Do you drink coffee?

@DWDavis (10771)
Pikeville, North Carolina
October 22, 2015 7:46am CST
I am waiting patiently in the waiting room while my wife is having some medical tests done. There is nothing wrong, it's just her "You're over fifty now" standard type of tests. I took the day off school to be here with her and drive her home afterward. But that's not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about coffee. When I was in the military, coffee was an essential part of my day. I could drink 8 to 10 cups a day and still have no trouble falling asleep at night. When I finished my hitch and went back to college, I reduced my intake to 4 or 5 cups a day, most days, and still had no trouble sleeping. That was years ago. Nowadays I try to limit myself to two cups a day and none after 2 p.m. This morning I am on my third but this morning is not a normal morning. The cup of coffee I am nursing now I received from the medical centers courtesy cart. The very nice lady named Irene brought the cart around and asked if anyone would like coffee. I chuckled and told those waiting with me that asking me if I liked coffee was akin to asking me if I liked having oxygen in the atmosphere. That brings me to my question. Do you like coffee? If you do, how do you like to have it prepared? If you don't, why not? And if you don't, what do you prefer to drink instead? Remember, to get full credit, all answers must be in complete sentences with correct spelling and proper punctuation. Oops, that was the reading teacher in me coming out.
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@tuttiharris (1342)
• Chattanooga, Tennessee
22 Oct 15
:: smiles :: Yes, I love coffee and I drink two pots a day, and I am retired, but still work some. I have no problems sleeping. I used to smoke and thought when I gave up smoking I would not drink as much coffee, which I really loved doing, but found the desire is still there. Don't ever take my coffee from me, or you may be walking on dangerous ground. :: smiles ::
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@Tita417 (1238)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Oct 15
REally? That's how you love coffee.Don't worry I won't be in your way promise
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@destry (2532)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
22 Oct 15
Ah coffee on guard duty - absolutely essential, been there done that. Coffee is something that I always have on the go, probably 12 cups a day of strong black coffee. . . no problems sleeping at night! Glad your wife is not having tests for anything serious. . .
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Oct 15
I wish you hadn't put in that last paragraph, it makes me want to type in FB speak. I now make my coffee in a percolator and I am very happy with it. I can deal with drip-brewed coffee, too. In fact, if my coffee maker breaks, I know how to boil it on the stove in an emergency. It's just important to get coffee, not how you get it.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 Oct 15
I had a percolator ages ago, then went through a series of drip-coffee makers, and now I have a Keurig. At work we have a drip-coffee maker in the seventh grade workroom.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Oct 15
@DWDavis ith wa Keurig, you can only make one cup at a time. That's not nearly enough!
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 Oct 15
@Rollo1 Mine can make a rather large cup of coffee, and it only takes it a moment to make another when that one is done. And one nice thing is you never have to make the decision as to whether or not to drink that last little bit in the coffee in the bottom of the carafe.
@Tita417 (1238)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Oct 15
I don't drink coffee anymore. I'd rather drink tea. Can't sleep at night so I'm having a hard time waking up for my kids. I drink 10cupsof tea everyday and feel much better with tea. Thank you
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 Oct 15
My missus loves her tea, hot or iced.
@SIMPLYD (79592)
• Philippines
23 Oct 15
Yes , i drink coffee along with my breakfast . If i don't , i would be lethargic . Sometimes , i also drink it at snack time in the afternoon . But when i do that , it disrupts my sleeping schedule - that is going to sleep at 10:00 p.m. and make me sleep at past midnight , much to my stress ! The doctor told me to have my green tea and coffee until 12 noon only , so my sleep schedule will always go smoothly .
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Oct 15
I try to limit myself to 2 cups a day and most days I am successful.
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@SIMPLYD (79592)
• Philippines
25 Oct 15
@DWDavis The most that i can drink coffee too is 2 cups a day .
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
22 Oct 15
Yes, I like coffee, real coffee, not instant coffee. I prepare what we call "American" coffee (filter) in the morning for my breakfast, but I like a couple of espresso at mid morning and after lunch.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 Oct 15
I try to avoid instant coffee but until I find a coffee maker to put in the camper it'll be instant coffee when we're RVing.
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@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
23 Oct 15
@DWDavis I had instant coffee in the hotel room, when I wake up very early in the morning the first thing I need is a coffee.
@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
23 Oct 15
Coffee makes my body hyperactive, giving me palpitations,but as a drink, I don't find it very refreshing anyway, give me tea, everytime, but that also needs to be properly made, which doesn't seem to be an American art
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Oct 15
I thought I'd had tea before until a friend from England made me a cuppa. That's when I realized I'd never really enjoyed a proper cup of tea before. But coffee is still my first choice for a morning beverage.
@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
23 Oct 15
Yes, I like coffee, but my husband likes it more. I drink mine black. It is made in a drip coffee maker.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Oct 15
I drank my coffee black for years until my tummy started to insist I cut it with a bit of cream. My Keurig replaced a drip coffee maker that had, after many years of faithful service, given up the ghost.
• United States
23 Oct 15
Haha DW..oh my the boring old tests for you sorry about that. Yes I adore coffee and all coffee..once I had some awesome Turkish coffee..very strong as if a spoon could stand in it..that was years ago. Now if I had that coffee, I would be nothing but a bladder haha. I have to drink less because of that, coffee I mean. If it were not for that issue, oh my, I would live on coffee! With rich cream and sugar too.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
23 Oct 15
I have cut back to about one-fourth of what I used to drink in a day. Now that cooler weather is coming that may start to creep back up.
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• United States
22 Oct 15
Coffee is the only thing that makes me human in the morning. If I could find a way to have a coffee IV start dripping into my arm before my alarm wakes me up I'd be a happy camper. However, I make a full brewed pot in the morning, drink my coffee black but will occasionally have flavored coffee in the afternoon as a pick me up.
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 Oct 15
I took my coffee black for years until I started to need something to counteract the acid. Now I have an ounce of sweet creamer with it.
@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 15
I don't drink coffee because I don't like it. I love tea. (Is that succinct enough for you, teacher?)
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@DWDavis (10771)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 Oct 15
Brief and to the point. Well done. You get an A.
• United States
14 Nov 15
Because of kidney stone doc said 1 cup of regular coffee a day and I stick to that. Dark and strong, no nothing in it.
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@polaris77 (2028)
• Bacau, Romania
22 Oct 15
Yes, I absolutely coffee. As a matter of fact I can't imagine starting the day without this lovely drink. I could give up anything else but coffee. Nevertheless I have managed to limit myself to a reasonable amount of three cups a day and I avoid consuming it after 6 pm, so I try to enjoy my little "vice" in a responsible manner.
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@youless (91492)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Oct 15
In fact coffee was not my main drink in the past. But lately since I feel tired and I found drinking coffee will give me more energy. Then I start to drink it. I even bought an Italian style coffee maker to make my own coffee. There are many benefits to drink coffee. Of course it is harmful if you drink it a lot. Everything has its limitation. Usually I just drink a cup of coffee everyday. And I will add the sugar and lots of milk inside. I heard that it is a healthy way to drink the coffee with more milk, especially for women.
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@Shellyann36 (9513)
• United States
17 Nov 15
I drink coffee when it is cool outside. I take mine with sugar and creamer. I like different blends but I do not like the very strong blends. My hubby can drink coffee that will take the paint off of the walls. For some reason though here lately he has calmed it down quite a bit and I don't make his overly strong anymore. If I do drink coffee my limit is 2 cups per day and that is in the mornings. Normally I just drink one and I am good to go but if it is really cold I will settle on two.
@jstory07 (66951)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Nov 15
I have never liked coffee. I always thought it did not smell good.