How much is too much?

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How much is too much?

Postby robin » 05 Jun 2011, 00:37

My boss is an extremely funny and exciting character. He takes upto 5 mugs of coffee in a day. When I confront him on the same, he keeps saying coffee does no harm.
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby Vulcanit » 08 Jun 2011, 06:31

Five mugs is definitely too much. Experts say that the moderate amount of coffee (one or two cups a day) doesn't appear to be harmful. So I think that anything more than that is too much.
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby jennyffer777 » 02 May 2012, 03:26

I guess, 5 mugs are not harmful unless it's a very strong coffee - and if you drink something deluted, you won't suffer
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby ilikeitblack » 16 May 2012, 06:36

I used to drink a pot a day when I was younger. Now, it's 3 or 4 cups max and never any after 5:00. Otherwise I would be up half the night. I can't bring myself to drink decaf. My philosophy is, "what's the point" when it comes to fake coffee.
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby Kristin » 20 May 2012, 15:38

As far as "how much is too much", I think it depends on what type of coffee you're drinking - caffeinated versus decaf - along with what you add to it. If you're drinking caffeinated coffee and adding lots of sugar and fattening or sugar-laden creamer, in my opinion, less is better. Personally, I limit myself to a half pot of decaf coffee per day, sweetening with sugar-substitute and sugar-free creamer. If I drink caffeinated coffee, which is rare, I limit myself to just a couple of cups.
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby Java12 » 27 May 2012, 06:18

How big are the mugs, and is he drinking any water in between? It sounds like he is at the point where caffeine isn't doing much for him anymore, and so he has to keep drinking more and more just to generate any buzz. I think as long as he isn't living on coffee alone, five mugs is still within a safe limit.
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby Philip » 14 Jun 2012, 18:38

How much is too much? If you felt that your body is not in a good condition if you drank coffee. For me, 5 mugs of coffee in a day are too much, especially if that mug is big. But I think if your boss are enjoying drinking 5 mugs coffee a day, I think he/she knows what he/she is doing and his/her limitations.
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby LucyCB » 01 Oct 2012, 05:58

Everybody has their own limit, I guess.
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby jesse » 19 Oct 2012, 03:19

Coffee is never too much for me, but when I feel I'm starting gurgling, I stop drinking it. That's my limit ;)
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby lulu33 » 12 Nov 2012, 05:56

Too much is when I notice myself taking the tenth cup of coffee in succession, and it is still not enough for me ;)
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby Derek » 23 Nov 2012, 07:51

I never drink too much coffee - and I usually drink from 3 to 5 cups a day :d ;)
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby PepetheCoffeeManiac » 03 May 2013, 00:18

Three cups is enough, each for each meal.
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Re: How much is too much?

Postby stephen12 » 13 Feb 2014, 18:38

Hmmm.. for me, how much is too much; if your body feels something different from your daily routine, especially the way how you drink coffee.
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