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Old 07-05-2016, 08:55 AM   #11
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I started drinking coffee in nursing school when I worked weekends as an aide on the night shift (11pm-7am). Then it was cream and sugar in the coffee. I eventually cut out the sugar but can't go full on black. I can do just cream. Here at home, I make it a cup at a time with my Bunn My Cafe and have it set on the light setting and add flavored creamer like hazelnut or french vanilla. Sometimes it'll just be milk though. One cup in the morning is all I need. If I drink too much caffeine I'm up all night with a racing heart.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:46 AM   #12
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I got the really brilliant idea of making Irish coffee with espresso, strong espresso at that once, and had 3, maybe 4 with Bushmills because they tasted oh so good. I ended up having the equivilent of 6-8 servings of espressor, plus the sugar and whipped cream. Didn't get any sleep at all the first night or next day, a couple hours dozing next night, none all the second day, and finally was able to go to sleep the second night. Was having some heart racing and palpitations on and off. Never did that again. You'd think the Bushmills would have mitigated the effects somewhat. I've found that I can have 1 espresso serving and be fine, though I won't be going to sleep for several hours, but anymore than that and I'll be up the entire night.

Back to the original topic, I really don't mind it as long as they ask. I'll just take a quick look to see how much is left so I'll know how much sugar and cream to add. If somebody just started pouring coffee into my cup though it would be another story. I do limit myself to no more than 2 cups of regular coffee otherwise I get jittery.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:58 AM   #13
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Medtran! I learned (and still have to relearn apparently) to only drink coffee in the morning. Even after one cup on Sunday morning, DH and I still jitter around.

I actually enjoyed black coffee. Not the swill they made at work, good restaurant stuff. I didn't start to use cream and sugar until a few years ago.
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Old 07-05-2016, 11:23 AM   #14
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Bothers me, I also use cream and have it down to a science. When I see them walking around with a pot I cover my cup with my hand.
A lot of places give you those individual littler cups of creamer. I always ask for extra. In fact I tell them I like my coffee extra light. Then when they come around for a refill, I have the cream on hand. I don't have to ask them to go and get me more. Most often there are the individual packets of sweeteners or sugars already on the table. I take mine with cream and sugar. This way I am always able to keep it the way I like it.
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:47 PM   #15
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larry, that used to drive Himself nuts when he used both cream and sugar. When he was diagnosed with diabetes, the doctor advised him to drop the sugar and he did. He doesn't find adding the right amount of just cream to be a bother because, honestly, there is NO such thing as "too much cream".

Addie, with all of the comments you make about your health, I'm surprised you still use sugar...and still smoke. You must be a physician's dream patient...

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...I actually enjoyed black coffee. Not the swill they made at work, good restaurant stuff. I didn't start to use cream and sugar until a few years ago.
That's similar to the my progression of drinking coffee, except that I don't use sugar.

As I was growing up, after supper I would go around the table and pour any leftover coffee in the mugs into my Dad's mug (Aunt=cream only, Mom=black, Dad=cream and sugar) and drink the combo down. Left the last sip behind because I might have grounds - perc coffee. Mom would tell me I shouldn't drink coffee until I could drink it black and plain. Fast forward to me at age 20, taking SCUBA diving lessons. After class, everyone headed over to the nearest Manner's. Since tea wasn't grown-up, that's when I started to drink coffee. Black.

I still drink it black, right up to my last cup of the day. The last cup is what I refer to as my dessert coffee. That one gets a generous pour of cream. My cut-off for coffee/sleep is 6:00 PM, but we don't head to bed until after 3:00 AM. Himself? He can drink it right up to bedtime and fall asleep immediately.
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:59 PM   #16
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Having spent 6 month in Italy, I have gotten used to very strong, very flavourful, very yummy coffee. I've been in America for 26 years and I have to say coffee has gotten better, much better, it is Not simply brown water any more, but it is yet to reach to the world class coffee I've gotten used to all those years ago. Back to the original question, it would make me crazy if somebody did that to my coffee.

BTW, how does your wife reacts to it?
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Having spent 6 month in Italy, I have gotten used to very strong, very flavourful, very yummy coffee. I've been in America for 26 years and I have to say coffee has gotten better, much better, it is Not simply brown water any more, but it is yet to reach to the world class coffee I've gotten used to all those years ago. Back to the original question, it would make me crazy if somebody did that to my coffee.

BTW, how does your wife reacts to it?
In your travels to Miami, have you ever tried Cuban colada? You buy a normal size cup (8oz) and they give you a bunch of 1oz cups to share. This is the coffee version of Jolt cola.
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:36 PM   #18
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CC, you are right. I do have a lot of health problems. But at my age, the damage is done, and I don't really care. As for the smoking, I got my supply of Chantix today. Will keep you informed of my progress.

I have a cup of coffee going 24 hours a day. I make sure there is a cup on my nightstand when I settle down for the night. I would rather have coffee than food. I am so used to my cup going cold on me, that I no longer notice.

You can't call me a coffee aficionado, more like a coffee guzzler. At one time I only drank tea black with just a small amount of sugar, if it was available.

I use to have a big brown tea pot. You could buy loose tea at Fanuiel Hall in Boston. Alas! They have closed. Now I can't even find it on the shelves at my grocery. I prefer English Breakfast Blend. So I have to settle for tea bags. I got rid of the tea pot. So if I don't have any coffee in the house, I will resort to the tea bags. And I never put milk in it. Just a tad bit of sugar, if that.
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I've been drinking coffee ever since my early teens. One day my father told me to try coffee without cream and sugar for just one week. I did, and tolerated the bitter taste for a few days but stuck to it. I've been drinking coffee, black, ever since.

What really eeks me is when I see people dump packets and packets of sugar and loads of creamers into their coffee. They practically have to dump half of their coffee to make room for this....
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I've been drinking coffee ever since my early teens. One day my father told me to try coffee without cream and sugar for just one week. I did, and tolerated the bitter taste for a few days but stuck to it. I've been drinking coffee, black, ever since.

What really eeks me is when I see people dump packets and packets of sugar and loads of creamers into their coffee. They practically have to dump half of their coffee to make room for this....
I am not that bad. If getting a coffee from a drive-thru, I always order extra light with extra sugar. That way I know I will get a regular coffee. That means two squirts from the cream dispenser and one and a half tsps. of sugar.
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