Post # 1
How many cups of coffee do you drink, on average, per day?
(NOTE: I’m using 8oz as the size for one cup (in comparison, a Tall drip at Starbucks is 12 oz).
I drink 2 cups before noon on a daily basis. Usually much more (double or triple that amount) on the weekend). I don’t really see a need to cut back, at this point.
I was talking to a friend who was horrified at her own 3-cup consumption and I was surprised she found that to be too much.
So, hive – what do you think? Are you drinking too much coffee and/or are you trying to cut back?
Post # 3
I drink 2 regular sized mugs of coffee in the morning and that’s it. In college and right after, I drank a LOT more- a venti each morning and maybe another at night if I felt like it or was at the library studying. So at this point, 2 cups in the morning really seems like nothing!
Post # 4
I prob drink a full pot or a pot and a half per day, but I don’t drink soda and very little juice. Actually, my dentist said it was sooo much better than soda and better for my teeth than juice (family history of thin/weak teeth), and my doctor said he would rather have me drink coffee then soda.
Post # 5
I used to drink usually only one cup per day but I have switched to tea. Something in coffee doesn’t sit well with my stomach and body at all. 🙁 I love the taste and smell of it though. I go a bit crazy when others are drinking coffee so I just get a tea to get my mind off not being able to have any.
Post # 6
I chose other…I stopped drinking coffee after college, because it makes my heart palpitate 🙁
I love black tea though! I have one cup in the morning, and I think it’s just the right amount!
Post # 7
I dont ever drink coffee. I have a frappuccino or something like that like once or twice a year. Other than that I will drink tea.
I dont think you drink too much though! However, if you don’t drink it – do you get a headache? If so, then you are technically “addicted”
Post # 8
I drink 12-16 oz per day, and I don’t think that’s too much; I sometimes drink more on the weekends.
I used to work at Starbucks (way back when) and I drank probably 40+ oz of staright black coffee a day; that was too much. My measley 2 cups isn’t anything to be worried about, imo.
Post # 9
We’re TTC, so I’ve cut down my coffee consumption a whole lot over the past few months. In the past, I easily downed 7 or 8 mugs during the day. Not that I necessarily *needed* that much caffeine, I just really enjoy the taste and ritual of coffee. I’m down to about one and a half mugs now. Happily, when I don’t have any coffee, I no longer get withdrawal headaches like I used to, and I sleep better at night.
Post # 10
I don’t drink coffee at all – think it tastes gross!
Post # 11
@PitBulLover: I do try to skip a day here or there – I don’t (think I) consume it for the caffeine as much as the habit and routine. No headache, thankfully – but if that happens, then I’ll quit for a week and then gradually add it back on.
Post # 12
Oh man I drink 2 cups some days and up to 8 other days… depends how tired or busy I am. I don’t plan to cut any coffee out of my life though it keeps me motivated.
Post # 13
I voted other, because I definitely do drink too much coffee, but I am totally not going to cut back anytime soon. I drink probably a pot and a half to two pots a day, sometimes more, depending on the day and how tired I am. I can drink a venti black americano from starbucks and pass out two minutes later….caffeine has no effect on me.
Post # 14
I’ve never really been able to drink coffee, because it gives me a tummyache. But I am a bit judgy about the coffee dependence of a lot of other people. If they don’t have it in the morning, it ruins their whole day. If they have it too late in the day, it ruins their night. Sometimes I’m sad I can’t drink it, because I love the smell and taste, but yeah. That kind of addiction I can do without, thanksverymuch.
Post # 15
I drink 16 oz. first thing in the morning then another 16 oz. as soon as I get home from work. I haven’t missed morning coffee since I started drinking coffee freshman year in college. If I don’t get that afternoon/evening java I get a a caffeine headache. If I don’t come straight home after work I stop and buy coffee. If I go to a happy hour after work, I order coffee first, then I get happy. : )
Post # 16
I drink a mug of coffee in the morning and occationally a bit more later in the day. I’d say I drink more in summer because I like iced more than hot, so i’m more likely to get a second cup in the afternoon. I used to work at a coffee shop and drank a ton then and I never even thought that was too much. The only time its too much is if I haven’t eaten enough and I get a bit shaky, but that is rare.