16:12:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got thinking about the Green Mountain coffee
during dinner (at work.. dang 12 hour days)
Green Mountain comes out of Vermont, and
based on no facts at all I'd guess its kind of a
Hippy outfit. Now in Concord New Hampshire
is the best Mexican place I've ever eaten, run
by some real nut job hippies. Its even better
than here in town and that one's run by
Mexicans! While I'm thinking about Mexican I
went to a little hippy Mexican place in Vermont
once that was excellent.
Then in the Mall here theres a little snackbar
run by Hippys that has the only good cookies
in the county.

Something about Hippy's knowing food.

Burrhead    Posted 07-10-2002 at 17:24:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
LMAO yeah Ludwig hippies know food. It comes from all the years of munchie research.

Burrhead    Posted 07-10-2002 at 15:49:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you get a headache when you quit coffee that time????several years ago my Dr had me to quit coffee cold turkey after a heart attack. My head started to hurt and throbbed like somebody was hitting it with a hammer.

I went back to the pump mechanic to complain about the headaches. I thought I must not be gonna make it. He told me to drink my coffee. Sure enough that stopped the headache so I never tried to quit again.

About 2 pots of whatever blend aday. The stronger the better and no cream or sugar please.

bob ny    Posted 07-11-2002 at 05:34:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
that gives the real meaning of IN YOUR EAR

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-10-2002 at 17:53:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
BH - I can relate to your story. Many years ago I did a rapid detox from caffeine through accupuncture (needles in the ear). I thought I was gonna die. I vomited, turned blue, massive headaches, etc. Just goes to show that caffeine is a powerful DRUG; no doubt about that.

Gimpleg Fagon    Posted 07-10-2002 at 18:40:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well now there Cowboy Joe, I think I'd turn blue, have a massive headache and vomit, too. if someone stuck a needle in my ear. Course, I'da probably pulled out my pistol and gave that ol boy a massive headache too.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-10-2002 at 21:35:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
...and a lengthy jail time to boot.

DeadCarp    Posted 07-10-2002 at 21:11:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gimpleg, you sound like that ole boy who hated going to the dentist. Reassured that it wouldn't hurt, the fella plunked himself down in the dentist's chair, grabbed him a good handful of the dentist's smock and told him, "Hope you're right Doc, cuz if it starts to hurt me, it's gonna start to hurt you too!" :)

Bob /Ont.    Posted 07-10-2002 at 20:18:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That reminds me folks, around 20 yrs ago a guy told me he was getting that ackupuncture thing, his Dr, had a black eye. Seems he had a someone in there pluged in and when he boosted him, the guy hauled off and pounded him, then ran out of the office with the jumper cables dragging.
Later Bob

Burrhead    Posted 07-10-2002 at 19:06:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep he better be a big Dr if he's gonna needle my ear.

2nd thought them ears would probly be better than a spine tap. They hurt pretty bad but I never had an ear acupuncture that may hurt too.

Redneck    Posted 07-11-2002 at 03:17:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
The tap ain't too bad,but the one percent of us that gits the spinal headache.That's a bad boy.You just have a headache as long as you lay down,but if you raise up for any reason it's killer headache and puke time.Put up with it four days till I got my 17 year old to drive me the 60 miles into Birmingham to have it plugged.It was his first time driving in Birmingham,in rush hour to boot.I would raise up,give him directions,puke some more and waite on the next turn.We made it and returned home,only to get a call from my momma just as we walked in the door.He had to take her to the emergency room.He wound up taking all day in the ER with the both of us. The kid done real good,made me proud.

Ludwig    Posted 07-10-2002 at 14:40:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ahh mother's milk.
We've got Green Mountain in the cup at a time
machine at work. I really like their Nantucket
blend though if I feel like a stronger shot we've
got Lake and Lodge dark blend too.
I allow myself 2 cups a day max and none
after 3 in the afternoon. I'm cursed just like my
old man, coffee late in the day = no sleep.
Used to be I could drink coffee for dinner, after
I turned 24 that got quit.

Jim(MO)    Posted 07-10-2002 at 12:50:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh Boy, my workplace is a block and half from a Folger's plant in downtown KC. On some days the whole northern part of downtown smells like a big pot of fresh brewed classic. Love it !!!!! Drink my share of it. Quit smoking 28 months ago and now drink a lot more coffee than I used to. Dont' touch it after about 11:00am though.

To all ya'all's that just quit smoking, HANG IN THERE. If I can do it, you can. Smoked for 40 years, up to 3 packs a day towards the end. After several trys finally figured out cold turkey was the only way.

Hal/WA    Posted 07-10-2002 at 14:36:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, I'd LOVE that! I have often said that if the supermarket I shop in put the magazine rack across from the fancy coffee beans and grinder, and if the bakery was at the end of the aisle, they probably never could get me out of the store.

When I get to Heaven, I expect that they will serve freshly brewed good coffee and maple bars. At least in this old Norskie's version of Paradise!

Steve L    Posted 07-11-2002 at 04:36:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, Hal-how about a recipe for those maple bars you mentioned? Wow! Sounds great!

Hal/WA    Posted 07-11-2002 at 14:23:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Easy, go to the supermarket and buy some. Open the box and eat. Enjoy with coffee or most anything else. Caution: a dozen will give you a stomach ache! Now how would I know that?

EIEIO    Posted 07-10-2002 at 12:36:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Until I boarded Scooterhead's Train You could have just stuck an IV in me and let me walk around with 24 hour coffee. I love the stuff, the stronger the better, no cream no sugar. These past few days though my coffee intake has really cut back maybe one or two cups. So I don't know if cutting back has hindered me in anyway because of my nicotine withdrawal and really the only withdrawal is doing stuff to keep busy.

I am not trying to give up coffee but it looks like a side effect from non smoking!!

Les    Posted 07-10-2002 at 12:23:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't even stand the smell of the lousy stuff.

MikeH-Tx    Posted 07-10-2002 at 14:33:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Me either. I have tried it black, with sugar, with cream, with both, weak and strong. All tastes like crap, even though the smell is very pleasant.

Must be a genetic thing. I certainly tried to like it.

Tom A    Posted 07-10-2002 at 12:10:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yep, have drunk coffee all my life--Dad was an Army mess sergeant so I was weaned on the stuff. Usually buy whatever is on sale, as long as it isn't 'flavored' with non-coffee stuff.

I go in cycles...get up to probably 10 or 12 cups a day, realize it is giving me the jitters so I cut back to 1 in the morning. Then another, and...after a few months I notice I'm up to 10 or 12 again. Know I should cut down, but have no desire to stop.

Tom A
"Under God," whether you believe it or not

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-10-2002 at 21:38:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
...but can you sleep at night?

Tom A -- like a baby!    Posted 07-11-2002 at 03:50:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Picked up the ability in the Army to go to sleep almost instantly. My wife, in our early days together, used to be amazed that I could fall asleep anywhere, anytime, once I'd decided to. Now she's irritated because sometimes at night I fall asleep in mid-sentence when we're talking...course that could just be a reaction to whatever it is she wants to talk about!

Manitoba    Posted 07-10-2002 at 11:37:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I drink Folgers De-Caf....its pretty good if you drink it fresh...just don't try mornings coffee in the afternoon...I weaned myself a little by drinking some tea far it has worked and I have cut down the coffee by 50%...

Old Sarge    Posted 07-10-2002 at 11:34:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I did ONCE. That was enough. Never Agin.

I gave up Coffee, drinkin, Cigarettes, and S_-.
It was the most terrifying 30 minutes of my life.

Grove r    Posted 07-10-2002 at 14:25:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
HI, the only reason I drink coffee is for the cream and sugar!!! Haveing been afflicted with the dreaded Norse background, I am doomed to drink the stuff to my dying day.... Nabob, here in Canada, Folgers is not too bad, Maxwell House is a bit tame, the others? don't know, haven't got time to switch..... and.....all you quiters? hang in there, yer doin' a good job!! EO....yer doin' great!!!!

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