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Discussion: coffee

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2016-12-17

Dec 17, 2016 4:32 PM # 
I do miss some of the Italian coffee. One B&B owner near Bassano was (justly) proud of his espresso. Maybe I'll make it back across the pond in a few years.
Dec 17, 2016 8:31 PM # 
Isn't coffee a diuretic?
Dec 18, 2016 3:51 AM # 
Are you using the Flush app?
Dec 18, 2016 7:33 AM # 
Yes! Although we really are doing fine without it. Don't know much about the diuretic impact, as I seem to be the one drinking the coffee and Rhonda is the one keeping an eye on the bagno situation.
Dec 21, 2016 2:11 PM # 
Isn't coffee a diuretic?

That theory was first established in 1928 but has since been discounted. The diuretic effects are minimal and coffee is as good a source of hydration as water with the added effects of caffeine.
Dec 21, 2016 3:58 PM # 
Whew! That is good news.

(Although pretty sure I already knew that).
Dec 21, 2016 6:04 PM # 
I miss coffee at our meets. European meets always have coffee stalls among the food purveyors at the big events. A very nice prep for runs.
Dec 22, 2016 3:31 AM # 
An espresso machine on the way to the start? A local kid does a coffee stall at the farmers market here using a jury rigged capsule machine for hot water. He brews the coffee himself. It's a mean cup. (Pour over, not espresso.)
Dec 25, 2016 10:11 PM # 
"who had a habit of..."

So as long as you drink coffee regularly, its diuretic effects are minimal. Doesn't say it ain't when consumed sporadically.

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