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View Poll Results: How important is Coffee?
Never touch the stuff 32 16.08%
It's ok 13 6.53%
it's yummy 20 10.05%
It's what gets me going 30 15.08%
Do not get between me and the coffee pot 66 33.17%
I drink tea 27 13.57%
should be outlawed 1 0.50%
other 10 5.03%
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Old November 4th, 2012, 05:25 PM
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I think coffee is fairly disgusting, and the caffeine is easily procurable from a number of other easily accessible sources. So for me, it's almost entirely irrelevant (I enjoy the scent of coffee preparation, otherwise it would be completely irrelevant).
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My copy, published by Avon Book, Copyright 1967, Fifth Printing, has it on the bottom of page 73 and begins with, "I drank half a cup, burned my mouth and spat out the grounds. Coffee comes in five descending stages: ..."

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I think coffee is fairly disgusting, and the caffeine is easily procurable from a number of other easily accessible sources. So for me, it's almost entirely irrelevant (I enjoy the scent of coffee preparation, otherwise it would be completely irrelevant).
I guess it is a matter of taste and opinion. While driving long distances, I find a 24 ounce cup of good coffee in the cupholder makes an excellent driving companion. And the cups of coffee I had at Burney Brothers Steakhouse (I think that is correct) just outside the gate of the Royal Navy base at Portsmouth in the UK, with a layer of real cream on the top are some of the best that I have had. I also appreciate a good hot cup of tea, along with Coca-Cola.

I have never have liked alcohol of any sort, and I got sick of the smell of stale beer in college. Which is for the best, as now I could not drink it if I wanted, while coffee is fully okay.
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In the Traveller vain, this is a line from one of my stories:

"Good chief engineer has to be able to brew a pot of coffee on a fusion reactor without burning it."

I understand this is a cultural thing. US Coffee, UK Tea. I enjoy both. The one thing I know about tea is it usually has more caffine than coffee.
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Coffee...

Elixar of life...?

Just another beverage...?

A drug to be avoided...?

What are your feelings about Coffee...?

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Coffee = world-spinning unpleasant dizziness.

I have Menier's. Coffee - anything with caffeine, really - is on my list of evil demon-possessed foods that want to torture and/or kill me. Unfortunately, as I am also diabetic, that list is rather long.
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Coffee is liquid life, not just for me but has saved the lives of hundreds of others.

I can’t say how many times coffee has prevented me from making decorative ornaments out of the intestines of someone who said “We changed the requirements a bit can you look at…”, or from stealing a steamroller to deal efficiently with peak hour traffic. I'd bet that if Dulinor had a decent coffee in 1116 he wouldn't have shot anyone.

If the spoon doesn’t stand straight up the coffee is weak, if it dissolves the spoon it is acceptable.

Note: Starbucks does not make coffee – they merely sell the water they used to mop the floor.
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Blessed is the bean.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion,
it is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed,
the hands acquire shaking,
the shaking becomes a warning;
it is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

Blessed be the bean.
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No coffee for me...I must have Diet Coke!

It is truly the Yoda Of Soda!!!
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No coffee for me...I must have Diet Coke!

It is truly the Yoda Of Soda!!!
Diet Coke is cheating. Coffee with Jersey Cream and a couple of teaspoons of raw sugar is the way to get the caffeine. Or if you must watch the calories, Half and Half and sweetener.
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The U.S. Navy runs more on black coffee than diesel, nuclear power, and jet fuel combined.

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