The Coffee Debate Seems to Be On The Back Burner

Toronto, Ontario
October 4, 2016 11:21pm CST
I love coffee but only really have up to two cups a day. And yes I love those expensive lattes or cappucinos every once and a while but do think we are being gouged. Now I hear moderate coffee drinking isn't as bad for you or one of the Seven Deadly Sins as they used to think. There's anti-oxidants which help build your immune system and some even think it adds to your daily brain power. So what is moderate coffee drinking- up to 3 or 4? If I had more than my max of 2, I would get palpitations and start talking very fast! Good idea for fast post writing though- I'll have to remember that! LOL! But yes, I do love it and it does wake me up- I take it with milk or cream and no sugar and I like it fairly strong. How do you like your coffee? Pixabay free image from their public domain
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@SIMPLYD (75881)
• Philippines
8 Oct 16
Just like you , i like to have it just in the maximum of twice a day and shouldn't be beyond 12 noon, lest i cant's sleep early . I like it black with brown sugar. Though i alsolike drinking the fnaciful coffees sometimes too.
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• Toronto, Ontario
8 Oct 16
Yes, I find it's nice the odd time to have a special treat with a special coffee but mostly just have it in the morning.
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@SIMPLYD (75881)
• Philippines
8 Oct 16
@MarymargII Sometimes we have to think of how it can affect our sleep.
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• Toronto, Ontario
11 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, true- so I don't drink coffee passed about 4 pm. or it will!
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@LadyDuck (126752)
• Switzerland
5 Oct 16
I like a pretty big mug of "American" coffee in the morning, but I prepare an espresso for mid-morning and soon after my lunch. I only get those 3 coffees every day. The espresso is the one with the least concentration of caffeine. The faster the water passes through the coffee grinds, the less caffeine there is in the coffee. I know that the "American" coffee is full of caffeine, but I need it in the morning.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Oct 16
I didn't know that about the caffeine and the water throug the filter. I'm afraid of the expresso as it would make the tachycardia worse but I do love it!
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@LadyDuck (126752)
• Switzerland
6 Oct 16
@MarymargII I have bought an espresso machine, so I make it at home. I buy coffee that is not too acid and mild. Outside Italy I cannot remember I ever had a good espresso. Even here in Switzerland is not as good as in Italy.
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• Toronto, Ontario
11 Oct 16
@LadyDuck The Italian must be masters at Expresso- but then it is an Italian drink!
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Oct 16
I like it with milk, cream and sugar...and especially like cappuccino... but usually only have one cup a day...
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Oct 16
Me too, I can go up to 2 but seldom do unless I'm out or meet someone!
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Oct 16
@MarymargII I quite like decaf... do you... ?
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• Toronto, Ontario
11 Oct 16
@sueznewz2 Yes, if I drink coffee past say 5pm it should be decaf or I won't sleep well! Can you?
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@magallon (17408)
• Philippines
5 Oct 16
I am not a coffee drinker but my husband is. When he was still alive , he can have 4 - 5 cups of black coffee a day. He was a real coffee drinker.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Oct 16
Yes that's a lot! And I know people who drink that much- if I did, I'd be talking a mile a minute--lol!
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@magallon (17408)
• Philippines
7 Oct 16
@MarymargII My husband got it from his father and his brother. They are all coffee drinkers...
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• Toronto, Ontario
8 Oct 16
@magallon You can get too used to the caffeine- that's the problem!
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@just4him (96094)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Oct 16
My parents always had it with cream and sugar. I like tea.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Oct 16
I like tea too - especially in the afternoon! There are some unique flavours.
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@just4him (96094)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Oct 16
@MarymargII Yes there are. Right now my favorite is Vanilla Chai.
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• Toronto, Ontario
11 Oct 16
@just4him Yes i love chai the best for a treat tea!
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@ms1864 (6947)
• Bangalore, India
5 Oct 16
I love coffee! With milk, sugar and 2 drops of vanilla essence. ...it gives it a lovely aromatic fragrance.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Oct 16
The essence is a super idea- Now that I think of it, it's like the flavour shots at Starbucks! Smart idea!
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@ms1864 (6947)
• Bangalore, India
5 Oct 16
Thank you!
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Oct 16
@ms1864 Yes coffee has its own unique flavour and the vanilla would really complement it.
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@marlina (64893)
• Canada
11 Oct 16
I like my coffee in the morning with a little 5% cream, no sugar. Nothing later on.
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• Toronto, Ontario
12 Oct 16
Does it keep you from sleeping if you drink it later? No sugar is like me!
@paigea (21232)
• Canada
9 Oct 16
I really like coffee. But more than one or two cups first thing in the morning and I would be sleepless the next night
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• Toronto, Ontario
12 Oct 16
Yes, it affects me that way too- two is the tops for me!
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@CoolPeace (1606)
• Miami, Florida
8 Oct 16
I think it is eating and drinking things we like in moderations want hurt.
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• Toronto, Ontario
9 Oct 16
Yep- it's true! Nothing is good for you if it's over-the-top!
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• Philippines
6 Oct 16
I drink it every morning with some break on the side.
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• Toronto, Ontario
8 Oct 16
Yep every morning for me too!
@rina110383 (24253)
5 Oct 16
I want it hot and black with little sugar.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Oct 16
Sounds like you enjoy it too- yes has to be hot!
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@JudyEv (103841)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Oct 16
I wish they wouldn't keep changing their minds about what good and not good for us. I only like instant coffee and not too strong at that so I'm a real pleb in that regard.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Oct 16
I used to drink instant coffee and then switched to brewed and am liking it lately although it sure can get strong!
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@TRBRocks420 (64533)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Oct 16
I love coffee or those Carmel macchiato mochas preferably lol.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Oct 16
I know about those- and yes they are scrumptious! Could get addicting and they cost an arm and a leg! ha!
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@BelleStarr (33927)
• Portland, Connecticut
9 Oct 16
I drink my coffee black and I have two cups in the morning and depending where I am and what I am doing I will have a cappuccino or a decaf in the evening.
@mom210 (5982)
• Atlanta, Georgia
8 Oct 16
I am not a coffee drinker, just never developed a taste for it. It smells great, especially the flavored ones, but we I taste it, it does not appeal to me. I do drink tea for its health benefits. I find it funny that they are coming out with things that may not be bad for you after all. Just goes to show, do everything in moderation and you will be fine.