How much coffee do you drink a day ?

United States
August 7, 2008 2:39pm CST
Hubby and I are major coffee drinkers.. I drink at least 5-8 cups a day. I love my java and can't do with out it .. I also find that it makes me not hungry when I do drink coffee. Which is a great thing since I am dieting ...I am courious on how many cups do you drink.
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Absolutely none! I am not a coffee drinker. I use to try and drink it when I was teaching because the schools were so cold and I drank it to stay warm. I had to put tons of sugar and cream in it just to get it down.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
I know alot of people who can't drink coffee .. hey if you don't have a taste for it you don't... what do you like to drink hot ?
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I love to drink hot chocolate in the winter when it is so cold outside. I also love to top it off with whipped cream. Much tastier than coffee.
• United States
8 Aug 08
whip cream on hot choc.. yummy .. I love mine that way too .. great on a cold day ..
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I used to drink three or four cups a day until I started having problems with my stomach last year and one of the things that was irritating it was coffee...even decaf. I still have maybe two cups per *week*.. ..but I pay the price for those. I love coffee hot and iced so it's a real bummer not being able to drink it too often.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
awwww I feel bad for you .. it would kill me if I had to stop my coffee .. but you have to do what you have to do .. iced coffee is real yummy I agree :)
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Thanks! My normal routine is to go without it for a while and then, when my stomach is feeling really good, I convince myself that I can handle it now...I'm magically cured!! It doesn't help that there's a place close to my work that makes the most wonderful Big Train Iced Coffees.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
I don't go for the cup of joe unless I really have to. Let's say I am in a substitute teaching situation. You know that the principal watches his teachers very carefully, and the worst case scenario is that he walks into my classroom, and finds me asleep on the job with all the kids in the room. Of course, behind an ordeal of that nature, I won't have a job. I probably won't be able to teach anywhere again. All it takes in that field is one mistake of that nature. So if I know going in that I am not going to perform well--and stay awake--without that extra kick in the pants--off to the teacher's lounge I go for that extra cup of Joe!
• United States
7 Aug 08
LOl ohhh don't let him catch you sleeping he may give you more then a kick in the pants LOL
@Uroborus (910)
• Canada
7 Aug 08
I used to drink about the same amount as you, 5-8 cups a day. It was strong coffee to, very potent. About 10 years or so ago, my body started to say..'enough'. I began to have anxiety and panic attacks. I didn't know why at first , but after eliminating coffee, and anythin else with caffeine, the attacks went away. Caffeine is a neurotoxin. Some people can tolerate it better than others. I obviously could only tolerate it up to a point. If I have one cup now, I get anxiety attacks and heart palpitations. I really love the smell of it though, and occasionally do have decaf, but not too often, since it just isn't the same as tasting the real thing.
• United States
7 Aug 08
awwwww sorry to hear about yoour attacks .. at least you know whats causeing them .. I drink 1/2 decaff coffee .. it seems to work for me .. I am sure in a few years I will have to find another hot drink to have .. but untill then I am going to enjoy :)
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I do drink coffee. But not in too much excess. I drink maybe one to two cups a day. Later in the day if I want coffee I will make decaffeinated. I have to watch my anxiety with caffeine involved.
• United States
7 Aug 08
understand .. I am one of those that has a cup before bed .. I don't have trouble going to sleep .. weired but true