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The Weekend Coder: What's Your Favorite Drink to Power through Coding Sessions? ☕🥤💻

We all know how challenging it can be to stay focused and energized during long coding sessions, long workdays, and long study sessions. So, let's hear it: what's your go-to drink when you need a little pick-me-up to power through? Is plain old black coffee or more like a Black Cherry Vanilla Bang? Maybe it’s a healthier option like green tea 🍵 or a smoothie 🍓🍌.

Share your favorite drinks, recipes, or tips for staying energized and productive!

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Ben Halpern

I think this requires a solid loose leaf tea steeping setup (if it's annoying to prepare you'll not bother), but Yerba Mate is a really great alternative to coffee with compounds that can be smoother buzz vs coffee-induced caffeine.

I don't want to over-promise on a certain type of tea, but I do think Yerba Mate is a great alternative to coffee if you still need the caffeine.

Overall one important thing for me either way is to take at least one day off from taking in caffeine per week.

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depends on time of day :
Early morning : Coffee
Late Morning : Coffee
Afternoon : Coffee
Evening : Coffee
Mid-Night : Coffee

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Peter Franken • Edited

Black coffee, a large glass of cold whole milk, but my favourite getting shit done drink by far - and this is slightly embarrassing but I'm just going to admit to it here anyway: is full sugar Mountain Dew 😅

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Ryan Brown

depends on time of day.
Early morning: Coffee
Mid day: Zero-Sugar cola (coke zero by taste preference)
Evening: Beers, most types.

Productivity type by time of day:
Morning: organizing, managing tickets and non-code tasks
Mid day: scut work coding, and documentation
Evening: framework/architecture design, more creative tasks problem solving,

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Nick Tolhurst • Edited

Black coffee. Usually n-1 cups it takes to induce anxiety shakes 😂☕. Then council pop for the rest of the day. 🚰

Used to be anything goes, but I've been trying this for the past 32 days to try improve focus. 🧘

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Cold brew
Black coffee
Green tea

I'm a terrible caffeine addict

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Rense Bakker

Water, always water.

Too much coffee or soda drinks gives you kidney stones. You wont listen to me, but you will remember when you are in the hospital in excruciating pain.

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Jessica Alves

Latte 🫶🏻

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Calin Baenen

Anything cold orwith soothingly warm.

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Dmitry Amelchenko

There is direct correlation between health of your guts and productivity of your brain.

Kombucha for me. It tastes good, does not have as much caffeine (just enough), gives energy boost.

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Sohail Pathan

mine is warm chocolate

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Coffee and yerba mate are the most popular in our company