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Old 07-05-2016, 03:43 PM   #21
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Well, I LOVE coffee myself. Many years ago I always drank it black, but in the last couple of years have come to enjoy it with a splash of full fat cream and, very occasionally, just a little sugar free sweetener. Something about real cream just takes coffee to a whole different level.

Strangely enough, you get weird looks in restaurants and coffee shops when you ask for real cream. They either try to give you milk, half and half, or non-dairy creamer. Years ago, cream was the norm. Now it's a rarity.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:51 PM   #22
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Well, I LOVE coffee myself. Many years ago I always drank it black, but in the last couple of years have come to enjoy it with a splash of full fat cream and, very occasionally, just a little sugar free sweetener. Something about real cream just takes coffee to a whole different level.

Strangely enough, you get weird looks in restaurants and coffee shops when you ask for real cream. They either try to give you milk, half and half, or non-dairy creamer. Years ago, cream was the norm. Now it's a rarity.
Like myself, Spike makes his own whipped cream. He has the same problem as I do. Making sure there isn't a sip or two missing from the container.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:53 PM   #23
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Well, I LOVE coffee myself. Many years ago I always drank it black, but in the last couple of years have come to enjoy it with a splash of full fat cream and, very occasionally, just a little sugar free sweetener. Something about real cream just takes coffee to a whole different level.

Strangely enough, you get weird looks in restaurants and coffee shops when you ask for real cream. They either try to give you milk, half and half, or non-dairy creamer. Years ago, cream was the norm. Now it's a rarity.
You got that right! We've noticed when we go to Aruba, you get what looks and acts like skim milk no matter what you ask for. We use light cream at home.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:01 PM   #24
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I remember up until several years ago, McDonald's, for instance, used to automatically give you a small bag full of sugar packets and creamers without even asking for every cup of coffee at their drive through.
All the fast food chains wised up and now ask you how many cream and sugar you want. Every time I drive up to the window most clerks seem perplexed when I tell them I want zero cream and zero sugar with my coffee, like I'm some kind of a rare breed......
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:17 PM   #25
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Well, I love my morning Joe! Cream only, no sugar, two cups. We recently gifted each other with these very beautiful and very special Polish Pottery mugs. Mine is on the left. Somehow they seem to make the morning coffee special.

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Old 07-05-2016, 04:24 PM   #26
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I like coffee and usually have a cup first thing in the morning, maybe 2 cups at most - then I'm done. I like a little half and half in mine, no sugar. Sometimes I'll buy a flavored coffee creamer, usually hazelnut or almond.

As mentioned above, if I'm out to breakfast I also cover the cup with my hand when I see the server coming around with the coffee pot.

edited - just saw your cups, Kay, they're beautiful! I agree that special mugs make that first cuppa more enjoyable. :-)
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:48 PM   #27
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Well, I love my morning Joe! Cream only, no sugar, two cups. We recently gifted each other with these very beautiful and very special Polish Pottery mugs. Mine is on the left. Somehow they seem to make the morning coffee special.

Those are gorgeous. I guess when DH retires we can have morning coffee together. Sorry, sweetheart, but I'm not getting up at 5 a.m. when I don't have to. And he wouldn't want me to
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:14 PM   #28
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Yeah, Cuban coffee is indeed very good. Unfortunately they've managed to ruin that too. I've going to Miami for 25 years, sometimes twice a year. And progressively quality of Cuban coffee has gone down. Still it's better than star box


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Old 07-06-2016, 06:18 PM   #29
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Larry, It sounds to me you have more of a service pet peeve then a coffee pet peeve.

The server is only doing what they are instructed to do.
That is making sure the customer has all the coffee they want at no additional cost.
If you had added something like sugar or lemon to your water would you feel the same if they wanted to top off your water?
As many have pointed out. All you need to do is express your feelings to the server that your cup/glass is full enough and problem solved.


And since the thread drifted towards how folks like and think about java I'll spew my idiotic opinions.

I used to drink a pot of coffee in the morning before heading off to work.
IMHO black is the only way to go.
You'll never be disappointed if you don't have it and miss C&S if you drink it black.

Once in a Blue Moon as a treat a scoop of Ice Cream is a great desert java treat.
Different flavors of Ice Cream make it interesting.


I've roasted my own beans and used to always buy whole beans and ground my own.

Was never satisfied with most java ordered out but some places did serve what I liked.

Now I look at it as it's all about the roast and grind you personally like. Then it should be brewed to the strength you personally like.
A lot of dislike of coffee is due to the strength of the brew as opposed to the flavor of the bean or brewing method.
And don't forget the additives. Put in it what you like. I'm not much of a Starbucks supporter but they would be no where if it wasn't for the additives.

That's what I learned from my java past.

Now I only make coffee on the weekends.

Don't ask me why.

And I don't buy whole beans anymore or search for that bean or roast I must have.

Now a days I buy the pre ground java that's on sale and brew it to the strength I like at the temp I like to brew it at.

Some say that the best cup of Joe is the one you have with folks enjoy being around.

I'll have to agree with that statement even though I'm one of those people that no one wants to be around and I'm happy not being around others.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:00 PM   #30
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Well, I love my morning Joe! Cream only, no sugar, two cups. We recently gifted each other with these very beautiful and very special Polish Pottery mugs. Mine is on the left. Somehow they seem to make the morning coffee special.

Those are beautiful! Most of my mugs are from my travels. I try to find really high quality mugs, it's a nice reminder of where I was when I bought them.
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