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Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

Hi,

Encouraged by the breakfast thread, I thought of making another one with Coffee drinking in CH.

Coffee is very common all over the world, but here in Switzerland (near Italy) we have so many choices, I am totally lost.

I currently only drink a few choices:
1. At home: I use the Braun machine from COOP, so I drink Lorenzo creme coffee.
2. At work: the company provides the Nespresso machine with 6 different capsules, I usually use the light brown or dark brown capsule (don't even know their names). It is common for me to take about 5 of these at work daily.

Could you name your favorite coffee and where to get them? So the rest of us can try it...

To be very clear, I don't mean coffee shops or places to drink coffee, rather coffees which we can buy and make at home.

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Old 06.11.2006, 10:18
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

Don´t do coffee, sorry.

Some of us prefer tea to wake us up in the mornings..

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Old 06.11.2006, 10:38
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

What keeps me up in the morning?
Viagra, of course, at my advanced age

Followed by a nice cup of tea.
Twinings, or some loose leaf from Coop or elsewhere
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Old 06.11.2006, 10:52
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

I only drink coffee at work, not at home. I have Nespresso Gold in the morning and Purple in the afternoon.
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

At work we used to have ILLY . I used to drink it in OZ as well. The best of the best.

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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

There is no need to look beyond Illy. Anything else, like Lavazza is rough as ****.

Although, isn't Illy called Amici here? At least that's what's written on the side of my can.
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Old 06.11.2006, 12:40
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

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There is no need to look beyond Illy. Anything else, like Lavazza is rough as ****.

Although, isn't Illy called Amici here? At least that's what's written on the side of my can.
Yes, Amici is Illy here - for some reason they couldn't use the name Illy in Switzerland,
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Old 06.11.2006, 12:43
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

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Yes, Amici is Illy here - for some reason they couldn't use the name Illy in Switzerland,
http://www.illycafe.ch/ so Illy in Switzerland is not Amici?
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Old 06.11.2006, 16:11
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

Good question, I am surprised at the number of tea drinkers. Of course it may be healthier and all...

I wake up to a triple dose... With three heaping teaspoons of instant coffee in a tall glass along with two päckli sugar. Add about 400 ml water and mix well ensuring a good foam is built up. The last step is the dash of milk and immediately stop mixing.

Pour into a tall half-liter glass with two ice cubes and enjoy through a straw, stiring now and then to mix the foam and drink that separates.

With that, I get my kick-start in the morning or a great refresher in the afternooon!

Enjoy

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Old 06.11.2006, 20:24
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

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Good question, I am surprised at the number of tea drinkers. Of course it may be healthier and all...

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Hmm.... I was told tea may be more harmful than coffee, or it may contain more caffeine than coffee...
Oops, did I go off-topic now?

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Old 06.11.2006, 20:29
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

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Hmm.... I was told tea may be more harmful than coffee, or it may contain more caffeine than coffee...
Oops, did I go off-topic now?
Don't worry Hat - since the topic is about what wakes you up in the morning, I guess it's not really that off-topic and you did start the thread after all..

According to this page [ask.yahoo.com] a cup of coffee has 47-164mg of caffeine and a cup of tea 25-110mg. So the answer to your statement is - maybe. By the way, I'm no expert on this subject, I just know how to use google.
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

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Hmm.... I was told tea may be more harmful than coffee, or it may contain more caffeine than coffee...
Oops, did I go off-topic now?

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Tea weight for weight has more caffeine than coffee.
But you use far less tea in a cuppa, ergo less caffeine in a cup of char

Tea contains anti-oxidants etc. Dunno about coffee.

I've seen studies where weak tea counts towards your recommended water intake, whereas coffee requires extra water to be drunk.
Except American coffee, which is pish anyway...

From http://www.empirecoffeetea.com/history.htm:
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Convinced of the poisonous effects of both tea and coffee, King Gustavus III of Sweden ordered the reprieve of two condemned criminals, provided one drank coffee and the other tea in vast quantities every day. The College of Physicians was to dissect them when they died and confirm the dangers of the drugs. But the criminals outlived both the judge and the physicians, while the king himself was assassinated.
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

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Tea contains anti-oxidants etc. Dunno about coffee.
But do those anti-oxidants somehow cancel out the caffeine. A bit like the eat more dark chocolate because of the anti-oxidants stuff?

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I've seen studies where weak tea counts towards your recommended water intake, whereas coffee requires extra water to be drunk.
Except American coffee, which is pish anyway...
I'd agree with you on both of those points! Key point there - weak tea (i.e. low caffeine level), stronger tea would also end up dehyrdating more than it would hydrate.

I used to think green tea had no caffeine - but then I found out that it does - about half the level of black tea.
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

We get all our tea and coffee at a nice wee shop in Basel called Moccaraba:

http://www.moccaraba.ch/

I like the selection of coffee varieties - my favourites being the Havelaar and the house blends. They have a coffee roaster at the back of the shop and the aroma when that is going is fantastic - provided you like the smell of coffee that is.

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http://www.illycafe.ch/ so Illy in Switzerland is not Amici?
Well, I'm confused because according to this they're saying that illy is called amici in Switzerland.
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

Coffee and chicory is what gets me going in the morning and I'm bringing a bunch of it when I move to Zurich from the bayou later this month. I haven't heard of Illy and I'm curious to try it since it's getting so much attention. I assume it's available in the supermarkets?
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

Green Tea in the morning for me, unless its a weekend then of course its beer.
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

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But do those anti-oxidants somehow cancel out the caffeine. A bit like the eat more dark chocolate because of the anti-oxidants stuff?
Something about the caffeine in tea not being metabolically accessible springs to mind. Like, it's there, but not easily processed.
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Re: Coffee choices: what keeps you up in the morning?

Well, I've never had any problem waking up early or falling asleep without the help of a drink or pills, but since I have a nice Jura machine and considering I just have to press one button to get a fresh cup of Java, that is what I drink early mornings. And when I am feeling like spicing things up, I throw in a shot of Amaretto and top with whipped cream. And don't ask how many calories there are in that last drink. All I know is that it tastes great.
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