My husband and I are coffee hounds. Pot in the morning and one in the evening to relax with while we distress. that like 12 cups each a day. Way too much. I started putting the sugar and 2% milk in the pot, about 1/2 a cup of milk and 1/4 of sugar with cinnamon. No more overly sweet or burnt, bitter coffee. The pot is cleaned and off by 7pm at the latest. Now if i could only get to bed earlier.
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33 1/24/12 2:56 P
I love coffee morning too :-) I like the idea of cutting down & make it like a treat..on a day of the wk.
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Fitness Minutes: (4,860)
1/21/12 4:30 P
I love my coffee in the morning. Try using coconut milk instead of creamer or milk. It has way less fat & calories. Life the other ppl have said, use a drip system, and also grind the coffee and keep it in an air-tight container prior to using it. Don't let the coffee stay on the warmer for more than 15 min max - then it will become bitter. Enjoy your coffee and relax w/all the hulabaloo about cafeine and whatnot - life is short- enoy it!
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Fitness Minutes: (5,115)
5 1/14/12 10:20 P
I've tried, but I just don't enjoy coffee without my half and half. I know that isn't the healthiest option, but nothing else is able to scratch my caffeine itch like a good hot cup of strong "milky" coffee. So as a compromise, when we started our new healthy lives last year around this time, we gave up coffee entirely except for Friday mornings, when we allow ourselves to have it just like we like it. This way, it is a treat, not something to indulge in every day. Of course, I count the calories and cut back on something else to compensate. I've learned that I can live without my daily java, but I do confess we sure look forward to "Coffee Friday" every week!
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1/14/12 7:37 P
you can try adding a little salt to the grounds before brewing. a few shakes will usaully do the trick.
1/14/12 8:41 A
I heard that caffeine is hard on the liver. I have been drinking 64 or more ounces of filtered water instead. Diet anything has the same complications, I heard nothing but bad reviews about diet. Someone said that the first three letters of the word diet says it all.
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2,356 1/12/12 2:03 P
I drink 2 cups of coffee--black--in my travel mug. After that I switch to Peppermint tea--no sweetner, hot water, or ice water until I get home. Then I have 1 can of Diet Coke in the evening.
Can't do flavored or sweetened coffees, but occasionally I do enjoy a little non--dairy creamer (plain, not flavored) with my coffee.
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930 1/12/12 10:31 A
Really good coffee, made in a really good coffee pot. The burned, bitter flavor comes from water being too hot. You can add spices to the grounds before brewing- that gives it some great flavor. I tend to throw in cinnamon or a pie spice (pumpkin or apple depending on my mood).
Currently working and going to grad school. Given my stress level and time constraints (and with my doctor's blessing), I'm not trying to lose a lot of weight, just be healthy and not gain. Once I get my degree I'll pick things up again.
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139 1/11/12 9:26 P
I enjoy a small amount of fat free Canned Milk in my coffee if I want it lighter. For Black coffee, try popping orange, cherry, or peppermint mint tic tac or breath savor into your black coffee for added flavor without the calories.
I have never enjoyed black coffee...until...a co-worker made coffee in a percolator. Best coffee I ever had!
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3,797 12/31/11 1:17 P
I used to drink the entire pot of coffee in the morning by myself, 12 cup capacity. Then it broke. It took me two weeks to get a replacement. That was two weeks with no coffee. Once I started brewing again, I have found out that I don't like coffee as much any more and probably only have one or two cups per day now.
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I buy good quality coffee when it goes on sale and stick the extras in the freezer. Because I don't like black coffee either, but try to stay organic, I use a tiny bit of agave nectar to sweeten the cup. It has no taste (or after taste like some artificial sweeteners) and it's from a plant. Hope this helps. ps. The espresso idea is wonderful. Good espresso on it's own is delicious!
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139 12/28/11 8:26 P
I bought a coffee grinder and grind fresh beans evry time I make a pot of coffee. Much less bitter. I prefer a small amount of skim milk in place of creamer-as you said,useless calories, with milk a small amount of calcium and Vitamin D.
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Fitness Minutes: (9,824)
12/23/11 9:48 A
My doctor suggests that I need it. So now I am drinking green tea. I really do not miss it.
Fitness Minutes: (4,784)
12/21/11 6:17 A
Buy some good grade flavored coffee - I like Hazelnut or Vanilla. Don't perk your coffee. Use drip types of makers instead AND don't leave the pot warmer on - that's where the bitterness comes from. I'll drink cold black coffee and if I want it hot I just put a cup of it in the microwave. Never bitter.
And you may find that as you change your eating habits you'll be drinking less coffee and cafine drinks. 10 cups a day is nothing, I used to drink 2.5 pots a day and now I'm down to 5 cups.
I really hope you are not drinking 10 cups of coffee a day !!!
What about fat free half and half ? Skim milk and Splenda ? Sugar free caramel syrup ? Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla ?
Fitness Minutes: (11,189)
262 12/18/11 11:39 A
Is there a way to make black coffee taste good? I have tried it in the past and it was too bitter. I use non dairy creamer, which is 10 calories a teaspoon, but when you put 20 calories in your body ten times a day, that's 200 useless calories. HELP!!
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