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Old 06-14-2014, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jay5835 View Post
My mother is the reason I drink unsweetened coffee. The way she made it when I was growing up was 1/3 coffee, 1/3 evaporated milk, and 1/3 sugar. I took one taste when I was five or six, and didn't drink coffee again until I was 25, and a guy served me black coffee for breakfast one morning. It's one of my great food memories, and I send him a bag of coffee every year from the place where he buys his coffee (McNulty's in Greenwich Village).

The worst thing in the world is "flavored" coffee. It tastes like Glade smells.
Not sure it smells like Glade, but it sure gives me a headache. I say NO to flavored coffee!

The next horrible thing to flavored coffee is flavored creamer! Yuck! Anyone who offers you powered creamer has no appreciation for coffee - at all. It's like putting steak sauce or ketchup on a lovely grilled steak. If a restaurant offers powdered creamer with their coffee, I never eat there again. I usually ask what type of creamer they offer before I order a cup of coffee.

And I have to say that Starbucks has the worst coffee I have ever put in my mouth, JMO.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:01 PM
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I won't touch coffee but I love unsweetened tea. (After getting really, really sick on oversweetened tea at age 12 I cannot face a glass of tea with sugar in it anymore.)
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:35 PM
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I can drink unsweetened tea. But I don't know if I can drink black coffee. I drink more tea though.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Badfish740 View Post
I'm curious how many there are out there who love their coffee black (no sugar either) and also enjoy unsweetened iced tea as a cold drink. Some people look at me like I'm crazy if it comes up in conversation or they see me drinking either one. Usually they assume that I'm on some kind of diet and that I'm somehow denying myself, but I've never had it any other way. The thought of putting milk or sugar in coffee seems kind of gross to me, but I could see the appeal of a little sugar in iced tea. I usually just drop a couple of lemon slices in the jug while its in the fridge. In terms of the health benefits I guess when you consider the calories you're not consuming it's a good thing?
I think the weird looks should go the other way. When one walks into a coffee shop and orders a flavored Latte which consists of two ounces of coffee with the rest cream and sweetener they're not really drinking "coffee" so much are they?? It also helps explain why so many think Starbucks tastes "burnt". It's called coffee and that's the flavor of it, not ratcheted down versions like Dunkin Donuts or Folgers which are produced for the American palate and relies on milk and sweeteners to make it taste palatable. Don't believe it? try one of those brands (or similar) black. They're horrifically acidic.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:50 AM
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I've always drunk my coffee black and I don't like Starbucks because it tastes burnt. They overroast their beans. I've been to many independent roasters' coffeeshops and I like dark roasts and there are many multitudes of dark roasted beans that don't taste burned like Starbucks' coffee does.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:11 AM
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I grew up in Denver and I never had sweet tea-I moved to Florida and I think sweet tea is disgusting. I drink coffee black and rarely will I go to Starbucks for a sweet drink.
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Old 06-29-2014, 01:45 PM
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I'm in withdrawal. Ramadan started yesterday, no coffee from 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1/2 hour after sunset.

But as soon as the sun sets I will put on a pot of Dark Roast Colombian.
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