Saturday, July 26, 2008

How Much Caffeine Will it Take to Kill You?

"After 95.23 cups of Brewed Coffee, you'd be pushing up daisies."

I guess I need to try harder. The 6 or so cups a day I drink just aren't cutting it.

Take the test at Energy Fiend

Not just for coffee drinkers


Rachel said...

I just roasted a batch of this Ethiopian varietal. It was unbelievably great. Robert recently ordered 5 different bags of green coffee beans from (where we bought our coffee roaster), and the Ethiopian was one of them. My Hunny and I are serious about our coffee (not serious about much else). So, I am right there with you on your coffee/caffeine addiction. Hey, as far as addictions go, it's not so bad. There's lots of antioxidants in fresh brewed coffee.

Rob said...

hmmm, roasting coffee...that will have to be my next step. Is it a pain?

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