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View Poll Results: How many cups/mugs of coffee do you drink each day?
I don't drink coffee and I am retired. 12 8.05%
1-2 cups and I am retired 51 34.23%
3-5 cups and I am retired 28 18.79%
over 5 cups and I am retired 6 4.03%
I don't drink coffee and I am not retired. 7 4.70%
1-2 cups and I am not retired 18 12.08%
3-5 cups and I am not retired 24 16.11%
over 5 cups and I am not retired 3 2.01%
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:04 PM   #61
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2 cups black with newspaper everyday! I used to think coffee was coffee, but I've learned I have specific requirements now and no it's not the cheap stuff unfortunately.
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I just use those Maxwell House coffee bags. Not the finest coffee in the world, but fast and with a little fresh creamer it's not bad either. In my case, there's only one of me in my house so that's pretty easy.
Same here except Folgers not Maxwell house.
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Using the five oz cup measure, I am the one who consumes five or more cups of Colombian ground coffee daily, four in my first mug.
A five-ounce cup?

Sheesh. By that calibration I drink between five and eight cups of coffee with breakfast...
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I love coffee and drink it every day. Now that I am retired I drink quite a bit less coffee because I am more active. While w**king I would drink it constantly while working on the computer in the office.
I would say probably 1/3 less now that I am retired.
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Semi Retired working 3-4 days. About the same 2 cups the days that I work and the days that I am off.
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Semi-retired and I've never had a cup of coffee. Tasted it maybe 40 some years ago and didn't like it.
Used to be my story. Now I'm up to about 4 cups a week, no more than 1 a day.

Three months into my retirement I sent this email:

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You know I don't like coffee. Actually strongly dislike it and anything coffee flavored. Every couple of weeks I want a 'Western Breakfast' (eggs, pancakes or waffles or french toast, and ham or bacon) The only place to get this at a reasonable price is at the Starbucks clones. The meal always comes with coffee, which I initially left alone.

One morning I needed some caffeine, so I wondered what I could do with the powdered cream substitute to make it palatable. Not much, as it turns out. Subsequent experiments of cream powder and sugar was more palatable. Then I tried just a little sugar and got my needed caffeine without minding the taste. I'd drink about 10 - 20% of the cup, just enough to get some caffeine.

Today I realized that I drank half the cup while waiting for the food and actually enjoyed it. I apologize, Sir Thomas Lipton. Bienvenido! Juan Valdez.
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I drink 3 mugs of coffee between 7:30 and 10:30. At work I would have one to start, one mid-morning and one mid-afternoon. I never drink coffee after 1pm now. Black with sweetener. Always a fine Columbian roast.
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Over 5 cups, but all decaf - I am wired enough without the extra caffeine! Fill a thermos and two travel mugs in the morning, drink one en route to w*rk, bring the other mug into office...mmm - luv the taste of coffee!!
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I love coffee and drink it every day. Now that I am retired I drink quite a bit less coffee because I am more active. While w**king I would drink it constantly while working on the computer in the office.
I would say probably 1/3 less now that I am retired.
I thought I could "edit" my posts but I guess not after a certain time.
Oh well, what I meant to say is that I drink 2/3 less coffee now than I did w**king. I've also lost some weight, walk and exercise more and feel much better. Love my coffee!
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Never touch the stuff before dinner!
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I am still w*rking, but the nature of my j*b does not lend itself to regular coffee drinking during w*rking hours. Like many here, I will not drink Megacorp swill and believe that life is too short to drink bad coffee. I buy the beans (organic) and grind my own, although I did concede to buy ground coffee in a can while my coffee grinder was packed for the move! Most mornings I have a mug of coffee with milk, no sugar, or a latte with 2% milk, no sugar, and cinnamon on top in a latte cup. Most days that's it. If I am out to dinner with friends, I may order coffee, but if it's after 8 pm, it will be decaf. For some reason, I believe coffee tastes better in a mug than in a cup. I do not like Starbucks.
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Prior to retirement I grabbed a 16 oz. cup enroute, then went for another 16 oz. mid-morning. Around 2:00 o'clock I went for another 16 oz. cup. Then I'd go to the local hangout around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m., and sit a drink about 4 cups of coffee with my friends.

Now in retirement, I have 3 cups in the morning at the neighborhood coffee shop. In the late afternoon I go back there for another 2 or 3 cups. Then around 8:00 p.m. I meet up with some other friends there, and have a few more cups.

I've been drinking my coffee caffeinated and 'black' since I got out of high school....and NEVER decaf or sweetener!!! I don't like Staryucks at all....yuck!! I just like good ol' coffee shop, truckstop, or diner coffee!!!
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Goonie, I am amazed that you can drink that much and go to sleep at night! Wish I could do that, because I love coffee and had to stop drinking it in the evenings.
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Probably 3-4 cups a week.
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Goonie, I am amazed that you can drink that much and go to sleep at night! Wish I could do that, because I love coffee and had to stop drinking it in the evenings.
I've never had a problem getting right to sleep regardless of how much caffeinated coffee I had consumed or how late in the evening that I drank it. I guess I've built up an immunity to caffeine after nearly 40 years of guzzling the stuff!
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