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Old 06-28-10, 04:10 PM   #1
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Coffee: good, bad, only in moderation?

Me and a friend take the stance that coffee is generally "good". My other roommate says that it's generally "bad".

But from the research I've done and my friend, we've both agree that coffee has benefits such as possibly reducing risk of type II diabetes, promotes more intense workouts, possibly augments weight loss.

Bad things about coffee I've read are that it can increase homocysteine levels in the blood and possibly raise cholesterol...also a diuretic, and possibly strains your digestive system, but in reality that's if you're consuming excessive amounts.

(I just tried french press coffee, which is hands down superior in taste)

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Old 06-28-10, 04:19 PM   #2
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You'll find a plethora a research giving contradictory opinions on this, and moderation will mute most of those arguments. Especially if you use it to wash down a b complex vitamin.
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coffee enema for the win. And with this method, you do not have to use a french press.
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You forgot one other bad thing about coffee, it promotes atrocious grammar

I've never been a fan of French Press coffee. I still prefer percolated coffee over all other types. As for the health benefits / risks ... I could care less. My grandmother drank coffee all her life until her death at 92, along with millions of other people. Somehow I think we'll survive a cup or two per day.
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Coffee is my preferred drink in the morning until I start drinking Monsters. Then maybe another coffee around 2 to make the rest of my workday manageable.

I drank a Starbucks Double Shot at the halfway point of yesterdays ride then did some long pulls on the way home. I was pretty impressed with myself until I remembered that some of the other guys had done a double the day before.
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Old 06-28-10, 06:29 PM   #6
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My biggest problem is when my coffee system gets too much blood in it.
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Old 06-28-10, 06:59 PM   #7
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Isn't coffee a legal PED? Aside from that, most studies conclude that in moderation, coffee is not detrimental to your health.
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From the Book of Joe we read, “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was COFFEE, and in that elixir was INSPIRATION and RAPTURE, REVELATION, and TRANSCENDENCE. And yea, verily, that libation of transubstantiation was found to be Resurrection Blend and it was good, and there were many comings for more, and much was quaffed. And what word and what sacred host will be on the supplicant’s lips as they meet their coffee maker?”
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Agreed with the moderation comments. Like many substances, coffee seems to have a mix of good and bad effects in moderation, but no particularly obvious net effect. It seems like for every negative, there is a positive.

Personally I like the taste and the experience of drinking something warm and strong, but the addictive nature of caffeine really bothers me, so I generally limit my intake to 1-2 cups per week or when I'm actually tired. Even then I get into cycles of not getting enough sleep for long enough to experience withdrawal when I stop.
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You forgot one other bad thing about coffee, it promotes atrocious grammar

I've never been a fan of French Press coffee. I still prefer percolated coffee over all other types. As for the health benefits / risks ... I could care less. My grandmother drank coffee all her life until her death at 92, along with millions of other people. Somehow I think we'll survive a cup or two per day.


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what is this moderation you speak of?

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I like it much better as an every-once-in-a-while treat as opposed to an every day thing, just like any other drug. Drinking it every morning just messes with your energy level all day and then to top it all off, it makes you wide awake at bedtime. For me, at least.
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I make and drink a one liter french press every workday, and we make a 50 ounce drip pot on Saturday and Sunday. And I roast my own beans and pull my own espressos. My thought is coffee is good.
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I still prefer percolated coffee over all other types.
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I think it is disgusting but I would side with the moderation side.
Just a wee bit too much caffeine for my stomach. I am addicted to fine teas, for what it is worth.
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I like it much better as an every-once-in-a-while treat as opposed to an every day thing, just like any other drug. Drinking it every morning just messes with your energy level all day and then to top it all off, it makes you wide awake at bedtime. For me, at least.
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Good, moderation. Strong, no cream or sugar
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You forgot NASTY and STINKY.
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^ you're doing it wrong.

I've cut back to one generous cup of strong home-roasted French pressed goodness.
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I just got one of these for father's day. Still not as good as french press, imo.
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I just made another french pressed coffee.

It's so great I'm getting delirious. Soymilk was also added (the 70 cal/cup) choice, and it makes it even better + low cal.

I'm going to see how it will affect my workout at the gym. As of now it's affecting my bowels so brb.
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I make and drink a one liter french press every workday, and we make a 50 ounce drip pot on Saturday and Sunday. And I roast my own beans and pull my own espressos. My thought is coffee is good.
I've wanted to try roasting my own beans, but I think a new espresso machine is needed first. I'm using a moka right now, because my el-cheapo electric died. Saving up for a Gaggia (hopefully).
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Awesome...show me the drip...
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Coffee can cut down the risk of mouth cancer in the case of smokers.
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