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    Wake up and postpone the coffee?

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    HERE'S a word you shouldn't try to get your head around if you haven't had your morning coffee yet: chronopharmacology.

    It is the "the study of the interaction of biological rhythms and drug action", says Steven Miller, a neuroscience PhD student of Washington DC, and it applies significantly to the flat white or latte most Australians will consume sometime during the morning.

    It also explains why you shouldn’t have consumed one at 8am.
    Full article here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Javaphile View Post
    Full article here.


    Java "What if you're a night owl? " phile
    Hi Javaphile

    It means you can enjoy your 2pm one even more, especially if it is when you have just woken up....

    BTW, some mid '70's research actually suggested that late night coffee can actually help send you to sleep. That is yet another slant on the old biorhythm vs caffeine debate.

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    Not gonna lie, I've never understood the need to drink coffee in the morning. It just doesn't appeal to me. Maybe it's because i'm not old enough to have to rely on a stimulant and can just operate on the benefit of youth, i dunno.
    The first thing i reach for in the morning is a bottle of water, haven't taken in any fluid for 8 hours, no better way to replenish that with water.

    Don't really enjoy drinking coffee during the day either. Coffee is to be an enjoyable experience, preparing and drinking, that's not something that belongs at my work haha.

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    @noidle22 - where are you? I think some of us old farts might like to come pay you a visit... (joking OK?)

    I found that, sleepwise, instant coffee was contraindicated at any time after about 5pm. But I had no such issues with espresso after an evening meal or even by itself - I never did it immediately prior to bed but outside of about an hour or so before sleep I' have no effects.

    Many years back I found a coffee and a ciggie would send me to the throne room, then I'd have breakfast and head off to work. (haven't smoked in 25 years) My morning espresso is rarely the first thing when I get up; more usually it's a couple of hours before I get to making my morning cuppa.

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    Probably won't work for me. By having coffee in the morning I would be able to make a good one at home. Postponing it would mean that I'm already at work and won't be able to make use of my coffee bling D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by noidle22 View Post
    Not gonna lie, I've never understood the need to drink coffee in the morning.

    Don't really enjoy drinking coffee during the day either.
    Hmmmmmm..............:-D So, ........when DO you have your fix? :-D

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    Hmmm...

    Don't drink coffee for any stimulant effect, just love the experience of imbibing wonderful flavours....

    Mal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chokkidog View Post
    Hmmmmmm..............:-D So, ........when DO you have your fix? :-D
    Usually the evening, when there's nothing that I have to be doing. Like Mal, I drink coffee because it's enjoyable to make and to consume, not for a hit. I think the only time I've ever felt the need to an energy boost lately was like 3 days ago when I was at Coles when I left work to get some stuff and was like "Man I'm heaps tired, an energy drink would be great here". So I bought a V and that helped for the rest of the day. Then I felt bad because I drank an energy drink and they're not exactly good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Hmmm...

    Don't drink coffee for any stimulant effect, just love the experience of imbibing wonderful flavours....

    Mal.
    No argument from me on this statement Mal, flavour is what it's about for me and always has been.

    Cant comment on energy drinks, never tried one.

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    To the regular coffee drinkers (i.e. 1+ per day) who "drink it just for the taste", how do you fare on the days you miss out? I tend to get to 2pm and wonder why I have a headache and feel grumpy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJack View Post
    To the regular coffee drinkers (i.e. 1+ per day) who "drink it just for the taste", how do you fare on the days you miss out? I tend to get to 2pm and wonder why I have a headache and feel grumpy
    I seldom miss out when at home, however it's a different situation when we travel, when the supply of fresh beans runs out I can go for a week or more without a brew and suffer no ill affects.
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    I agree that I'm craving a coffee more at 9-11 AM on a typical work day, than when I first get up, but I don't have the luxury of having my machine at work...

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    Something I learned about drinking; I think it applies here as well...

    There are 2 reasons for drinking: to prevent a thirst and to cure a thirst. Prevention is better than cure.
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    No desire to start the day with a quick coffee. Big drink of water to re-hydrate is more appropriate. Don't need a 'kickstart' in the morning - my morning walk does that.
    Morning Tea was always the 'big moment' in my working day. Used to hang out for the coffee, cake, and company in the Luncheon room. Never had coffee on my own at my desk.
    No caffein after 12.midday unless I want broken sleep.
    I will never understand the "bucket of milk coffee" people. If I am thirsty I have a big drink of water. If I want a coffee I have a traditional size coffee of whatever type.
    Coffee is a 'treat' for me, not something I drink to stay awake.

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    I invariably don't feel like a coffee when I first get up.......I switch on the espresso machine, but make myself a cup of white tea (and often a schooner of water...depending on whether I 'discovered' a nice red the night before). By the time I've drunk that and stuffed around a bit I'm ready for flat white /latte and a crossword. Finish that, shower etc then I make myself another in a keep cup and head to work.

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    My wife likes a coffee first thing in the morning... because it, ahem, gets things moving...

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    as much as this actually applies to me, it's not quite feasible if you work 9-5 and have a nifty private 'cafe' at home.

    I too feel the most alert when i roll out of bed, but i'll have to leave the house to get to the office by 9, and the whole point of investing in a good espresso machine is so I don't have to fork out $4 for a coffee in the city or put up with nespresso nonsense in the pantry. Sadly it takes me 40 mins to get to work, so the absolute latest I can make a flat white is around 7.45am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimal View Post
    Hmmm...

    Don't drink coffee for any stimulant effect, just love the experience of imbibing wonderful flavours....

    Mal.
    Yes. I'm the same with alcohol.
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