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  1. Hi, One of of the phases I am currently going through is longevity and bio-hacking with various ingredients, well theoretically anyway (that is, reading about healthy things, but not acting on it ). So, was listening to this guy who said most coffee beans (apparently close to 100%) have micro fungus as they dry, which has some level of toxicity and thus shortens your life. Needless to say, the coffee he sells (lol) is the good stuff. Apart from that, we're all onto a winner, since the coffee is one of the main biohacking materials for improving and prolonging life. Live long and prosper, addicts!!! Have you heard anything about fungus on dry beans? Not linking to the guy and his great coffee for obvious reasons.
  2. Hi I have noticed something strange. When I make a coffee with the Gaggia classic + Compak K3, I feel sometimes lightheaded. This only happened when I did the coffee (based on 16g or 18g ground) with the Gaggia. My friend had the exact same experience but when I go to my fav cafe, it never happened there (and I go there often - I use the same beans they do and try to replicate their coffee/taste to enjoy at home during WEs). This happens after the first coffee and as a regular coffee drinker (1-2 cups per day), I wonder why it is like that and if you may know more about this. I wonder if it could be due to the machine (i.e. materials, aluminium, etc.) or if I do something wrong? Thanks so much in advance
  3. Here is a bit of a coffee lounge story... has anyone found anything similar? I am a moderately heavy coffee drinker - 5 or 6 espressi a day ... and use a nespresso machine to feed my habit at home. Over the last few years, like any addict, I have moved to gradually stronger capsules and tried a range of flavours. Soon after they came out - about a year ago - I tried the Nespresso Indriya - quite liked it and so bought a few tubes of capsules. Over the coming months I started to get mildly dissociative sensations that would last for half a day or longer - perhaps worse in the morning - but certainly not only a morning thing. I am a medic - so started a trawl to try work out a diagnosis. The symptoms were neurological - it felt like a mild hangover, but without a headache - or that period before you really get 'flu - when you feel grotty, but the fever has not started - you just know it will. I spend a lot of time looking at screens and felt that my eyesight was deteriorating or that my current glasses were just not quite right and were causing a problem. There were no really good localising neurological signs... I could not fit it with a range of potentially nasty things like MS, brain tumours, some sort of low grade encephalitis...or other conditions like benign paroxysmal vertigo...It did not feel like a bad coffee trip - none of jitters, gastric effects or buzz when occasionally I take too much coffee too quickly. However I did get it nearly every day... and it was very unpleasant. I began to work through a variety of possibilities - even went to have my eyes tested, took a course of antibiotics!, - but could not really come down on one diagnosis - it was variable, fluctuating, some days were good others nasty. I did not particularly link it to coffee consumption - because I have always been a heavy user. The first clue I got to that it might be something toxic related to the coffee I was drinking at home came when I went away for a couple of days to the North of England. I drove the 250 miles north and tanked up on nespresso caffeine before I left - that evening I had a particularly bad episode of symptoms. The next morning - the place I stayed had no espresso - so I made a fairly strong caffetiere using the coffee in the room... and although I did get some minor symptoms they were markedly less bad than they had been. So it was after this that I began to cotton on to the idea that it might be the nespresso coffee as the source of the problem. I switched capsules from the Indriya to the Arpeggio - they are essentially the same strength - and I had used the Arpeggio for a long time. Within a week I was totally symptom free. That was three months ago and I have had nothing until today - when I decided this morning to try a single Indriya capsule-- within an hour all the symptoms returned and lasted until early afternoon. So I am pretty certain that the capsules are the cause. Here is what the nespresso site says: "Indriya from India is the noble marriage of Arabicas with a hint of Robusta from southern India. It is a full-bodied espresso, which has a distinct personality with notes of spices. Cocoa and dry plant notes, as well as a spicy bouquet reminiscent of cloves, pepper and nutmeg." but I think this is probably just marketting stuff.... That's the story, if you have bothered to read that far....I expect it maybe a personal sensitivity but of course my question is, has anyone else found this with these capsules? Is it perhaps a contaminated batch of beans.....? Look forward to hearing from you. Jem
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