Starbucks Doubleshot On Ice….

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Starbucks made a new drink and I love it!  The doubleshot on ice is great.  Well, I am a coffee pushover and as the days get warmer an iced drink is the order.  This drink is only 90 calories and contains and energy boost thing that is keeping me going up till midnight.  Mike is not ready to give up Monster energy drinks or our efforts to get our worship band endorsed by them, but this stuff is pretty good.

What do you guys think about the super-caffeinated drinks out there today?  A good thing, bad think or what?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

36 comments

  1. Ok, so I LOVE all things caffeine. If I could hook up an IV of it I would. It’s not because I enjoy the rush or makes me productive. I haven’t found too many things with caffeine that taste bad. I enjoy the Passion Lemonade Iced Tea at Starbuck’s and that doesn’t have any in it.
    This whole culture thing sounds a little bit familiar, like when I first became a Christian and a person I met at church started to tell me that I shouldn’t drink caffeine, beer and all the other stuff that Chrustians seem to shutter at.

    Give me a MONSTER over a beer, but a beer helps balance it and brings me back down when I go to sleep, If you don’t hear the sarcasm in this then life is too serious for you.

  2. Ok, so I LOVE all things caffeine. If I could hook up an IV of it I would. It’s not because I enjoy the rush or makes me productive. I haven’t found too many things with caffeine that taste bad. I enjoy the Passion Lemonade Iced Tea at Starbuck’s and that doesn’t have any in it.
    This whole culture thing sounds a little bit familiar, like when I first became a Christian and a person I met at church started to tell me that I shouldn’t drink caffeine, beer and all the other stuff that Chrustians seem to shutter at.

    Give me a MONSTER over a beer, but a beer helps balance it and brings me back down when I go to sleep, If you don’t hear the sarcasm in this then life is too serious for you.

  3. Ok, so I LOVE all things caffeine. If I could hook up an IV of it I would. It’s not because I enjoy the rush or makes me productive. I haven’t found too many things with caffeine that taste bad. I enjoy the Passion Lemonade Iced Tea at Starbuck’s and that doesn’t have any in it.
    This whole culture thing sounds a little bit familiar, like when I first became a Christian and a person I met at church started to tell me that I shouldn’t drink caffeine, beer and all the other stuff that Chrustians seem to shutter at.

    Give me a MONSTER over a beer, but a beer helps balance it and brings me back down when I go to sleep, If you don’t hear the sarcasm in this then life is too serious for you.

  4. Ok, so I LOVE all things caffeine. If I could hook up an IV of it I would. It’s not because I enjoy the rush or makes me productive. I haven’t found too many things with caffeine that taste bad. I enjoy the Passion Lemonade Iced Tea at Starbuck’s and that doesn’t have any in it.
    This whole culture thing sounds a little bit familiar, like when I first became a Christian and a person I met at church started to tell me that I shouldn’t drink caffeine, beer and all the other stuff that Chrustians seem to shutter at.

    Give me a MONSTER over a beer, but a beer helps balance it and brings me back down when I go to sleep, If you don’t hear the sarcasm in this then life is too serious for you.

  5. a good thing because they make me happy.a bad thing because they make me fat.

    ive pretty much quit soda beverages except for Mountain Dew Thursday

  6. a good thing because they make me happy.a bad thing because they make me fat.

    ive pretty much quit soda beverages except for Mountain Dew Thursday

  7. a good thing because they make me happy.a bad thing because they make me fat.

    ive pretty much quit soda beverages except for Mountain Dew Thursday

  8. a good thing because they make me happy.a bad thing because they make me fat.

    ive pretty much quit soda beverages except for Mountain Dew Thursday

  9. I’m imbibing a Lo-carb Monster while reading this, so I suppose I’m with Mike on this one.

  10. I’m imbibing a Lo-carb Monster while reading this, so I suppose I’m with Mike on this one.

  11. I’m imbibing a Lo-carb Monster while reading this, so I suppose I’m with Mike on this one.

  12. I’m imbibing a Lo-carb Monster while reading this, so I suppose I’m with Mike on this one.

  13. I think it’s a symptom of a deeper issue in our society: a culture that promotes its individuals to be so much on the move that there is no time to let the body rest. I’ve made it through college without starting a caffeine habit and I’ve been no worse the wear for it (and trust me, I went an entire year, my sophomore year, where I got only 3-5 hours of sleep EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, so it wasn’t a walk in the park). Because of it, I eventually had to develop proper and healthy sleeping habits and learn that caffeine is not a substitute for rest and sleep.
    In America, I think caffeine has become an excuse to ravage our bodies with stress and sleep deprivation so long as we have enough caffeine to get us through the day, when really our bodies are screaming at us for the injustice and we just can’t hear it above the roar of the caffeine.

    Caffeine is not the evil by ANY means and it’s not like I haven’t had a cup of coffee in my life before, but like I said, I think it’s a symptom of a culture that’s so hellbent on being “productive” that it forgets to stop and ask, “Is this the way God intended me to treat my body?”

  14. I think it’s a symptom of a deeper issue in our society: a culture that promotes its individuals to be so much on the move that there is no time to let the body rest. I’ve made it through college without starting a caffeine habit and I’ve been no worse the wear for it (and trust me, I went an entire year, my sophomore year, where I got only 3-5 hours of sleep EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, so it wasn’t a walk in the park). Because of it, I eventually had to develop proper and healthy sleeping habits and learn that caffeine is not a substitute for rest and sleep.
    In America, I think caffeine has become an excuse to ravage our bodies with stress and sleep deprivation so long as we have enough caffeine to get us through the day, when really our bodies are screaming at us for the injustice and we just can’t hear it above the roar of the caffeine.

    Caffeine is not the evil by ANY means and it’s not like I haven’t had a cup of coffee in my life before, but like I said, I think it’s a symptom of a culture that’s so hellbent on being “productive” that it forgets to stop and ask, “Is this the way God intended me to treat my body?”

  15. I think it’s a symptom of a deeper issue in our society: a culture that promotes its individuals to be so much on the move that there is no time to let the body rest. I’ve made it through college without starting a caffeine habit and I’ve been no worse the wear for it (and trust me, I went an entire year, my sophomore year, where I got only 3-5 hours of sleep EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, so it wasn’t a walk in the park). Because of it, I eventually had to develop proper and healthy sleeping habits and learn that caffeine is not a substitute for rest and sleep.
    In America, I think caffeine has become an excuse to ravage our bodies with stress and sleep deprivation so long as we have enough caffeine to get us through the day, when really our bodies are screaming at us for the injustice and we just can’t hear it above the roar of the caffeine.

    Caffeine is not the evil by ANY means and it’s not like I haven’t had a cup of coffee in my life before, but like I said, I think it’s a symptom of a culture that’s so hellbent on being “productive” that it forgets to stop and ask, “Is this the way God intended me to treat my body?”

  16. I think it’s a symptom of a deeper issue in our society: a culture that promotes its individuals to be so much on the move that there is no time to let the body rest. I’ve made it through college without starting a caffeine habit and I’ve been no worse the wear for it (and trust me, I went an entire year, my sophomore year, where I got only 3-5 hours of sleep EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, so it wasn’t a walk in the park). Because of it, I eventually had to develop proper and healthy sleeping habits and learn that caffeine is not a substitute for rest and sleep.
    In America, I think caffeine has become an excuse to ravage our bodies with stress and sleep deprivation so long as we have enough caffeine to get us through the day, when really our bodies are screaming at us for the injustice and we just can’t hear it above the roar of the caffeine.

    Caffeine is not the evil by ANY means and it’s not like I haven’t had a cup of coffee in my life before, but like I said, I think it’s a symptom of a culture that’s so hellbent on being “productive” that it forgets to stop and ask, “Is this the way God intended me to treat my body?”

  17. Monster, Mt. Dew and coffee…
    I think caffeine goes way beyond our culture. We did not create it, in other words. In socialist European societies where you cannot work more than 30hrs/week people love coffee, tea and more. In Turkey? That coffee is like soup.

    I am not sure our culture is as bad as we think it is in this regard or in other ways, too–not that we have many things not so great. I love AMERICA!

    Oh, this is about coffee…

  18. Monster, Mt. Dew and coffee…
    I think caffeine goes way beyond our culture. We did not create it, in other words. In socialist European societies where you cannot work more than 30hrs/week people love coffee, tea and more. In Turkey? That coffee is like soup.

    I am not sure our culture is as bad as we think it is in this regard or in other ways, too–not that we have many things not so great. I love AMERICA!

    Oh, this is about coffee…

  19. Monster, Mt. Dew and coffee…
    I think caffeine goes way beyond our culture. We did not create it, in other words. In socialist European societies where you cannot work more than 30hrs/week people love coffee, tea and more. In Turkey? That coffee is like soup.

    I am not sure our culture is as bad as we think it is in this regard or in other ways, too–not that we have many things not so great. I love AMERICA!

    Oh, this is about coffee…

  20. Monster, Mt. Dew and coffee…
    I think caffeine goes way beyond our culture. We did not create it, in other words. In socialist European societies where you cannot work more than 30hrs/week people love coffee, tea and more. In Turkey? That coffee is like soup.

    I am not sure our culture is as bad as we think it is in this regard or in other ways, too–not that we have many things not so great. I love AMERICA!

    Oh, this is about coffee…

  21. I like the thoughts behind your comment Kristin, makes the hamsters in my head get on their wheels and start running.
    But my main reason for commenting….

    Does anyone else find it highly ironic that a coffee company is coming up with an energy drink? Tell my you at least laughed at it a bit just before you ordered it.

    For those wondering how much caffeine?

    Tall = 2 shots
    Grande = 3 Shots
    Venti = 5 Shots

    Then they throw in the Guarine, Ginseng, and whatever else… ridiculous…

  22. I like the thoughts behind your comment Kristin, makes the hamsters in my head get on their wheels and start running.
    But my main reason for commenting….

    Does anyone else find it highly ironic that a coffee company is coming up with an energy drink? Tell my you at least laughed at it a bit just before you ordered it.

    For those wondering how much caffeine?

    Tall = 2 shots
    Grande = 3 Shots
    Venti = 5 Shots

    Then they throw in the Guarine, Ginseng, and whatever else… ridiculous…

  23. I like the thoughts behind your comment Kristin, makes the hamsters in my head get on their wheels and start running.
    But my main reason for commenting….

    Does anyone else find it highly ironic that a coffee company is coming up with an energy drink? Tell my you at least laughed at it a bit just before you ordered it.

    For those wondering how much caffeine?

    Tall = 2 shots
    Grande = 3 Shots
    Venti = 5 Shots

    Then they throw in the Guarine, Ginseng, and whatever else… ridiculous…

  24. I like the thoughts behind your comment Kristin, makes the hamsters in my head get on their wheels and start running.
    But my main reason for commenting….

    Does anyone else find it highly ironic that a coffee company is coming up with an energy drink? Tell my you at least laughed at it a bit just before you ordered it.

    For those wondering how much caffeine?

    Tall = 2 shots
    Grande = 3 Shots
    Venti = 5 Shots

    Then they throw in the Guarine, Ginseng, and whatever else… ridiculous…

  25. I’m no coffee aficionado. For me, Starbucks is something to look forward to. If you have it every day, it becomes just coffee, I have it once – maybe twice a week, and it’s something special I look forward to, like Sunday morning worship. That said, I still wake up and make myself a mug full of hot, black, pick-me-up to get the cogs turning.

  26. I’m no coffee aficionado. For me, Starbucks is something to look forward to. If you have it every day, it becomes just coffee, I have it once – maybe twice a week, and it’s something special I look forward to, like Sunday morning worship. That said, I still wake up and make myself a mug full of hot, black, pick-me-up to get the cogs turning.

  27. I’m no coffee aficionado. For me, Starbucks is something to look forward to. If you have it every day, it becomes just coffee, I have it once – maybe twice a week, and it’s something special I look forward to, like Sunday morning worship. That said, I still wake up and make myself a mug full of hot, black, pick-me-up to get the cogs turning.

  28. I’m no coffee aficionado. For me, Starbucks is something to look forward to. If you have it every day, it becomes just coffee, I have it once – maybe twice a week, and it’s something special I look forward to, like Sunday morning worship. That said, I still wake up and make myself a mug full of hot, black, pick-me-up to get the cogs turning.

  29. Moderation my friends…..Moderation.
    I don’t think caffeine is necessarily “good” for you, So I personally think you should try to minimize your intake. What I mean by that is a 6 pack of Mountain Dew a day….probably not a good thing. That being said, you should be in touch with how things effect you and in all things, make sure you are giving your body the (healthy) things it needs to run properly. I personally try to limit myself to one caffeine drink a day. Usually as a desert or special treat of sorts. I try to treat it as a top of the pyramid (nutrition that is) item. SPECIAL TREATS.

    I prefer an Iced Mocha myself (although The Coffee Bean has some great ice blended drinks.)

    The double shot in the picture does look refreshing though. Darn those advertising people!!!!…..darn them all to heck!!!!

    🙂

    So just get your grains, fruits, veggies, protein and what not each day, and then treat yourself to a little something special.

    ……and drink your Ovaltine. Little Orphan Annie says to.

  30. Moderation my friends…..Moderation.
    I don’t think caffeine is necessarily “good” for you, So I personally think you should try to minimize your intake. What I mean by that is a 6 pack of Mountain Dew a day….probably not a good thing. That being said, you should be in touch with how things effect you and in all things, make sure you are giving your body the (healthy) things it needs to run properly. I personally try to limit myself to one caffeine drink a day. Usually as a desert or special treat of sorts. I try to treat it as a top of the pyramid (nutrition that is) item. SPECIAL TREATS.

    I prefer an Iced Mocha myself (although The Coffee Bean has some great ice blended drinks.)

    The double shot in the picture does look refreshing though. Darn those advertising people!!!!…..darn them all to heck!!!!

    🙂

    So just get your grains, fruits, veggies, protein and what not each day, and then treat yourself to a little something special.

    ……and drink your Ovaltine. Little Orphan Annie says to.

  31. Moderation my friends…..Moderation.
    I don’t think caffeine is necessarily “good” for you, So I personally think you should try to minimize your intake. What I mean by that is a 6 pack of Mountain Dew a day….probably not a good thing. That being said, you should be in touch with how things effect you and in all things, make sure you are giving your body the (healthy) things it needs to run properly. I personally try to limit myself to one caffeine drink a day. Usually as a desert or special treat of sorts. I try to treat it as a top of the pyramid (nutrition that is) item. SPECIAL TREATS.

    I prefer an Iced Mocha myself (although The Coffee Bean has some great ice blended drinks.)

    The double shot in the picture does look refreshing though. Darn those advertising people!!!!…..darn them all to heck!!!!

    🙂

    So just get your grains, fruits, veggies, protein and what not each day, and then treat yourself to a little something special.

    ……and drink your Ovaltine. Little Orphan Annie says to.

  32. Moderation my friends…..Moderation.
    I don’t think caffeine is necessarily “good” for you, So I personally think you should try to minimize your intake. What I mean by that is a 6 pack of Mountain Dew a day….probably not a good thing. That being said, you should be in touch with how things effect you and in all things, make sure you are giving your body the (healthy) things it needs to run properly. I personally try to limit myself to one caffeine drink a day. Usually as a desert or special treat of sorts. I try to treat it as a top of the pyramid (nutrition that is) item. SPECIAL TREATS.

    I prefer an Iced Mocha myself (although The Coffee Bean has some great ice blended drinks.)

    The double shot in the picture does look refreshing though. Darn those advertising people!!!!…..darn them all to heck!!!!

    🙂

    So just get your grains, fruits, veggies, protein and what not each day, and then treat yourself to a little something special.

    ……and drink your Ovaltine. Little Orphan Annie says to.

  33. If it’s ok…I am going to link this post on my food blog today (after I get the kids off to school)..it will be a great way to get all my foodie readers over to your site!! Food can be a ministry too! 🙂

  34. If it’s ok…I am going to link this post on my food blog today (after I get the kids off to school)..it will be a great way to get all my foodie readers over to your site!! Food can be a ministry too! 🙂

  35. If it’s ok…I am going to link this post on my food blog today (after I get the kids off to school)..it will be a great way to get all my foodie readers over to your site!! Food can be a ministry too! 🙂

  36. If it’s ok…I am going to link this post on my food blog today (after I get the kids off to school)..it will be a great way to get all my foodie readers over to your site!! Food can be a ministry too! 🙂

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