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not a big coffee fan here, as it has no nutritional value... but I also don't think it can be grown easily in Ohio
 

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I grew one plant for fun one summer. Not practical though. I only got about a dozen pods from the one plant. You have to pick, hull, dry, roast, grind, brew. So much work for so little reward. I'd say you're better off buying your beans. A single plant is a good conversation piece.
 

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How would you store coffee beans, it would be hard for me to be without my coffee?I have gound bags of coffee stored in freezer along with extra cigs.
 

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You're better to buy unroasted "green" beans and roast them as needed. As soon as you roast them they start off gassing carbon dioxide and losing flavor. This is why mass produced coffee comes vac packed. The packs have small holes in them that actually allows some of the carbon dioxide to escape during shipping and storage.

Green beans can sit for a long time. You can buy or make a small tumbler roaster to roast the beans. Roasting is noisy and smelly so if you have a small place you might think twice. You can roast in batches large enough to last one week.

You should not store coffee in the fridge or freezer. It's a myth that it stays fresher. It should be kept in an air tight - or even better - vaccume sealed container at room temperature. Putting it in the freezer just causes condensation on the beans and messes with the oils making it taste funny.

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not a big coffee fan here, as it has no nutritional value... but I also don't think it can be grown easily in Ohio
That is a sorry excuse not to drink coffee. Maybe if you said something like "I'm allergic to caffeine," then that would be a solid answer. There are numerous medical studies and articles on the health benefits of black coffee. To identify one of the big ones, cancer prevention, namely prostate.

Maybe they're aren't many nutritional values (vitamins, carbs, proteins), but health values are largerly significant.
 

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There are also studies that show that coffee does nothing except cost you money and waste your time. If you can live without coffee, tobacco, booze, and drugs you can save a lot of money and live a longer healthier life.
 

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There have been more studies indicating the health benefits of coffee than against.
When I was in college my Anatomy and Physiology professor going over a newly released study than claimed caffeine caused liver and bladder cancer. The tests subjects were lab mice. What they didn’t mention was for a human being to consume the same amount of caffeine one would have to drink 40 6oz, cups of coffee a day.
Some people will side against because they don’t drink coffee. Some side with because the like it. I drink coffee because I like it and I really don’t care about what is said. That what I think about all of these studies for or against any thing we ingest. If I die quicker well at least I died in content. I won’t die from the stress of worrying about what I eat or drink. People do go overboard worrying about what they should or shouldn’t eat. Makes you wonder how have we survived this long?
 

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Nobody likes any addictive substance the first time they have them. If you give a bunch of nine year olds a table full of smokes, beer, coffee, and ice cream they will all eat the ice cream. They'll try the rest and say "ewwww." because they all taste like crap.

The first smoke tastes awful and makes you cough. First drink makes you cringe. So does coffee. First ice cream - no problem. Addiction is a crazy thing.

Did you know coffee is the most widely traded good in the world second only to oil?

I stay away from addictive stuff. I don't want to be in the business of making other people rich because I can't live without something that I can live without.

That's just my philosophy.

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it won't grow here out side without protection (too cold). and it's a waste of my time, resources and ground space to grow since I won't drink it either.
 

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Has anyone considered Chicory as a coffee substitute? I hear it grows (wild) all over the U.S. but I don't know how to identify it. It has no caffeine, however, but is supposed to have some health benefits.
 
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