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View Poll Results: How do you like your coffee?
Black - so strong that it could be disguised as jet fuel 12 25.00%
Black with cream and or sugar 15 31.25%
Latte - espresso, steamed milk, and foam 7 14.58%
Mocha - Chocolate version of a latte with whipped cream 6 12.50%
Espresso - for those that need that instant eye opener 5 10.42%
Iced Coffees - a refreshing pick me up on a warm afternoon 11 22.92%
Frappuccino - a coffee shake 8 16.67%
Flavored syrups - caramel, vanilla, hazelnut, etc. 7 14.58%
Cafe Au Lait - 1/2 regular brewed coffee, 1/2 steamed milk, topped with foam 4 8.33%
None 3 6.25%
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:33 AM   #41
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How can coffee be "black with cream and sugar?"

It's either black or with cream and sugar.

I like mine black but not burned-tasting like Starbucks.

Favorite is Kona and Jamaican Blue Mountain
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:24 AM   #42
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I like Blue Mountain and I also like a Colombian blend from my local supermarket. I like a rich flavour, but without bitterness.

I also love Turkish or Greek style coffee - black and with lots of grounds in the base of each small cup. I always raise eyebrows when I say 'no sugar'..... I believe the sugar helps the grounds sink to the bottom... There is such a skill in drinking the coffee WITHOUT finding a mouthful of grounds at the end of the cup!

I don't like Starbucks AT ALL! I also don't like that they are on every corner (or so it seems) in many of our towns in the UK. There has always (well, since the 1800s!) a tradition of coffee bars owned by Italians or Scottish families with Italian ancestry (in the case of many, they've been here since the 1800s). Many of them are being forced out of business by the aggressive marketing techniques of foreign chains like Starbucks and our own UK chains are following suit...

I HATE globalisation in foodstuffs! We'll soon all be eating and drinking the same stuff whether we live in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Dallas, Abu Dhabi or Timbuktoo...
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:54 AM   #43
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2 cups of coffee in the am with hazelnut flavored cream.
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:59 AM   #44
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Black, but not quite as described in the poll.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:38 AM   #45
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I have the same problem with Star Bucks. They are like McDonalds only really expensive. I have also read where because of their buying power they beat up the producers over price. If I spend 6 bucks for a cup of coffee it should have whiskey in it and delivered to my house. Luckily I have access to 2 coffee shops within 2 blocks of my place.

I have been drinking coffee with Vanilla in it and it is very good. Recently I have seen raw cocoa beans available in the spice market. I think it is a little bitter but with all the sugar I put in coffee maybe it will be more Mocha like.

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Old 07-27-2005, 08:47 AM   #46
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I don't know whether or not it is an urban myth, but I heard that it was the ambition of Starbucks' management that you could stand at the door of one branch and see the next one further down the same road.....

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOO.... Apart from not liking the taste of their stuff, I wouldn't drink there, on principle!
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:30 PM   #47
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Very few people who I know actually enjoy Starbucks. The few that I know who do like it are the ones who get their coffee loaded with so much other stuff that it is no longer coffee
OUCH! Starbucks is our DATE place.
Every sunday morning we go there and
just relax and talk and read.
LOL.. but, I do load my coffee with lots of white
mocha!!


That being said... I've not had coffee in FIVE days now.
I decided I was drinking way too much so I quit cold turkey!! My head has been killing me for three days...
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:57 PM   #48
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Hang in there, pds! You'll feel better. Just pop some Tylenol or Advil to get through the headaches.

I went through the same thing when I got pregnant. Now I'm just fine in the morning, even without my caffine!
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Old 07-27-2005, 02:21 PM   #49
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OUCH! Starbucks is our DATE place.
Every sunday morning we go there and
just relax and talk and read.
LOL.. but, I do load my coffee with lots of white
mocha!!


That being said... I've not had coffee in FIVE days now.
I decided I was drinking way too much so I quit cold turkey!! My head has been killing me for three days...

Oops Sorry, PDS. Anway, it wouldn't do if we all liked the same things, now would it!
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Old 07-28-2005, 02:24 AM   #50
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Coffee is very Dutch. They like it strong. Espresso is popular here. We don't have starbucks! It is probably a matter of time as I have heard their European headquarters are in Amsterdam.


Does anybody have a Senseo? This is a coffee maker using coffee pads. It is simpler to use than an espresso machine. That is why we have one. Senseo is very popular here and makes delicious coffee.

http://www.senseo.com/content/default.html

I drink Senseo with coffee milk. In a restaurant or cafe I always order cappaccino.
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