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Old 02-23-15, 06:11 PM
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Morning Coffee before/while or just after the commute...

Triple 16 OZ 1 raw sugar dry cappuccino.
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Old 02-23-15, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by velocity View Post
Triple 16 OZ 1 raw sugar dry cappuccino.
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To answer your question: Yes.

Black, sprinkle of equal, and a splash of soy milk. Repeat 3-5x during the day.
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Old 02-23-15, 06:42 PM
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Large mug of black coffee after I wake up in the morning around 5:00AM...After that I keep sipping black tea all day at work.
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Old 02-23-15, 06:56 PM
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One French press of coffee. Fill preheated thermos. Fill the thermal travel mug. Pack thermos in pannier and put travel mug in cage. All black, no cream no sugar.

It is usually too hot for me to drink on the commute. So I savor the coffe throughout the morning. Then the thermos full in the afternoon.
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Old 02-23-15, 08:11 PM
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I'm kind of a lightweight when it comes to coffee, but I do drink one big cup daily. Candied up with plenty of creamer and sugar. With breakfast before I leave the house.

If I go without, I do miss it terribly.
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One cup first thing every morning. Usually Aeropress though sometimes French Press. Always have one or two cappuccinos mid morning. On really cold mornings my favorite barista has been known to add a bit of Baileys.
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Originally Posted by velocity View Post
Triple 16 OZ 1 raw sugar dry cappuccino.
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48oz to start the day? You must bounce off the walls and piss like a horse.
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Old 02-23-15, 09:21 PM
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Two cups of half-caf before I leave home and a couple more cups of high test once I get to work.
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Old 02-23-15, 10:28 PM
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<< hold a 7-11/Circle-K 24 oz coffee cup (cause every reusable I buy gets stolen/broken... French Vanilla Coffee, 4 sugars - 2 creams (usually also French Vanilla).
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Old 02-23-15, 10:54 PM
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Moka pot at home, aeropress at work. Just black.
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Old 02-23-15, 11:08 PM
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I've never understand cappuccino with sugar. What on earth is the point of a cappuccino if you're going to stir it? It's all about slurping off the foam. I've carried coffee in my Contigo sometimes in the water bottle cage. But usually it's a matter of guilt about drinking it all when I've made too much at home, and since I use a French press, riding stirs up the dregs. I don't know why I bother. The free coffee at work isn't too nasty to drink.
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I get heartburn if I drink coffee before or during the ride. I have a Keurig in the cube and most time I drink half-caff or hot tea. It also provides hot water for oatmeal.
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I rode four and a half miles to the donut shop for coffee and donuts then another four and a half miles to work. Glad I stopped today since I needed to take off my jacket and the donuts were delicious. The coffee was a brand that a lot of local diners serve, actually quite a nice pairing with donuts or with any breakfast.
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One mug of milk with a strong shot of espresso as soon as I wake up, with bread, cold cuts or cheese and plenty of fruit. After my commute, either weaker black coffee or green tea. Add a small sandwich or a banana or two if I get hungry on mid-morning and lunch looks like it will happen after three.

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Old 02-24-15, 07:23 AM
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I have been missing my French press. The hospital coffee sucks, so I've mostly been drinking tea. Today is day 33. I did get some nice jasmine green tea in a gift basket yesterday, along with tons of things to do with my son when he visits.



@Darth Lefty. I all always leave the last bit of liquid in the press. I also let it sit for maybe three to five minutes after pressing. These two steps seems to greatly reduce the dregs for me.

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Old 02-24-15, 08:43 AM
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2 cups, full breakfast, water, b6, b12, caffeine pill, then wait a while until I voided and freshened up. small box of raisins out the door and I was on fire for the next hr. sometimes surprised the tires didn't burst into flames.
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Old 02-24-15, 08:51 AM
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I grind and brew at home, Italian roast beans from Fairway (a NYC metro area supermarket chain). Then I have more coffee at work. I've never drunk coffee while cycling.
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Only after the commute. I'm an avid coffee drinker and have always wanted it first thing in the morning, and also had to take a cup with me on the drive, so it surprises me that I don't need it or even crave a cup before or during the morning ride. The ride itself has a similar effect, and a cup beforehand would just slow me down. At the office after I come down a bit, it's a different story.
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Old 02-24-15, 09:09 AM
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I typically do not have time for a coffee pre-commute. When I do, Cafe American (3oz of espresso, 8oz hot water, 1oz half-half). That or a shot of straight espresso

Weekend rides? I'll take a 16oz (or larger) whole-milk latte
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Before and after, never during. I have a Keurig and use Costco Sumatra fresh ground in the grey thing, not the premade k-cups.
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Just water for me, thanks.
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Just water for me, thanks.
I use to be an avid coffee drinker, but now also just water.

Just about each of the 10 symptoms in the link below was my experience, after leaving coffee, I am normal again.

Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms: Top Ten
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I drink 12oz of coffee usually most days w/ some creamer and one Stevia packet. I have commandeered a small thermos from my wife that I use for riding. I put it in the pannier. I drink it after i get to work. The days I drive I dont drink my coffee until I get to work.
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I love coffee. I usually don't drink before a ride, only because I don't want to have to stop to pee. That said, my wife gave me a stainless bottle for Christmas so I could have coffee on my rides; I've been riding a bike for decades, and have never considered bringing coffee on my commute, but holy smokes, it's pretty awesome. I was actualy going to bring some with me today as it was a cooler than it's been, but I left my stainless bottle at work. (staring at it as I type...lol) As far as what I drink, I'm a big fan of the Americano, or just some good ol' dark roast; always black. At work, we proudly brew and serve Starbucks, so I have a machine at my disposal, and can make coffee all day, although I usually make myself one Venti Americano when I arrive, and as I work through it, I top my cup off with more hot water instead adding more shots.
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Depends on the weather. If it is cold, I'll fill my preferred travel cup (contigo - double walled and vacuum sealed and spill proof) with coffee. By about mid ride it is the right temp to start drinking. Otherwise, I usually wait until I get to work. I try to limit myself to one, maybe two mugs a day. I usually drink it black, but sometimes will add a very small dollop of cream and a bit of sugar...it depends if I wake up with a sweet tooth. I usually drink Caribou coffee.
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