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  • How many shots do you drink in a day!?

    G’day

    Bit of a slow work morning - So I’ve got to thinking about coffee (some more), and a question I’m burning to get more real life experiences on.



    I’m keen to know how many coffees people drink a day



    As well as the average drinker - I also wonder about baristas, particularly baristas preparing for a competition. How many shots will they taste/drink in a day as they prepare for an event?

    For my part, I’ve found that if I drink 4-5 shots, with the last shot in the late afternoon, I’m feeling buzzed up and probably not getting to sleep for a while.


  • #2
    I can drink 1 in the mid morning when I get a bit hungry and then maybe another at around 9pm at night.

    I can't drink coffee early in the morning or any time during the day, it just seems odd.

    Sometimes I'll go days or weeks without drinking any coffee, just don't feel like it.

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    • #3
      I try to limit myself to 3 coffees a day, odd times might be 4. Morning, post lunch and before dinner. No certain times seem to affect me and can have one late at night and still sleep.

      When I did my basic Barista course, I drank/tasted lots of coffee and after that I then I felt massively buzzed up and stomach churning a fair bit...
      Last edited by AlastairMcG; 13 November 2015, 01:12 PM.

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      • #4
        I often used to drink a couple of double shots (with milk) in the morning. Sometimes this amount, and certainly any more, would really get me buzzing, particularly if I drank them on an empty stomach.
        Since I have been roasting my own beans, I now drink predominantly Arabica, single origin or blend espressos, and can have up to 6 shots in the morning without really feeling it. Doesn't seem to matter if I've eaten or not.
        I put it down to the fact I'm only drinking Arabica where I didn't always know the bean variety in the roasted blends I was buying. (I've tried roasting some Robusta but so far haven't found it adds anything worthwhile to a blend - I've got a bag so will keep trying).
        As a general rule I never drink any in the late afternoon / evening, when caffeine tends to be replaced by a more wheat-based blend.

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        • #5
          Usually I have 2-3 shots per day, and I generally avoid drinking caffeine after 2pm (used to be 4pm but then my sleep specialist told me that was too late).

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          • #6
            Normal day:

            7am : 14g (old school double)
            8:30 : 18g double usually split with a colleague, so a single
            recess or "big play" : 18g double
            4pm : 14g
            8pm : 14g or pourover.


            thats about 7 shots. Gets me through.

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            • #7
              Almost always 2 double shots. Very occasionally it's only 1, and also occasionally if there's a reason I might have 3 (experimenting, entertaining, on holiday etc.).

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              • #8
                These days, I've cut back to a couple of Triples a day...
                Must be getting old...

                Mal.

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                • #9
                  4 double shots. Some times only 2 double shots and 2 x 60ml of cold drip 10:1 ratio.

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                  • #10
                    Different between summer and winter.

                    One waking up or after a bike ride 7am

                    Winter have one on way to work 8.30.

                    10am mid morning one.

                    Usually a 1pm afternoon one.

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                    • #11
                      generally about 3 during weekdays and 5 on weekend

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                      • #12
                        i try to stick to under 3 double espressos a day or equivalent. Though I only realized this week that the basket on my work machine holds 17-18 grams.

                        Weekends it might be 36g through a siphon and/or another double or two through the Gaggia Baby.

                        Oh and maybe sub in a cold drip or two now the weather's getting warmer.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fg1972 View Post
                          generally about 3 during weekdays and 5 on weekend
                          would that be 3 doubles, or singles?

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                          • #14
                            normal days i would have 3 doubles
                            weekends, depends, anywhere from 4 - 7 doubles
                            if we have guests, its just coffee after coffee...

                            dont have sleep issues, so can have them even 10 minutes before bed and still out like a log

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JohnA View Post
                              normal days i would have 3 doubles
                              weekends, depends, anywhere from 4 - 7 doubles
                              if we have guests, its just coffee after coffee...

                              dont have sleep issues, so can have them even 10 minutes before bed and still out like a log
                              sounds like a gift . I used to be able to drink a lot of coffee, and before bed, but one day that seemed to change, and I found I have a limmit.

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