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The new coffee machines at work are odd. Bean to cup! you get the usual buzz word coffees and the Decaf versions including Espresso decaf , why, I always thought Espresso was a quick short I need to be awake NOW, this second. A decaf version I think would concentrated coffee taste and thats it. I suppose it's offered as it used as base for the other drinks...but why?
I guess caffeine is addictive, and can lead to nasty side effects when abused of. Some like to get the placebo effect from it, though. Metabolisation time[^] being 45 minutes, the "NOW" effect does come from your brain, which reacts to the fact that it now knows that you have drank a coffee.
Oh. So we could serve him a tea made from my worn socks and it would work as long as he believes that this is coffee? Great. I think I will not wash socks anymore. Instead I'm going to shredder them and fill them into capsules, which I sell just under the current gold price.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
Have one of those machines in the apartment building I live.
About a year ago I started to drink espresso slowly with a cube of raw sugar on the side for afterwards while taking a break during the day. Picked it up from my little brother and sister-in-law. According to them that is the proper Italian way to drink it. While I still roll my eyes when I think about it, they do spend a few weeks there near Bologna every couple of years. Her family has been doing it for a few decades now.
That said, I'd never trust espresso out of a super fancy Keurig to actually be any good.
Please, tell your brother and sister-in-law that that is not the "proper italian way" to drink your espresso; it's just a habit of that family.
Drink it the way you like and enjoy it.
I'm italian, trust me
so they suck the caffeine out of the beans and produce something that looks and tastes like coffee, but most likely will just give you a headache
and then blend the extracted caffeine into medicines to help alleviate headaches?
me doc gave me some extra strong ones for migraine, and yeah, they help
drinking 5 large cups of coffee also helps, but need to keep getting up to pee.
pills have other stuff in them, ibuprofen or similar base nsaid, so with a headache the pills do do a better job than drinking coffee:
- 2 pills, 1 - 2 cups of coffee, and a nice little nap - all good again.
Espresso has less caffeine than other versions of coffee:
* Caffeine is not easily water soluble, so brewing methods with shorter brewing cycles extract less caffeine. A good espresso machine has a brewing cycle of ~30 seconds vs. 3-5 minutes for a drip machine.
* Dark roasts typically have less caffeine than lighter roasts.
* The serving size for espresso is typically smaller than other brewing methods, so if all other things were equal, there's less caffeine.
To make things more confusing, different varieties of coffee bean naturally have different amounts of caffeine.