Taking a break from caffeine

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by gorgo2, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    i drink a lot of green tea these days..
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  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I never could acquire a taste for green tea. Probably was doing something wrong.
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    it took a while for me but i got used to it.milk and sugar not required so helps with the diet..
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  4. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    me too.

    is that what's making my ear hair grow?
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    could be sir..:)
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  6. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I use k-cups for decaf b/c it's just easier. And I find, in general, that k-cup coffee is stronger tasting than my usual method (french press). Maybe the same applies here? Or maybe you need to up your amount of coffee being brewed?
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  7. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Sleep is better now.
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  8. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Someone once ask me what I would do without coffee...I told them I figure 25 to life in Angola. Glad your able to cut back.

    Ps. Decaf is not coffee....
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  9. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    I take a 200 mg caffiene cap, 3 billion probiotic, and a multi every morning with 2 glasses of water. Great start to the day !!!
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  10. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    I haven't been able to adjust to decaf. I have started roasting my own coffee, and cut way back though. I've also started rotating in Match Green Tea. I find it makes me feel far less jittery.

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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Did you just say milk in your tea ....... I can see touch of sugar, but .... milk. I haven't put milk in my tea since I was seven ... and I lived on a dairy farm.


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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    i always drink tea straight..
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Ok ........... sorry ......... miss read ........... need more caffeine. :D

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  14. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Whipped up a pretty good mix I can live with during the week:

    40% D.D. Decaf (nutty-chocolaty notes)
    40% decaf Peet's Major D (darkish flavor)
    20% 1850 Trailblazer (also good flavor + tiny kick of the 'feen)
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  15. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord

    I always keep a bag o’ Peet’s decaf whole bean in the house for my wife. She won’t drink regular coffee after 1pm. Only decaf with dinner or with desserts. I join her with a cup sometimes but rarely touch the decaf.
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  16. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I drink 4-8 8oz. Cups a day plus energy shots. I haven’t found a better way on flex and swing shifts with no sleep schedule and sometimes as little as 7 hours between shifts( translates to about 3-4 hours of sleep after commuting etc.).
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  17. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    I was on the decaffeinated Gourmet coffee kick for a while and what I was buying was the Swiss water treatment process whole bean and grinding my beans for just a cup and putting the ground coffee through the one cup paper water strainer and I have to say it was OK. The Swiss water treatment removes 99.9% of caffeine with out using chemicals and that is what you want if you are going to drink decaffeinated coffee IMO.
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

  19. Hammer8

    Hammer8 Well-Known Member


    I know that I drink too much coffee- at least a pot a day. The caffeine has little effect on me any more. I can easily drink a cup, and go straight to bed, having no trouble falling asleep.
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  20. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I used to be the same. But...age.
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