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Do you like it black?

  1. Cream

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Sugar

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Cream and Sugar

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Black

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  5. I don't drink coffee.

    6 vote(s)
    24.0%
  1. May 28, 2008 #1
    Some like cream, some like sugar, some like both, some swear by black coffee. How do you take it?

    After seeing an old coffee thread, I decided to make a poll to see if there are others like me.
    I like my coffee with cream and sugar, just to take off the bitter edge to coffee. I brew mine fresh after just grinding it, but my coffee-maker is crap, so...

    Some interesting things you might also mention are how you make your coffee, what your favorite flavor is, how many cups you drink per day, so on.
     
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  3. May 28, 2008 #2
    I would prefer cream and sugar, but I'll drink it straight black too. I'll take it anyway I can get it :biggrin:

    My favorite flavor is vanilla biscotti, oh, it's sooo good :biggrin
     
  4. May 28, 2008 #3
    Haven't ever had that type, I might pick some up sometime.

    I just tried Hazlenut Creme. By far the strongest coffee I've ever had. A little too much of that stuff and it tastes like you're chewing on the beans.
     
  5. May 28, 2008 #4

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    My coffee has so much cream/milk/ half & half, that you can't even tell it's coffee anymore.

    But if I'm studying I don't add milk, only cream or nondairy creamer because the milk will counteract the effect of the caffeine.

    Sugar is optional, since adding that much cream/milk/ half & half, it's basically not bitter anymore.
     
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  6. May 28, 2008 #5
    I used to work at a coffee house so I have had and made all sorts of coffee. Usually I got tired of drinking the same thing day after day so I started making other concoctions. It was also hot back there with the coffee machines and panini grill and everything so I became rather fond of iced coffees.

    I prefer stronger coffees but do not like french roast or most double roasts since they all tend to have that same sort of flavour. Most of the time I take it black with sugar. Sometimes I like it with a bit of cream as a sort of desert type thing. My standard drink became an americano, double run as opposed to just adding water, with a shot of caramel syrup. On ice I generally made a caramel breve latte. (breve = a bit of half and half or cream instead of milk)
     
  7. May 28, 2008 #6

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    I used to drink nothing but black, but ever since I met that woman in Chicago that owned an upscale coffee shop and she introduced me to flavored coffees, I dring flavored creamers. You don't have that as an option.
     
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  8. May 28, 2008 #7
    Oh and the "[Ape] Special"!
    Iced esspresso, bit of chocolate syrup, a bit of milk, and a whole lot of Bailey's Irish Cream.
     
  9. May 28, 2008 #8
    Bah! Flavored creamer is still creamer (I use flavored creamer, too)!
     
  10. May 28, 2008 #9
    no i like it brown. or something brigther and more exotic, like french van.
     
  11. May 28, 2008 #10
    I see a rainbow and I want to paint it black...
     
  12. May 28, 2008 #11
    Actually, it's 'red door' instead of 'rainbow'. Everyone I know thinks it's rainbow though... seems to be a stronger wording.

    Straight black.
     
  13. May 28, 2008 #12

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    Rainbow? It never occured to me in that song, but I love that album.
     
  14. May 28, 2008 #13
    I know there's red door...I swear there's also rainbow. I'll go lyric hounding.
     
  15. May 28, 2008 #14

    Evo

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    Perhaps you are thinking of "She's a rainbow"?
     
  16. May 28, 2008 #15
    As do I! My parents bought me that album for Christmas one year, along with Black Oak Arkansas 'Hot & Nasty'.

    Fitting for Christmas wasn't it? lol:rofl:
     
  17. May 28, 2008 #16

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    Sure it's not "She's a red door"?
     
  18. May 28, 2008 #17

    Evo

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    "Paint it black" lyrics from the Stone's official website.

    I see a red door and I want it painted black
    No colors anymore I want them to turn black
    I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
    I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

    I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
    With flowers and my love, both never to come back
    I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
    Like a newborn baby it just happens ev'ryday

    I look inside myself and see my heart is black
    I see my red door and it has been painted black
    Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
    It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black

    No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
    I could not forsee this thing happening to you
    If I look hard enough into the setting sun
    My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

    I see a red door and I want it painted black
    No colors anymore I want them to turn black
    I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
    I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

    Hmm, hmm, hmm...

    I wanna see it painted black, painted black
    Black as night, black as coal
    I wanna see the sun, blotted out from the sky
    I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
    Yeah

    http://www.rollingstones.com/discog/?v=so&a=1&id=49
     
  19. May 28, 2008 #18
    *shew*, I started getting worried I was wrong all this time.
     
  20. May 28, 2008 #19

    Evo

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    Any guy that plays this song for me and gives me good flavoured coffee will, well, let's just say, nevermind. Listen.

     
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  21. May 29, 2008 #20
    About twenty years ago, I asked a waitress at a nice restaurant about what type of coffee they served, as it was some of the best coffee I had tasted, and she said it wasn't the coffee.

    I said, What?

    She said the secret was that they added a pinch of salt to the grounds when they made it.

    So, that's what I've been doing ever since.---and once in a while, I'll grind a little pepper into it---the flavor is pretty amazing--oh, yeah, and a hit of sugar for my taste.
     
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