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How many cups of coffee do you drink per day?

(45 Posts)
Ellexx Mon 13-Jul-15 10:46:17

Bit of a random thread but here it goes!:

Do you drink coffee and if so, how many cups per day?

Do you drink it because you enjoy the taste or do you drink it to give you an energy boost/keep you awake?

Personally i have a really low threshold to caffeine, therefore i can only manage a cup a day, if i have more i seem to feel a lot more stressed! I am a new coffee drinker, so i think this could be why! I drink it mainly to give me an energy boost, but mixed with hot choccie, i like it smile

Reason for post: office discussion!

DansonslaCapucine Mon 13-Jul-15 10:49:07

Two cups.

Chocolate has caffeine in it by the way.

DansonslaCapucine Mon 13-Jul-15 10:50:40

Sorry, I misread the hot choccie for chocolate.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 13-Jul-15 10:54:42

I usually have three coffees, and four teas.

I drink it because I love the taste and I'm addicted to caffeine. I get headaches and feel quite unwell if I don't drink enough of it.

cuntyMcCunterson Mon 13-Jul-15 10:55:30

If I'm at work I have about 5/6cups a day, unless it's crazy busy when I'll only managed 1, If I'm off work I have none.
I drink it as I like the taste and don't feel overly affected effected? by the caffeine

DawnRaid Mon 13-Jul-15 10:55:39

2-3 cups of decaf and 1-2 cups f tea per day.

I like the taste and its a habit, really.

Used to drink proper coffee, but started to get jittery so switched to decaff.

Everythinghaschanged Mon 13-Jul-15 10:56:53

I have one at work, none at home

SoupDragon Mon 13-Jul-15 10:57:16

One in the morning with breakfast. Sometimes I'll have one if out and about.

I tend to have tea during the day - maybe 2 or 3 cups depending how much procrastination I am attempting.

Everythinghaschanged Mon 13-Jul-15 10:57:49

If I have a strong coffee out and about eg Costa I get jittery and palpitations so only have one occasionally

DaysAreWhereWeLive Mon 13-Jul-15 10:57:50

None! I've quit caffeine because it was making me feel quite bloated and queasy. Day Three, going strong...

ArseForElbow Mon 13-Jul-15 11:00:20

I drink cappuccino and tend to have 3 cups per day. I ave bipolar so am only 'allowed' one coffee.

perfectlybroken Mon 13-Jul-15 11:02:09

6-8. Shameless addict.

GemmaTeller Mon 13-Jul-15 11:10:27

About 6 or 7, sometimes more.

I try and alternate tea and coffee but prefer coffee.

I love costa and nespresso,

PeppaWellington Mon 13-Jul-15 11:17:37

Just made a caffetiere of decaff. An unusual treat.

I don't drink coffee every day but if I get one from Costa or somewhere, it's usually caffeinated and large and YUM. At home I'm more likely to have decaff. I have instant at home but don't drink it much.

I probably have about 4 coffees a week, on average.

ConfusedInBath Mon 13-Jul-15 11:20:47

Only drink coffee in cafe's. Tea at home. Only because I drink a lot of hot drinks and I would have a major headache if I kept drinking coffee.

CarbeDiem Mon 13-Jul-15 11:21:59

Normally 3 cups of Nescafe original or gold blend in the morning to get me started. I've drank coffee for a very long time so I don't find it works very well as an energy booster for me - well, not the Nescafe. Maybe another few throughout the day but never after 6pm. If I want a hot drink after that I switch to tea - I call it tea but it's basically hot water and milk that I threaten with the teabag - it's so mild.
Machine or fresh ground coffee I can feel the kick but don't drink it that often.
I LOVE the taste - anything coffee flavoured in fact.
My dsis absolutely hates it - I kid you not, she knows if you've stirred her tea with the spoon you've stirred coffee with and won't drink it freak smile

Ellexx Mon 13-Jul-15 11:35:54

i have just made a lovely mocha for myself! hot choccie, gold blend, hot water and milk! everyone in the office thinks it is odd, but it keeps me happy haha smile

a few in the office said they would feel drowsy without their morning coffee!

As a new coffee drinker if i have too much i get palpatations too!

i'm quite surprised several of you manage 6 or 7 a day, i assume that has built up through the years? i would probably be jumping up and down all day if i had that amount!

BobsBurglars Mon 13-Jul-15 11:39:15

Probably 3 or 4 caffeinated and a decaf in the evening.

Ellex some coffees have lower caffeine content than others if you find you're sensitive. I find coffee from Costa or Nero gives me the jitters although most of my coffee is drunk at home and I choose beans that are naturally lower in caffeine

pinkfrocks Mon 13-Jul-15 12:40:08

none. I can't as I have a health issue that means no tea or coffee.

holmessweetholmes Mon 13-Jul-15 12:54:50

Usually 1 coffee (cafetiere) and 1-3 teas. I never drink instant and can't handle really strong coffee. I drink it for the taste, not for the effect.

Even though I have more tea than coffee, and not tons of either, I'm definitely a bit addicted, as I get a headache if I haven't had a tea or coffee by about 11 a.m.

ouryve Mon 13-Jul-15 12:57:50

One large, fairly robust one, with my breakfast, then either a tea or coffee, later in the morning. I can't tolerate caffeine much after noon. I drink herbal tea or water for the rest of the day.

ouryve Mon 13-Jul-15 12:59:41

Oh and it is for the taste, so always fresh and never instant. Instant, even decaff, goes straight through me, anyhow.

CainInThePunting Mon 13-Jul-15 13:00:52

I could drink coffee all day but I try to resrict it to three or four mugs a day usually, however, I've been up since 5 so I've just put on a fresh pot.

itsonlysubterfuge Mon 13-Jul-15 13:03:22

I have never had a cup of coffee in my life. Never even tried it, but the smell is absolutely horrible.

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 13-Jul-15 13:11:26

Before pregnancy it was 4/5 cups a day to give me a boost and I like the taste. I drink it black with 1-2 sugars. Now I'm pregnant it's 1-2 a day for the same reasons. I also get terrible headaches if I don't have any. I only drink instant but I'm fussy with brands grin

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