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Inhaling Caffeine
Salomon Says

Inhaling Caffeine

You may not need that mug anymore.

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Published: February 11, 2012


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Visitor Comments: 21

(19) Bren Bertoldi, March 3, 2012 2:56 AM

Joy of my morning coffee

I'll stick to the joy of my morning coffee - no quick fix. The pleasure is in the taste.

(18) Sandy from Dallas Texas, February 16, 2012 5:18 AM

I love the flavor, the hot drink, and the liquid as well as the cafine.

I konw nothing about the "Arrow Shot" and it doesn't seem all that appealing to me. In addition to the cafine, I like the liquid that quenches the thirst, the flavor which I always add some sort of creamer and sweetener, the warmth, and the ability to sip it leisurely. Except for the cafine, the Arrow Shot offers none of these benefits. It;s also true that coffee has a diuretic called theothyophline which may engender a more frequent urination, but the benefits of that morning cup at breakfast and the breaks in the afternoon far outweigh the disadvantage.

(17) Sue, February 15, 2012 10:16 PM

Marshmallows with caffeine equivalent to three cups of coffee. A caffeine surge in society. Fear of lack of energy, a tired society that needs a daily upper to carry out the day. 5 Hour shots guarantee to keep you awake. Little sleep and lots of caffeine. One of these days, the crash will come. Natural energy will need to replace the energy shots with sleep. Busy lives, trying to keep up. Slowing down and catching some winks. When will those days come? When will we have the time to get some shut eye? Until then, the next energy surge on the market we will buy, convenient purse size, don't leave home without it, goes straight to the blood saves time than through the stomach. I'll still take the time for a cup a tea, sitting down.

(16) Sheila Deutsch, February 15, 2012 6:44 PM

Could you use this on a fast day?

(15) ruth housman, February 15, 2012 1:51 PM

a caffeinated society?

I too like coffee, and need that cup of joe, at least once a day, to get me started. I believe coffee is "grounding" and that's not just a pun, as in coffee grounds, as we all know that's what remains in our cup. I think somehow, coffee has this relationship with us, that does get us going, and keeps us going, at least those who do need that "shot" and others of course take it decaffeinated, but still, get some caffeine, or wouldn't. As to instant, we have always had "instant" coffee, and this is more "instant" for sure. I feel the way you do, that we're living in a get it fast, get your fix, society. And what needs fixing is what takes time, what takes us out of ourselves, and into empathy, into caring, and that's the true "fix" for what's wrong, in all that's troubling here. Maybe words themselves, are deeply connected, to who we are, what we discover, and maybe words themselves, as in "fix" have a clue, a deeper clue to what needs to be done, as in tikkun olam. I think so. I write about this. I never had any idea whether anyone reads or ponders anything I write on Aish, because I don't go back. It would be grand to have some idea if we are heard, without going back. But I guess, that's how it goes down... I won't be in a hurry to buy that sniff of the glue that holds many of us together. I like it liquid, and I like it hot, and most often, with a bit of milk too, but rarely sugar.

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