Monday, August 11, 2014

What's your preferred form of caffeine intake?

Assuming you have one, of course. I think it is the most or second-most consumed drug in the Western world (honestly not sure how it stacks against alcohol), so I'm guessing most of you do.

Mine's definitely tea. I like a nice smooth unsweetened iced tea, usually black or a black-green blend. Gold Peak makes a good one, and the Safeway store brand is also not bad. Earl Gray, hot, with either a splash of skim milk or way too much sugar is also good. I prefer Wissotsky for that. And soy chai lattes, hot in the winter, frozen in the summer. I usually get Starbucks because it's readily available, but Caribou Coffee is actually a lot better.

How about you?


  1. Coffee. Black and sweet. Preferably an espresso (I have a machine in my kitchen) but I'll settle for an Americano.

  2. Black coffee with a lot of sugar. I try to limit my caffeine intake, but when I need it, I'll take it with enough sugar to keep me awake after it wears off.

  3. Tea, preferably strong, preferably iced. Can't stand hot food or drink. Every morning, when I get to work, I make a cup of hot tea in the break room and leave it on my desk for an hour. After that, it's mouth-puckeringly strong and cool enough for my purposes.

  4. Coffee, French-pressed. Much better than letting it drip filter. I usually drink it black, but sometimes add milk or hot chocolate mix or brown sugar... Basically anything I think will taste good.

  5. One glass bottle of coca-cola per day. Hecho en Mexico, where corn syrup is not subsidised.

  6. I drink a lot of tea, but on my doctor's advice, it's decaf. So my main caffeine intake is fizzy drinks; I have a glass of Irn Bru with dinner most days, and will probably get a can of Coke if I'm in town.

    On the other hand, I often won't bother asking for decaf tea when I'm in a cafe. And the procedure for getting tea at the college cafeteria was so arcane that I decided it was simpler to have a latte.


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