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Coffee and Online marathon Gaming

Coffee and computers have gone hand in hand for decades, and it’s no surprise that coffee and online games are the new favorite combo. Coffee has become a necessity in the new trend we’ve noticed of live feeds of online marathon gaming. In fact, streaming video of online marathon gaming is becoming so common that many of the people we’ve encountered that do this say they watch an average of 3 to 4 hours of gaming per month and play almost that much themselves a day.

Online gaming may seem like a waste of time to some, but to many people it’s a form of entertainment, an escape similar to Television, Movies, or books and it promotes critical thinking and problem solving skills. Coffee stimulates us, keeps us awake, and gives us a boost. If you plan on online marathon gaming, coffee may be your drink of choice.

Coffee random fact:

In some cases of ADHD, coffee is used in place of prescription medication to help the patient.

A great example of online marathon gaming locally is http://islandofgamers.com/ who had their last livestream on Twitch.tv September 1st, 2012. They find that the people that watch their livestreams are doing so to get tips and clues, and to “be included” in a fun environment. They don’t script out what they’re doing at http://islandofgamers.com/, instead they just go have fun and interact with each other like they normally would. Coffee may or may not play a part in their fun, but one thing is for sure 24 hours is a long time to stay awake if you don’t have coffee.

Coffee doesn’t just work for online marathon gaming, it is also a favorite of role playing gamers. Gamers of all types actually have been using coffee to stimulate their creativity, their awareness and stimulate enough to maintain long periods of time of gaming.

Parents, I know you may think that your kids are “wasting” time by gaming, but the fact is that gaming is a creative outlet, and the fact that many of them are able to do things like marathons proves they do have an attention span that can be used to increase their grades. While you rarely see espresso being served at a gaming function, or coffee shops full of wide-eyed gaming “geeks” trapped behind their computer, you do see them walking into the Coffee Zone to buy pounds of different types of coffee to add variety to their event while still keeping the stimulating effects of caffeine flowing.

The Coffee Zone does not endorse the over-indulgence of anything except coffee (this is a joke people, please don’t send me hate mail saying that I am pushing people to over-indulge, we are really responsible people, we love our customers, and would do almost anything for them… well, not anything but close, I mean if you need a bail bondsman we would send you to a reputable one, or if you needed your air ducts cleaned we know someone that does that, but we wouldn’t do anything to hurt you, and I know for a fact that it takes a lot of coffee to do harm and actually I don’t think the human body could take in that much coffee so anyway)… so please game in moderation! Maybe we’ll soon see a coffee bar at online gaming events, but for the time being I think we’ll just see the old standard coffee pot or french press… maybe some chocolate covered espresso beans or someone simply eating a spoonful of nescafe!

Just an FYI for down the road, if you’re thinking about having an online marathon gaming event, you might want to try to mix up the coffees that you offer. We could also suggest some Torani shots to add different flavors or some preparation techniques that will get your hardcore gaming buddies juiced in a fun and flavorful way. Coffee doesn’t need to be bland (though I drink Rocket Fuel without any additives) if you don’t want it to be. Add half and half for a rich flavor, add raw sugar for a delicious twist, and don’t forget to put Torani syrup shots in to add different flavors. Caramel and other flavors can really enhance the whole coffee experience.

Try to make sure to get some extra sleep before you go to an online marathon gaming event and take plenty of coffee with you. Also, don’t plan on driving soon afterward as you will need your sleep before operating heavy machinery. While we do make light of several situations, we are pretty serious about this one. Take the precautions necessary to be safe, enjoy yourself, and make sure those around you enjoy themselves as well.

If you would like tips or advice on putting on an online marathon gaming event contact Island of Gamers

Cool things that gamers are doing in the community http://islandofgamers.com/donations/

Coffee random fact:

when I was younger, my mother said coffee could put me to sleep where hot cocoa would get me hyper.

Coffee is great for staying awake but it also helps with other health benefits. Stay tuned to our blog to find out more of the positive things about coffee and more of what’s happening around you in Mid-Missouri that you may not have otherwise known about. The Coffee Zone’s “Coffee Chronicles” are sure to have something for everyone in them.


41 Comments

  1. posted by michael kort on September 11, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I have gone on “marathon gaming” events and I find that it’s a lot of fun. Thanks for letting people konw about this.

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  2. posted by Amedar Musthaf on September 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic. I need to try your coffee when we do a live feed as well.

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    • posted by Connor on October 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      I just wanted to make a suggestion to all of you out there that are reading this page and haven’t been to the Coffee Zone downtown… go and take a date… it’s a great place for a conversation and if you’re on a date what more could you want?!?!

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  3. posted by Coffee Columbia MO on September 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

    This is too cool… I love to online game and have been doing this same thing for a while… didn’t know I was a trend setter

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  4. posted by Coffee Coffee Coffee on September 12, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Coffee, coffee and more coffee! That’s what I love about the Coffee Zone!!!! Gaming is a way of LIFE, thanks for recognizing gamers ability to do more than just sit in front of a computer, we do help out others in the community… great article!

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  5. posted by Coffee FREAK on September 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Impressive! Coffee and online gaming go hand in hand

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  6. posted by coffee fandom coffee on September 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, its great :)

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    • posted by Leonid on October 22, 2012 at 12:44 am

      I totally dig this… I’m going to stay up for a week straight and game!

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      • posted by Zejnab on January 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm

        I love you guys!

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  7. posted by Coffee FREAKAZOID coffee on September 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Good post. I just stumbled upon your topic and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your posts.

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  9. posted by Wendell Lorett on September 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Why do gamers exist??? do they really do anything… I don’t get it

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    • posted by Kadir on October 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Is there any place I can get Dolmas? I know you used to have them, but I really want some… I’ve been craving them.

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  10. posted by Stan on September 18, 2012 at 9:36 am

    i dont play games games r dum why do play games when u can go outside???

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  11. posted by Gamer til the end on September 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Don’t hate on gamers!!!!

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  12. posted by Marcie Hogenson on September 19, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Sleep might do them some good though!

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  13. posted by Horacio Taula on September 21, 2012 at 1:50 am

    what papel do u no that play stoopid game onn the enternet! This is dum why coffee zone play games

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  14. posted by Drink Coffee and be happy! on September 22, 2012 at 3:47 am

    We play games, we work, we go to school, we drink coffee! We play games, we work, we go to school, we drink coffee! Any questions?

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  15. posted by Sleep Deprived Coffee fanatic on September 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Coffee is coffee and coffee maybe coffee try coffee place coffee shop coffee house coffee time

    I LOVE COFFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why does the Coffee Zone close so early?

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  16. posted by Annonymous on September 23, 2012 at 6:57 am

    We want 24 hours of coffee goodness…. give us that please!

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  17. posted by jordan 6 on September 24, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Thanks a lot for the article.Thanks Again. Really Great.

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  18. posted by Lakota Lakota! on October 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Lakota coffee is the best, lakota coffee is the best, lakota coffee is the best, lakota coffee is the best! HAHAHAHAHA No one reads this junk anyway, but you all know that lakota beats the coffee zone hands down!

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    • posted by admin on October 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Please don’t start problems here

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  19. posted by Coffee Zone is best! on October 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    To the moron that put Lakota is better than the Coffee Zone, you’re an idiot… that is all.

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  20. posted by Kim on October 4, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I just read the Lakota Lakota comment and you are a moron! Don’t go around doing that stupid stuff here, why waste your time starting a fight?

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  21. posted by Coffee Zone fan on October 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

    WTF? Seriously, Lakota? Look people don’t hold Lakota responcible for what that idiot is doing… just ignore him and it’ll go away.

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  22. posted by utg gen 3 accushot competition master sniper rifle reviews on October 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Home Help Services Staff can now do all our Senior Care duties because of you guys and your coffee… thanks.

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    • posted by Chomenx on January 18, 2013 at 4:43 am

      Anna Posted on my wall… Wish I could have gone with you guys. I always want to look back at our times at the Coffee Zone studying… I just thought I would pass this along.

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  23. posted by Petr on October 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Coffee Zone is the best

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  24. posted by Keeley Kossak on October 25, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Would you cater an event we are having with a group of social workers in columbia?

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    • posted by Amin on January 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      Coffee from here was the best… it was my first time in last week.

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  25. posted by Zanfrey on November 5, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Got my coffee, my xbox and my bean bag!

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  26. posted by Herald on November 6, 2012 at 5:17 am

    thank you for the coffee, we had such a wonderful time

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  27. posted by Janee Ballintyn on January 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Rocket Fuel is my favorite coffee ever, I’m so glad you guys are working on getting me my fix via the Internet!

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  28. posted by Katrice Nastri on January 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Awesome post, definitely gonna try this when blogging all night long!

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  29. posted by Renea on January 18, 2013 at 1:04 am

    great site

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  30. posted by dota 2 keys on January 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I just moved to town and couldn’t find a place to go so I looked around the net and found the Coffee Zone… so many people said such great things about the place I had to check it out… this will be my new hang out for sure.

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  31. posted by Micheal Rubinoff on January 25, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Dude! I just gamed for like 20 hours and Rocket Fuel was right there with me!

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  32. posted by liga mistrzów live on May 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Columbia needs to be aware of how many awesome spots are here…. the Coffee Zone is a hidden gem that somehow not everyone knows about.

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  33. posted by Ludivina on May 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I love your coffee!

    Reply

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