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badmajon
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Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013, 6:01am
Subject: How do you drink your coffee?
 

Do you drink your coffee in the morning? What about at night? Before breakfast? After breakfast? Before dinner? After dinner? How many?

I usually drink a couple of lattes in the morning before work over about half an hour.

What about you? Now that I've switched from drip brewed to espresso based coffee, I'm curious to know other's drinking habits. I love my coffee, my only complaint is that I can't really linger on the coffee as long as I used to since I'm drinking less volume for about the same weight of beans. I used to drink 4 cups over 30-40 minutes and now I'm down to 2.
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Posted Fri Nov 1, 2013, 9:54am
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For me... 2-3 pour-overs in the morning (hi test), 1-2 double shots of espresso after my main meal at noon-ish, then a cup  or two of decaf in the evening.
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Posted Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:46am
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I get the lingering thing, I never did it with coffee, I was a tea drinker before espresso. With the espresso being more controlled and never having to sit and wait for it to get cool enough to drink and me making only about 6-7 oz cappa it goes pretty fast. I have two if I can manage only in the mornings.  Rarely one in the afternoon on weekends.

 
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 12:51am
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Well, I always have a single double-shot cappuccino in the mornings. If I can't get my morning coffee I get very irritable. I'm not a morning person. Don't ask me what happens when something prevents me from having my coffee. :-)
I usually like to spend at least 10-20 minutes gently slurping and enjoying my coffee, with a scone or croissant before I go to work.

I like to sip on a sweetened up double espresso, an espresso con panna in a conventional espresso cup or an US style Macchiato Latte in the evenings, but no later than 6 PM, otherwise I'm up all night.
I can't drink straight shots without sugar. I tried, I just can't. Some single origin coffees really work well in an US style Macchiato Latte, others not so much. Espresso blends are right out for that purpose.

On the weekends, I usually have two double shot cappuccinos and/or lattes in the very late morning/early afternoon and that keeps me going.

I'd say that overall, I average about a pound of coffee every 1.5 weeks or so.

 
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 8:27am
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Right after breakfast on the way to work.. I drink a double or triple 12 oz Americano. The triple gives me enough kick to last my entire 9.5 hour workday.  Sometimes I might have a second drip in the afternoon.


Right now I'm drinking a beautiful dbl Americano (FC roasted Brazil Fazenda Pulped Natural aged 1 week)
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 3:23pm
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After waking up around 9am, I can't consume anything without my stomach complaining about it.   For some reason my stomach is sensitive after waking up.     Anyone know why? Anyway after about an hour or so, all systems are 'go'.

I usually drink an espresso straight just before lunch.   I usually drink lattes, but since I acquired my Cremina setup,  I've been 'doing' straight shots just before noon.  I found it suppresses my appetite and allows me skip the lunches without any issues. I love the fact that I have reduced my daily calorie in-take to that of one for a healthy weight.  I've slimmed down quite a bit by just going to straight espresso in the morning.

In the afternoon, I will do a coffee run if I'm not too busy and have a nice latte at my favorite spot.  And I will usually have a shot in the evening after dinner (8pm).  This might sound weird, but it helps me sleep.   By the end of the day, much of my energy has been spent but I'm still pretty wired.  That last shot sort of takes me over the edge and I start to get really tired.  By midnight I'm ready to crash.  Is anyone else like this, I wonder...
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Posted Sun Nov 3, 2013, 4:30pm
Subject: Re: How do you drink your coffee?
 

z0mbie Said:

After waking up around 9am, I can't consume anything without my stomach complaining about it.   For some reason my stomach is sensitive after waking up.     Anyone know why?

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Maybe it's the balance of acids inside of your stomach being upset? I find I can't touch a straight shot in the morning. I prefer to drink milk drinks as I find they're easier on my stomach.
Which is odd because Italians believe that milk drinks are absolutely verboten after a meal, especially in the evenings. I don't find that milk drinks upset my stomach at all. If anything,
straight shots do more of a job upsetting my stomach after a meal.

z0mbie Said:

I found it suppresses my appetite and allows me skip the lunches without any issues.

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Unfortunately, where I work, all they have is a super-auto which makes horrid coffee, so I don't really have the luxury of finding out if having a straight double before lunch takes away the hunger.
I'm pretty sure that skipping lunch probably isn't healthy for you, but there's nothing that says you can't have a calorie restricted lunch. Ideally, your meals should be largest, middle, smallest from
the start to the end of the day. Although, I admit I have a bad tendency to skip breakfast myself or just have something light because I'm just not a morning person.

z0mbie Said:

And I will usually have a shot in the evening after dinner (8pm).  This might sound weird, but it helps me sleep.

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I find that if I have a double shot before I take my 3 hour evening nap, (Which is usually 7 PM to 10 PM) when I wake up I usually stay up until some ungodly hour of the morning.. It's like it gets delayed or something.
My thought is, when I take my nap, my system hasn't had time enough to process the caffeine in the coffee. After I wake up, the caffeine kicks in full blast and results in me staying up.

 
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Posted Thu Nov 7, 2013, 6:35am
Subject: Re: How do you drink your coffee?
 

I choose to drink cappuccino when Iím in some coffee shops. I used to drink it between meals. When I felt sleepy during work or my mind seems dangling, even an instant coffee is needed to stimulate my mind.

 
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Posted Thu Nov 7, 2013, 7:27am
Subject: Re: How do you drink your coffee?
 

A double shot cappuccino for breakfast, an espresso macchiato in the course of the morning, a doppio after lunch and dinner.

 
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Posted Fri Nov 8, 2013, 6:02am
Subject: Re: How do you drink your coffee?
 

I needed to pack the truck this morning for an out-of-town thing this weekend. First thing, got the machine fired up and running. Had an espresso (a good one!) before I had had anything else to eat or drink.

Wow.

I think I'm sweating.

 
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