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IT Pros: Live Long And Eat Your Coffee Cup
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kstaron
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2/27/2015 | 11:57:45 AM
Ewww, i'm not a goat
I don't even like to eat my ice cream cone, I certainly don't want to eat my coffee cup. Especially if it smells like grass. Nor do I want my coffee to smell like grass. so ewww. I'm not a goat, so why are you trying to get me to eat a cup? I get most of my caffeine from tea so I won't be trying this new experiement.

 
tzubair
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2/27/2015 | 4:13:13 PM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
@kstarton: While some people may be disgusted with this idea, I don't think it'd be that bad. The concept of bread bowl is fairly popular and people seem to like it. To me it seems very similar to this idea of an edible coffee mug.
Kelly22
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2/27/2015 | 4:19:07 PM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
@tzubair I love bread bowls, you're right that it's a similar idea. Now you have me thinking whether we can apply the same concept to a donut mug filled with coffee...
David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 6:03:21 PM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
@kelly22- I think the problem with a donut cup is that you're supposed to put the donut in the cup not the other way around. :)

But you got me thinking about other things we do with this. How about ketchup packets made of french fries? Peanut butter jars made of chocolate?
tzubair
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2/28/2015 | 7:23:59 PM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
"I love bread bowls, you're right that it's a similar idea. Now you have me thinking whether we can apply the same concept to a donut mug filled with coffee..."

@kelly22: That sounds rather yum! I'd strongly suggest that you get this idea copyrighted under your name before someone else implements it :)
Li Tan
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3/6/2015 | 4:49:42 AM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
Donut mug - I love this idea! But when eating it, I am afraid of the extra energy it will give to me. For the moment I am still a thin and slim guy but how about being served by donut mug everyday?:-)
David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 6:07:38 PM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
@tzubair- I like the idea of a cookie cup. What grosses me out is "heat-resistant" chocilate and "smells like sunscreen." A bread bowl is just normal bread. You don't have to do anything to bread but cut a whole in it to make a bread bowl. What do you do to a cookie to make it smell like sunscreen?
vnewman2
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2/27/2015 | 6:25:56 PM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
@David - there is nothing better - especially as an IT worker - than getting that jolt of morning java to get you going in order to deal with the daily drama that is IT. Sadly I had to swap my cup of coffee with milk for espresso because the milk hurt my stomach and I don't like black coffee. That said, I had to cut back from the triple espresso down to the double because I'd be giving a presentation and my hands would be shaking - people probably thought I was a bundle of nerves from speaking in public but it was just caffene overload. Once I ordered a quadruple espresso :) at Coffee Bean or Starbucks and they hesitated and asked "Do you want to order anything else with that? Like food?" "No," I smiled. Then without missing a beat the guy said, "Or an ER Doctor?" I nearly fell on the floor I was laughing so hard.
David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 7:15:55 PM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
@vnewman2- Glad you survived. :)

Seriously though, you have to drink a lot of caffeine to be lethal. We don't have a clearcut number because of body weight and metabolism. But the estimate is something arounf 6 grams per 100 lbs you weigh. That's 6 gallons of regular coffee in a short sitting. The quadruple espresso was a lot, but probably entirely safe in the short term. :)
shamika
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2/28/2015 | 8:56:44 AM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
This is an interesting article. However I am not quite sure whether coffee is good for health.
David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 5:57:03 PM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
@kstaron- Love the goat comparison. I am a fan of the waffle cone so maybe if they made the waffle coffee cup?
StaceyE
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2/28/2015 | 11:58:51 AM
Re: Ewww, i'm not a goat
The whole thought and description of the edible cup makes me want to gag a little. What happens if you forget your half filled cup of joe in the dash of your car and come back out after a long day at the office to find the cup has softened and allowed your coffee to run all over your car. Can't imagine this fad will last long at all.

 

I prefer my coffee strong and in a cup that might break if I drop it.
Whoopty
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2/27/2015 | 12:22:14 PM
If only...
Acid reflux has killed my relationship with caffeine. I do miss it. That nice buzz first thing in the morning was a great way to wake up.

Admittedly though, once you get used to not having it, you realise you don't need all that caffeine anyway. 
David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 5:59:36 PM
Re: If only...
@whoopty- I too quit caffeine. It was really hard. Took months of weening myself off. Now, i can have the occasional caffeine without needed to have it all day. Funny enough, I'm reconsidering my relaitonship with caffeine. Maybe if I can up my caffeine intake and lower my sugar intake I'll feel better.
Kelly22
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2/27/2015 | 2:54:18 PM
Relieved, but not surprised...
to learn that writers/editors rank 4th among caffeine-drinking professionals. Glad to know that me and my (gallons of) coffee aren't alone! Also, I wouldn't knock this edible cup until I try it. Bonus if there's a fortune hidden at the bottom.
tzubair
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2/27/2015 | 3:19:53 PM
Re: Relieved, but not surprised...
@Kelly: Given the fact that most writers have their intellectual moments at night and that's when they do bulk of the writings, it's a bit strange to know that they aren't the most heavy coffee drinkers. Still the number 4th place makes sense.
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2/27/2015 | 3:03:14 PM
Positive Environmentalism
Eating your coffee cup means we'll no longer have create more planet killing waste by adding it to the trash. What a boon! But does this mean dip in business for donut producers?
David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 6:05:02 PM
Re: Positive Environmentalism
@gary_el- The lack of waste is a real plus. The added calories, not so much. I think I'd rather have a biodegradeable receyclable cup.
shamika
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2/28/2015 | 8:59:46 AM
Re: Positive Environmentalism
However I would prefer a cup of milk tea when I am tired. It will give me energy to continue my day.  
shamika
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2/28/2015 | 9:02:00 AM
Re: Positive Environmentalism
@gray I agree with you, this will help us the save the environment with plastics.
swagv
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2/28/2015 | 10:23:32 AM
Re: Positive Environmentalism
Yes, because society will benefit greatly by turning 0-calorie beverages into 2,000-calorie meals.
StaceyE
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2/28/2015 | 12:02:06 PM
Re: Positive Environmentalism
@ swagv

It won't be long till someone is blaming KFC because they got up to 350 lbs because they started drinking the edible cup coffee...but it tastes soooo goooooood! 
tzubair
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2/28/2015 | 7:40:00 PM
Re: Positive Environmentalism
"because society will benefit greatly by turning 0-calorie beverages into 2,000-calorie meals"

@swagv: Why can't you have something made out of diet sugar and other materials that wouldn't contribute towards the calories? Doesn't sound so impossible to me.
Kelly22
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3/2/2015 | 9:19:44 AM
Re: Positive Environmentalism
That's a possibility. I also think that calorie-wise, the edible coffee cup is one of the more innocent menu items coming out of KFC. This is the same chain that's replacing bread with fried chicken - http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/01/26/double-dog-down-kfc-fried-chicken-hot-dog-sandwich/22350739/.


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