when do you think is the best time to drink coffee?

Philippines
May 1, 2007 10:04pm CST
its very traditional in our country to start our day with coffee. but then, i wonder, what if there are better times to drink coffee? what if drinking coffee during lunch or dinner would have a better effect? what do you think guys? any ideas?
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@piyush31 (273)
• India
24 May 07
Well it depends upon person to person about the time when they would like to have coffee. I generally have coffee when my studies and scientific works drain my energy and make me feel tired. Having coffee at that time makes me refresh. But having coffee at the time of lunch or dinner kills my hunger.Hence I don't have coffee at that time. Thanks
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• Philippines
24 May 07
wow, interesting. what kind of scientific work do you do? im just curious. :) can you please answer me if its not such a bother to you. :) thanks!
@piyush31 (273)
• India
26 May 07
Actually i am into various research work.But presently I am working on various cyber crimes and how to stop/reduce them. Thanks dear for showing ur concern
• Philippines
26 May 07
ooh, preventing and reducing cyber crimes, huh? :) well, that's really cool. and a lot interesting. :) well, good luck in that work/research of yours. :) and dont forget to drink your coffee. :)
@nevandaar (140)
• Philippines
2 May 07
i think its in the morning also, but when i go to work i dont drink coffee in the morning, the best time to drink coffee at office hours is during the siesta hours 1pm to 3pm, the time you really feels the sleepiness creeping into you... hehehe
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• Philippines
24 May 07
hello there. so i guess you are drinking with caffeine to help boost your body and senses when you already feel tired, right? :)
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 May 07
I don’t fix any particular time to take coffee. My hubby and I will take coffee whenever we think we are supposed to have it. It can be in the morning, evening or at night but most probably is when we pass by a starbuck or a coffee bean and captured by the fragrance given out from the aromatic coffee then we will have a stop and take a cup of it.
• Philippines
24 May 07
oh, good for you that you have starbucks in your place. i live in a city which has no starbucks yet but i am waiting for it to open in the future. :) then maybe i can taste the world famous coffee of starbucks. :)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 07
Sounds exactly like my boyfriend and I~! Coffee could be taken anytime of the day. But tastes best when I just woke up~! =P
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
haha, my boyfriend doesnt like coffee that much though, but there are times when he just suddenly craves for it and then we go to the nearest dunkin donuts outlet to have some real brewed coffee. :)
• India
28 May 07
ohhh i just love coffee and i am drinking it since my childhood and i dont think coffee will effect u if u drink during lunch or dinner well there is no specific time in which i drink coffee actually its depends on my mood : )
• Philippines
28 May 07
hello coffee lover. :) yes, you are right, when someone is already immune to coffee, it doesnt really matter what time of the day he/she drinks it because they are already able to adjust its effect. :)
• India
28 May 07
yea the human body is apparently very resilient and can take lot of punishment : )
@laridbz (1287)
• China
28 May 07
I like drinking coffee when I wake up and after having lunch. I don't drink it everyday, but it's also a tradition here in my country. Oh, and by the way, it doesn't make me less sleepy at all if I drink it at night. I'm a very good sleeper. :P
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• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there laridzb. :) speaking of good sleepers, guess i am like that too! you know what? i slept for 15 hours straight last night. it was so amazing, i couldnt believe it myself. lolz.
@aweins (4203)
• India
27 May 07
Now i am no more a coffee drinker. i dont drink much coffee now a days . but i think to drink a coffee, the right time will be when you are very exhausted andyou need something that can revive you. i think is the one that thing which can revive a person when he is exhausted . one can aslo take coffee when he/she is feeling sleepy because it is having caffenine, so your sleepiness vanishes after drinking it and you can complete your work more easily rather than doing while half sleeping or dozing.
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• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there. i agree with you, i drink strong coffee when i know that im going to be up all night studying or making a project or research. :) it really has a good effect on me because i really dont get sleepy because of that coffee. :)
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 May 07
Normally people have coffee in the morning for breakfast. But I make one big pot of coffee for a whole day consumption. Everyone in my family loves coffee. Coffee is like drinking plain water, anytime when we feel like having coffee we have it ready done.
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• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there zandi. :) well, i think the only one who doesnt like coffee so much in the house is me and my older brother. the rest of my family loves to drink coffee anytime of the day, just like your family. :) lolz.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
27 May 07
Hello,jlara_gtr34,I think the best time to drink a coffe is at the morning jus tafter you wake up,as coffee contains caffeine which can keep you awake for sometimes,if you drink a cup or so at the morning,probably,you will not fall sleep during the day. It is still ok to drink at lunch but you should not drink it during dinner,you will not be able to sleep that night if you do so as the effect of the caffeine will make you stay alert all night.
• Philippines
28 May 07
yes, i think that is the most common advice for coffee drinkers. however, there are just some people who seem to be immune already to caffeine, just like my mom, lolz, and she drinks them anytime she wants, without having any trouble sleeping. :P lolz. :)
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
26 May 07
I guess everyone is different, but I much prefer to have my coffee first thing in the morning. I have 2 extra large at the start of everyday and that gets me through until it is time to go to bed. cheers,
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• Philippines
26 May 07
yes golfproo, everyone is really different. :) haha. well, you're just like my momsy. :) she likes to drink coffee first thing in the morning, too. :) well, at least you only have 2 cups a day, my mom has about 5-8 cups of coffee a day. lolz. :)
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
24 May 07
I really need my cup of coffee for breakfast but I love to have a break in the afternoon with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. I rather drink other things for dinner or supper. The afternoon coffee and cake hour is for me a time I always look foreward to in the day.
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• Philippines
24 May 07
hey, that sounds really ice. :) afternoon coffee and cake. :) but me, its a bit different. its afternoon tea and cake. :) lolz.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
24 May 07
Just about anytime, depends your mood upon drinking coffee...may it be in the morning, in the afternoon or at night time. It all depends on the person's mood drinking.
• Philippines
24 May 07
well, i do agree with you. based on the answers here, looks like it just really depends on the persons' preferences. :) lolz. :) have anice coffee drinking day. :)
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
2 May 07
For me the best times are morning and early afternoon at the latest. If I have coffee or some other caffeinated drink later in the day than that I'll have problems falling asleep at night.
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• Philippines
24 May 07
hello there! well, we are the same, i dont like drinking coffee at night because just like you, i would also have a hard time sleeping due to the caffeine. lolz. :)
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• Philippines
2 May 07
i dont know if theres a right time.. i rarely drink a coffee, but if i do, every morning!
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• Philippines
24 May 07
hello there. i also think there is nor right time, every person has his or her preference in when to drink coffee. my mom likes to drink coffee early in the morning while dad prefers to drink his coffee at night. lolz. :)
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• Singapore
27 May 07
In Singapore, we don't really have fixed time for coffee. You can see people getting their morning fixes and even during their afternoon breaks, after dinner, or even at 3am in the morning. It's really anything goes for us.
• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there, friend from singapore. :) you know, my family has been planning to go to singapore for a vacation. lolz. :) anyway, to get back to the topic, guess there is really no telling the preference of the person;s time to drink his or her coffee, huh? lolz. :)
• Singapore
28 May 07
I think you will like it here. A bit expensive compared to the Philippines though...
• Philippines
28 May 07
yes, i agree, they say that stuffs at singapore seem to be more expensive when it is compared to Philippine prices. lolz. :P
@d00d00 (827)
• Hong Kong
28 May 07
yes, filipinos are totally rice lovers. i was lately away from our country for about a week. i thought that i can stand not eating rice for that span of time. thinking that i can substitute it with bread or potato. but oh no. i was totally wrong. the first few days were ok. i ate toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and supper. but on the fourth day, i just craved for rice! i think that rice has been a part of our life, that it is very vital to our meal. lol. we will really miss it especially when unable to eat it for a long time.
@d00d00 (827)
• Hong Kong
28 May 07
*** oops! my bad, this goes to another of your post! lol.. it's1:00 in the morning, and i'm sleepy.. lol well, to answer THIS post, i think that drinking coffee really depends on when you want the caffeine to kick in. if you are usually sleepy in the mornings, then it should be taken for breakfast. if working on night shifts, then it can be taken at night. but for me, i drink coffee anytime i want, when i'm in the mood for it. =D
• Philippines
29 May 07
hehe, i have tried doing what you did. you see, there came a time when i wanted to lose weight and so i decided to say goodbye to rice for good! but on the 5th day of my so-called no rice diet, i felyt as if i would go crazy if i couldnt eat rice! lolz. :)
@ganwn071 (1117)
• Singapore
31 May 07
For me, the best time to take a cup of coffee is in the morning to jump start and freshen up my day. Then as days goes by, I will have another cup when I am feeling sleepy and tired, a cup will jump start again...
• Philippines
31 May 07
hehe, guess that's what you and some other people in my family do, huh? they always drink coffee before they start their day and then when they are feleing a bit down or drowsy, they make themselves another cup of coffee. lolz. :)
• India
24 May 07
Hi jlara_gtr34! I like to start my day with Coffee too. I drink almost 10-15 cups of coffee in a day. There is no specific timing for me for having Coffee. I like to drink Coffee after meals too.
• Philippines
24 May 07
wow, you must be one heck of a coffee drinker! lolz. :) well, i am just curious, is your coffee decaf or cafeinated? wont you feel jittery and nervous? because i have heard that drinking too much coffee causes that to happen to people.
@oasis_9 (833)
• Philippines
28 May 07
Coffee is the first thing i have everytime I'm up... no cream! lol my day won't be complete with out coffee