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LUV2SURFCHIC Posts: 2,507
1/16/13 11:26 A


RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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1/16/13 11:13 A

I love the smell, taste and warmth of coffee in the morning. I usually have two mugs, black, and that is it for the day. If I am visiting someone and they offer me coffee I would usually say yes and enjoy it because there would be a little something to go with it.

FLIPCHICK14 Posts: 2,297
1/16/13 10:59 A

I don't drink coffee- I have never acquired a taste for it. I do like coffee ice cream (must be all of the sugar!) and the smell of coffee though.

1/16/13 10:16 A

It's funny, I've always loved the smell of coffee, but hated the taste. Then a few years ago I started liking it a little bit. Now I LOVE it! I drink at least two cups a day, sometimes WAY more. Since I had WLS I can no longer drink anything carbonated, so coffee has become the only thing I drink besides water. I do occasionally drink crystal light or tea, but that is not even once a week. I've never liked tea either, but am trying to give it a chance since I gave coffee a chance and now like it.

KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,257
1/16/13 8:23 A

To wake-up in the morning and then I drink the decaf. version in the daytime and night because I'm cold all the time!

HEIDI777 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/16/13 7:49 A

I love coffee! I drink in black so I don't have to stress about those added calories of cream and sugar. Coffee relaxes me!

RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
1/16/13 7:49 A

I've been a coffee drinker and tea drinker forever. I enjoy both equally but I have to say that for me coffee is the winner in the mornings. I like the caffeine and taste - really helps get me going!
viva coffee!

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,292
1/16/13 7:45 A

never required a taste for coffee. But I like the smell of it.. I'm a tea drinker.

DEEDLE53 SparkPoints: (18,482)
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1/16/13 7:41 A

Love coffee. I have it throughout the day....especially in the wintertime. In the summer I usually limit it to the morning. It helps me feel full. That way I can get over the snacking habit.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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1/16/13 7:19 A

I only drink 2 cups a day in the morning because I LOVE IT! I like the smell, the taste, the warmth etc.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
1/16/13 6:40 A

I'm not a coffee drinker and never have been even though my parents drank it. I don't drink hot tea often either.
I like the smell of coffee but still don't feel like drinking it.

ASHLEYGILLE SparkPoints: (12,745)
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1/16/13 6:05 A

I love the taste... My husband always finds neat flavors (like Creme Brulee or French Toast or Pumpkin Spice) for me to try! I also like the way that the warm mug feels in my hands on a cold morning such as today. I saw an ENT doctor about a year ago who asked me to give up coffee (d/t possible reflux) and I was devastated. 4 months later, a second opinion having been recommended by my PCP, another ENT told be that I was suffering from silent reflux at night and my morning coffee had absolutely nothing to do with the problem (i.e. instead taking Zegerid in the evening would do the trick!). Needless to say, I left the appointment and headed straight for Dunkin' Donuts! That was the most appreciated cup of coffee I ever drank! lol.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (328,814)
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1/16/13 5:08 A

Having read your replies I don't feel so bad about drinking coffee. I was thinking that I must be to only one who really loved it.

Calorie wise back coffee is better than adding milk or cream but if you make it part of your calorie intake it doesn't matter.

Thank you all

HLTHAPPINESS4C Posts: 26,453
1/16/13 1:30 A

I love coffee because a) I love the taste and b) going out for coffee is a fun way for my best friend and I to meet and slow down and relax.

AM_MORRIS87 Posts: 1,665
1/15/13 7:27 P

I like drinking coffee simply because it helps me to not eat! I enjoy the taste, it gives me energy, and it curbs my hunger until it's time for my next meal/snack.

ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,334
1/15/13 6:17 P

I also drink coffee because I like the taste of it. If I get a craving at night I'll drink decaff, but I am trying to get off the coffee because of the caffein. I like it with half and half and sugar.

WILSON1926 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/15/13 5:05 P

My morning coffee had a tablespoon of coconut oil, sometimes cream, and perhaps a packet of stevia. Then sometimes black but always hot and steamy....YUMMY

MISSSVJS SparkPoints: (40,223)
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1/15/13 5:02 P

I also drink it because I love it - I like it strong, dark, and black although occasionally for a sweet treat I will add some coconut or almond milk and a bit of xylitol. I only drink organic because coffee and tea are two of the most heavily sprayed crops in the world.

DIANER2014 Posts: 2,721
1/15/13 12:58 P

I drink coffee because I love!

CHERYLSBUTT SparkPoints: (0)
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1/15/13 12:50 P

I drink coffee, simply because I enjoy the flavor and the warmth first thing in the morning.
I try to drink a glass of water for every cup of coffee....resulting in 8-10 glasses of water daily!!!

BRANDIM_81 Posts: 218
1/15/13 12:45 P

Coffee is a good natural way to get the caffeine I need to get started and boost my metabolism. Its other health benefits are good. I don't like the taste as much as some but I like the taste better than soda or other things.

TRACYLYNN853 Posts: 490
1/15/13 12:38 P

Because I just love it

POOHGIRL1970 Posts: 641
1/15/13 10:50 A

It is the staple to my morning is my pick me up!

1/15/13 10:46 A

emoticon emoticon I prick up my ears every time there's news of the benefits of drinking coffee. The latest news was for men who drink it. I think it was about lowering blood sugar - a certain percentage lower, that increases with the amount drunk. It applied to men only.

Before that, there was news about coffee helping to prevent prostrate cancer. These studies are good news for coffee lovers, whom I feel sure outnumber coffee haters.

Haters is not the accurate term - I imagine many gave up coffee for health reasons, and some of those reasons are not valid.

Edited by: SWIFTSEATURTLE at: 1/15/2013 (10:47)
GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (190,065)
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1/15/13 10:45 A

Coffee is my kick-start to the day...since I am always tired in the mornings. I add sugar & flavored creamer...LOVE IT! :)

SONICB Posts: 4,371
1/15/13 10:43 A

Mm... I need coffee to get my day started (and sometimes to get through the day). It gets a bad rap because of all the calorie-laden, sugary drinks that are being offered these days at coffee shops like Starbucks. Personally, I like to add some sweetened condensed milk and skim milk to mine.

NEPTUNE1939 Posts: 16,112
1/15/13 10:18 A

Love it

LOLEMA SparkPoints: (105,894)
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1/15/13 10:18 A

started drinking coffee when entered the workforce upteen years ago..

TWINSMOM0429 SparkPoints: (26,983)
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1/15/13 10:08 A

Love the smell. I started out small but once my twins were born, it helped me get a much needed boost in the morning. Now I have it every morning. On the weekends, my husband and I go through a pot in the mornings. I love having a hot cup of coffee and watching the news or reading the paper or planning our day or cuddling with the girls watching cartoons.

It is essential for me now in the mornings.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
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1/15/13 10:04 A

When I was little, all of my uncles would be at my grandma's house before work and they all drank coffee and it was the "grown up" thing to do and so cool when they'd give me a bit of coffee and a bunch of cream and now it reminds me of all those I've lost when I drink it.

JENNA3 SparkPoints: (74,616)
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1/15/13 9:57 A

I love coffee. I try to keep myself to two cups a day, well two mugs a day which is more like four cups technically I guess.

What's the fuss? The caffeine can interfere with good sleep. More than two cups can act as a diuretic, so you need more water. Too much caffeine can make folks irritable.

If you don't have any of those issues, go for it. There are certainly other "issues" that have been spotted or mentioned in studies, but I don't recall them. Or I repressed them. I say drink up.

1/15/13 9:53 A

I have been a coffee lover for 30 years. When I was between PPI's (drug for acid reflux), I really could not drink it. I wanted a hot drink in the morning, and had decaf green tea with a teaspoon of honey. I hated it, but was trying to learn to like it.

After a few weeks of this, I was prescribed a new PPI. I drink less coffee now, and mostly decaf, but I still have one cup of our favorite caffeinated coffee every morning.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 25,293
1/15/13 9:35 A

"Why I drink coffee but why do you"

I don't.
LOVE the small but not the taste.
I really do not get the " have to have coffee" thing, especially in the morning. I wake up refreshed and raring to go without it!

ZORITSA Posts: 275
1/15/13 9:28 A

I love my coffee! Been drinking it since I was 16 and started working.We would go through a pot or two a day(between 3 or 4 people),and more during the holiday hours.For me,I sweeten it with stevia and add a bit of non-dairy creamer...which then helps any cravings for sweets for me.Although...when camping...a strong cup of black coffee is great!

KAITLYNN51 Posts: 762
1/15/13 9:18 A

I drink coffee to get me going in the morning, although I actually switched to tea this summer when I was have blood pressure problems. My BP is great now, so I may switch back. I love the smell of coffee and I do use non fat creamer and splenda to keep the calories low. I also usually only have one cup per day when I'm drinking it!

AMARISRON Posts: 1,205
1/15/13 9:16 A

I LOVE the taste of coffee! I like it black, with cream or my new favorite with enriched rice milk! I don't drink much milk so it is a great way for me to get my calcium and vitamin D!
I drink 3 to 5 cups a day and feel no shame! I LOVE it! :)

1/15/13 9:13 A

An article about drinking coffee:

For me, I like the taste of it and how I feel when I do drink it. I use Splenda and Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer and yes, I count those in my calorie consumption.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (328,814)
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1/15/13 8:34 A

All my life (68 years) I have drunk coffee because my parents didn't like tea.

My father was 88 when he died and my mother 97 when she went. can someone tell me why all the fuss over drinking coffee?

I drinks at least 6 mugs a day and have drunk a lot more at times.

I really only like black coffee, no sugar and instant at that (keeps the calories down as well)

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