I totally forgot to mention that these are the answers to these questions. hahahaha. Just in case you stumble upon these first, you can find the unanswered questions in the link to copy and paste to your own blog, should you desire. ^_^ So, without further ado, here are my answers.
1. Do you need coffee to wake you up in the morning? I actually don’t. But I do drink coffee in the morning, and I often use this as an excuse whenever I make stupid mistakes in the morning. Mostly because people understand that. Sorry for being so stupid… I haven’t had my coffee yet. Even if I’m working on my second cup. Ha!
2. Would you drink coffee is all that is available is instant coffee? I have a whatdoyoucallit? The coffee maker that makes one cup at a time… A Keurig… that’s it. Anyway I use my own filters for it and the first cup is drip coffee, for the rest of the day, I just use the machine to heat up the water one cup at a time and use instant coffee. But instant coffee is bitter so the first coffee is black with no sugar and the rest of the day I add a teaspoon of sugar to my coffee.
Commoner’s coffee for the win!
3. What do you think is the highest number of cups you’ve had in one day? Hmmm… that’s a tough one to answer because I’ve been drinking coffee for a looonnnggg time. I used to drink up to three pots a day. Now, these were “ten cup” pots of coffee. A “cup” being between four to six ounces (depending on the manufacturer) not the cooking cup of eight ounces. If you go into an antique shop and look at old coffee cup (not tea cups), you’ll see that they are way smaller than they are today — at least in the United States. On average, we like our coffee here, and we like
our beverages — including coffee — big. So it’s difficult to say, really, how many “cups” I’ve had in one day, because, for example, the cup I have beside me right now is 12 ounces which would have emptied the “ten cup” pot of coffee out in half the time. I’m on my third “cup” of coffee now. and it’s about noon. ^_^
4. What do you think of Starbucks™? Eh, I don’t give it much thought one way or another. It’s a place to go if there’s nowhere else to go. I find their regular coffee to be bitter, but their espresso is okay.
5. What do you think of flavored coffee? I like some flavored coffee (and I’m talking about coffee beans that have been infused with flavor, not drinks that are flavored). I like vanilla coffee and caramel coffee. But I don’t really like chocolate flavored coffee.
6. Do you like the smell of coffee? I like the smell of coffee beans, and roasted coffee beans. I love the smell of coffee in the can, and coffee while it’s brewing, but coffee in the cup loses it’s punch.
7. Do you think that coffee grown in different parts of the world taste differently? People keep telling me that this is true. I even had a friend buy me a small bag of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee (that stuff is expensive) as a Christmas present one year to “prove” to me that it was a superior coffee. But maybe I just don’t have a refined enough palette to tell the difference. It all tastes good to me.
8. What role (if any) does coffee play in your life? I’m gonna be honest here. I don’t love coffee because it’s the best thing evah! I like coffee because it’s the only drink I can drink that doesn’t add weight to me and doesn’t slowly kill me in one way or another. Coffee — black with no sugar — has very few calories. I like the taste of it, and I don’t like the taste of tea (Sorry, tea lovers, I just don’t’.) It’s socially acceptable to drink it pretty much anywhere. Coffee is my drink of choice because, well, I don’t have a whole lot of options.
9. What’s the difference between Irish coffee and Turkish coffee? Without looking them up, and going from personal experience, Irish coffee is an alcoholic beverage made with whiskey, Irish Creme, and coffee, it’s way strong and very delicious. Turkish coffee is made with finely ground coffee in an ibrik (I have one of those) and served black or with sugar in very small cups. Both are good in their own way, and I haven’t had either in a very long time.
10. Do you buy whole-bean coffee or pre-ground coffee? I buy ground coffee because I lack the energy or really the initiative to grind my own coffee. Yeah yeah, it tastes way better if one grinds their own coffee, but you know what? I don’t care. I’m okay with my pre-ground coffee.
11. Do you know the difference between Arabica coffee and Robusta coffee? I used to when I worked in a coffee shop. I knew the difference between all of the coffees. Now? Don’t know, don’t care.
12. When is the best time to drink coffee? The best time to drink coffee is when there is a coffee cup in my hands.
13. Which coffee would you prefer? Hot or cold? I prefer hot coffee but I’m a slow drinker, so I often end up drinking it cold too. I do believe the question meant “iced” though. I’m okay with iced coffee upon occasion, but I prefer hot.
14. Do you have a favorite coffee shop? Yeah, it’s called my kitchen.
15. How old are when you started drinking coffee? To be honest, I don’t really remember. It’s been a part of my life for a long time now, but I don’t remember not drinking coffee. I’m pretty sure it was when I was a teenager and I did it to be “cool” or something. I didn’t want to smoke, but hey, drinking coffee was something most teenagers back then didn’t do. So I did it. Or something like that.
16. Do you think that you are addicted to coffee? I might be. I’ve gone many days without it and I know I’ll get physical withdrawals from it, so I am physically addicted to it. Caffeine is a mild stimulant, you know. It’s mildly addicting. As for whether I’m mentally addicted? Maybe. Coffee and chocolate, they’re the only two things I haven’t been able to give up completely.
17. Do you believe that coffee is good or bad for you? It doesn’t really matter what I believe. Medical studies will waffle on this for ages to come. I’m gonna drink it no matter what. Ha!
18. Does coffee affect your appetite? I wake up hungry every morning and drink a cup of coffee, black with no sugar. After my cup of coffee, I’m not hungry anymore. Sometimes I forget to eat until after one. Is it the coffee? Who knows? I’m just relating anecdata.
19. Would you drink less coffee if you knew it stained your teeth? The whiteness of my teeth has never been a factor in anything I eat or drink. I’ve known that coffee stains my teeth since I was a teenager. Hasn’t stopped me from drinking it since then.
20. What do you think happens when you overdose on coffee? As I mentioned above, I used to drink up to three pots of coffee a day. If that wasn’t overdosing on coffee I don’t know what is. But for the sake of the question, I’ll look this one up. Okay, to overdose on coffee, you have to drink 30 cups (I’m assuming they mean 6oz or 8oz cups) in a “short period of time” according to this article. The other articles I read specifically targeted “caffeine overdoses” and not coffee overdoses because it’s very difficult to overdose on coffee alone. In either case, one would suffer (according to the articles) vomiting, hallucinations, heart difficulties, and seizures.
All that being said, I only have one more thing to say about coffee…
I know some people feel the same way about instant and ground coffee, but we’re all entitled to our opinions, and we’re all allowed to have them. And even to disagree. I don’t like decaf coffee. You, dear reader are allowed to not like (or like) instant coffee, or even ground coffee. It’s your prerogative. I don’t have to agree with you for us to be friends. You drink your coffee in your cup and I’ll drink my coffee in mine. There’s more than enough coffee of every kind to go around.