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hot coffee/tea--why?

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by bronk7, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    why do people drink hot drinks in warm climates?? it doesn't quench thirst?? not good for you like water, juice, milk? I'll tell you why I started drinking it--because I read about it in WW2 books!....it's a ''learned'', indoctrinated drink...? why drink something hot?? sounds ridiculous, no? cold drinks feel so good in warm climates, when you're thirsty, etc....hot coffee is not a need, like water....what countries drink more tea than coffee, and vice versa
     
  2. Takao

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    Hot Coffee is a need...One of the integral parts of coffee is water.

    Water is colorless, odorless, and most importantly...Tasteless. Why bother to drink it plain? Give it taste, give it flavor, give it a pleasant odor...Then bottoms up!


    Oh, and most importantly...Caffeine!
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    what about the hot part?? doesn't seem logical..hot food yes, hot drink....? yuck...and we usually don't guzzle hot drinks like we do cold drinks...I drink most of my coffee cold now
     
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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    On 99% of earth fresh water is not safe to drink. Boiling is the only solution other than beer.

    Behind the old iron curtain, everyone washed their hair in beer.

    The #2 rated beer in the world is Warsteiner Non-Alcoholic.
    It is insanely popular (and good ... on draft) because it children are raised on it.

    Try a Barbeque'd Ceasar Salad sometimes. Yummy! https://grillinfools.com/blog/2009/05/11/grilled-romaine-lettuce-thats-right-salad-on-the-grill/
    (Rip roaring better if you add Chinese Red Cabbage and Endive cut in half the same way.)
    In many parts of the world it is unheard of to eat raw leafy vegetables for the same reason.
     
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    I could never get turned on to tea drinking, even coming from a nation of tea drinkers. To me, tea was something a little old lady suddenly thrust into your greasy mitt when you were sitting in a ditch having come off your motorcycle...seriously, I've encountered the ghostly Little Old Lady Who Appears From Nowhere With Hot Sweet Tea....as it's supposedly "good for shock".

    Cobblers. That's what Scotch was invented for....

    Coffee however....as above, I started drinking it for the caffeine. A legal way of getting a perfromance-enhancing drug into you in the workplace? Can't beat THAT with a short stick!
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    very interesting points...etc....as I always say, you guys put up very interesting, enjoyable, etc posts...why wash with beer and not water? what about warmer climates?? I take it coffee was not as popular...?
    I don't like putting anything I don't need into my body...and I'm hyper enough
     
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    Heard the hot drink could make you sweat, which cools you off.
    Caffeine and nicotine are a marriage.
    Enjoy club soda and ice, still get the fizz, no calories.
     
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    Beer in your hair.....malt ;) Great for body and preventing split ends...so I'm told!
     
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    I've read that about the hot spices in Mexico....it is for cooling
     
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    Where do you think coffee as a drink was invented? ;)
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ok, seems so illogical though.. I thought they came from the equatorial area.....

    ''Coffee cultivation and trade began on the Arabian Peninsula. By the 15th century, coffee was being grown in the Yemeni district of Arabia and by the 16th century it was known in Persia, Egypt, Syria, and Turkey.''

    http://www.ncausa.org/About-Coffee/History-of-Coffee

    ok maybe the moderate climates... gets somewhat ''cold'' at night, evening, morning...
     
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    Traditional morning beverage. Sad as it is, if I wake up without coffee for a few hours, on comes the headache. Caffeine and routine. Also, in my family it had a social aspect to it. Company comes over, put a pot on.

    It friggin tastes good too:)
     
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    Iced coffee here in Darwin...chill it until there's tiny slivers of ice...it outsells Coke in the Territory. My theory is its thicker than water, so takes longer to reheat and evaporate.
     
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    is Coke the popular soda? coffee more popular than tea down there?

    yes, I put mucho cocoa in mine....the people at my work say they need the caffeine....not me ...I need to calm down......good call on the social aspect...I see that as a big reason for it...especially now in the coffee bars
     
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    Mate...Coke is the popular soda everywhere...Diet Coke as much these days...but doesn't outsell Paull's Iced Coffee...
     
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    Coffee. Flavor, caffeine and 'ritual'
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I love coffee, black and bitter, and sweetened iced tea.

    I drink neither, as caffeine has a deleterious effect on my ability to get a full night's sleep.

    I don't drink cokes* for the same reason.

    *In the Deep South every sweetened carbonated beverage is a "coke" regardless of what it actually is.

    Hey Bubba, want a coke?

    Sure, Scooter.

    Whut kind?

    Gotta Sprite?

    Naw, but I got Sebmup.

    I'll take it.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I have one cup of coffee in the morning (one sugar one cream), one cup of tea after dinner (sugar no cream). Sweetened iced tea (using lemonade) with dinner. My wife brews the tea almost daily. Sometimes a Coke Zero at night. They're all good. My parents and grandparents associated coffee with hospitality.(I'm here 10 minutes and I haven't had a d@@n cup of coffee yet!) Several of my relatives still drink coffee regularly. My son-in-law drinks it all day long.
     
  19. Owen

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    Drinking hot tea is part of being British.
    Who cares what the weather is doing a good old cuppa is what I enjoy drinking.
    I having one now .
     
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    tea and coffee? never heard of that

    a Tennessee Marine I knew called soda a ''pop''.....want a pop? I only drink it on weekends for same reason

     

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