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Old 09-09-2011, 06:06 AM   #1
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It took me thirty five years to become addicted to coffee. Sure, I've had it several times in my life, and enjoyed it, but never felt like I needed it, and rarely wanted it.

With my job now, I've gotten in the habit of stopping for an iced coffee every morning. I didn't think anything of it, until the day I didn't have time to stop, and I was very unhappy.

Also, I used to have it made so it didn't taste like coffee -- extra creamy, extra sweet. That has also changed. Now I can drink it without cream, and I don't care if it's super sweet either.

Just what I need. Another addiction

Oh coffee! I love you!
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:17 AM   #2
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:24 AM   #3
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I started drinking coffee about 2 years ago. It has to be iced coffee and must have some chocolate syrup...
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:54 AM   #4
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:08 AM   #5
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I only drink it in the morning. and afternoon. and sometimes in the evening. other than that, I don't touch the stuff.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:08 AM   #6
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I. LOVE. COFFEE.


Like you, my taste for it has also changed. I used to be an extra extra girl. Now I just do 1 equal or whatever and a serving of a creamer, flavored or not. I drink about 3 hot cups a morning, even in the summertime.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:35 AM   #7
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Depending on the kind of coffee...I will go extra extra or I will just use a bit of sweetner & a touch of cream.

I notice most chains make me reach for things to cover up the flavor of the actual coffee.

But at home (with my Keurig <3) I might do a little sugar, and that's it.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:36 AM   #8
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I can take or leave coffee, and don't believe I need it in any way to get through the day. that said, in the last 3 weeks I have had about five french vanilla cappacinos.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:44 AM   #9
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I, too, am addicted and one day after Hurricane Irene knocked out power, I didn't have a coffee and I was miserable and had a headache all day. As soon as I hop out of bed each morning I'm already looking forward to that first cup of Bananas Foster. (soon to be Pumpkin Spice through the Spring, of course) I make my coffee with a splash of fat free half and half and one spoonful of Splenda Blend.

I initially hated coffee but I once had a college course that started at 7:00am and I was a commuter traveling an hour and 15 minutes to school so I was up EARLY for a 19 year old. I fell asleep in that class every morning until the teacher finally banged on my desk and said "Come to class with a coffee from now on or don't come at all."
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:12 AM   #10
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:28 AM   #11
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I do not think caffeine keeps me awake...So I think that is why I have never become a regular. I do like the flavor...and the various flavors of cream that you can concoct.

I can drink a large coffee with a shot of espresso at midnight and still go right to sleep.
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:54 AM   #12
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Jesus Whistlin Dixie, you can drive better when texting, and you can sleep better doped up on caffeine. You're AMAZING!
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:30 AM   #13
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Actually, I have been told by several people that if they can't sleep, a cup of coffee is just the thing. I'm not sure why that should be, but I suspect it's because caffeine doesn't actually make you less tired, it only makes you feel less tired. Maybe a shot of caffeine encourages you to be a bit more active, which tires you out more effectively.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:42 AM   #14
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I like Fraps from Starbucks, which I'm in the process of cutting down in hopes of eventually stopping altogether soon.. not good for the wallet or the waistline! I think it has more of a placebo effect on me since it doesn't have much caffeine (compared to a regular cup of coffee) but I always feel more awake after having one. Probably more the sugar content than the caffeine.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:01 AM   #15
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this thread has driven a desire into me to become addicted to coffee. I am on my second cup of the day.
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Don't care for how it tastes but I do like how it smells when it's brewing. Every once in awhile, if it's cold out, I have a little coffee with my creamer (Chocolate Raspberry preferrably). But not very often.
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I like about half an ounce or maybe a little more or less of half and half in my coffee. and a maybe tablespoon of splenda.
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I'm in love with my Keurig too and use it almost every day in the winter. It's too hot in the summer to drink coffee so I go for iced tea.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:18 PM   #19
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I'm not addicted, but I do drink it every day. I have two cups every morning with my Keurig..
I drink coffee for the flavor of the coffee. I don't put any sweetener or creamer to mask the flavor..
I can drink it all day, and enjoy a cup after a dinner meal on occasion without any problems of keeping me awake.
If for some reason I don't have coffee in the morning, a Diet Coke will suffice.
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Ohh WOW I can relate. I drink 3-5 travel mugs full of coffee everyday! Sometimes add an Iced Coffee when I get home from work. The caffeine does NOTHING to me now....'cept sabotage my diet.
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You do understand that anecdotal evidence about personal experience has nothing to do with science, right?

Don't make me throw a pile of studies at you that conclusively demonstrate that caffeine - without variation - adversely affects the ability to fall asleep, the length of sleep, the depth of sleep and the quality of sleep. Okay?
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Don't make me throw a pile of studies at you that conclusively demonstrate that caffeine - without variation - adversely affects the ability to fall asleep, the length of sleep, the depth of sleep and the quality of sleep. Okay?
Well Hell...this could be my issue!! I can fall asleep easy enough, staying asleep and the quality of sleep is HORRIBLE!!!

Thanks CJ!!! (wow I never though I'd say that)
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I like it sometimes. Extra cream or skim milk and with 1-3 splenda depending on the size. Iced is my fave.
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you can sleep better doped up on caffeine. You're AMAZING!
I'll agree...I am SUPER amazing! You on the other hand...

And I didn't say I sleep BETTER. I just said I can go right to sleep without a problem. The same way I can go to sleep if I have had nothing to drink before bed.
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Ohh WOW I can relate. I drink 3-5 travel mugs full of coffee everyday! Sometimes add an Iced Coffee when I get home from work. The caffeine does NOTHING to me now....'cept sabotage my diet.
how does caffeine sabotage a diet?
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