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Tell me about your caffeine inputs

tchaflich profile image Thomas C. Haflich ・1 min read

How much and what type of caffeine do you drink or otherwise imbibe?

Programmers are notorious for being "machines that turn coffee into code", but between the devs I know in real life, opinions are split. So I figured I'd get an actual survey.

Personally, I'm trying to cut back on coffee. I used to drink it like water, but that's probably not good for anybody. I don't think I'll ever quit completely because I've become accustomed to the warmth, the taste, and the morning ritual. I still guzzle tea, but that can be completely decaffeinated and still taste pretty good.

So, caffeine? Tell me about it.

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I'm hung up on chai lattes with too many shots of espresso. 😁 I actually tried a new coffee shop the other day, and it was the first time I had a chai latte without any syrups or anything! They made it completely fresh and it was better than any other I've had.

 

I drink at most two cups a day, but I try to avoid it in the morning so that I can reserve the caffeine boost after lunch. Green tea and water keeps me fairly energized throughout the day.

Now that it's basically summer, I've been really into cold brews, especially nitro ones. Otherwise I'll just do a regular black coffee, or a mocha if I'm feeling fancy.