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How Do You Take Your Coffee?

How Do You Take Your Coffee?

Poll closed Sep 18, 2014.
  1. Strong, bitter, and unaccompanied

    37.9%
  2. Cream

    10.3%
  3. Milk

    27.6%
  4. Half and half

    17.2%
  5. A third and a third and a third

    3.4%
  6. Sugar (or some sweetener)

    27.6%
  7. Scotch, whiskey, or the like

    6.9%
  8. It's so complicated, baristas hate you

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. None

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Ugh...tea

    17.2%
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  1. Sep 8, 2014 #1

    lisab

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    Cream, and reheated in the microwave.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2014 #3

    lisab

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    I like half half-and-half, and half 2% milk.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2014 #4

    WWGD

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    Dry double shot with only foam, I put "a whisper"* of milk , with two drops of half-and-half , a Splenda and a -half, or an Equal -and-a-half. Or, in Summer days, iced. I also give preference to places that have seating, if there is one within reasonable distance.


    * Saw that expression once at a pretty fancy place.
     
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  6. Sep 8, 2014 #5

    Astronuc

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    I'll drink it black (i.e., no sugar or dairy), but I'll just as likely take milk, cream, ice cream, or half-and-half, or whatever is on hand.

    Often I'll take it with vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Put one or two scoops in a mug and pour in the coffee.

    For a while, I did two tablespoons of vanilla ice cream, honey, and nutmeg, then pour in the coffee.

    At Starbucks, I get the Mocha Latte with a generous portion of nutmeg.

    I've enjoyed Irish coffee on occasion, but not too often.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2014 #6

    lisab

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    Nutmeg...it is an unchallenged truth (in my mind) that nutmeg is under-used and under-appreciated. Nutmeg and cream in a savory dish taste like angles singing, if singing had a flavor.

    I'll definitely try it in coffee :approve:.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2014 #7

    lisab

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    I can barely hear your milk :biggrin:. I like a healthy dose, myself.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2014 #8

    Evo

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    Cream with just a hint of sugar free sweetener.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2014 #9

    Astronuc

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    Whenever I travel or go overseas and have coffee or espresso or cappuccino in a restaurant, I'll ask to have it with nutmeg. Nutmeg is a hallmark for a good restaurant.

    I've been drinking coffee since I was about 11. Probably self-medication for ADD/ADHD.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2014 #10
    I scream for ice cream! (Because it is too hot otherwise.)
     
  12. Sep 8, 2014 #11
    I drink tea
     
  13. Sep 8, 2014 #12
    For most of my life I drank my coffee black with no sugar. Then one morning about a year ago I spotted something new in the fridge. It was chocolate flavored almond milk that my wife had bought for the grandchildren.

    I was feeling very adventuresome that morning, and I really needed a change in my life, so I poured a bit in my coffee. I have been hooked on it ever since.

    Edit
    My sense of humor doesn't come across in test. I miss my smiley face emoticon
     
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  14. Sep 8, 2014 #13
    I think I will sprinkle some nutmeg on my coffee laced with chocolate almond milk.:approve: My mother used nutmeg a lot when I was growing up.
     
  15. Sep 8, 2014 #14
    Green tea dumped with sugar and coffee.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2014 #15
    Half and half and whatever zero calories sweetener they have. 1 packet per 12 oz cup.
     
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  17. Sep 9, 2014 #16

    Borek

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    Two coffees on most days. First, around noon - with 2% foamed milk. Second, around 8 p.m. - black. Both with 2 tbsp. of sugar.

    Tea for the rest of the day.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2014 #17
    I mostly use some sugar, about half the usual serving size you get at the cafe's around here.
    Might stop that completely since it has been tasting to sweet lately.

    The occasional shot of scotch or rum in there is great too. Helps you sleep :)

    Lets not talk about amounts throughout the day...
     
  19. Sep 9, 2014 #18
    I've become super snobby about coffee since I moved to the Northwest. I only drink it black unless I'm drinking some really bad grind or say, instant coffee for some reason. Then I'll add a little half and half, never any sweetener.

    At the cafe's I go to, there's typically a dozen or more roasts to choose from, each from a different country/province/farm. Each are grown and harvested in a manner to produce a certain type of bean that will yield certain qualities when roasted a certain way. They advertise these qualities on the label of the bags. Hint's of this or that, fruity, caramel, chocolate, hint of bourbon, etc.

    It's not only the roast, it's also the way it's ground, the temperature of the water, even down to the type of pour over kit you use, the spacing of the holes, the type of filter, the rate and spread of the water over the grinds, etc. The good baristas take care to pay attention to these details and it pays off in the taste. You really can detect those notes. Maybe it's mostly psychological, but who cares. It's a great cup of Joe. The last thing you want to do is pervert it with sugar or cream. That would pretty much ruin the subtleties that are worked on so hard to reveal.

    I remember one day I forgot to bring my thermos cup and told the guy just to put it in one of those wax to-go cups and he almost wouldn't do it because he said the cup would ruin the taste. That's how serious some people up here are about their coffee.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2014 #19

    Drakkith

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    I take my coffee poured down the drain and then vaporized.
     
  21. Sep 9, 2014 #20

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    I drink my first set of morning, double espressos without accompaniment. For the next couple of cups, I'll draw a little longer, making the result slightly more diluted, and I'll add half-&-half or cream to those.

    The pre- and post- lunch double espressos are, of course, black, without accompaniment.

    Then as I sip on coffee the rest of day, I will add some sort of creamer (whatever is available).

    In emergency situations when I'm on the instant, I'll usually just drink that black.
     
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