Coffee!!!

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by TheCopperHat, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. TheCopperHat

    TheCopperHat Member

    I consider myself relatively new to the world of coffee. For the last 23 odd years I've hated even the smell of it. I've also found I can be a little on the slow side with a lack of motivation on some fronts or easily distracted. I find that since starting on the drip, my body now seems to keep up to the speed my mind works and I achieve so much more in a day. I'm less distracted, able to focus better. I'm also diagnosed ADD but coffee seems to help. I dunno if this is a regular side effect of coffee anyone else notices but honestly I'm glad I started drinking it!

    On that note I believe it's time for a fill up!
     
  2. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    As a life-long coffee addict I'm passionate about every aspect of
    my coffee, including the mental advantage. Also a physician I've
    read with great interest all of the studies over the years looking
    at health issues related to coffee. It's mostly good news. Even studies
    designed to look for various health hazards from coffee have largely
    failed to show any. There was a study showing some increased stomach
    and intestinal issues with massive qualities, but no heart, Cancer, or blood pressure effects. There is some indication that it helps ward off Diabetes and some less impressive studies have shown it can prevent Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease. Studies have shown that coffee improves short term memory, concentration, and ability to do tasks that require concentration-yes that would definitely help with ADD. There are some other
    health benefits shown from coffee but from smaller studies that I do not recall. Ok that's probably way more than anybody wanted to read about coffee but this is of great interest to me. One final thing, IMHO the best coffee on earth is Intelligentsia-it's a Chicago based Roaster.
     
  3. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    I have several family members with ADD or ADHD. Coffee is the best thing you can do for these conditions from what I've seen. The ADHD nieces I have are downright annoying if they don't have a cup o' joe every day.
     
  4. TheCopperHat

    TheCopperHat Member

    Danny,

    Thanks alot for the good info. Being as I said fairly fresh to this coffee world I didn't realize there were that many studies devoted to it. A foolish thought I suppose but still. I would be more then interested if you had any links for some of the studies as I quite enjoy reading up on them.

    Erik, Isn't it funny though, traditional knowledge teaches one to believe that coffee causes energy overdose, you would think that's the absolute last thing a person with ADHD could ever want.
     
  5. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    On the ADD thing... a long time ago, I dated a woman with a son who had the ADD really bad and nothing seemed to help him. His mother took him to a holistic center and they told her to switch him from cow milk to goat milk. Once switched, the kid was completely different.
     
  6. TheCopperHat

    TheCopperHat Member

    I've heard that before and made the switch myself. Didn't notice a difference personally. YMMV kinda thing. There is alot of belief that some forms of ADD are caused by food alergies or excess hormones etc in certain foods.
     
  7. Adeptus_Minor

    Adeptus_Minor Active Member

    Considering that ADHD is most often treated with pharmaceutical stimulants, it's hardly surprising to me.

    I've been a black coffee drinker since I was ~2 yrs old. (blame my grandparents!)
    I don't really feel like I get many of the mind-sharpening benefits anymore due to having built up a tolerance. However, I consider it a benign (divine?) addiction. :cool:
     
  8. Etoyoc

    Etoyoc Backwards

    A long time ago when ADD/ADHD were the super hot topics and ritalin wasn't something everyone had heard of, one of the symptoms that were mentioned for ADD/ADHD is that stimulants such as caffeine have a calming, focusing affect on those people. In fact, ritalin is actually a stimulant. The way I have always figured it is that I have been self dosing for ADD issues since I was old enough to be able to have caffeine.

    So your comments ring quite true to the experiences I have heard from many others...
     
  9. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    Sorry this is obscenely long but links will not work from this site. If you send me your email address it will let me do a personal email-it's from a site called
    "uptodate.com." IMHO-best medical reference site. It's expensive but there's a free part that's geared towards the public.

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  10. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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  11. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    sorry :ashamed001
     
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  13. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    That has got to be the most unquotable post ever posted in this forum. When I was just starting my Coffee Hobby...what? I have many hobbies. This book was an invaluable resource. "Coffee: A Guide to Buying, Brewing & Enjoying" by Kenneth Davids. I have the first and third edition. It's now on at least the 5th edition.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/031224665X/?tag=thshde-20

    I won't do it. I won't...I will.

    Coffee is good, it reduces sleepyness and provides a feeling of alertness and joy. Ask your doctor if coffee can help you.

    A small percentage of people experienced the following symptoms...

     
  14. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Kenneth Davids has a couple of books out there. I have a few. Good reads.

    Also check out Sweet Marias. I order my green coffee beans from there. More than just products for sale. There's tons of great info.
     
  15. TheCopperHat

    TheCopperHat Member

    Wow that is a lotta info. There goes my weekend! I appreciate the info from the coffee drinkers out there. I feel a little guilty drinking coffee like I'm lighting a smoke and knowingly hurting some part of me.
     
  16. Adeptus_Minor

    Adeptus_Minor Active Member

    Hrm.. with cool weather here, I almost want to break out the air-popper and roast a few batches again. I need to order some fresh beans, though. The ones I have left are a couple of years old and would likely deliver less than satisfactory results.


    Nonsense, man! Treat your body like the amusement park that it is. :D
     
  17. Dulouz

    Dulouz Active Member

    I'm very excited to try some of these. The Steve-roasted version, of course.
     
  18. JoeMal

    JoeMal Member

    I love my 8 O'Clock....
     
  19. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Another coffee drinker here. Since about high school. Always black.
    I am also diagnosed ADD. I don't think that is the only reason I am hooked on coffee, but it certainly helps. I was recently re-diagnosed and got a new prescription for the usual stimulants, but I have found that if I have a the time to make a cup to start the day, I don't need the prescription as much.
    I am an Aeropress nut. I think they make great coffee, and it is easy, but if I am in a rush to get to a meeting or something I also have a Keurig Platinum coffee maker. I bought it used off of ebay cheap, had problems with it about a month after I got it, called Keurig, they sent me a brand new one. Great customer service. If anyone has any recommendations on K-cups to try, I would love to hear them.
     
  20. Rene

    Rene Well-Known Member

    I never leave home to work without my travelmug :ashamed001

    And after I get to work it's always a double espresso.....

    And after that some more.........

    But I'm not addicted :rolleyes005
     

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