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Tea or Coffee?

The Northern MonkeyThe Northern Monkey Posts: 20,783
edited September 2008 in The Crudcatcher
Just wondering which of these do people drink most of on an average week?

i've got to do a dissertation for my Nutrition degree and was thinking about doing it on something related to tea, coffee, caffeine and alertness...

would be interesting for me to see the ratio of what people drink :)

Cheers
Ben

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    coffee as it is always fresh at work. but some times i just have to have a cuppa.
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  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Coffee in the daytime, tea in the evening, prob 2:1 ratio
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  • Here's my average weekday. Someone thought it would be a good idea to put a Costa Coffee in the office, so I've become even more addicted than I used to be:

    7:30 - Get up, Yorkshire Tea
    10:00 - Trip to Costa for a cappuccino
    12:30 - Lunch, then another trip to Costa for a macchiato/espresso
    15:00 - Another trip to Costa for another cappuccino
    17:30 - Home, another Yorkshire Tea

    Weekends I usually start off with a cafetiere of coffee, then switch back to tea for the rest of the day.

    Today I'd been trying to avoid Costa to save money, been sat in front of Matlab (if you know, you'll understand, if not, you're lucky!) all day and had a splitting headache, decided it was caffeine withdrawl symptoms so went for a cappuccino and felt fine after! Would try to wean myself off it but I like the taste too much.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    tea (weak as p15s with loads of milk and 2 sugars) with biscuits

    coffee (always black with 1 sugar but sometimes i add milk) the rest of the time
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,920
    Tetley tea by the bucketload, I average 50 cups a week but haven't bought any tea bags since end of feb as I bought 1100 in one hit!
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  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    About three cups of tea before lunch and a small cafetiere of coffee in the afternoon.

    Cannot STAND instant coffee any more.

    Hard to find decent coffee - Cafe Nero do it quite well as does a cafe in Wadebridge - won "Barista of the Year" in a UK comp - lush espressos!
  • schmakoschmako Posts: 1,982
    Neither, both are censored . Too much effort for such a rubbish drink.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    fresh, ultra strong java coffee, from a filter machine of cafetiere. mmmmmm.
  • dunkerdunker Posts: 1,503
    yorkshire tea plus a tsp of honey.
  • Jimbob_no5Jimbob_no5 Posts: 1,568
    i don't like either so lucazade or red bull is my kick starter
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    1) Drink is not my friend
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  • hmm cheers for the replies :)

    think i've decided what my dissertation will be now :)

    it'll be to study the difference in reaction time (measure on a pc with a clicky mouse programme) after a cup of tea, coffee or a caffeine supplement such as pro-plus...and also a placebo such as water.

    as caffeine is supposed to stimulate the mind and increase alertness etc it should be easy enough for me to actually get some decent results :)
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,609
    Tea. I'm curious - do you really think this is 'interesting'?
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  • Here's my average weekday. Someone thought it would be a good idea to put a Costa Coffee in the office, so I've become even more addicted than I used to be:

    7:30 - Get up, Yorkshire Tea
    10:00 - Trip to Costa for a cappuccino
    12:30 - Lunch, then another trip to Costa for a macchiato/espresso
    15:00 - Another trip to Costa for another cappuccino
    17:30 - Home, another Yorkshire Tea

    Weekends I usually start off with a cafetiere of coffee, then switch back to tea for the rest of the day.

    Today I'd been trying to avoid Costa to save money, been sat in front of Matlab (if you know, you'll understand, if not, you're lucky!) all day and had a splitting headache, decided it was caffeine withdrawl symptoms so went for a cappuccino and felt fine after! Would try to wean myself off it but I like the taste too much.

    Sheeeshhhh If you are using matlab I am surprised there are not more coffees in your daily intake. :lol: Matlab brings horror memories of Engineering assignments back in the day.
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  • passout wrote:
    Tea. I'm curious - do you really think this is 'interesting'?

    I do actually.... i wouldn't have taken the course if i thought it was boring!

    i'm wanting to do some studies for a few years when i graduate, there's one at the moment looking into peanut allergies...£25,000 starting wage + £2500 for being in london area isn't too shabby. plus it gains experience, meaning i have more options to what i can choose to do :)
  • Always drink coffee usually de-caf. The taste and smell of tea is just repulsive, and how anyone can put milk into something so acidic I don't know :shock:

    Only time I have drunk tea was when I was pregnant and even the smell of coffee made me ill (it was great having to to do a 2 train station trip to and from work :? ).
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  • lovewales wrote:
    Always drink coffee usually de-caf. The taste and smell of tea is just repulsive, and how anyone can put milk into something so acidic I don't know :shock:

    Only time I have drunk tea was when I was pregnant and even the smell of coffee made me ill (it was great having to to do a 2 train station trip to and from work :? ).

    interesting, i could also use de-caf tea/coffee as a placebo, cheers for that one :)
  • Sheeeshhhh If you are using matlab I am surprised there are not more coffees in your daily intake. :lol: Matlab brings horror memories of Engineering assignments back in the day.

    He he yeah I'm quite restrained really! I'm deliberately avoiding bringing my own coffee in and using the kettle behind me as it would quickly get out of hand and I'd never get any sleep. Might try it for a week anyway and see if the Matlab/Simulink productivity goes up!
    "The problem was, I was still using my eyes even though I had them shut"

    Demoted to commuting duty

    Orange Crush!
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    BigBen - £27.5k doesn't go very far at all in London...!
  • lol i know that...hardly managing to pay my way atm studying :(

    only thing with the above job is that my uncle lives just round the corner, so would work out ok....there's quite a few of them going on around the country....all about getting a years experience really :D
  • Rich9Rich9 Posts: 1,635
    TEa all the way. Even partial to a odd cup of earl gray sometimes. Coffee stinks like the devils pi$$
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  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    Tea at home, coffee at work, instant coffee is nicer than instant tea, just!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    batch78 wrote:
    Tea at home, coffee at work, instant coffee is nicer than instant tea, just!
    eugh, instant tea :evil:
  • Tea for me - I used to have sugar with my tea, I'd pour it in and I knew there was enough in there when I could no longer see the teabag! Now I don't have any sugar in tea at all.
  • hucking_fellhucking_fell Posts: 1,056
    edited September 2008
    I drink tea at home but get free coffee at work. Given the choice I'd drink tea.

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  • Tea all the way, although I am partial to a fresh Espresso, Sainsbury's do a fantastic range of fair trade tea's these days, their Kenyan blend is great.

    I am a sad, sad bean.
  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    Three or four cups of coffee a week for me, otherwise try to keep myself going with water and an apple.
  • coffee all day long!! I should have shares in starbucks!
  • cup of tea!
    You are what you drink, and i'm a bitter man
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