Coffee, Tea, or Other Caffeine

I find it interesting (which might be more insight into my psyche than you want), but different caffeinated beverages tend to have drastically different effects on me. I'm curious if this is the case with others...

Coffee (black of course), is my standard "at work" beverage of choice. When I'm administering networks, delegating servers, or, most commonly, unjamming printers -- coffee is what I want to drink.

Tea (with sugar oddly enough) on the other hand is what I drink when I'm writing. Well, not right now, because I'm just on my lunch break at work, but if I'm really writing, tea makes me feel all creative and stuff. Oh, and Red Rose tea is by far the best "grocery store" tea.

Diet Coke, preferably from a fountain dispenser, is what I drink when I'm just downright thirsty. Or like now, when I'm eating lunch. It also give me the jitters, unlike coffee or tea. I'm not sure why.

So, your turn. What do you drink, and when? I'm not looking for on the job incrimination, I'm just genuinely curious.

(Oh, and water drinkers -- you can play along, but you only get street cred if you drink caffeinated water)

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Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

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Coffee

Anonymous's picture

I work as system administrator and coffee are the only drink drinking during working hours, except at lunch when pepsi is ingested with food. Water only when I'm not working.

// Kalorier

I was hooked on fresh ground

sparkslim's picture

I was hooked on fresh ground starbucks coffee every morning to try and jump start my day. Although I loved the taste of fresh ground brewed beans, it did not have the effect I desperately needed. Even after consuming 3 cups I still lacked the mental alertness and energy to get me moving. ...

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I mixed the powder with 8oz of water and warmed it in the microwave replacing it for my usual cup of coffee, rather 3 CUPS of coffee. I was absolutely amazed! By the time I had drank half the cup, I had mental clarity, alertness and energy in addition to putting me in a happy mood! One cup did the trick! And much to my surprize IT LASTED ALL DAY LONG without crashing or jitters. The icing on the cake is that it is a nutritious drink full of VITAMINS and AMINO ACIDS.

The best things about it are that the product is banned-substance free in the sports performance and nutrition industry, aproved by the NFL, NCAA, MLB and USLC. It is certified by Informed-Choice and backed by a board of medical nutrition, training and pharmacology experts. Furthermore, it contains 0 sodium, 0 sugar, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, and only contains 45 calories and tastes absolutely delicious!!!

I have drank coffee for many years and lots of it. But since i've been drinking a single cup every morning of this fabulous new product, I have not had a cup of any coffee nor have I had any desire or cravings for one. It was never my intention to quit drinking coffee but it just happened like that for me. I'm sure I will probably have a cup now and then; maybe.

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Coffee Tea or Other

sparkslim's picture

I was hooked on fresh ground starbucks coffee every morning to try and jump start my day. Although I loved the taste of fresh ground brewed beans, it did not have the effect I desperately needed. Even after consuming 3 cups I still lacked the mental alertness and energy to get me moving. ...

As for energy drinks, I thought they were just a gimmick and unhealthy full of sugar and sodium. But then a friend introduced me to a product that is everything and more that it declared to be. From the very first time I tried it, I was a believer!

I mixed the powder with 8oz of water and warmed it in the microwave replacing it for my usual cup of coffee, rather 3 CUPS of coffee. I was absolutely amazed! By the time I had drank half the cup, I had mental clarity, alertness and energy in addition to putting me in a happy mood! One cup did the trick! And much to my surprize IT LASTED ALL DAY LONG without crashing or jitters. The icing on the cake is that it is a nutritious drink full of VITAMINS and AMINO ACIDS.

The best things about it are that the product is banned-substance free in the sports performance and nutrition industry, aproved by the NFL, NCAA, MLB and USLC. It is certified by Informed-Choice and backed by a board of medical nutrition, training and pharmacology experts. Furthermore, it contains 0 sodium, 0 sugar, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, and only contains 45 calories and tastes absolutely delicious!!!

I have drank coffee for many years and lots of it. But since i've been drinking a single cup every morning of this fabulous new product, I have not had a cup of any coffee nor have I had any desire or cravings for one. It was never my intention to quit drinking coffee but it just happened like that for me. I'm sure I will probably have a cup now and then; maybe.

I am excited about this product as you can probably tell and have more to say about it. So thats my spill. LOL

This is the perfect energy drink for athletes, coaches, personal trainers, work out gym owners ect... If you have not tried this product yet and are intersted, let me know. Or visit my site www.sparkslim.com Ask me how you can receive 20%-40% for life off this wonderful product line.
contact me at: themastershand1@gmail.com

I can not sleep if I drink

Anonymous's picture

I can not sleep if I drink coffee:(

daily drink

Brad C's picture

I think out of the replies I will probably be the most unhealthy. I drink coffee with equal until I get jittery and then switch to diet mountain dew. On most days I switch back and forth up until night time when I hit the cheap cheap beer.

Only in Canada, eh? Pity*

kg4giy's picture

I am one of those that functions just fine without caffeine, but if I get to much, well, then I am the guy they want to hit with the baseball bat (a la the American President - the movie, not the dolt currently in office). That and too much of the stuff results in downtime as I have to have a few "extra packets" removed by sonic disruption.

So, when I am writing fantasy (like why you should adopt Vista), scotch is my chosen drink (yeah, you have to be drunk to write what I am writing), otherwise I stick with water when I am working. Easier to clean off the keyboard that way too.

Now, after hours, well, that is a completely different story...au chante.

* Growing up in Toronto, Red Rose had a long running commercial "set" in England and the woman, after sampling the fine tea and being informed that she could only get it in Canada, spouted that now famous line.

Coffee, sometimes Tea

Ted Percival's picture

Coffee (flat white, one teaspoon of sugar) is my beverage of choice. I use tea, usually white with 1 tsp sugar as a cheap backup when I feel like I've spent enough money for the day. Coffee is what really allows me to get in the zone though. I think black coffee hits me too fast, which is why I switched to white.

Occasionally I try cola, but regardless of the brand and variety, soft drinks always leave me thirstier than when I started.

Probably more insight into my caffeine ingestion than anyone wanted, too :)

My fault

Shawn Powers's picture

Probably more insight into my caffeine ingestion than anyone wanted, too

Heh, I started it. I could have delved into the bathroom related effects coffee/caffeine has on me, but this is a kid's show man. ;)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Coffee and Pepsi for Me

Mike Roberts's picture

I used to be the epitome of the Pepsi generation, drinking it all day long for my caffeine fix. Whilst getting my third Pepsi before noon in the break room one day, I mentioned having a headache to a rather happy-go-lucky fellow who was getting his drink from the water fountain. He said he too was an addict like myself and once he quit, his headaches vanished. Not having his intestinal fortitude, I replaced my morning Pepsis with coffee and my headaches have pretty much vanished too.

For road trips, coffee works best for me. Pilot truck stops have the best road coffee, IMHO. For some reason Pepsi will make me sleepy on the road. Energy drinks worked for awhile on road trips. Too many energy drinks tend to give me an even goofier grin than normal which is not well received at the aforementioned truck stops.

For code trips, Pepsi seems to get me over through mental pause more often than not.

Mike Roberts is a bewildered Linux Journal Reader Advisory Panelist.

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