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Topic: Are just here for the caffeine? (20 msgs / 338 lines)
1) From: Larry Johnson
OK, I know everyone here is in this for the flavor, aroma, craftsmanship,
etc., etc., but..........
just in case you or someone you know is only into coffee for the stimulants,
here's something for you:http://news.yahoo.com/photo/070129/480/nckt10101290027Larry J (Lilboybrew)
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"I hear, and I forget.  I see, and I remember.  I do, and I
understand."    -- Confucius

2) From: Silvia Marsh
Oh...that's...awesome!
Way to go, Research Triangle! That's my home state right there. ;)
A nice cup of Panama Boquete-Maunier Estate (my coffee for the morning) and
a caffeine frosted doughnut. Life is goooood.
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3) From: Kevin
What exactly is the LD 50 of caffeine?
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4) From: Brett Mason
If you're just looking for stimulant, push a hairpin into an
electrical outlet (YMMV).  I stillhave the one I did when I was 2 yrs
old...
Brett
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

5) From: Floyd Lozano
Bitter taste of caffeine?  I have yet to taste a bitter soda and some of
those are loaded with Caffeine.  I think they mean 'donut with a boost that
doesn't taste like crapass coffee'.
I am drinking Flavia coffee from the one cup at a time machines at work out
of desperation.  I am very sad =/.  There's no way i can finish this cup.
Spoiled and damned glad,
Floyd
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6) From: Dave
I drink coffee for the warmth, flavor, aroma, and yes the caffeine. Without
the boost, I would still drink coffee, but probably not as much.
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Dave
Some days...
It's just not worth chewing through the leather straps

7) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 2/7/07, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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There used to be a kind of soda pop called "Jolt". (Slogan: All the sugar,
and twice the caffeine.) It had a bitter flavor, even through the sugar,
which I attributed to the caffeine, though it could have been something
else, I suppose.
brian

8) From: Floyd Lozano
you raise a good point.  now i am thinking that all the sugars and flavoring
in sodas is to mask the bitterness of the compound.  I will have to ask my
chemist wife about this!
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9) From: Floyd Lozano
color me corrected!http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-09/cp-rit091406.phpOn 2/7/07, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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10) From: Larry Johnson
I once touched (by accident, fer gosh sakes) a 650 Vdc bus. The current
didn't get to my heart; it went in my index finger and out my elbow ( which
was grounded - also by accident). I was 23 years old, but I cried... a
little.
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
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"I hear, and I forget.  I see, and I remember.  I do, and I
understand."    -- Confucius
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11) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Caffeine does have a bitter taste.
Michael
On Feb 7, 2007, at 11:38 AM, Floyd Lozano wrote:
you raise a good point.  now i am thinking that all the sugars and 
flavoring in sodas is to mask the bitterness of the compound.  I will =
have to ask my chemist wife about this!
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12) From: Sam Tregar
On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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If you want to know what caffeine tastes like buy some store-brand
caffeine pills (the name-brands often add a sugar-coating) and chew on
one.  It's definitely a distinctive and bitter taste, and once you
know it you'll be able to find it in highly caffeinated sodas like
Jolt.  I've never been able to taste it in coffee, but coffee is so
flavorful that it probably masks the caffeine taste.
-sam

13) From: Brett Mason
Larry - glad you're here, and able to make coffee!  I'd have cried.  I
don't remember my 2yr old adventure, but the babybook doesn't lie!
Here's to great coffee, and being here to enjoy it!
Brett
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

14) From: Jeff Oien
I don't seem to notice any less bitterness in decaf. I know that
tests have been done where people don't notice the difference
between caffeinated and non-caffeinated soda but then it's
sweet as mentioned below.
I've read that caffeine has no affect on the taste of coffee
but can't remember where. Most of what I've looked up says
caffeine is in fact very bitter. As far as chewing a caffeine
pill, it could be the filler used.
JeffO
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15) From: Ed Needham
They actually add the caffeine 'for' a slight edge of bitter, but balance it 
with cola and sugars.  And it is a very small amount of caffeine by volume. 
Maybe a half drop or so of concentrated caffeine.  Even a Red Bull energy 
drink can only have 80 MG of caffeine, which is about half that of two 
ounces of espresso.
Espresso...the true energy drink.
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"to absurdity and beyond!"http://www.homeroaster.com(include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)
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16) From: Justin Schwarz
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caffeine definitely has a bitter taste, that part is established.  A  
place I used to work did cold brew or "toddy" and I could taste the  
caffeine in that couldn't bring myself to drink it when I could pull  
a delicious shot on a "real" espresso machine. Can anyone else taste  
the caffeine in toddy?
Justin Schwarz
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17) From: an iconoclast
On 2/7/07, Jeff Oien  wrote:
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I actually drink decaf everyday and I think it's sweeter than the
caffeinated variety.  Tom suggested it might have something to do with the
processing...and the processing removes caffeine, so there might be a link.
I love the decaf from SM.  I wish there were more varieties. I drink one cup
of caffeinated per day at work and I probably wouldn't even drink that if I
didn't need to share the coffee pot with my husband.
Take care,
Ann
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18) From: Kevin
I love what caffeine does to spiders...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine

19) From: JanoMac
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Jeff Oien  writes:˛ As far as chewing a caffeine pill=
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it could be the filler used.˛
Nope! Everything about these pills that isnšt caffeine is either a sugar or
a starch...think sweetener. The caffeine is, indeed, bitter and they wat to
keep you from tasting that at just about any cost!
I have a bottle of 100% caffeine powder sitting here. I use it at school fo=
r
a High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) lab where I ingest a known
quantity of either caffeine or acetaminophen then extract saliva samples
every 15-minutes for about 6-8 hours. The saliva is ultra-filtered during
extraction and we put the samples through the HPLC to watch the drug
metabolism curve...ramp up-peak-down-disappear. From this the kids get the
idea of how long a drug stays in the system and why the doses we are
instructed to take are every 4-hours (or whatever) in an attempt to keep th=
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therapeutic dose where it will work properly.
I generally use the acetaminophen BECAUSE the pure caffeine is so bitter to
swallow as a solution. I could stick it into a gelatin capsule, but when it
goes down that way, it irritates my stomach.
No...simply drinking coffee doesnšt work because I cannot control dose to
the milligram! I would that I could, because dosing with several cups of my
favorite Yirg or a nice-bodied Sumatra would be much, much preferable to
mixing the caffeine in distilled water and swallowing.
Kirk (resident caffeine taster)

20) From: David Schooley
Then you will like this: 
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