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Drinking coffee is like drinking mud

How do people drink the stuff? I see it in logs every day. Sheer bewilderment.

Tue. Feb 13, 11:15am

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personal preference.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 11:16 AM

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Um, well there's a rumour going around that it's addictive. But you didn't hear that from me...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 11:18 AM

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Gives me energy and makes my brain sharp.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 11:23 AM

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You know, I never used to like it. I started drinking it when I was about 30, to stay awake. And I gradually got to like it -- it's an acquired taste, certainly.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 11:42 AM

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At my first encounters with hot drinks and with alcohol, I hated all of them and have never touched them since. And that sometimes makes me feel like I'm not part of the known universe, socailly speaking. Oh well.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 11:53 AM

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I was a tea drinker from childhood, and when I moved to Scotland as an adult, the natives were so surprised by my aversion to coffee that I'd be introduced as "this is Katie, she's American but she doesn't drink coffee".

I just started drinking the stuff 2 months ago, at age 36, with a LOT of milk. I made the switch because I can't stand tea with fake sugar, and I take a lot of sugar. Because I didn't have a coffee habit, I'm able to drink it with sweet-n-low without thinking that it doesn't taste right. In addition to ditching empty calories (sugar) and replacing it with half as many good calories (skim milk), I find it surprisingly filling, so it helps curb my appetite.

By the way, OP, if you're thinking about trying coffee again, don't go to Starbucks. That stuff is pretty harsh for beginners!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:13 PM

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I can't stand people that are judgmental about ridiculous things. Why don't you sip on an espresso somewhere comfy and people watch. Its sheer enjoyment. And even if you don't want to do that, try to walk in someone else's shoes.

Lighten up

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:16 PM

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well, luckily, drinking coffee is not a requirement for living. stick to what you like and try not to be rude about things that other people like. simple.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:19 PM

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When people are addicted to addictive drugs like caffiene they tend to get very defensive about their habit. Luckily coffee is largely harmless. It is brewed from a plant after all. If you take your coffee black, then you avoid the poison of cream or milk. Coffee with cream is for baby cows. ;)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:27 PM

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comedy!! what faction of the Ralph Nader fan club do you run?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:29 PM

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Chocolate looks like dried mud -- any aversions to chocolate?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 1:04 PM

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do you take your mud with cream and sugar or maybe straight up?

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 1:29 PM

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Many coffee drinkers in the house. I don't think it's like mud persay, but drinking a pot a day can't be good for you.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 1:36 PM

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Hmmm, the coffee i brew at home is nothing like mud-i'm wondering where the OP had this coffee? was it turkish coffee? because turkish coffee has a thick, caramel-ish mud on the bottom of the cup that you are supposed to use for fortune telling. If it wasn't turkish coffee, then i think you just had a shitty cup of coffee somewhere, and perhaps should try somewhere else.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 2:12 PM

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Mmmm...coffee is one of my loves. Just talking about it makes me want a cup! I usually have a cup each day. I started drinking it when I needed to wake up at 5pm to open at work.
Coffee has 7x the anioxidants of a banana! And it may decrease your risk of getting alzheimer's disease because it's stimulating your brain.

Give it another chance, OP! Great stuff!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 5:21 PM

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...and it keeps you regular!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 5:21 PM

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I agree with the OP..i HATE coffee

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 6:03 PM

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Oh no, the "cow's milk is for baby cows" fanatic is back! Gotta love how she can turn a discussion about coffee into a forum for the anti-dairy minority.

To the OP...sheer bewilderment is a sign of a narrow mind. I hate spinach, I think it smells, looks, and tastes vile, but I don't think spinach-eaters are freaks for consuming a nasty pile of bitterness.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 6:18 PM

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sort of a re-dux on an earlier post, but.... ...6:18, where are you getting your spinach?! It shouldn't be bitter! Come have some fresh, tender baby spinaches from my garden, and you will be a convert.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 7:43 PM

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I'm not addicted to coffee. I LOVE coffee and pour myself a cup every morning, but some mornings are so busy that I'm lucky if I get more than a couple sips, and I suffer no side effects.

Also, I take mine with milk, but don't worry, it's breastmilk.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 10:38 PM

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luv my coffee too. please don't take, my coffee, away. it's my sunshine.

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 10:41 AM

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What an IGNORANT thing to post

I love coffee for it's flavor. It's not for everyone, just like other foods and beverages.

OP, do you also get bewildered when people eat sushi, grubs, or brussel sprouts? If so, take a look around you and within you; people have different preferences and you are being awfully close minded.



Thursday, February 15, 2007, 10:44 AM

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Ooo...

I love how people took your opinion so personally, OP! I love coffee and I'm not at all offended that you don't! It actually makes me feel like, "Ooo, not everyone gets to experience enjoyment with this stuff...and I'm one of the special ones that do."

Okay, so I'm a little dramatic...

But I really do feel that way!

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 11:06 AM

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I love the outrage! This is the greatest post ever. To the person that called the post ignorant - don't you think you're being a little hypocritical based on the fact that you just got enraged over a post on peertrainer? How silly!

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 11:31 AM

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NO I'M NOT A HYPOCRIT

I just think it's lame when people go to any length to comment on foods; some foods (beverages included) are a cultural thing.

If OP is bewildered by coffee, how do you think they feel about Kim-chi? Or Curry? Or Livers?

I guess I'm a bit more socially conscious than others.

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 2:54 PM

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who cares how the op feels about kimchee, curry or livers? it's a thread about coffee. why read deeply into the comment and assume so much more about the op? maybe it was even started as a way to be funny. the poster who's angry is actually adding a great comedic element to the conversation. it's like:

a: i don't get how people like "x".
b: i hate that you just pass your ignorant judgement about "x" and how you feel like you should publicly complain. you're stupid. and probably not socially aware. or a gourmand. nyaaa!

it's made me laugh, and that's a better pick-me-up than coffee, for me.

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 3:08 PM

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It gave me a laugh too. My favorite part is the self-righteousness of "I guess I'm a bit more socially conscious than others." haha. As if anyone knows anything about the OP! All he/she said is that they don't like coffee and now all of a sudden he/she is a closed-minded ignoramus rube! Amazing.

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 3:20 PM

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Oh come on, the OP was trolling with that provocative headline, and she caught someone!

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 3:32 PM

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what's trolling? like trying to rope someone in?

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 3:38 PM

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Trolling is being obnoxious.

I agree with the "self righteous" poster. What's to get whether someone likes/dislikes something? Who cares?

And to 3:08 - DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO AMUSE YOU! Better contact Mensa, you are clearly a genius!

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 5:48 PM

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F you.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 9:55 AM

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Trolling is, literally, fishing by dragging a lure or bait slowly through the water until something (or in the case of the Internet, someONE) bites.

Trolling on the internet involves saying something ridiculous or provocative, which will eventually start an argument when someone takes it waaaaay too seriously.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 10:20 AM

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9:55

Ooooh telling anonymous people "F you"! HA HA HA! I bet you are a telephone tough guy too!

HA HA HA! F YOU that cracks me up! That just made my day! It's been a craptastic day, so go figure!

Friday, February 16, 2007, 4:41 PM

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I wonder if all of this mud slinging is toward people in our own groups that we sort of know and like. It's all anonymous so I do think about that sometimes.

Friday, February 16, 2007, 8:50 PM

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OP and the posters, you're all Patheitic

Luv coffee, luv peertrainer drama.

Watching how this meaningless post about coffee can somehow snowball and get us pissy, simply proves we're all just a bunch of tight-wad, lame-ass bitches...no kidding.

gah, where do we get off giving a shit about what other people say about us via an anonymous internet log? I mean, I don't think be offensive is constructive or respectful but then again, I certainly don't get truly offended by the crap that we post to eachother on this thing. Are you really that sensitive?

Hope everyone has a great weekend and gets the pole out of their asses by the time they have to go back to work. :)

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 2:01 AM

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Oh yeah...PS. Op your an ACE!

Op you sound like a douche.

"sheer bewilderment" (?)
I call bullshit on you.
Obviously your just trying to get a rise out of people, congrats grad you made the grade!

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 2:07 AM

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sounds like some people have too much caffeine in their systems...

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 9:00 AM

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I began drinking coffe in the teacher's lounge at school. Now there are so many more choices and many ways to make it more enjoyable for each person's personal tastes. A sugar-free, non-fat mocha latte each morning, is a refreshing start to the day.

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 9:53 AM

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for the new poster...

Friday, July 27, 2007, 11:20 AM

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Ok seriously you all need to relax! I am a cop in NYC and if ever there is a group known for drinking coffee its us! But personally...I hate the stuff. I tried once to get into it, but then thought...why bother- i just dont like it. My partner drinks coffee...and I LOVE HIM!!! and could care less what he drinks.

Friday, July 27, 2007, 11:32 AM

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Coffeeeeeeee Gooooooooood !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007, 9:35 AM

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Ok, I have this intern in our office that sit there and every morning practically suuucks on his coffee cup. Then he he puts it down, swills it in his mouth, and swallows sooo loudly it is disgousting! I want to jst turn around and punch him in his nasty coffee-sucking mouth. I mean, now can one be so disgoustlngly rude and nasty? I feel physically sick when I hear these noises. What can I do?

Saturday, July 28, 2007, 9:52 AM

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