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4/18/11 10:04 P

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I use fair trade coffee. It's hard to stop, but I drink green tea at least once or twice a day.

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4/18/11 5:30 P

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Yes, I do remember hearing once about the evil processes of making decaf. I don't drink it, myself. I like the real stuff. LOL. Plus, I drink it black....no sugar or cream in there. Funny how we each have our certain preferences.

One of the good things about tea is that it doesn't seem to have as much caffeine it it (I learned this as determined by my headaches when I was trying to wean myself off from caffeine once). Plus, there are some good green teas, and herbal teas. Obviously, I've fallen off or on the wagon again as far as caffeine goes.....since I'm back to drinking my regular coffee again. emoticon

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4/18/11 3:16 P

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wow.... who knew....
I would like to add tea is GREAT for a sunburn..... you take a towel and drench it with tea and then place on the sun burned parts.... it was my very best friend as a kid..... I did not tolerate the sun well,.

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4/18/11 1:31 P

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Also I forgot to mention that they use a 'water process' to decaffeinate their decaf coffee -- most use chemicals! emoticon

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4/18/11 1:24 P

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Thnx for the info about the different coffees. At this point, I'm not going to give up drinking it...but, I'm open to getting a better product with improved growing/harvesting conditons, etc. I like different flavored coffees (that Sticky Bun Coffee sounds delish btw)! Oh goodness! emoticon But, I will look for that coffee previously mentioned that's available at Target. I'll do some exploring to see what's available to me here in this neck of the woods.

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4/17/11 9:04 P

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I buy free trade coffee from my church, too. I do still have some coffee I buy up north from a local brewer called Sunday Morning Sticky Bun coffee. Figure even w/ the caffeine, it's got to be healthier for me than a real sticky bun. emoticon

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4/17/11 3:52 P

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FYI tea also has lot's of tannic acid but it is great for you. Try it wet teabags on tired eyes!

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4/17/11 1:41 P

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me too, 2 cups about 3 times a week, the rest of the time is all different types of teas and water.



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4/17/11 12:12 P

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Thnx for the infor, still drinking my usual 2 cups.


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4/17/11 7:58 A

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I manage the Fair Trade Coffee project for our Church. All the coffee is organically grown. Not only is this better for the coffee drinker, but also for the workers who are not exposed to pesticides. Also it is shade tree grown, which means no clear-cutting of native forests, which is better for native wildlife AND makes a higher quality coffee. Several companies make fair trade coffee. The one most widely marketed is Green Mountain which is available at Target.

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4/17/11 6:00 A

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I gave up drinking coffee a year ago.. Even the decaf started to make me feel jittery, so it had to go.. I miss it though!

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4/16/11 8:14 P

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Organic coffee is always great



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4/16/11 6:39 P

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This won't make me stop drinking coffee. Coffee beans come from all over the world, not just Africa. The article does not state that they are spraying the coffee trees with DDT. DDT is used to kill malaria, which is/has been devasting to the African people.

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4/16/11 5:19 P

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That makes since,
It also has Tanic acid in it & they It was also what leather workers use to use to tan hide.

I don't drink it any way.

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4/16/11 3:40 P

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Just discovered there could be DDT in coffee. DDT is a pesticide people use to spray for killing bugs. DDT is a poison and is also a Xenohormone (see Topic on "Feeling Lousy?" under Symptoms Forum).

Even though DDT is banned in lots of countries, they still use it 'cause it is so cheap.

Even decaf coffee can have it.

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