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  1. Condocondor
    Condocondor November 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm | |

    Bruce,

    Well, Janet and I are fellow coffeholics. We can go through 2-3 Pots/day–just the 2 of us. We grind our own every morning–usually Columbian beans. We’ve tried many other types of coffe but keep coming back to Columbian beans. About 3 months ago Janet started ordering decaff. beans via the mail. Now we’ve gone to 50/50% caff./decaff and I have to tell you we both feel better not to mention less guilty. I was sluggish with the weaker brew for several weeks but then my body got used to it. You might try the 50/50 method if you’re concerned.

    Shawn Watson

  2. dumpster
    dumpster November 22, 2010 at 6:57 am | |

    I like Columbian too, Shawn. I should probably try your recipe, but my guess is that I’d drink more just to make up the caffeine difference. Do you find that you drink more cups of the dilute batch?

  3. Condocondor
    Condocondor November 27, 2010 at 11:56 pm | |

    Bruce,

    Well no, I don’t think you will. Perhaps you’ll start with 75%/25% in the morning; 50/50 afternoon; 100% decaff at night. I loved the TASTE,SMELL,Ritual, and the HABIT of coffee more than the cafine. Yes, you’re addicted to caffine but it will wane over time. The biggest need is in the morning but there’s diminishing returns to the caffine’s effect. The biggest pick-me-up is the first 2 cups. So your craving will not cause you to drink more. You might drink your first 2 cups faster. Then you’ll get busy, get dressed, get moving and then you’ll forget about it.

    1. dumpster
      dumpster November 29, 2010 at 9:23 pm | |

      Good advice, Shawn. Thanks!

  4. Condocondor
    Condocondor November 29, 2010 at 11:25 pm | |

    Bruce,

    Another thought: Even if your consumption goes up 25% remember that the 50/50 is half the caffine. Your net decrease in caffine is still 25%.

    You’d have to drink TWICE as much just to keep your caffine intake level…and that just ain’t gonna happen.

  5. dumpster
    dumpster November 30, 2010 at 4:48 am | |

    You’re right, Shawn. I can’t imagine drinking 10 or 12 cups a day.

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