OpinionCoffee is good for you, and not at all bad.
      – Lee J Haywood, 2010-01-12 at 17:19:15   (9 comments)

On 2010-01-13 at 07:15:01, BorgClown wrote...
Except for Muslims and Mormons, coffee is good. It has antioxidants, protects women (and maybe men) against chronic ailments like osteoporosis and arthritis, ans IIRC, it has recently showed as a preventive factor in a cancer study. Not published by the coffee companies, btw.
On 2010-01-13 at 15:05:43, DigitalBoss wrote...
I agree.
On 2010-01-15 at 11:50:01, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It seems that they way coffee is prepared makes a difference - filtered/unfiltered/instant - plus there are huge variations in the amount consumed by individuals. Moderate consumption may help to prevent dementia and colon/liver cancer. [Goes and gets another coffee...] On the negative side, you can suffer from anxiety when deprived of caffeine (presumably the solution is to never stop drinking it) and it's been suggested that you should have your last cup many hours before bedtime.
On 2010-01-17 at 04:14:08, BorgClown wrote...
Coffee does not always wakes me up, and never keeps me awake. But I guess that's more a sign of sleep deprivation than anything else.
On 2010-01-17 at 10:35:33, Lee J Haywood wrote...
It seems that if I drink a few litres of coke before going to bed at 3:00 then I do have trouble sleeping, but normal amounts of coffee don't make a great deal of difference. Insomnia tends to be linked to an over-active mind and failing to use your imagination to disconnect from the world, not stimulation from caffeine.
On 2010-01-17 at 14:35:32, Thelevellers wrote...
I had to disagree as IMO coffee is all bad - tastes disgusting!
On 2010-01-17 at 18:21:51, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Kenco is better than Nescafé. Try a few different ones if you can.
On 2010-01-17 at 23:49:32, Bensci wrote...
It is addictive...
On 2010-01-18 at 00:32:24, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@Bensci: I don't think that's a valid use of the word 'addictive', at least not when you compare it to classified drugs. You can quite easily go without coffee if you have a good reason for doing so, although it helps to have a substitute and the symptoms are perhaps worse for some people than others. It's certainly 'compelling' though, and it's easy to get into the habit of drinking it frequently.