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Photo Credit: Creative Commons - doug88888

Photo Credit: Creative Commons – doug88888

I’m not gonna lie – I am a coffee addict.

Whether you call it a cup of joe, lava from java, battery acid, decoction, forty weight or demitasse – I love it all (to my shame).

I blame my days as an early morning radio news sidekick where I’d be up by 4:30 am each day, write as many news stories as I could in 90 minutes – usually about 18-22 stories – then hit the airwaves and sound like I was wide awake.

By 6 am, I had normally consumed a pot of coffee by myself (to my shame).

While I’ve cut back that consumption a bit – I still have the java monkey on my back. I’ve quit caffeine several times – twice within the past couple years, only to return to the siren call of the percolating brew.

With that unapologetic back story, I offer the following infographic about coffee and the negative impact of caffeine on our health (to my shame).

I’m not proud of my addiction, just hopelessly devoted to it (to my shame).

I’d love to stick around and read this with you but a fresh pot of the black gold just finished brewing in the break room….


Question: Does coffee fuel your day or is not part of your beverage selection set?

  • http://LifeontheLighterSide.com/ Bonnie Anderson

    Oh, I can’t start my day without coffee. I’d like to say I could give it up anytime, but I don’t want to lie to you. Gotta go, afternoon coffee time has arrived.

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      Why stop at mornings and afternoons? I’m supporting Congressional legislation that will legalize intravenous dark roast drip bags in the workplace….

  • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

    I usually do two cups of coffee a day interspersed with several cups of tea, probably about 4. Yes, I need to cut down too! I figure two cups is ok but when I add the tea to it that probably puts my intake at about 600 mg per day.

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      I’ve never been much of a tea drinker Caleb – my I ask your “leaf” of choice?

      • http://sukofamily.org/ Caleb

        Earl Grey, Indian Spice and others. It’s hard to live in Ukraine and not drink tea!

  • Eileen

    So it’s looking like I should move to Scandinavia! :)

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      I’ve always had a high affinity for the Danes, Swedes and Fins!!!

  • http://deuceology.wordpress.com Larry Carter

    I occasionally will have a Starbucks, but do not regularly consume coffee. However, I have recently defeated Diet Mountain Dew which I drank like it was going out of style.

    • http://www.thedailyretort.com/ TorConstantino

      Interesting Deuce – have you sworn off caffeinated beverages altogether?

      • http://deuceology.wordpress.com Larry Carter

        I drink a couple each week. I went without for a while and now I limit myself to just one on occasion. Today was a day I had one.

  • http://www.jonstallings.com/ Jon Stallings

    Usually just a cup a day for me, however this past week I have been getting up at 5 AM, so I have gladly enjoyed two cups. – On a side note I have cut way back on my Coke-cola intake. But I guess it all balances out.

  • Carol Peterson

    I drink 3 cups of coffee before 9 am but it’s half decaf so I’m really only drinking 1-1/2 cups of caffeine, right? It’s medicinal for me; otherwise I might as well just stay in bed all day, which wouldn’t be a “bad” thing…

  • http://www.adjuvancy.com/wordpress Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

    I began drinking coffee at 15, when I was the only person in the dry cleaning shop who didn’t participate. Of course, it was in NY, which meant it was adorned with copious quantities of milk and two heaping spoonfuls of sugar. And, I continued- drinking pots of coffee each and every day for decades. To stop when a potential spouse requested it (for for years) and now I drink zero to 4 cups (you should see the cup size, though) of the stuff.
    Glad to join you in this ission.

  • http://JonDHarrison.com/ Jonathan Harrison

    Sweet infographic, the symptoms of caffeine withdrawl are what I use to determine if I need another cup of coffee/espresso.
    I hate to rat her out publicly, but my mother drank cuban coffee while pregnant with me, so I think that may have laid the groundwork….

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