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My morning coffee, come share a cup! c(_)

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posted on May, 26 2013 @ 10:39 AM
First pot down!

A quote!

"Only one thing is certian about coffee.... Wherever it is grown, sold, brewed, and consumed, there will be lively controversy, strong opinions, and good conversation."
~Mark Pendergrast


A lot of people must be out having a life today, cause this coffee shop is quiet!

*looks around*

That just means more coffee for me!!

c(_) c(_) c(_) c(_) c(_) c(_)

They need to come up with a coffee drinking emocon for this place..

*nods to himself in agreement*

posted on May, 26 2013 @ 12:28 PM
reply to post by Darkblade71

Hey! I been out having real life but now im back for a cup or two. So my friend.....Get the coffees in!!
......And i love your avatar!!!!!

edit on 26-5-2013 by TheDoctor46 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 26 2013 @ 12:32 PM
reply to post by TheDoctor46

Hey Doc!

I dare not walk out my door or I would start having work

*raises cup*


Yeah, today I am gas maskin it!

posted on May, 26 2013 @ 12:41 PM
reply to post by Darkblade71
....Yea take it easy i say. Forget work, Have a coffee and enjoy life. And its a nice day for gas masking it

posted on May, 26 2013 @ 01:00 PM
reply to post by TheDoctor46

trying. (to take it easy that is)



*breath relax breath relax*

*sip sip sip*

posted on May, 26 2013 @ 01:37 PM
I was told once by a friend and work mate that the bitter taste of coffee signals the brain to get ready for the caffeine. Caffeine is a xanthine, and when you go to check out the other friendly plants that contain these alkaloids, you are going to recognize almost all of them; the primary medication found in asthma inhalers is theobromine, another tasty xanthine.

Caffeine is not my favorite xanthine, although it is the one I consume the most. My favorite is Mateine and it is found in Yerba Mate. You won't be able to find a link to Mateine because it's controversial. It looks just like Caffeine, supposedly acts in the body just like caffeine, I can only speak for myself, but I swear there is something else going on there. I knew this anesthesiologist from Argentina once that was friends with a politician, who must go nameless, and he said that this guy drank gallons of Yerba Mate and said something to the effect of, "There's something psychotropic in that stuff, he (referring to his friend) would drink 3 huge pitchers a day and would be constantly going and going".

Yerba mate has a really weird nutritional profile, it has

Nutritional Facts -

Vitamins: A, C, B1, B2
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus
Amino Acids: 15 different compounds

Based on 100 grams (about 4 ozs.) of Yerba Mate brewed with one liter of water have approximately the following:

Potassium: 681.85 mg
Magnesium: 167.60 mg
Iron: 0.33 mg
Sodium: 4.57 mg
Phosphorus: 93.00 mg
Vitamin C: 2.55 mg
Niacin: 12.98 mg
Two 50-gram portions of Yerba Mate cover a great part of the minimum daily requirements recommended:

55.9% of Magnesium
34.1% of Potassium
99.9% of Niacin
11.6% of Phosphorus

I think that it must be a combination of the stuff in it that makes it special, but I find it to be very different from coffee.

So, you are probably wondering why i don't drink it instead of coffee. Well, it's really just been force of habit and the fact that I bought the coffee maker and have been buying coffee and I am a starving student, so it would cost to switch out my setup, which would look something like this...

That's the traditional mate gourd, pretty easy to come by these days. You put the leaves in the gourd and drink through the filter straw. Never use boiling water, to make a gentle mate' the water should just be steaming. The ground leaves can be purchased by the kilo at differing qualities.

So, there's that, the cost and breaking up the habit; but it could also be that the last time I really got in to mate' I went with friends to see a double feature of The Day the Earth Stood Still followed by the director's cut of Brazil!, I took a sippy cup with me, and by the end they had to peel me off the walls, I could hear my heart beating. Or maybe it was the story I heard from a pharmaceutical rep once about how she had to have a friend come rescue her from [Whole Foods market after sampling a cup of hot boiled mate'. Obviously the hippys at Whole Foods didn't know what they were doing; or did they?

Which brings me to why I started this post in the first place. You see, this is a serendipitous thread for me because I know that my time with the bean is coming to an end. No matter what, I can't keep drinking 750ml of this stuff twice a day. I only did it because the last 3 semesters were so gnarly; I am already experiencing the diminishing returns mentioned in the article, and my academic adventures are drawing to a close. I will likely wean myself off the stuff with mate' and green tea,

But what I really wanted to bring up is the part of lots-o'-coffee that I am going to miss the most: the delicious paranoia. Do any of you know what I mean? I got hooked when I was a freshman in high school and all the geeks were playing Steve Jackson's Killer; knowing that you were being stalked as you hunted your own target really made ya' feel alive. I also like to read and write and enough caffeine can lend a touch of paranoia and existential fear that I am sure many authors of fiction use coffee to tap into.

But what I didn't now until today, is that it can become much worse than fun paranoia and a caffeine-inflated imagination; there's such a thing as caffeine induced psychosis.

edit on 26-5-2013 by Bybyots because: .

posted on May, 26 2013 @ 01:46 PM
reply to post by Bybyots

caffeine induced psychosis.

Hanging on this one. I wanna hear it!



posted on May, 26 2013 @ 02:02 PM
You can read about all sorts of Stimulant Induced Psychoses, but the one we are really interested in is caffeine, which had a profound effect on this guy...

Caffeine Induced Psychosis

A 47-year-old successful male farmer with no history of psychiatric hospitalization presented with a 7-year history of depression, diminished sleep to as little as 4 hours/night, poor energy, explosive anger, decreased concentration, decreased appetite, anhedonia, and feeling of worthlessness.

Seven years before his first presentation, the patient had developed the conviction that people were plotting against him to drive him off of his farm and take his land. At least twice, when he had found dead livestock on his farm, the patient thought that it was part of the plot against him and would entertain no other possibilities.
The patient interpreted tire tracks in the driveway as belonging to the car of individuals trying to take his land, even though other more plausible possibilities existed.

According to the patient’s wife, the subject interpreted many everyday occurrences as evidence of the plot. Convinced of a plot against him, he installed surveillance cameras in his house and on his farm but never caught anything that would support his conviction that as part of the plot people were coming onto his farm at night.

The patient reported drinking less than one case of beer annually. However, ~7 years before presentation, he had sharply increased his consumption of coffee from 10–12 cups/day to ~36 cups/day, a change in coffee consumption corroborated by his wife who made much of the coffee for him at home.

There was no history of psychosis before the increase in coffee consumption, but after the increased consumption, the patient developed paranoia. At presentation, the patient reported drinking >1 gallon of coffee/day.

The whole page is worth reading, and I thought it was very interesting; reducing then eliminating caffeine worked for that poor guy.

And that's really it, coffe lovers. Reading all of that this morning really made me begin to re-evaluate my coffee consumption. Of course, I say that as I heat up the last of the first 750ml pot, hoping to drive myself towards enough angst to kick out a several page paper on the wonders of virtualization hypervisors.


edit on 26-5-2013 by Bybyots because: *SIP!*

posted on May, 26 2013 @ 02:12 PM
*looks down at cup*

*looks up at screen*

*looks down again*


Wow, he got super paranoid for sure!

*looks up at screen*

*looks down at cup*

You know, it is a good thing I have cut my coffee consumption down over the last 10 years. I was a 3 pot to 4 pot a day drinker there for a while. Now I am lucky to get 2 pots in a day. Occasionally 3 if I am bored, but that's rare. The stuff just makes my stomach turn after I get more than 2 pots. Thanks for that. Although I don't plan on ever stopping coffee drinking, I am slowly cutting back. 20 more years and it might just be a cup at the rate I am going.

I can see coffee doing that to someone if they are not careful. I bet she was making really strong pots of coffee for that to happen. Everything in moderation should be the moral of that story.

posted on May, 26 2013 @ 02:57 PM

Originally posted by Darkblade71
Good Morning!!!
TheDoctor, caladona, and Sled!
*raises coffee cup*


It has been kind of an emotional one, Thanks Sled!

I've been looking for an Edmund Fitzgerald video for about an hour and can't find the one I wanted! That is a bummer, but I ended up drinking a few cups in the process

Even my paranormal detector is reacting to the coffee this morning. It keeps telling me there is a spirit at 10 yards...*looks around* Must be attracted to the coffee

Well, come on over to "my place" and tell me about the spirit you detect.

(Yes, that Edmund Fitzgerald story is awesome.)

posted on May, 26 2013 @ 03:19 PM
reply to post by sled735

I didn't detect it, the paranormal detector did.


I will say that sometimes when it goes off or right before hand, I get really bad shivers, and it spits out words pertaining to what I am doing at the time.


I need a mic so I can get EVPs with it.


*pours another cup*

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 06:25 AM
Made the mistake of not making a pot when I first got up this morning, and now I am feeling it so badly after an I can hear the pot gurgling in the background.....I just want a cup before I fall back to sleep.....

Wow, it really does mess with you when you don't get it right away in the morning.

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 06:38 AM


Lesson learned......that was rough!

Good Morning ATS!!!!!

Amazing how just one *SIP* can make me feel so much, I don't have a coffee problem...unless I don't get
Also I just realized I have not had one smoke this morning either!
I will now that I noticed though

Oh man, this cup rocks this morning!

edit on 27-5-2013 by Darkblade71 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 06:56 AM
reply to post by Bybyots

I never did comment on your odd choice of drink there out of the gourd, that sounds kind of neat! What does it taste like?

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 08:30 AM
*sets out a bunch of cups*

c(_) c(_) c(_) c(_)

The bottomless pot is hot and ready to go!
Enjoy your day ATS coffee drinkers, wherever you are!


I have to go set out a bunch of flags for memorial day.
I get to duct tape them to things all over the buildings.

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by Darkblade71

Well good morning sir. Hope your day is going well. And yep...You guessed it, Its coffee time here

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 10:28 AM

Originally posted by spacedoubt

Originally posted by GENERAL EYES
Whoops on a double shot post!

Sorry about that....a bit of the shakes!

edit on 5/25/13 by GENERAL EYES because: (no reason given)

Having troubles?
See my above post, with 3 edits.....bean too strong, must dilute bean, more water

WHATEVER... and i repeat... WHATEVER....



Beans should be diluted with whisky!

Kindest respects

edit on 27-5-2013 by Rodinus because: Otherwise you will spell in a crap manner such as myself!

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 10:41 AM
reply to post by Darkblade71

What does it taste like?


That's kinda why mate'-the-wonder-beverage doesn't go over so well in the states; it's an 'acquired taste'. I liked it right away, but it does have a rather staunch bitterness to it. But hey, we want bitter, right? Bitter means yummy stimulant alkaloids.

Witches run on bitter alkaloids.

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 10:46 AM
Here's me when I accidentally drink coffee instead of my water..

Hope everyone is having a lovely day

Enjoy nice weather if there is any where you are
I sure am about to.

Peace and love to all

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 12:42 PM
reply to post by natalia

And you to have a lovely day. I hope the sun is shining nice for you. Maybe you could catch a swim or something nice. Us in the uk are currently ....Swimming in it!!! By that i mean......
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Im singing in the rain......Im singing in the rain....what a glorious feeling im happy again.

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