I have been a coffee drinker since the age of 14. I started my day with a cup of black coffee before my morning paper route and often at the end of the day.
In 1981 I worked as a office coffee sales rep for S&D coffee, I began to drink it morning, noon and night.
I had enjoyed coffee every day until moving to California in July 2012.
My coffee consumption has almost completely stopped . I do like to get a sample 3 oz. shot at Sprout's market and at Trader Joe's, when they have it . If I go out for breakfast sometimes I order a cup if the restaurant is known for good coffee.
I do know good coffee from bad, most often coffee is bad because I am guessing 99% of all people drink their coffee with cream or sugar or both. I like it hot and black. The only thing I add to it is either fresh ground cinnamon or a cinnamon stick. I do not drink it daily any more but for a special treat I make a really great French press coffee.
Coffee has been up and down in recent years as a healthy beverage and as a harmful bevorage. I believe in moderation up to 12 ounces a day is O.K.. and won't kill you. For me coffee is highly acidic and I avoid it and only 2, 6 ounce cups a day at most, and usually no more than once a week.
Read this article about "The Coffee Deception.
I am now drinking my second use of a herbal tea bag called Teeccino, my favorite is Chocolate. It is lightly chocolate in taste very much like Mexican coffee. Available in ground form at Sprout's and tea bags at Herbie's Health Foods , Mothers Market, and Whole Foods. Read about it on their website Teeccino.
Teeccino is caffeine free and mostly organic. The ingredients are: Organic carob, organic chicory, organic ramon seeds , natural chocolate flavor, organic cocoa powder, organic chile flakes. Processed on machinery that also processes almonds.
I don't believe everything in the "The coffee deception" article is factual but I do know the ill effects of too much coffee. I do believe L.A. is in fact number one in the nation for road rage and it can be partially blamed on the increased consumption of caffeine beverages and a coffee shop on nearly every block. I was shot the middle finger twice yesterday by a road rager . I was walking from my corner Sprout's farmers market, and a long line of traffic ran the red, not allowing me to cross. I shouted "What about running red lights people !" An angry mid 40's woman in a huge S.U.V. didn't like my critique. She sped off like a bat out of hell, and passed me again to flip me off a second time
Wow my passenger, Dazy really is like a mucho loco Speedy Gonzales on coffee beverages. She drinks quadruple espresso shots in a big frothy Starbucks drink cup. She claims coffee has an opposite effect on her like Ritalin on ADHD kids.
I don't believe it. She goes days without sleep. Me I like to remain calm, and I like to sleep, I mostly drink Teeccino.
Divorced, Custodial Father of a 10 year old ASD son. Professional Assistant and Driver. Health and Fitness advocate. Vegan, Humanist, Democratic Socialist, Originally from Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, GA. My son and I Moved to LA County in July 2012 from a life in Fort Worth, Texas for 20 years.