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Ivan Seeking
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Dec16-10, 01:47 AM
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This morning, the unthinkable happened: I was out of coffee!!!

To the best of my recollection, this was my first conscious day [as opposed to, surgery days, severe illness, exhaustion] without coffee in 30 years. It is probably one of a few days that I've gone without coffee in almost 40 years. I even drink coffee with I'm sick.

I estimate that I personally pay for Juan Valdez's vacation every year.

We drink a roast that is very low in caffeine so I didn't notice any effects - not even a caffeine headache. But by late evening I was dying for a cup and finally had to run to the store. Normally, when I'm working at home, I drink about two pots a day.

Not promoting it as a good habbit, but I love coffee!

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Dec16-10, 02:06 AM
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Ha! Take the day to wash your coffee pot!

I thought the clouds to the south east were looking dark today!
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Dec16-10, 05:10 AM
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Two pots absent, and no headache?!?

I have the equivalent of 5 cups (2 large mugs) each morning. Right now, I blend 1/3 decaf beans into regular beans. If I were to go the morning without, I would have an impossible-to-think-through, stabbing headache by 2 PM.

By 5, I would need four Advil, and a dark room.

That's "dark-side" roast for you.

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Dec16-10, 06:54 AM
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No coffee?!

I've had those days without coffee. By 2 pm I thought I had the flu.

Coffee is one of the essentials - along with water, oxygen and food.

We probably pay for Juan's childrens' university tuition.
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Dec16-10, 07:14 AM
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I have a low tolerance for caffein. If I were to drink a cup of coffee in the morning, it would keep me up all day.
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Dec16-10, 07:59 AM
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Note to self: Today is the wrong day to piss off Ivan.
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Dec16-10, 08:01 AM
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Quote Quote by Jimmy Snyder View Post
I have a low tolerance for caffein. If I were to drink a cup of coffee in the morning, it would keep me up all day.
Isn't being kept awake all day one of the points of coffee? If it keeps you awake at night, I get it, but caffeine doesn't persist in the body for anywhere near that long.
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Dec16-10, 09:51 AM
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I can't recall when I've last run out of coffee for first thing in the morning. I can only guess what sort of deep panic that would generate. My stomach doesn't allow me to consume as much coffee as I have in past years, but I'm still all about the first thing that happens in my day is a cup of freshly ground caffeinated goodness.

I don't think I'd want to wait until late in the day to rectify that problem. Just because.
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Dec16-10, 10:21 AM
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Coffee!Once in a blue moon perhaps.A nice cup of tea of tea is what you need.
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Dec16-10, 10:41 AM
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Chocolate is another fine vehicle for caffeine, and sometimes you get lucky and coffee and chocolate combine!
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Dec16-10, 11:09 AM
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Note to self: Today is the wrong day to piss off Ivan.
Suprisingly [and I mean that!], I didn't notice any ill effects at all. It was almost 10PM before I ran to the store. If I didn't have a customer coming by this morning, I might have waited until today.
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Dec16-10, 11:12 AM
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Coffee!Once in a blue moon perhaps.A nice cup of tea of tea is what you need.
I keep at least a million green tea bags available at work. Easy to prepare and very rewarding to drink. The caffeine is helpful, and I like to pretend it's good for me (who am I kidding?).
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Dec16-10, 11:37 AM
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I have an espresso-maker, and I load it with more than enough ground roast to make a 4 demitasse pot. That goes into my mug, first thing every morning. I can't imagine wandering out to the kitchen in the morning and finding out there is no coffee. Oh, the humanity!
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Dec16-10, 11:56 AM
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I can go through two pots while in the lab easily!

One in the morning when I get in. The other starts at around 3:30-4:00.

I make it a bit weaker than usual, since coffee drinking is half addiction, half enjoyable pass time for me.

If I got into the lab and found out I was out of coffee,I would go out immediately and buy some. I wouldn't even have to think about it.
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Dec16-10, 12:05 PM
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Go to the nearest Starbucks and get a venti of Pikes Place Roast.....

If we ran out of coffee at home, the better half would make me run out and get some immediately and be twitching in the seat next to me on the way.
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Dec16-10, 12:14 PM
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Speaking of coffee, I'm running really low. I've been so desparate before that I heated up cold coffee left in the caraffe from the day before.
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Dec16-10, 12:17 PM
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Speaking of coffee, I'm running really low. I've been so desparate before that I heated up cold coffee left in the caraffe from the day before.
This thread made me go check. Phew! We still have the better part of a 2# can in the pantry.
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Dec16-10, 01:50 PM
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I can't remember exactly when I last drank a cup of coffee. I know that I had at least one cup in May, 2008. I last drank a cup of tea about three hours ago.


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