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Out of the Blue

Just a couple of days ago nin said we were about due for a coffee story, which provoked the fates, though this wasn't one of my better incidents, as no lifeboats or fire extinguishers were involved. You may recall I weaned myself off my severe coffee addiction, but have since begun allowing myself a single cup a day. I've been using a fairly cheap Cuisinart coffee grinder since my Kitchen Aid grinder bought the farm, and over the course of time, it has become more and more temperamental, whirring along on nothing and requiring me to hit it and shake it repeatedly to get beans into the grinding zone. This morning it stopped responding at all to this delicate and subtle procedure, so I took it apart again (I'd done this a couple of times to see what was going on). This time I figured out the problem, as there is a feeder tube leading from the bean hopper and I realized that this had developed a thick layer of packed coffee grounds and the tube was easily less than half its original size: a sort of coffee atherosclerosis. After clearing that the grinder worked like new, making me feel pretty stupid for spending so much time over the last year beating on something that just needed a simple cleaning (I am just a caveman, and know nothing of your modern ways). And I have to tip my hat to this little Cuisinart for continuing to work after all the grinding (I had to run it through about five full cycles to get a batch of grounds) and physical abuse.

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4. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2010, 12:46 MeanJim
LittleMe wrote on May 28, 2010, 11:46:
Edit: some bing'ing finds that recent research debunks the coffee being a dehydrant.

My own personal research (i.e. drinking it) tells me the opposite of what those say. I don't drink a lot of coffee, I limit myself to one (16 oz.) cup per day, and I don't drink it every day because I do become dependent on it. I consistently have to piss within an hour after drinking it, and sometimes will have to take a piss again within another 30 minutes to an hour after that.

I've known for some time that it's not the caffeine, but the coffee itself because decaf does the same thing.
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3. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2010, 11:46 LittleMe
Blue, have you tried green tea as a caffeine substitute for coffee? All sorts of health benefits to it and it hydrates, which I think coffee is a dehydrant.

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Edit: some bing'ing finds that recent research debunks the coffee being a dehydrant.

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2. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2010, 11:32 Kxmode
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1. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2010, 11:00 nin
Just a couple of days ago nin said we were about due for a coffee story, which provoked the fates


And I remember buying that issue of Next Gen...
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