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Do you drink a lot of coffee?

Asked by Gifted_With_Languages (1115 points ) January 25th, 2013

As far as I’m concerned,I probably drink more coffee than what’s healthy for me.

How about yourself ?

I want to thank you from the depths of my heart.

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DigitalBlue's avatar

Yes, I drink too much coffee.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I never touch the stuff. I drink tea instead.

jonsblond's avatar

I make an 8–10 cup pot of coffee each day just for myself.

newtscamander's avatar

No, I don’t. I don’t even drink coffee everyday. But strangely, on some days I will drink several cups, and that is definitely too much for me, I get all jittery and my stomach hurts.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Not any more, I used to drink about a gallon a day. I also got kidney stones fairly regularly.
Stopped drinking coffee and no more kidney stones.
I still miss it.

Ela's avatar

I never drink coffee but I absolutely love the smell of it.

muppetish's avatar

No, I do not like the taste of coffee and I am still searching for a suitable tea (more for comfort than anything else.) Except for the occasional glass of juice, I exclusively drink water.

Rarebear's avatar

About 3–4 cups a day.

mrentropy's avatar

I drink a lot of coffee.

Shippy's avatar

I do avoid coffee. I prefer tea, I also like herb teas. I think coffee causes more issues then we realize. But now and then I will treat myself.

gailcalled's avatar

I had my last cup of caffeinated coffee in 1978.

Bellatrix's avatar

Usually only when I’m out these days. I prefer tea.

bookish1's avatar

My caffeine consumption varies with the time of the semester. But I do drink coffee almost every day. I was making a full pot of double strength coffee for months after I got back from France. I’ve weaned myself back to half a pot a day of weaker coffee. But I still supplement with tea and caffeinated soda throughout the day.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Not anymore, use to drink 32 cups a day. WHOA! !
I split a 64 cup coffee urn with my boss while working on a major project at work in one afternoon and evening), That was after have 8 cups for breakfast and lunch.

Now I drink 4 cups a day.

bookish1's avatar

@Tropical_Willie : Reading that made my kidneys hurt on your behalf. Yowza!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

It didn’t boost the blood pressure or pulse rate, and my hands don’t shake. That was thirty yeas ago.

gondwanalon's avatar

I use to love coffee. I abused it by drinking too much of it. I found it very hard to start my day without it. I had a craving for it a lot of the time. I stopped drinking coffee cold turkey when I started developing heart rate arrhythmias 12 years ago. It was a liberating feeling to let go of my coffee addiction. One less thing that I had in my life to be controlled by. Today I still enjoy the smell of coffee but can’t stand the taste of it. I now drink green tea. Usually 3 small cups in the morning only and I can take it of leave it. I drink green teen not for the taste or smell (which is bland) but for how it makes me feel which is awake and ready to go without the jitters that were common with my past coffee drinking habits.

Pachy's avatar

I drink one cup a day, in the morning. I like it best strong with real cream and sometimes some sugar, but more often just sweetener. The best coffee I ever drank was at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Oh, and I’m not a Starbucks fan.

AmWiser's avatar

I don’t have a coffee habit. But I do have a habit of making a 4-cup pot of coffee every morning, drinking half of a cup and than I’m finished. My husband finishes the rest of the pot.

Bellatrix's avatar

@Tropical_Willie did you make 32 cups or drink 32 cups? Not sure I could find time to drink so much coffee. I know I often make a cup of tea (and in the past coffee) and leave most of it there to go cold, then throw it away.

dxs's avatar

I love it, but I’m scared it will turn my teeth yellow and make me jumpy.

YARNLADY's avatar

Not any more. I used to drink 20 – 30 ounces a day, but now I’m down to 16 ounces.

Pachy's avatar

@WestRiverrat, you and I know that the best coffee in the world ain’t worth even one kidney stone!

wildpotato's avatar

I wish! I love good black coffee and espresso but had to cut them out entirely about a year ago. My digestion just can’t deal with the stuff; decaf is better but is still too acidic – and let’s be honest, it just doesn’t taste right. I also stopped drinking coffee because I used to experience severe breast tenderness when PMSing, and I read that cutting caffeine can help. And voila, practically no more pain!

I’ll have a little taste of my fiancé‘s morning coffee every so often, if he gets something particularly good that batch. I drink a cup of chai cut with lots of milk every few weeks or so, when I need to be more alert than usual.

JLeslie's avatar

Nope. I don’t drink coffee. Well, maybe 5 times a year I have 5 ounces at my gym. Another 5 times a year a sip (at most a gulp) of my husband coffee drink thingy that tastes like dessert. I do choose coffee ice cream when I have ice cream a few times a year, but that’s it.

deni's avatar

Yes I do, probably about 3 or 4 cups a day, which really is not the much considering how much I could drink at work with free access to it constantly. But, I still will get a headache if I don’t drink it one day. I hate that. I’m considering switching over to tea.

Sunny2's avatar

I never developed a taste for it. Too bitter. I don’t even like desserts with coffee in them.
I drank tea for many years, but now I mostly just drink water. I’ve even learned to like it.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Too much for my own good over the last few years.

Symbeline's avatar

I drink about three cups a day. Gotta have it strong too, so I don’t end up drinking a million cups.

Leanne1986's avatar

No, I hardly ever drink it. I’m a tea girl!

bookish1's avatar

It still astounds me when I hear of adults who don’t drink coffee. For me growing up, it always seemed an ‘adult’ thing. I started my caffeine habit with diet mountain dew in high school, then I had coffee with a lot of cream and sugar, and I graduated to black coffee in college.

Symbeline's avatar

@bookish1 Haha that’s so true. When I was a kid, in my mind coffee was strictly an adult thing. Both my parents drank it, and it seemed so forbidden to me. Except…they always let their coffee mugs hanging around with some bit of coffee at the bottom, and when they weren’t looking I’d drink the cold remains. Gross I know, but as a kid I thought it was pretty cool. I preferred my mom’s leftover coffee though, because she put a buncha sugar in it and it was sweet. My dad’s coffee remains were all strong and gross. XD except that’s how I like my coffee now

JLeslie's avatar

@bookish1 I don’t drink coffee, but I started coca cola as a toddler. It was treat in my bottle. Growing up I was allowed to drink as much soda as I wanted at home, and I steadily had a nice level of caffeine. I quit caffeine from about ages 32 to 42 with some off and on cheating the last few years, but I think I am going back to not drinking it anymore.

Alcohol also is a thing adults drink/do, and I don’t do that either. Maybe because my parents rarely did either. My dad drank coffee in the morning, but I never saw him do it much of my life, because his morning schedule was so different than mine, and my mother doesn’t drink coffee. I think your statement reinforces what I always say, the behavior that is modeled in front of us is what we think adults do. Parents who want their kids to have a differnt behavior than themselves need to make the change themselves or odds are agaist it,

Bellatrix's avatar

@bookish1 growing up in a Northern English city, tea was the usual beverage. When I reached my teens drinking coffee did indeed seem much cooler. I started drinking black coffee. In my 30s I decided I actually did prefer tea. Not sure if my taste changed or what but my consumption of coffee has gradually reduced. These days I enjoy a good cup of coffee and have one at certain coffee shops around town but otherwise I drink tea. I also enjoy coffee culture. I enjoy going to coffee shops, especially quirky ones. That’s more of a social thing than a beverage thing.

downtide's avatar

I drink a lot of coffee. So much that about 2 years ago I decided I better switch to decaff, or risk a heart attack.

Leanne1986's avatar

@bookish1 I agree even though I don’t drink it myself. It’s the same as wine, I won’t consider myself to be an actual adult until I can enjoy a glass of wine but my taste buds have obviously not become sophisticated yet!!!

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