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    My 8 year old son drinks tea with milk and sugar once a week. What age do people start kids drinking coffee. I now he might like a moccacino, maybe a latte but not espresso shots. Do their taste buds keep them away for coffee? Thoughts? :P

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    Re: At what age do you give kids the black juice?

    our kids tasted our food/drink occasionally (mostly when there were visitors!! :P) and when they started appreciating a particular food they would ask for it...

    from what i remember,sweet comes before salt comes before sour comes before bitter in the appreciation stakes...
    coffee , red wine and olives were, in our house at last, the foods we kept for "ourselves" the longest!!

    our middle one still doesnt like coffee and red wine...but absolutely loves her olives!!

    L

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    • #3
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      Depends on how happy you are with the idea of them still being awake at 2am. Caffiene has a much greater impact on smaller bodies. Also, kids dont always like the taste and need a lot of sugar with it. My 15 yo son loves coffee flavoured foods and Ive offered him the occasional coffee over the last couple of years, but he still doesnt like to drink it.

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      • #4
        Re: At what age do you give kids the black juice?

        Originally posted by Viviane link=1185770918/0#2 date=1185771459
        Depends on how happy you are with the idea of them still being awake at 2am.  Caffiene has a much greater impact on smaller bodies.  Also, kids dont always like the taste and need a lot of sugar with it.  My 15 yo son loves coffee flavoured foods and Ive offered him the occasional coffee over the last couple of years, but he still doesnt like to drink it.
        I started at the age of 5....Vey few days have been missed since

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        • #5
          Re: At what age do you give kids the black juice?

          Our kids discovered olives from age two dam it. Is there some unwritten parenting rule about coffee and kids. Tea seems more acceptable for the little ones.

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          • #6
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            we had to fight for te salami, blue cheese and fresh oysters since our eldest was two years old!!

            caffeine moderation is probably the key; coffee, tea, coke.. it all has caffeine so it whether you give it to them depends until what time you want the kids to run around the house...

            L

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            • #7
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              I started having instant with milk and sugar when I was like 8, but only had it once every month or two. Then at the age of 12 I got into espressos and real coffee drinks. Still dont really drink that much, maybe 1 or 2 cups every 2 or 3days. Unless the beans I roasted are at its peak then I cant resist to have 1 or 2 shots everyday at the peak period:P

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              • #8
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                I tried to allow my children to experiment, under supervision.  If they ask for it, and like the taste, and you know it wont harm them, then maybe thats ok?

                Youd think after having 4 kids I would have a definitive answer, but I dont.

                Be careful though - when one of mine was 3 years old he picked up a glass of cognac and I let him have a sip...big mistake...I was pretty much immediately covered in projectile vomit!



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                • #9
                  Re: At what age do you give kids the black juice?

                  Hrm yeah good question..
                  My mum used to make me decaf iced coffee as a treat, once in a while, when I was less than 10.. I loved it.. By the time I was in middle teens, I enjoyed the odd cup of (usually decaf) instant coffee here and there.. by the time I was 20 it was a daily thing.. and now, 25 and Im obsessed!
                  As for the kids.. My daughter hates it, shes 4 - I mean I personally wouldnt give her any anyway but shes tasted the froth off my spoon.. my 1 1/2 year old however, chases me down and I have to hide to have a cuppa.. he wants to stick his fingers in and get my spoon and eat all my froth.. and hes always going "mmmm yum yum"..
                  So I suppose.. I guess Ill just see how my kids go - but personally, Ill try and avoid giving them caffeinated coffee for as long as possible.. I wouldnt want my kids getting those no caffeine head aches if they miss a cup one day! heh heh..
                  Rolley

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                  • #10
                    Re: At what age do you give kids the black juice?

                    I cant remember how young I was when I first tried coffee.
                    It would have been greek/turkish though.
                    Probably pre-teens.
                    I was definitely drinking instant by 13 (came in army ration packs - school cadets).

                    My kids (23 & 26) dont drink it much.
                    The odd social one out with friends.
                    My son did enjoy the Vietnamese one I made him the other day.

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                    • #11
                      Re: At what age do you give kids the black juice?

                      My 2 year old son likes the rich brown crema from my espressos. I dip the tip of my finger in it and he has a taste. No funny faces, and when I ask him if he likes it, he says yes, more please! I must be doing something right going by what Lizzi said about "sweet comes before salt comes before sour comes before bitter in the appreciation stakes...".

                      This happens rarely though. Oh, and no cola/soft drinks for him either! Theres plenty of time for that.

                      Javabeen.

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                      • #12
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                        My 3 yr old likes to sample the beans after I have finished a roast!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: At what age do you give kids the black juice?

                          Hmmm,

                          I would have been about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first taste of "real" coffee at my Dutch Grandmas (Oma) place..... loved it ever since 8-)

                          Mal.

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                          • #14
                            Re: At what age do you give kids the black juice?

                            If you give your kids Cocacola, then that, IMHO is far worse than coffee! Coffee has been linked to Diabetes reduction.. whereas coca cola has been linked to Type 2 Diabetes... End of comparison!

                            My 2 year son loves "playing" with the beans... he comes up and says "beans"... and picks one out... doesnt eat it (I wont allow it at his age anyway)..

                            My 12 1/2 y/\/old Daughter doesnt like coffee.. even a latte is too strong...

                            Tea has antioxidants, which is a good thing.. so any age over 2 for Tea is ok in my book... in moderation of course...

                            Once a week drink isnt a concern... its a treat...

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                              Re: At what age do you give kids the black juice?

                              My 2 y.o. has liked the taste of espresso since she was about 12 months   - she would very occasionally be allowed what grandma calls the "fluff" on the coffee Id make for her (grandma that is). People told me she was just doing it for the reaction and that shed grow out of it. However, now, when I make my espresso she will sip the dregs and say "mumm mumm". We cant leave half empty coffee cups around or she will finish them- and none of us ever put sugar in our coffee.

                              She also likes olives, washed rind cheese, dried figs, crystallised ginger, and 70% dark chocolate.

                              I sometimes worry a bit about the caffeine, but its not like I sit her down with a double-shot all for herself. Im far less worried about her having the occasional sip of coffee than I would be about her having soft-drink- she doesnt even get juice unless its very watered down.

                              To go on a slight tangent: In a culture where kids are bombarded with fast-food advertising, I think Id much rather take them to cafes and feed them tasty, healthy food. Yes, its more expensive, but I think its worth it. Doing coffee is a good, social hobby. Theres something very civilised about it. Id much rather my little ones learn the importance of converstaion and friendship (and good extraction   ), than accept the unhealthy images about food and eating put forth by certain multi-national food companies.

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