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I know, I know! We could debate about this all day. However, I am not looking for a debate, but recently I have begun to drink some coffee. So, I and wanting to know: Is coffee good or bad for you?<br><br><br><br>
(I searched google, and I honestly have not found a straight answer yet! I only drink one cup a day, as that is all I brew. - I put 1 tbsn of grounds into a filter and rubber-band it over a cup, then pour hot water into it. It seems to work nicely.)
 

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I'd say the bad outweighs the good. But that's just my opinion. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Coffee's a bit addicting and the bad outweighs the good. Coffee seems to increase stomach acidity and can upset your natural sleep patterns.
 

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It's said to be both beneficial and detrimental to your health depending how much of it you drink. I dont think one cup per day is much to worry about.
 

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I love coffee, then again I can just crunch away and eat coffee beans <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> stimulent though so it = me being passed out asleep when I do that.
 

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Generally it's not great for you, but nonetheless I rely on my one cup in the morning. I've been drinking it since I was very young though (at restaurants with breakfast specials that came with coffee, my mom always made us get the coffee rather than order us a separate oj or something because the coffee was "free" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> )<br><br><br><br>
I don't think it's going to be horrible for you if you just have the one cup a day, but then if someone asked me whether or not they should add coffee to their coffee-free diet I'd definitely say no.
 

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i'd say the good outweighs the bad, from a scientific standpoint.<br><br><br><br>
i found <a href="http://www.cosic.org/" target="_blank">this</a> to be an interesting site.
 

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So how much for one cup?<br><br><br><br>
I ask because I am doing a paper on the effects of coffee, and part of the paper is on my own experience with it. However, I just started drinking coffee a while ago. Is one tablespoon of grounds too much? (To 8 oz water.) What do you guys use?
 

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A little won't harm you, but don't drink it late at night if you want to sleep(keeps you awake) or with meals, as it can inhibit nutrient absorbtion(I think half an hour, at least, after is ok though).<br><br><br><br>
You could always try decaf if you like it just for the flavour!
 

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So how much for one cup?<br><br><br><br>
I ask because I am doing a paper on the effects of coffee, and part of the paper is on my own experience with it. However, I just started drinking coffee a while ago. Is one tablespoon of grounds too much? (To 8 oz water.) What do you guys use?</div>
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Does this make the coffee really dark, or really light? Try going to half a tablespoon. If that's too light, increase.
 

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Oh, also, you can get a plastic filter that just sits on your mug. You buy paper filters to put in them, add coffee, then boiling water. I used to use them all the time in University.<br><br><br><br>
And, now that I think of it, it was more like 1-2 tablespoons for one mug for me. Ignore that thing about half a tablespoon.
 

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Thanks for the help, guys!<br><br><br><br>
The 1 tablespoon method seems to be working nicely, I am just one of those worriers that constantly worries about the bad of things (such as coffee as related to caffeine, which is funny because I found out that the coffee that I do have is decaf.)<br><br><br><br>
Elena: Where could I get one of these amazing inventions? Sounds easier than my make shift one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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In moderation it's not bad for you. But due to its addictiveness, it can be difficult to keep it "in moderation." Personally I find that it increases my energy short term, then causes me to crash long term, kinda like sugar. And it really messes up my sleeping patterns, even if only drunk/drinken(?) in the morning. And hurts my stomach.<br><br><br><br>
My advice? Do what you want, but don't mix alcohol and coffee . . now <i>that</i> is bad!! Unless you enjoy being buzzed/jittery simultaneously.
 

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This is my exact experience with coffee. If you have problems with anxiety and panic attacks, it will aggravate your condition too.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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In moderation it's not bad for you. But due to its addictiveness, it can be difficult to keep it "in moderation." Personally I find that it increases my energy short term, then causes me to crash long term, kinda like sugar. And it really messes up my sleeping patterns, even if only drunk/drinken(?) in the morning. And hurts my stomach.<br><br><br><br>
My advice? Do what you want, but don't mix alcohol and coffee . . now <i>that</i> is bad!! Unless you enjoy being buzzed/jittery simultaneously.</div>
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Oh yeah, you can buy those amazing inventions from Walmart (I saw one today). Or if you don't want to support the beast, perhaps a Canadian Tire or Zellers would carry it. Oh wait those are Canadian companies, hmm. Well you get the idea.
 

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Coffee tastes like ****.
 

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Aussyj- If 1 tbsp per cup suits you I would stick with that.<br><br>
Those plastic inventions (I use the Melita brand) are great inventions, I couldn't go camping without them!<br><br><br><br>
I'm a coffee head all the way (although I'm drinking yerba mate' right now). I work in a vegetarian coffeehouse (we only sell organic and fair trade coffees) and love it!<br><br><br><br>
There are benefits and drawbacks... I personally think it depends on the person, I certainly wish on occasion I was able to cut people off from the coffee the way I can cut them off from alcohol (we have a broad selection of beers and several wines).<br><br><br><br>
As much as I love good organic coffee, and love to drink it regularly, I do find it important to detox from it from time to time.<br><br><br><br>
I find the Ethopian beans to be my favorite (Sidamo, Harrar, Yrgacheffe?) They are very low acid without sacrificing that rich nutty flavor.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't yet personally verified it yet but latest coffee gossip I heard is that it helps liver health for those that like to have a drink or two on a regular basis.<br><br><br><br>
mmmm.... coffee
 

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thanks for the website catswym<br><br><br><br>
i found my rumor under coffee and liver cirrhosis... looks like more than a handfull of studies agree...<br><br><br><br>
i look forward to browsing more of that website.<br><br><br><br>
thanks
 
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