[Homeroast] Caffeine - Hit My Limit

Phil Palmintere phil.palmintere at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 12:42:23 CDT 2012

I sometimes get headaches from too much coffee.

My wife is quite sensitive to caffeine - and when I roasted decaf for her,
she could feel the caffeine within 10 mins of drinking a latte (a wired
feeling & some hand shaking) -- she's that sensitive.  For some reason,
store-bought decaf doesn't trigger a reaction.

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Subject: [Homeroast] Caffeine - Hit My Limit

I just posted about trying to make decaf espresso in an attempt to cut back
on my caffeine consumption.  I've really increased my coffee consumption in
the past month...  in particular espresso in the evenings which I only used
to do occasionally.

In my case I started feeling itchy all over and at its worst I started
breaking out in hives.  It's been bad enough a couple times that I've had to
take an antihistamine for relief.  So now I've cut back on my coffee
consumption overall and switched to decaf in the short term to 'detox' a
little bit.  (I went from having an average of 28 oz of brewed coffee per
day on weekdays and occasionally that much on weekends to having closer to
42 oz of brewed per day along with 2-4 shots of espresso per day.)

Has anyone else ever hit a limit where the caffeine started causing problems
for them?  How did you manage the situation?  What is your limit?


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