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    Are you addicted to coffee?

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    According to the media, a large number of Australians are!

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/070829/2/14asr.html

    If there are 21 million people in Australia, and 25% are addicted to coffee, this means that the coffee business must be a great business to get into!

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    I bet a large portion are "instant" coffee drinkers! Not the sort of business Im interested in....

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Rubbish! I can quit any time I want, thank you very much!

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    So can I. *As long as Im willing to put up with the 6 weeks of headaches and mood swings that come from caffeine withdrawal.... :P

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Yes.

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    The "problem" is going back to instant. :o Its just backward.

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Lets just put things into a context here. This is a reference to a poll conducted among Home Beautiful magazine readers.

    That means anyone who is not a buyer of that magazine is automatically disenfranchised from voting.

    Most if not all of those readers are women.

    Most are of a specific demographic.

    Hardly a result to be extrapolated to the stunning conclusion that a quarter of Australians are coffee addicts.






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    I have actually been surprised how well I can do without it. a new job and getting up early (Im not working in a cafe anymore) means that I dont have time to make myself one before work or at work. I thought I would find it much tougher. Im certainly not addicted.

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Good point robusto

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Anyone takes my coffee off me Ill call my friends in the CIA and they will dissapear
    Im not addicted....



    just kidding :)

    sorta

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Depends on the quality, bean freshness, grinding-buzz in ear-shot, pour, extraction-time observed ... blah, blah

    Prefer a glass of water, if on offer is a stale warehoused mult-nat-blend. So in short Im addicted to great espresso base, but not what many a punter sees/tastes as coffee.

    My business name links the idea of coffee as addictive ... so Ive got a bloody lot to answer for!!!

    Clinically, caffeine is the defining addictive element (durr!)

    Cafe-ically, taste/aroma/aesthetics ... if its all there then definitely coffee is addictive beyond the physiological/brain receptor things happening. Its more sensory ...

    End the wank here

    Tony ... GOD

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Hey Tony, is everything alright? You sound a little upset over something, maybe not enough caffeine hey..

    By the way do you always refer to yourself as God?

    I happen to know Him personally and Hes one of a kind...

    Ray.

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    I had a laugh @ Ray...

    I think Tony means "Grind On Demand"... ;D

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Addicted I dont know, but passionate about a good coffee yes.
    I usually have 3-4 double shots a day, my last one not exceeding 5pm so that I can sleep that night.
    One has to have some little pleasures in life, I dont smoke, seldom drink alcohol so I think Im allowed the joys of the coffee bean to add some spice to my life!!!
    Got to run my Rancilio is calling............................

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    Ok its 920 Ive been up since 6 been for a 5km walk and Abbeys put out about 9 coffees not all for me thou, that mean we are all addicted?

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Im not at all addicted to coffee... I just really, really, really, need one right now, so if one of you kind souls could just spare me a ristretto, or even a machaitonni, youd really be helping me out.

    Come on, man, Id really appreciate it...

    P :)

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    Thanks scoota-gal for pointing out my intentionally self-deprecating acronym forum name!!! I thought it might get more bites then the subject matter I gave an opinion on. Worship wise, Im still striving for that god-damn god-shot - now thats addictive ...

    Ray, only time Im really upset (more grumpy) is 1st thing in the morning before the first macchiato starts pumping through the veins.

    Initially a grump, then coffee sets in, then Im happy ... yeah, in that light spose Im addicted.

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

    Moi?! Addicted to coffee?!?! Psshaawwwww! ::)


    Java "Dont mind the Claymores around the roaster." phile

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    Re: Are you addicted to coffee?

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    Im not addicted, but ... when I go on long hikes (without taking coffee) it takes me up to two days to get over the caffeine withdrawal headaches and sleep disruption. Then when I get back to civilisation a good espresso-based coffee is the first thing I crave after a shower and non-stinky clothes.

    No, Im not addicted, I just need it badly!



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