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Coffee Question

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I feel like the only person on the planet who doesn't drink coffee. I am relatively new to Paleo but it seems like coffee is a good thing and I'm wondering if I should try and cultivate a taste for it. I have never had any--I like the smell but not sure I would like the taste. Is it something I should reconsider?

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on May 11, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Finally, an intelligent answer! Thank you, Mike!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 11, 2012
at 06:19 PM

I don't drink it either. You are not the only one.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 11, 2012
at 06:18 PM

When I was drinking it, it bothered my stomach and gave me indigestion. That's why I stopped drinking it. I do not miss it to say the least. People just do not know how energetic you can feel in the morning WITHOUT their COFFEE.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 11, 2012
at 06:16 PM

I don't drink it either. I LOATHE the smell (stink) of it. Don't start - you are not missing ANYTHING AT ALL.

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

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on May 11, 2012
at 05:47 PM

Let me know how you like it. Maybe I'll try it too depending on your experience. Hope you enjoy it!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on May 11, 2012
at 05:35 PM

I ordered his coffee and cannot wait to drink it with butter. And, I'm not a coffee drinker!

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on May 11, 2012
at 04:47 PM

Buy a coffee scented candle. I'm sure THAT's paleo :)

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on May 11, 2012
at 04:31 PM

That's exactly one of the reasons I haven't tried it--don't want to be dependent on it. Even though I love the smell of coffee, I'm not too fond of the coffee breath smell! :) Plus, I don't need any more bad habits.

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on May 11, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Now this makes me want to try it! Lol

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

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on May 11, 2012
at 04:25 PM

Sleeping is one of my favorite things to do! I was thinking of it more for any nutritonal benefits it might have and not so much for the caffeine. Thanks for your reply.

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on May 11, 2012
at 04:07 PM

Not all of us who drink it are addicted. I go through phases of loving the flavour and drinking it daily, and then not being in the mood which makes me avoid it for months. I never drink poorly made coffee, and I feel no impulsion to imbibe if I skip out.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:49 PM

If coffee tasted like it smells, I'd be in trouble!

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:21 PM

Very funny Bill, I don't nor ever have drank coffee either, lol! Not about to start.

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:09 PM

:) And if we went, what would you recommend I order?

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Lol--thanks. I don't feel so odd anymore. :)

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:06 PM

I am sensitive to gluten and wasn't aware this was an issue. Thanks for the information and link.

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:53 PM

haha you are so right! thanks for enlightening me.

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:53 PM

Used sparingly, it will give you some energy and enjoyment. Start drinking it more often and you will hate mornings without it. Quite addictive.

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:52 PM

Although they're called coffee "beans", they're not actually legumes. A coffee bean is the pit inside a coffee fruit.

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Although they're called coffee "beans", but they are not actually legumes. A coffee bean is the pit of the coffee fruit.

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:54 PM

You are the only person on Earth who does not drink coffee. Send me a msg and we will go to starbucks.

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:09 PM

:) And if we went, what would you recommend I order?

3b38bcc91dbfc6a114f4bdce544103d3

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:21 PM

Very funny Bill, I don't nor ever have drank coffee either, lol! Not about to start.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 11, 2012
at 06:19 PM

I don't drink it either. You are not the only one.

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Carolyn, I'm sorry but that is just silly. Coffee isn't Paleo. People are just addicted to it and that is why they drink it and try and justify it. Any benefit they get isn't really necessary to human health and happiness. Be proud to be coffee free. You're one of the few and I salute you!

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Lol--thanks. I don't feel so odd anymore. :)

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:32 PM

If you don't drink it now, I can't see why you'd choose to make yourself dependent on it. My personal opinion is it masks the symptoms of being tired. I think it's much preferred to get sleep instead if at all possible.

Also, if you are sensitive to gluten, you may want to avoid it:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/116223/avoid-coffee-if-gluten-intolerant

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 11, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Finally, an intelligent answer! Thank you, Mike!

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:06 PM

I am sensitive to gluten and wasn't aware this was an issue. Thanks for the information and link.

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on November 27, 2012
at 08:22 PM

Try organo gold. Its healthy and is one of the best products around http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:49 PM

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

(5)

on May 11, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Now this makes me want to try it! Lol

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

(5)

on May 11, 2012
at 05:47 PM

Let me know how you like it. Maybe I'll try it too depending on your experience. Hope you enjoy it!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on May 11, 2012
at 05:35 PM

I ordered his coffee and cannot wait to drink it with butter. And, I'm not a coffee drinker!

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:30 PM

Looks like you are not as alone as you think. I've tasted it once or twice in my lifetime. But I prefer the smell to the taste so I drink green tea instead or water, Good old fashioned clear cool water, lol! And once you get hooked on coffee, its like beng addicted I hear. I know so many people who can not start the day without it. My day starts at 5:30AM, no alarm clock, no coffee. I used to sleep in if I didn't have an alarm clock but I was a single parent raising 3 girls at the time. If I would have started drinking coffee I think thats when I would have started, lol! I didn't get to bed until after 11PM so I didn't get a restful sleep before I needed to get up. The girls are adults now, and I am remarried and stress-free most of the time. When I stay up after 11PM, I have a harder time getting up in the morning. So if you feel you need coffee for waking up, rethink when you are going to bed. I makes a world of difference, and yes it takes time for your biological clock to reset itself, but the sleep is well forth the rest! I love my sleep, lol!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on May 11, 2012
at 03:49 PM

If coffee tasted like it smells, I'd be in trouble!

Dbd1e8fad5d4b47409d84bd6610020d5

(368)

on May 11, 2012
at 04:07 PM

Not all of us who drink it are addicted. I go through phases of loving the flavour and drinking it daily, and then not being in the mood which makes me avoid it for months. I never drink poorly made coffee, and I feel no impulsion to imbibe if I skip out.

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

(5)

on May 11, 2012
at 04:25 PM

Sleeping is one of my favorite things to do! I was thinking of it more for any nutritonal benefits it might have and not so much for the caffeine. Thanks for your reply.

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on May 11, 2012
at 03:08 PM

If you are considering starting it as part of a healthy lifestyle, there are lots of other practices that will give you much more bang for your buck. There is data to show that it's helpful, but it's not definitive, and it's not impressive either.

If you're considering starting to drink coffee because you might like the taste, or as a way to get an energy boost then go for it. Some people will say that it's not paleo, but I'll say that it's not anti-paleo.

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92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

on May 11, 2012
at 02:47 PM

Coffee is not technically paleo. It's a seed but many people don't want to believe that (myself included). Coffee is fairly high in anti-nutrients; it interferes with absorption of minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium. It's high in phytic acid as well. This is why you don't pair precious grassfed beef with coffee. Coffee is also high in caffeine (duh) which increases cortisol...you know how we feel about cortisol.

However, if it's freshly roasted, ground, brewed and enjoyed in a proper manner, it can make people happy and give you an anti-oxidant boost.

Now, stale coffee (preground coffee) can cause oxidative damage because of rancid fats...

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Although they're called coffee "beans", but they are not actually legumes. A coffee bean is the pit of the coffee fruit.

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on May 11, 2012
at 02:53 PM

haha you are so right! thanks for enlightening me.

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on May 11, 2012
at 02:52 PM

Although they're called coffee "beans", they're not actually legumes. A coffee bean is the pit inside a coffee fruit.

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on May 11, 2012
at 02:43 PM

You are not the only person on the planet that doesn't drink coffee. I used to drink a pot a day and now it's maybe a cup or two a week. After drinking coffee regularly, I developed a need for it to function normally. I It can stain teeth, cause bad breath, and likely contains acids, pesticide residues, mycotoxins, and plenty of other knowns and unknowns. Not to mention caffeine, but I don't personally have anything against a dose of that. If you feel the need, search out a local roaster - just stay away from the store bought stuff and big chains. I know a lot of people are praising Bulletproof Coffee (bulletproofexec.com) these days, but I haven't personally tried it so am not recommending it, just throwing an option out there.

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on May 11, 2012
at 04:47 PM

Buy a coffee scented candle. I'm sure THAT's paleo :)

C061bb3e4e8d50118a63f8645d3abfc2

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on May 11, 2012
at 04:31 PM

That's exactly one of the reasons I haven't tried it--don't want to be dependent on it. Even though I love the smell of coffee, I'm not too fond of the coffee breath smell! :) Plus, I don't need any more bad habits.

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