(Closed) How much coffee do you drink and do you think it’s a ‘healthy’ amount?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you think you drink too much coffee to the point you want to cut back?



    My consumption is just right


  • Post # 3
    2312 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    2231 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    3221 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    7691 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
    10361 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t drink coffee at all – think it tastes gross!

    Post # 12
    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    2441 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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.

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