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Old 02-08-2014, 09:17 AM   #61
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I was talking to a scientist who actually works in the field. Slow caffeine metabolizers are at increased risk of heart disease from high caffeine intake while fast metabolizers are not. A few weeks later I got my 23 and me results. Sadly, I am a slow metabolizer. Poor me, but then again I sleep better without it since I metabolize it so slowly which I didn't really need a genetic test to know.
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Simmer a heaping teaspoon of cocoa in 6oz of water for 5 minutes. Sweeten to taste (I use a tsp of brown sugar Splenda). Add a tablespoon of chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips and stir until melted. A little goes a long way. Also, only 3 WW points, 2 with regular Splenda.
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I have started roasting my own. I had to buy a roaster (some people do it stove top or with a popcorn popper), but I can buy very high quality green coffee for 5 to 6 bucks a pound delivered. Having fun fooling with different roasts, blends, etc. and the coffee is really great.
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I had a relative who used to live in Venezuela (years ago, Pre Starbucks). He would bring bags of coffee to the USA when he visited - for himself and to give as gifts. He could not drink American coffees of that era. Once we asked him who bought the best coffee. He told us the Germans bought the best coffee, then the Italians, then the French and Spanish, and then a mix of other nationalities. What about Americans? He made a motion like a workman sweeping the floor to remove the dust, dirt and whatever beans were left over.

Thankfully, today we get at least some of the better stuff.
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I have started roasting my own. I had to buy a roaster (some people do it stove top or with a popcorn popper), but I can buy very high quality green coffee for 5 to 6 bucks a pound delivered. Having fun fooling with different roasts, blends, etc. and the coffee is really great.
I'm curious. Did that start before or after your official retirement?
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I didn't drink it growing up but have acquired a taste.

Just got a Nespresso.
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I was talking to a scientist who actually works in the field. Slow caffeine metabolizers are at increased risk of heart disease from high caffeine intake while fast metabolizers are not. A few weeks later I got my 23 and me results. Sadly, I am a slow metabolizer. Poor me, but then again I sleep better without it since I metabolize it so slowly which I didn't really need a genetic test to know.

Really interesting, I had no idea about slow caffeine metabolization. I am awake all night if I have coffee or tea after 3 pm; DH can drink it at ten pm and be sound asleep at eleven. I will google now re heart disease risk.
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I was talking to a scientist who actually works in the field. Slow caffeine metabolizers are at increased risk of heart disease from high caffeine intake while fast metabolizers are not. A few weeks later I got my 23 and me results. Sadly, I am a slow metabolizer. Poor me, but then again I sleep better without it since I metabolize it so slowly which I didn't really need a genetic test to know.
When I did 23andme, they could not publish health result. Good thing.
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I had a relative who used to live in Venezuela (years ago, Pre Starbucks). He would bring bags of coffee to the USA when he visited - for himself and to give as gifts. He could not drink American coffees of that era. Once we asked him who bought the best coffee. He told us the Germans bought the best coffee, then the Italians, then the French and Spanish, and then a mix of other nationalities. What about Americans? He made a motion like a workman sweeping the floor to remove the dust, dirt and whatever beans were left over.

Thankfully, today we get at least some of the better stuff.
On a recent trip to Costa Rica, Britt coffee plantation guide said all the good coffee is exported to US.
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I had a relative who used to live in Venezuela (years ago, Pre Starbucks). He would bring bags of coffee to the USA when he visited - for himself and to give as gifts. He could not drink American coffees of that era. Once we asked him who bought the best coffee. He told us the Germans bought the best coffee, then the Italians, then the French and Spanish, and then a mix of other nationalities. What about Americans? He made a motion like a workman sweeping the floor to remove the dust, dirt and whatever beans were left over.

Thankfully, today we get at least some of the better stuff.
I developed my coffee addiction while living in Germany. I never liked it before that. I've never been able to duplicate the best Geman coffee and I've even tried home roasting. I'm probably going to phase out my single, measly morning cup.
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2# 2oz tub of Folgers on sale at Dollar General for $6.95, that's $3.36 a pound. and coffee futures are rising, stock up!
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On a recent trip to Costa Rica, Britt coffee plantation guide said all the good coffee is exported to US.
The best coffee I've ever had was at the Britt plantation tour.
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I admit to a coffee addiction (consume 3 to 4 cups daily). Good thing I'm cheap and not fussy about the brand of coffee I drink (Folgers, Maxwells).

Basically like all non-flavored coffee (both caf and decaf).

On the rare occasions when I splurge, Dunkin, Starbucks and Caribou all fit the bill.
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I'm curious. Did that start before or after your official retirement?
Before, but I was checked out by then.
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Speaking of coffee, I just invested in the Clever Coffee Dripper. Essentially it is a Melita-type drip thingy but with a base that allows the coffee to steep before it drips into the cup. Makes very good coffee!
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