To Drink Coffee or Not To Drink Coffee. That is the Question.

Steve Freides

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Well, @Steve W., that will be an interesting read for me. I doubt my wife would OK another gadget in our small kitchen, but, hey, if it looks promising and it's not too expensive, I may just ask!

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Chrisdavisjr

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I make a passable cup of Turkish coffee (good enough for me, at least). I have a set of instructions that I follow to the letter.
You definitely have to have the right type of coffee though: Oily and very finely ground.
 

Jak Nieuwenhuis

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I think for intermittent fasting coffee is about the best thing you choose for starting the day out with something warm in your stomach. Black coffee is still my favorite breakfast even though I don't follow Warrior Diet anymore
 

yorkshirecomrade

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I drink coffee every morning, only 1 and never have any coffees later in the day, don't think it does me much good (bloats me) but boy it tastes good and I enjoy it.
 

pet'

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Hello,

Coffee is good for health if one does not have heart desease or so. It is supposed to help in fat management as well (thanks to thermogenesis and cafeine action).

However, it may also has drawbacks. Some sport requires low HR, such as freediving. In that case, coffee consumption has to be reduced.

Kind regards,

Pet'
 

Jan

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I start my day with buttercoffee, and drink it throughout the day. Creamy, velvet-like. Great taste!
 

mightstone2k

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Prepare to judge, but I quit coffee cold turkey almost two months ago. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was routinely drinking four+ cups a day - sometimes up to ten, if it was really brutal - and felt run down constantly. I needed it just to be functional, and on the rare occasions I needed to work the graveyard shift, I had to turn to Red Bull or the like to power through. I'm an all-or-nothing guy, so I just stopped with caffeine. Herbal tea all the way, man.

I'm shifting my sleep schedule to do a week's worth of nights, and I had a cup of coffee at 0200 this morning. It's six hours later and I'm still energetic and feeling okay (although the eyes, they are starting to get heavy). Caffeine actually has an effect on me now, which is bloody awesome.

Tl;dr - caffeine was a crutch for me, and now is a useful tool on the rare occasions I truly need it.
 

Michael Scott

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32 oz of cold brewed coffee with 2 tbsp of french vanilla sugar free creamer a day for me, most days. Although I brewed a pot last weekend, and it was just as good....mmmmm, coffee....:D:eek::D;):D
 

Nathan

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Prepare to judge, but I quit coffee cold turkey almost two months ago. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was routinely drinking four+ cups a day - sometimes up to ten, if it was really brutal - and felt run down constantly. I needed it just to be functional, and on the rare occasions I needed to work the graveyard shift, I had to turn to Red Bull or the like to power through. I'm an all-or-nothing guy, so I just stopped with caffeine. Herbal tea all the way, man.

I'm shifting my sleep schedule to do a week's worth of nights, and I had a cup of coffee at 0200 this morning. It's six hours later and I'm still energetic and feeling okay (although the eyes, they are starting to get heavy). Caffeine actually has an effect on me now, which is bloody awesome.

Tl;dr - caffeine was a crutch for me, and now is a useful tool on the rare occasions I truly need it.
I had this issue also (turned out to be sleep apnea). I also found that I have my coffee but I stop before 12:00pm. In addition, I now do my workouts in the early morning because the evening workout stimulation keeps me awake. Also, if you are working graveyard and need to stay awake, some grease-the-groove can keep you awake AND help you work on some choice strength movements. I work in a very boring office and this helps me stay awake and alert with less coffee.

I found my massive coffee intake was actually a symptom of a larger problem (sleep apnea / evening workouts...etc).
 
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tangozero

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I'm a huge caffeine fiend myself and worry about mineral/nutrient depletion. From what I understand it can cause deficiencies in things like magnesium, potassium, zinc (?), and maybe b vitamins.

Does anyone here supplement to offset any potential deficiencies induced by caffeine? If so what do you take and what have you noticed, if anything? I don't think this is going to apply to the casual 1 or 2 cup a day habit, but for stronger habits.
 

jef

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I drink coffee almost every day, througout the day. I practice GTG coffee drinking.
Not to stay awake, but because I like it. Of course, I do not drink americano. My coffee has to be StrongFirst.

I was last week in Italy. A funny thing we observed, is that it was impossible to find a bad coffee. Italians really know their stuff.
It was so good, that we decided to start a quest to find a bad coffee in Italy. Unsuccessfully.
(video is in French, but I added English subtitles).

 

Jan

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I'm a huge caffeine fiend myself and worry about mineral/nutrient depletion. From what I understand it can cause deficiencies in things like magnesium, potassium, zinc (?), and maybe b vitamins.

Does anyone here supplement to offset any potential deficiencies induced by caffeine? If so what do you take and what have you noticed, if anything? I don't think this is going to apply to the casual 1 or 2 cup a day habit, but for stronger habits.
I take magnesium tablets, and extra Vitamine D drops during the darker months of the year.
 

tangozero

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I take magnesium tablets, and extra Vitamine D drops during the darker months of the year.
Both magnesium and D make me feel like crap for some reason if I take them regularly. Which is a shame because I've heard that caffeine does deplete it, so probably a good strategy.
 

damogari

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Of course, I do not drink americano. My coffee has to be StrongFirst.
Hillarious!

I started drinking coffee on high school for the caffeine effect only, but when about a year ago I eliminated milk and sugar from it I started to appreciate the coffee taste more. Thats why I also started to like the strong, dark beers - there is a lot of coffee taste in them. I am drinking 2-3 coffees daily, even on weekends. The first cup is one of the first things I do in the morning. It would be hard for me to train without a black one before, I also eat in intermittent fasting schedule, so a coffee is one of my "meals" through the day. Once a year I usually do a no-caffeine month to reset my tolerance and it works quite well for me, but I cant imagine stop drinking the coffee for good.
 
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