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Time 107.5 FM’s Steve Allen column: I drink so much coffee, I could be immortal

PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 July 2017

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I know I drink too much coffee because as soon as there’s a story about my lovely drink in the news everyone I know forwards it to me. That and the fact I wrote this in 39 seconds.

I spent a day reading messages sent to me about the study that found drinking coffee could help you live longer.

If I am being honest, I read most of them sat in a coffee shop.

It’s the best news I have had in ages. Normally the news tells us kale, quinoa and cardboard are the things to eat to live longer.

I am not convinced. I assume it just feels like you’re living longer because it’s dragging on.

If coffee makes you live longer I could be immortal with the amount I down. I’d be a really jumpy version of Highlander.

Last week people sent me the news about faecal bacteria found in coffee shops but it was on the ice, so that story was good for me too.

I don’t like the sound you get when people order an iced drink and they put it in the grinder, it’s like sitting near roadworks, so the frap-poo-cino headlines worked for me.

People also sent me a story that found those of us who go to a coffee shop spend over £2,000 a year on coffee.

That’s a lot of money in my world.

If I had an extra two grand think what I could do with it. Buy a coffee machine.

At around £3 a cup it’s an expensive habit but if we’re honest we think, “I could pay over the odds for a drink on the way into work or just get to work and make a coffee for free. But then I’d have to offer to make one for everyone. I’d rather go broke.”

Tune into Steve’s Friday show on Time 107.5 FM at 2.15pm for the weekly local paper review with the Recorder.

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