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Old 02-10-2008, 08:08 PM   #31
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I'm really in the minority. I drink one cup of coffee once a week (Sunday) in the cold weather months. Then, it's freshly-brewed coffee, one packet of artificial sweetener and a bit of 2% milk.

Buck says he can always feel the "buzz" of coffee, but I've never been able to. Even when I was in college pulling all-nighters, no matter how much coffee or No-Doz I took, I still dropped off to sleep. Go figure.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:42 PM   #32
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I'm really in the minority. I drink one cup of coffee once a week (Sunday) in the cold weather months. Then, it's freshly-brewed coffee, one packet of artificial sweetener and a bit of 2% milk.

Buck says he can always feel the "buzz" of coffee, but I've never been able to. Even when I was in college pulling all-nighters, no matter how much coffee or No-Doz I took, I still dropped off to sleep. Go figure.
I don't drink it to stay awake myself. It's for the taste and habit really, I guess. I can wake up and drink 2-3 cups and go right back to sleep without a problem. LOL We are just weird
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:21 PM   #33
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This reminds me, I have a fresh pot in the kitchen...
Most of the time I make it a Gevalia coffee maker with the 'shower head'. I fill it with 4 cups of water and grind the beans fresh and into dust. If you have a grinder with the various grind settings, think 'Turkish'. I don't measure the beans, just fill the grinder to the top, looks to be about 1/3 or so. When it is done brewing, I add another 4 cups of hot water from the electric boiler. This reduces the percolating time and gets you a better flavor.
To this I add a little sugar, about a tsp for a large mug (12oz I think).
The best way is to heat the water in an electric pot, grind the beans, about 4tbsp, and put into a French press, then pour half a cup of water over it and push thru into a cup. Then fill the cup the rest of the way up with hot water.
Learned all this from a guy at the farmers market that buys his beans fresh and roasts them himself for sale at the farmers market. His beans are better than Gevalia but harder to get during the winter. He doesn't roast regularly when it dips below freezing around here!
I prefer dark roasts, really dark roasts, pitch black strong roasts, LOL. I find the stronger and more flavorful the coffee, the less you want to put in it before drinking it.
The wife still uses cream and sugar. And not milk, she will only use cream.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:12 AM   #34
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I almost never drink coffee out but will have an ice coffee or an affagato (without the liquour). I used to drink a fair bit of coffee when I was living with my mum cos at the time she drank heaps of the stuff. I couldn't keep up. Now, I have a coffee after some meals, like a toasted cheese sandwich or cheese and biscuits but only at home or my mum's and only when it is instant. (Anyone got some smelling salts?? Half of DC just collapsed in horror!!! LOL) That's right, I only like instant coffee, and only mild ones at that. Equal parts sugar to coffee and enough milk to make it still brown, a bit darker than an ice coffee.

I guess I'm not huge on hot drinks though anyway.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:11 AM   #35
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During the week, lite white (mif - milk in first in either tea or coffee), decaf moccona coffee less than 0.3g and no sugar then on Saturdays, Starbucks, skim decaf caramel latte accompanied by vegemite bagel.

I think we tend to have a lot more instant here Bilby unless you go out.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:25 AM   #36
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:49 AM   #37
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I think we tend to have a lot more instant here Bilby unless you go out.
Dunno Cath. Maybe I just associate with coffee snobs but I always get looked down upon when I say I like instant!! Luckily I still have my shoulder pads from the 80's so I just put them in when I go out with them. I am then prepared for their criticism!!
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:05 AM   #38
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Two teaspoons of sugar and a tablespoon or so of cinnamon-hazelnut flavored creamer. One cup in the morning with the paper and I'm done (most of the time). Sometimes on weekend afternoons, I make a tall cup with Swiss Miss hot chocolate added to the coffee.

I don't actually like coffee by itself - it's too bitter. I started drinking it when I met DH way back in college. He started drinking coffee at about age 14 when he delivered the morning paper before school, starting around 4 a.m.
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I have to have my "foo foo" juice in my coffee (vanilla creamer)
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I drink mine like Paige does in the comic strip 'Fox Trot'. She's in the kitchen fixing her cup of coffee when Jason looks over and asks her if she likes a little coffee in her sugar. She has put a whole cup of sugar in her coffee cup and added one drop of coffee on top of the sugar. Seriously though, I prefer mine sweet but not that sweet. I love the way coffee smells, but hate the way it tastes. My cup has to have at least 3 inches sugar sediment in it by the time I get finished drinking it, so it's not worth it for me to drink.
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