Monday, November 18, 2013

Dear Coffee, How I Love Thee


“No matter what historians claimed, BC really stood for "Before Coffee.” ~Cherise Sinclair

A little while back, I was in my local Starbuck’s when something funny occurred. The Starbuck's cashier wrote my first name on the cup without having to ask what my name was. It’s a very busy Starbuck’s so either A) I’m just that memorable or B) I am in there WAY too often. As much as I’d like to think it’s the former, I am quite certain it’s the latter haha. 

I think I am turning into something that a few years ago I vowed to never be…a coffee junkie. I even speak fluent “Starbucksian” now!! 

The Kuerig that I have in my office helps matters since I don't have to go to Starbuck's every time I need a coffee fix. Or it may actually hurt matters now that I can have coffee on whim any time I want. After about three cups of the stuff, I'm fairly confident I develop the ability to fly.

Perhaps there’s a 12-step program I can attend?
Are you a coffee aficionado?

154 comments:

  1. HA!!!! You know that there is a problem when the Starbucks girl knows your name ... just walk away from the Vendi :)

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  2. Sometimes I like to see how fast I can say my favorite concoction: grande, decaf, nonfat, nowhip, peppermint mocha. Those baristas never bat an eye 'cause they've seen it all.

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  3. I drink a fair bit of coffee but I mostly stick to the iced variety. Starbucks have them but I've never been in one and don't plan to go in one.

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  4. For me, it's Dunkin Donuts Dark Roast Iced Coffee with Cream - yum! At home, though, I have a Keurig coffeemaker, too, but I try and limit myself to only two cups a day, and one is half-caff.

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  5. Three cups? You are FAR from being a coffee junkie. Anyway, I could seriously downshift on my own daily coffee consumption. I once tried quitting altogether. I lasted 42 days... ;)

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  6. I am not a fan of Starbucks. In fact, I rarely drink coffee purchased from a shop unless I'm on vacation. I prefer to make my own coffee in the morning at home. I like it the way I make it!

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  7. I'll be the odd one here and confess - I do not like coffee. My wife keeps trying, but it all tastes like tar to me. Guess that's more coffee for everyone else.

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  8. I cannot start my day without coffee! I need about three cups in the morning to be ready for the day.

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  9. I never got into coffee but I like my caffeine in other forms... ;-)

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  10. You love coffee I'm told. I've only just started to the magnified taste, uuuuuum, it is superb.

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  11. I am sure it is because you are that memorable. :) I love coffee too but I have to say that I have only been to Starbucks twice in my life. When I make coffee at home I usually add some cocoa powder which makes it even more delicious!

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  12. ha. i am a sucker for coffee...and that it was buy one get one at the bux this weekend on holiday drinks....it just fed my addiction.....starbucks is good like that on remembering people...they actually test their people on it...

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  13. I like coffee but I'm quite content with a couple of cups of instant a day. The hubs likes his Timmies but honestly I can never finish a cup of their coffee...he usuallly gets the best part of it. At home we are slowly working our way to drinking only decaf and from there I personally will work on cutting it out entirely,.

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  14. Coffee forever...Cuban in the morning 'cause well it's delish and I don't want to spoil that incredible taste with anything in it... then I tried that cappucino machine but it honestly didn't work and i know my coffee machine, so I returned it and dared them to try to put it together it was all plastic and I could tell it was a return.....A long time ago i purchased a Tim Horton's coffee machine delish, I drink cold coffee as well made with Real ArABICCA Coffee Bean and Thank God I don't have a Starbuck nearby because my cats would never ever see me and I would go when there's no one like in the early morning hours like 1 am or 2, and have my fill....but even should i run out I will never ever drink instant coffee, that's not coffee...that's hot water , yuk but real coffee is one of the closestthing to my heart, with my camera and my cats and my son of course.....and new daughter in law, and laptop and cell and new kindle....LOVE MY COFFEE REAL, you have the best questions ever,Soul, Christmas and Coffee they say that Jesus walks the earth again, but under a different name and nationality , are you Him? If it couldbe anyone, I think you'd be marvelous

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  15. I'm not so much a coffee aficionado (by which I mean some one with a great palate for coffee), but I am a huge coffee fan!! I probably drink far too much of it, but I just love it - the whole process of making it, sitting while it cools down and the drinking of it!
    I also do love coffee shops, there are a few independent ones I like, but I love Starbucks too. The whole atmosphere and the smell and the buzz on conversation... and if it is situated in a bookshop - well that has got to be heaven!!

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  16. I had to learn to like coffee back in my 20s and 30s-just never cared for the taste. then I got hooked on really good quality coffees with mail order companies like Gevalia where I could tour the world with their coffees, and then with Green Mountain-so I could help to "save" the world-lol then two years ago my blood pressure went sky high and with elimination I discovered on my own it was the caffeine-so now I can only drink decaf teas and coffees and limit those-so now I really don't care for the taste of coffee again-I guess I just made a big circle-lol.
    My hubby on the other hand lives on coffee-I remember though the last place I worked with the phone company (about every 10 years they seemed to combine offices) was in a really nice city and a Starbucks had moved in. It was a nice walk during our lunch hour-however the price tag was just too high for me and I could not justify a splurge like that, so I never could got wrapped up in the whole Startbucks thing

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  17. totally. i can't live without coffee.

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  18. Oh, I definitely would be if caffeine didn't make me absolutely jittery, including my heart!

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  19. Had to go cold turkey on coffee at uni. Was drinking one to wake me up, one to take to lectures, one mid afternoon, one in the evening, one to keep me awake to work, one to wake me up...! All with sugar, flavour syrups, sometimes cream. Happy days. Have to limit it to occasional treats now : )

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  20. haha worse things to be addicted to. But no way at my zoo, hyper enough I'd say

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  21. I have to have my morning coffee, but thankfully we don't have a Starbucks nearby otherwise I would be broke all the time! My morning cup comes from the $8 coffee pot on my counter!

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  22. Asking a college student if they drink coffee... ha! I stopped drinking it regularly in the morning because I got super addicted to it last spring since I had to stay up so late working and doing homework. I would be drinking it in the morning and maybe late afternoon and then if it was my night to work 12-4, a huge cup or two before that. I'm down to a case by case basis OR if we go study at the all night breakfast place I'll drink five cups. Great moderation right? Also, I hate Starbucks. I feel like they just try to monopolize the business and overprice stuff so I like to support local if I'm actually going out to buy it. Where they're about to know my name is the frozen yogurt place. Stuff is addictive too!

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  23. I'm the Decaf Kid. But I make up for the lack of caffeine by adding lots of sugar. Well, nobody likes a goodie goodie :) But you'd never catch me in a Starbucks. They had a massive tax avoidance scheme going on over here which I heartily disapprove of.

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  24. You are too funny. For years I resisted drinking coffee, not really liking the taste. But my husband is an aficionado and finally converted me a few years ago. We have a Keurig and use it during the week; on weekends, hubby makes the real stuff in a pot. Now I can't get my mornings going without it. After drinking coffee in Portland, I cannot drink Starbucks now. To me, it's bitter.

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  25. If there is a 12 step program - please let me know about it! ;)

    I have gotten quite addicted to the holiday Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks.

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  26. Only when I was in college! I am strictly a Diet Pepsi girl...loooove my Diet Pepsi!

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  27. I don't drink coffee. I'm a tea drinker at home, and hot chocolate drinker when I'm out - because I'm very fussy about my tea!

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  28. Never had a Starbucks, or a McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken - need I go on ...

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  29. funny how they know your name, that's a good thing! I can have 2 cups just in the morning but usually one.

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  30. I love coffee, but I haven't had any since I found out I was pregnant again. I can tell you this: hot chocolate is just not a good substitute. :)

    Happy Monday!

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  31. Yes, I'm definitely addicted. If I make the mistake to not drink a big cup in the morning, my day is ruined: pounding headache, heavy eyelids, drowsiness.

    I'm sending you a link: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/coffee
    Have a great caffeinated day!

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  32. Ha! My favorite subject!
    I think it's a compliment they don't have to ask for your name. Kinda like "Cheers." (Where everyone knows your name...)
    I've discovered Pete's Coffee. It's from Berkeley, so you KNOW it's good! ;)
    I love coffee so much, I can't wait to go to bed at night so I can get up early in the morning and revel in all it's glory.

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  33. That is just good business that the people at Starbucks know you by name.:) I have to watch caffeine, but really do enjoy coffee in the morning on occasion. In the afternoon, it is straight decaf! Have a great Monday!

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  34. I drank more coffee when I was in college than I do now. I drink loads of Diet Pepsi. That's my addiction, I guess. But I still drink coffee from time to time. There's something about the smell of coffee that is so soothing and comforting to me. But no decaf!

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  35. This post made me laugh :-).

    I can totally sympathize with the feeling, and I have recently gotten a keurig just to avoid going to the starbucks, and now I am working hard to keep it to one cup a day unless I have a good reason to treat myself to another one in the afternoon.

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  36. I never touch the stuff BUT I love the smell of freshly ground coffee when I go into a place where it's being ground.

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  37. i cannot function without my morning pot of folgers (i don't care for starbucks). twice a year when i go to the doc for a blood-draw and have to fast, i envision dying behind the wheel without caffeine to wake me up! :)

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  38. HI Keith .. thankfully I can only take coffee in the morning and then do not want another drop ... so I guess I'm lucky. I have tea occasionally at tea-time ... but it's almost always water ...

    Sounds like the Keurig might have to be side-lined at some stage ... ?! Cheers Hilary

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  39. I have to admit that I've always been a tea addict. Can't live without it. But I also like coffee a lot, especially now when the weather is colder. Tea is soothing & coffee is stimulating. Indulging in too much of either, however, can definitely induce the ability to fly.....

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  40. LOL. I like your BC explanation. So many people rely on coffee especially right when they wake up, it is hard to imagine a world with out it. I wonder what they used before. They did have much more backbreaking labor to deal with and longer physical days as well.

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  41. Keith,

    I am a 'late-in-the-day,' lover of NEspresso coffee, first thing in the morning. However, the rest of the day belongs to my cups of tea!!! An avid tea drinker...Both of my grandfathers in Northern Ireland lived into old age, 99 years and 94 years, as life-long tea drinkers.
    Happy Coffee Moments,
    Eileen:)

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  42. I thought I was a coffee snob before, but now that I've been dating a coffee roaster...there's no more to be said really.

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  43. Too funny! I love that quote. I am a big coffee lover as well. Do you have the gold Starbucks membership card? I have treasured mine for several years :) I love iced coffee in the summer and hot coffee in the winter. I don't drink a lot, but I have one cup just about every day.

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  44. Yes, coffee... I'm a life long drinker of this black brew... yum!

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  45. Oh how can one not love coffee? It's so wonderful. Whole, high quality beans freshly ground and brewed with good water is just about as good as it gets!

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  46. I like my coffee too and I like my Kurrig but I limit myself to one big mug for breakfast unless I'm out to breakfast with friends.

    I don't like Srtarbuck coffee and I stay away from Tim Horton or MacDonald unless I'm travelling and need to stay awake for driving.

    As a senior, I have to watch my pennies and I have bought the Kurrig adaptor to make my own coffee pod from Folgers coffee and I have saved money by not wasting coffee. Those coffee pods are expensive at the long run.

    Someone has to keep Starbuck going to keep the economy going... but it 's not me...
    JB

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  47. I'm not a Starbuck fan. We buy french roast and that's what we have every morning. Most of the coffee you buy (already brewed) just doesn't do it for us. We don't know why, it's just the way it is.

    Let us know about your 12 step program. :)

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  48. Sounds like cookies on the internet...they remembered what you like! I love coffee and my Starbucks app always informs me of deals and new drinks...what's not to like?

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  49. Skip the 12 step program, Keith! Coffee is one of the best things in life! It makes me feel like flying too, and how can that be a bad thing? It's a fun thing? (Well, at least until you crash!) I'm known too well at Starbucks too! And I love Tim Hortons and Second Cup and, and, and!!! I'm finishing my second BIG mug right now! ~ Sam's Club Rainforest Breakfast Blend. If things don't blow up in the Middle East, I hope to be having coffee with my brother S-I-L and one or two of my sisters and maybe a niece at the Starbucks on the Corniche in Kuwait City followed by coffee at Tim Hortons in Dubai come April. We'll see! (My brother and his wife live in Kuwait). Have another cup today!

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  50. When I used to be a barista I would tell people I was a drug dealer, lol. Coffee really is the best though!

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  51. Hahaha, St. Arbucks must be your patron saint! Or maybe you're just a patron of St. Arbucks :)

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  52. Yes, yes and I'll have a Venti Mocha frappuccino with whip cream and chocolate. lol

    I love coffee...but I'm a bit of a weirdo when it comes to coffee because I only really like instant. Instant Folger's to be exact. But there are some damn good instant coffee's out there.

    Hills Bros double mocha cappuccino is one of my favorites.

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  53. I am surprised Starbucks is so popular there. They have tried very hard to be successful here but most of the stores have closed down, which may seem unusual in a place known as the coffee capital of Australia. We just don't like their style of coffee.

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  54. I drink a lot of coffee--home brewed.

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  55. I have to have my coffee in the morning. I do want to buy a kuerig for our home. :)

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  56. LOL!! The only caffeine I consume is the kind found in chocolate. Yeah, call it strange, but we don't drink coffee in my house.

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  57. I can't drink it but glad you have an easy way to get your fix! :)

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  58. I been drinking coffee since I was 10, I think it's safe to say I'm something of a connoisseur. haha

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  59. I LOVE the title of this post Keith - I'm with you!! I get high just on the aroma of coffee when in or around the vicinity of good cafes and coffee shops!!
    I always, always order Flat White.

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  60. Ah, love this! We love coffee too!!

    xx from Brooklyn,
    Davie and Erica

    Stop by our Blog!

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  61. That's it, I am putting an espresso machine on my Christmas list!

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  62. How do l like my coffee
    Russell Crowe
    Hot and strong

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  63. I don't really drink coffee. I am a tea granny. Back when I used to rent videos, the movie guy remembered my phone number though. That was a lot of movies rented!

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  64. I think you should move to Washington this is where the Starbucks headquarters are, coffee freaks here, COFFEE freaks!

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  65. I am not a Starbucks fan. Much prefer DD...homemade. Decaf at night; half caf in the mornings...

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  66. I am ever so happy that my town is too small for a Starbucks. It has taken years but I have finally weaned my self off of heavily doctored coffee to plain ole black.
    I'll vote that its because you are memorable.

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  67. haha! I am so with you! I have a coffee mug that has "I haven't had my coffee yet. Don't make me kill you" on it. That BC quote made me grin... mmm...do love me some coffee!

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  68. I had to chuckle when I saw that you too have a Keurig now. When we got ours I started drinking three times more coffee than the normal amount and I have to say that my Keurig coffee tastes better than Starbucks. So now I don't go to Starbucks as frequently. I have had to cut back on drinking coffee though because I was drinking a LOT. : )

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  69. Although I do enjoy coffee I actually prefer tea. :) When I do have coffee (or caffeinated tea) it is never later than 1 p.m., because the caffeine can keep me awake at night.

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  70. My name is Eileen and yes I am addicted to coffee. I can not even think about starting a day without a cup of coffee. My Keurig is used often, if I dies I will be running right out to buy a replacement. Great post, enjoy your coffee.

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  71. Ha! As much as I love the aroma of brewing coffee, I've never once in my life tried it. And I come from a family of coffee guzzlers.

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  72. There's always a story with me.....
    While I drank coffee before I went into the Navy, it wasn't until I enlisted that the caffeine monkey climbed aboard my back. My first ship was the aircraft carrier 'America' (now a coral reef) in the late 70's. Back then, soft drinks (mostly Coke) were hard to come by and when they did make their way to the ship, disappeared quickly. The laws of "supply and demand" then took over to where a warm can of Coke cost $5. I didn't want to spend that much money (in the 70s, $5 was a big deal) so I drank coffee which was plentiful. Then, since sugar usually crusted over and the powdered cream became golden chunks, I chose to drink it black. To this day, I still prefer it black. I have changed somewhat, though. I now disdain instant coffee which to me is little more than a brown crayon dipped in boiling water. BONUS FACT: the night I met Mrs. Penwasser, I learned she liked to drink her coffee black, too. This sold me on the fact I wanted to marry her (well, that, and her blue eyes, blond hair, and boobs).
    THE END

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  73. The fact that it's the middle of the night and my eyebrows are stuck to the top of my forehead, might just be a clue :)

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  74. Ah, I am a lover of coffee too & also have a Keurig. It really is nice to be able to have my own "Starbucks" without going out of my house. I hardly ever BREW coffee any more!

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  75. I wouldn't say I am coffee expert but I am more of a junkie. I also have a Keurigs at home and several at work. I stick to one of the Paul Newman's coffee or the free trade one. I would try all kinds if I could.

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  76. Oh, absolutely. Coffee is to the 21st Century, what the beer was to the 20th.

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  77. No caffeine for me, Keith. :) I prefer herbal tea. I occasionally drink decaf coffee. I actually like small coffee shops in my hometown better than the chain Starbucks. Starbucks is so overprized (and overrated, I think). Caffeine is addictive ... it gives you a high, then you crash. Better off without it. To get going in the morning, I walk for my commute to work ... gives me a natural boost. I take vitamins. Water is good for you :)

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  78. I love the taste of coffee, but it gives me a migrane and even if I drink coffee at 7 am I'd be up until 4 am...So I stick with my coffee ice cream and surreptitiously smelling other people's coffee. That's not weird? right?!

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  79. OMG! That Keurig coffee make is so sinful! :) and all the delicious coffees that you can get! I have one and drink a cup here and there. Luckily, It doesn't keep me up. I can drink a cup and fall asleep.

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  80. Oh no! Never liked the stuff much, but my hubby loves his Keurig too! Now me and tea are a whole other story!

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  81. I am definitely a tea girl but I did start drinking coffee about 6-8 months ago. Now I can't start my morning without my mug of coffee. Frankly I liked it better when I didn't drink coffee but I'm finding it hard to go without!!! BIG FAN of the Starbucks ~ they know my name too. :-)

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  82. Not me, I am more of a mint green tea drinker.

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  83. Ha ha - I hear ya! However, since a few years back, I started cutting down on coffee and only drink two cups a day - maybe three at the weekend. But I do need a big mug of strong coffee in the mornings!

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  84. Are you kidding? I live near Seattle - the home base of Starbucks! We have drive - thru's on every corner and buy it by the lb. I can't function without my Starbucks! (Breakfast Blend) xo

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  85. I lived on coffee for years and then I quit, over 15 years without but the last few months I'm back to a couple of cups a day. Don't know how people live in the Northwest without it.

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  86. Starbucksian! Love it! :)

    I love, love, love coffee, although I'd have to say that I'm not as dependent on it as I was when I was in school. I think I just don't need the caffeine as much, but I do need a little in the morning and I absolutely love it! I think my coffee addiction has also been balanced out by my new (well, newer than coffee) tea addiction.

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  87. Oh yes I am an addict too! Here in the UK it is Costa Coffee where I hang out raising my vibrational level far too much.

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  88. I love my coffee... it always give me that kick :-)

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  89. I'm that way with tea :)
    won't survive without it :P

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  90. Hahaha - yes! I often say that caffeine is my drug of choice. I've given it up before, but the fact is - I just love the whole experience. I love the smell and taste of coffee, the feel of the cup in my hand, the effects of the caffeine... I'm thinking it's a pretty minor vice.

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  91. I like the smell of coffee being ground but I do not like the taste.

    As a confirmed tea drinker however, I can tell you that while coffee may make you feel like flying, a nice cup of tea allows you to drift into the ether and dream to your heart's content!
    Bye for now
    Kirk

    PS
    I am enjoying reading your blog.

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  92. I am not a coffee drinker but this post really did put a smile on my face...ability to fly ah??

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  93. O gosh, are you one of those sophisticated Starbuckians lol? The only thing I've ever drunk at Starbucks on the very odd occasions I've been there is hot chocolate lol.. Coffee has no effect on me; I'm really more a tea person -- I would say I really LOVE tea in fact!

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  94. I love coffee too. I bought my husband some whole coffee beans and a grinder for Christmas - shhhh - don't tell!

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  95. Oh dear friend....it could be so much worse....enjoy!! and fly!

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  96. oh man. sipping keurig coffee right now! there could be far worse addictions i tell you!

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  97. I know coffee must be wonderful or so many people wouldn't like it so much. I feel I am really missing out on something but then my husband tells me how awful he feels because he didn't have his coffee yet. I have tried to like it, but alas, I just don't.

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  98. Oh definitely!
    We "Starbukkies" are a growing cult...and to think that before us, it was believed that only Witches could fly - and even then, they needed broomsticks!! Lol :D

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  99. I'm the exact opposite. I can't stand coffee. I'm a hot chocolate kind of gal. I just had Starbucks tea for the first time last week. ha ha

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  100. I'm sure you're THAT memorable! :)
    Love Starbucks! Wish we had it in my town here. Though luckily I rather drink tea than coffee, I sure love what Starbucks has to offer :) (And I always need the double chocolate muffins they have here in Germany - there's my true addiction ;)
    Hmmm, a 12-step program? How about some really good tea instead of some of cups of coffee? (Okay, coming out of the mouth of a non-coffee-junkie. That probably does not help :D But it's worth a try.).

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  101. I love the color, texture and aroma of coffee brewing, delicious!!! But I have never had a cup. I had a taste of my grandpa's coffee when I was 5 years old and I never wanted more!!! I love every kind of tea I have tried and I go out for coffee once a week with my friend but I don't drink it. Go figure.

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  102. I can't go to Starbucks. I don't know how to order anything there, it's beyond my little brain. Just as well, I can't afford it anyway! :-)

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  103. Not so much. Used to drink a ton of the stuff... strong, black, with no cream or sugar... and even after drinking a full pot before going to bed, the caffeine didn't disturb my sleep. (sigh) That was then, and this is now. Unfortunately, time and health have a way of dictating habits. Now, it's mostly tea for me.

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  104. I don't like Starbucks and don't drink coffee at all because of the illness I had. I used drank very strong coffee before.

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  105. I drink a lot of faux coffee (i.e., more cocoa beans than coffee beans) - pretty much everything they sell at Starbucks. They're starting to know my name at a local cafe, too, but I should switch back to Starbuck's. They are fair trade, and I give them alot of credit for that.

    Cheers,
    xoRobyn

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  106. Definitely addicted as well. Every morning for me.

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  107. I will never give up my doublenonfatlargelatte. You will have to grab it out of my cold dead hands (oh sorry that's a bit much...but you get the picture!)

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  108. I do love coffee. I made the mistake of buying on that isn't dark enough.

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  109. I think God took the seventh day off because His Keurig was delivered.

    How did I *ever* exist without that thing :)

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  110. How lucky for Starbucks to have you as a customer! I grind my own coffee beans and brew them myself. I prefer the very lightly roasted bean, not the dark roasted, which to me taste burnt and bitter. Luckily, I have heard that the lighter roasted coffee is healthier (antioxidants and all). Now I don't feel so guilty for having 4 or 5 cups every morning!

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  111. I'm not a coffee aficionado....just a plain coffee drinker. Black, no milk, no sugar. And when I do want a "fancy" coffee, I usually have some International Coffee instant french vanilla, etc. Most coffees are too strong and bitter tasting to me, just like CraveCute above said. I like a light roast, too....and I drink lots of it!

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  112. I just like my plain old International Roast at home, when I'm out it's usually a cappuccino. We don't have a Starbucks here in Adelaide, there was one briefly and I heard the line for coffee stretched to 65 people, two girls waiting in line said "this is taking too long let's go to (regular cafe)" and they did. Starbucks only lasted about six months, seems we prefer the other coffee shops.

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  113. I'm a coffee lover as well, a pot of coffee in the morning and a few more cups throughout the day. Oh, and my Starbucks order is, triple grande soy cap! Cheers to the coffee drinkers!

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  114. I love coffee too but only organic decaf these days. It's still so good. Great photo Keith. You must be a regular at Starbucks! ;<)

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  115. 10.32 am I walk into my coffee shop, hand over my money and talk about the weather or what ever - I only have to say what I want when the staff are new! I like it!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS; You should visit Melbourne - parrots and really good coffee!

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  116. them remembering your name sounds lovely! i've always wanted to have a place where i'm a regular and can order my usual, ha. i've never had anything at starbucks though, and the fact that more than a cup of coffee a day gives me a migraine helps me not get addicted! x

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  117. I CAN DIE FOR COFFEEE. Something about a nice filter coffee...or even a coffee candy...or a nice frothy cold coffee makes life feel good!!

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  118. Evidently, I love coffee, specially in the morning..

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  119. I am a Keurig addict who once swore I'd never drink the stuff. Now coffee just makes me happy. :)

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  120. I don't drink coffee, but I LOVE the smell of it :)

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  121. I'm a simple girl. I love coffee. While I do speak Starbucks quite well, it's 25 miles away so we don't get to 'talk' too often. I have a coffee pot and a melita system, and coffee grinder for when I'm feeling the need for fresh.
    Good thing it's good for you. :-)

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  122. WOW you have a lot of comments!!!

    You know, I don't even like coffee!! Love the smell just never acquired the taste.

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  123. Coffee is such a treat. And the great thing is that we can have it every day!!! I love the photo you chose Keith :) Making me crave a coffee....so bad! But i have chosen to stick to decaf coffee during the pregnancy and that is because I have a bigger love....CHOCOLATE. And there is caffeine in chocolate. So my choice was chocolate during pregnancy, but stick to decaf coffee.

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  124. I too have a Keurig with the little pods, but I prefer the variety of S.Bucks. So the K. is gathering dust. When I am home, it is tea--Earl Grey, hot.

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  125. I used to drink a lot of instant coffee, but not anymore. It makes my heart beat too fast, and it is already fast to begin with :)

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  126. I am not a coffee girl....in fact even for being in college I just can't seem to acquire the taste. However, tea?! Bring it! My favorite is a hot cup of black tea with nothing in it. I also am a huge fan of hot chocolate especially with peppermint :)

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  127. Ughhh how I love Coffee too! I use to drink iced coffee everyday, but this whole pregnancy thing definitely effects my caffeine intake. Come on 9 months lol

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  128. Caffeine lover for me. As long as it has that drug, I'll probably like it.

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  129. i am not too fluent in coffee and will admit although i have to have my two cups in the morning and really enjoy a starbucks now and then---my favorite is instant--don't hate me ;)

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  130. Nope, not a coffee drinker but I do take it on social occasions ~ I think balance is the key to everything including food ~ Have a good week ~

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  131. Ha! You are funny.. :)
    GOOD coffee....there's nothing like it....
    Foe some reason, I only drink coffee when the mood strikes...although I usually don't refuse if I'm offered a cup...
    Enjoy!

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  132. Oh I am so in love with coffee - the stronger and sweeter the better.

    Pity you don't have Costa coffee houses in the USA - for if so you would surely abandon Starbucks! Once found - I did.
    Heaven in a cup...
    Anna :o]

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  133. Coffee is my favorite!!! Great topic..like it.

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  134. I'm a coffee junkie as well..always have, always will and wouldn't change it in the world.. cool post!

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  135. Generally I prefer tea and I never go into Starbucks

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  136. We share your love. My husband has a coffee roasting business and is known in our area as the best coffee out there. We'll have to send you some;)

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  137. I drink tea but I love coffe, I love both (in different hours) now I need a capuccino!
    Love your picture!

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  138. Own it! Be PROUD that they now know you at the local starbucks :D

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, with Joy)

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  139. We don't have a Starbucks but I have a Keurig and now I'm hooked. When you live in the country you have to take your entertainment any way you can get it. Hee hee

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  140. If I don't have my coffee, I lose half of my sparkling personality. Starbucks Blonde Veranda blend at home, with sugar and half and half.

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  141. Definitely, a coffee aficionado! :-) :-) :-)

    I like your new picture in the leaves... :-)

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  142. I hope you buy coffee with your gold card. You'd be good for a free drink every few weeks.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  143. I do love coffee, but I have to shamefully admit that I like it in lattes, mochas, ice cream and any of those decadent Starbucks drinks. I shouldn't have so much sugar, but sigh... what can I say?

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  144. Fun post. Occasional coffee only. Nothing worse than a caffeine headache, so it's mostly herbal teas for me. Can't say the same for my 3 grown children. They get Starbucks gift cards from their aunts regularly. Aloha

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  145. Oh, I hear you! I used to be one - I thought there was no way I would ever give it up - but I did! Back in January. I'm sure I'll pick up the habit again sometime, but I like the freedom that not needing it gives me!

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  146. Well you already know that I have a problem. hahahaha My husband wants me to go ahead and get a job at Starbucks so that we can get the free coffee that they give their employees. I think in the winter months it's easy to drink MORE coffee then usual. I also have a coffee maker at my desk. :( I takes a lot of self control to over come coffee addiction I think. I don't plan to give it up, just cut back. (In the Spring. hahahaha)

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  147. I drink my coffee EVERY morning! Although, I do try to keep it to just the one. Starbucks or other specialty coffees are only an every now and then thing. I use B vitamins for energy if necessary ;)

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  148. To answer your question they are fresh cranberries :)

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  149. An ex-boyfriend used to work at Barnies Coffee... he used to bring home ground coffee almost every shift that he worked. I became quite the connoisseur. Of all of my vices, and there are many, coffee is the one thing I've never been able to give up.

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  150. I am glad that coffee exists! There is something very nice about getting a warm coffee beverage on a cold day. Although I really like tea too!

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