I started hammering the Cafe Bustelo and my stomach declared a jihad on my sphincter.
I was brought up in a family of tea bellies...it took me until I was 25 to realise that I never actually liked the stuff, and was just drinking it out of habit!!
As an American, my tea sensibilities aren't as refined as in the UK. Meaning store brand black teas taste just fine to me ha ha.I married an Irish girl, they drink more of the stuff over there than us.
I can't drink any shite like PG or Tetley. Yorkshire as a bare minimum and if I'm in Ireland I stock up on Barry's and a cheeky bottle of bushmills
Look for organic decaf. Then look for "swiss water process" on the package. This is safe decaf that does not use chemicals for stripping the caffeine from the beans, only water.I'd love to drink decaf but was told not to by a doctor, she said the process they use to extract the caffeine makes it way worse than just drinking coffee itself..
I love coffee but have tried to give it up for a while.. there's little work on for musicians and no need to be running around buzzing all the time so I'm taking it easy for a while. I'd love to drink decaf but was told not to by a doctor, she said the process they use to extract the caffeine makes it way worse than just drinking coffee itself.. was kinda sad about that, so would welcome hearing otherwise
Truthfully when I was into energy drinks I was better at concentrating and focusing......for 45 minutes. Coffee?...not strong enough...unless it was a mega high espresso.
Most grad students are given a coffee cup that is glued to your hand. Once you finally graduate they give you a new cup to glue to your hand for your post doc. LOL. Coffee or tea time is what runs research in about every lab I've walked in. Some prefer their caffeine in soft drinks though. I drink 2-3 cups a day now I'm not working-so no longer go through pots of coffee daily. I remember starting some experiments at 6 am and then come 11 pm it's finally finishing. That's a whole bunch of coffee keeping my engines purring. I generally didn't drink as much coffee when performing microsurgery though. I love coffee-I'm drinking it now. My second cup-so in another one I"ll be cognitive of what I'm doing and my wife and TV blaring at me. Right now I'm in filter mode-i can only focus on one thing-waking up LOL.
Read my post right above yours. Not all decaf is made with solvents. You can still enjoy decaf.
I worked with Bunn for years and they have a laboratory in which they make the “Golden Cup”. They analyze coffee from various brewers (of all brands). They measure tannin levels, specific gravity, aroma elements, caffeine levels, etc., all based on the currently most imported coffee bean into America: Colombian. It’s an excellent cup of coffee, and I learned that to make good coffee, certain methods of extraction are preferred. This led me to my current method of brewing: stovetop espresso. No expensive machine needed, just the proper brewer, good water and good beans. One cup in the morning and I’m ready for liftoff.
Chocolate syrup and foamed milk make for a decent ”mocha”, too.
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I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear! I drink the stuff for England.
If I'm working or recording I've usually got a brew on. Builders strength aka put hairs on other peoples chests.