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Do you drink coffee? Why or why not?

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  • JeromeBarry1JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,090Member Member Posts: 10,090Member Member
    I do consume vast quantities of coffee. Afternoons I switch to decaf.
  • BMsJourneyBMsJourney Posts: 101Member Member Posts: 101Member Member
    Don't drink it, because I don't really like it.
  • Ed_ZillaEd_Zilla Posts: 207Member Member Posts: 207Member Member
    BMsJourney wrote: »
    Don't drink it, because I don't really like it.

    Awesome...that means more for me :-)
  • glassyoglassyo Posts: 3,908Member Member Posts: 3,908Member Member
    I tried it once when I was 5 and then again when I was 20 and it still tasted awful.

    I'm all in for coffee ice cream/frozen yogurt or hard candies tho.
  • hesn92hesn92 Posts: 5,491Member Member Posts: 5,491Member Member
    I like coffee. Sometimes I feel I really just enjoy the habit of it too, just having a nice hot cup of coffee. Something about it is so wonderful lol. I am pregnant right now and have lost my taste for it unfortunately/fortunately.
    edited January 7
  • WJS_jeepsterWJS_jeepster Posts: 220Member Member Posts: 220Member Member
    I love coffee. When I was little my mom used to host the neighborhood ladies over in the evenings for coffee (aka get away from the kids and gossip). She had a huge coffee urn and while the ladies were in the living room my brother and sister and I would be out in the kitchen sneaking tastes of coffee from the urn.

    Now I drink some every day - we have a fancy espresso machine at work and I make myself a three-shot iced coffee.

    I have strong opinions about how lattes should be made and have given up ordering them when out because it ticks me off so much to get a cappuccino when I ordered a latte. I decided I was heading into crazy-lady territory arguing with baristas, so I just stopped ordering them.
  • nrtauthornrtauthor Posts: 157Member Member Posts: 157Member Member
    If I drank coffee it would be 30% coffee, 70% cream. LOL. The taste just doesn't appeal to me at all. I will, however, drink it black when I have a migraine. The caffeine helps the pain meds do their job so it's like medicine in that context.
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 2,312Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,312Member, Premium Member
    Drink it daily, one strong cup at home using drip method. Italian Roast dude currently. When I buy, I’m a Peetnick and order their Cafe Americano, larege of course.

    Again, one cup a day. I don’t enjoy a second cup like the first. Early every morning and STRONG AND STRAIGHT!
  • CindyJNC1963CindyJNC1963 Posts: 734Member, Premium Member Posts: 734Member, Premium Member
    I don't drink coffee because I don't like it...not for any specific health reason.
  • RAinWARAinWA Posts: 1,565Member Member Posts: 1,565Member Member
    I drink a lot of coffee - mostly drip from beans I grind and usually black. I'm not fond of flavored coffees at all. Been drinking coffee since I was about 10 and now it's just a habit. My doctor told me that of all the addictions I could have, caffeine is the one she worries about least.

    I did try cutting down to see if it would help with my reflux. It didn't so I just keep drinking it. I love coffee.

  • SpicyWaterSpicyWater Posts: 99Member Member Posts: 99Member Member
    I've been a caffeine addict since high school - then, I had one ultra-strong cup with breakfast before school, percolated by my dad. It was kind of a bonding thing for us. In college I averaged 7-8 cups - I was so desensitized to it. I love the flavor, the smell, the warmth - what's not to like, really. I do drink it with a little cream (1.5 tbsp for 12 ounces). Once I got my desk job I got back down to 12oz in the morning - which felt a lot healthier. Currently I'm not drinking any coffee cause I'm growing a tiny human ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I miss it but ah well
  • lin_belin_be Posts: 393Member Member Posts: 393Member Member
    I’ve had to curb some of my caffeine intake recently but nothing gets me out of bed sooner than knowing that a hot cup of coffee is in the kitchen.
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Posts: 9,590Member Member Posts: 9,590Member Member
    Yes, because it helps me not feel hungry in the morning and I like the way it tastes. I like it black. I used to be an occasional coffee drinker, now I'm a daily coffee drinker. I've always liked it, but didn't think the work that goes into making it was something I wanted to do every morning, so I only drank it when I was in the mood. I'm not really worried about any of the healthy/unhealthy hype surrounding it. Such claims are more often than not overblown if not completely wrong.

    At one point I had to switch to decaf for a while. Apparently, my caffeine tolerance suddenly goes way down when I'm having an anxiety flare up. like, a single cup leaves me all jittery. I have since gone back to normal coffee, but at least I know what to expect next time my tolerance changes.
    edited January 7
  • azzeazsaleh5429azzeazsaleh5429 Posts: 77Member Member Posts: 77Member Member
    after joining mfp I switched to black coffee no sugar too. At first it was bitter but then I got used to it. Now I drink when I wake up and before I work out. The I follow with another cup of decaf after a meal or if I want to curb my hunger.
  • Crafty_camper123Crafty_camper123 Posts: 1,400Member Member Posts: 1,400Member Member
    CSARdiver wrote: »
    1. Tastes deliscious.
    2. Makes me less stabby.
    3. Provides quick energy boost.

    I savor the ritual around making coffee. I like grinding. Getting the water to perfect temperature and then filtering/pressing all to sit and relax and drink in peace while I sort out the day.

    Seriously just made me think of Tweek Bros Coffee there, lol. I like my coffee fresh. Fresh like a spring rain, or the cool breeze of the Rockies...

    I love my coffee, drink it daily. I love the flavour. I love the warmth. It's my comforting morning ritual. I can drink it any way I can get it. Although I prefer cream and sweetner. I would drink it decaf if I couldn't do caffiene for some reason. I would be very sad to have to give up my coffee.
  • urloved33urloved33 Posts: 3,361Member Member Posts: 3,361Member Member
    I love a hot cup of coffee in the morning - then maybe one in evening...but don't like to start my day without that first and only cup in am.
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Posts: 5,052Member Member Posts: 5,052Member Member
    I drink coffee - usually 3 or 4 per day.
    Weak instant coffee mostly with a bought cappacinno now and then.

    Why?
    I like it
    Habit
    caffeine is mildly addictive
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,333Member Member Posts: 1,333Member Member
    Love it black. Don’t see the point in decaf.
    edited January 7
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