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Old 02-03-2019, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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oh for sure: the coffee and the cigarettes were the perfect pair. I was lost when I first quit smoking and didn't have that cigarette with the coffee. The only time I didn't smoke and drink coffee at the same time was really early in the morning. I didn't smoke until I had eaten something.
Yes, many of us have been there. I still remember my parents, aunt and uncle, and grandparents sitting around play cards after a Sunday dinner. Coffee and cigarettes. As my husband used to call it--the "ein" sisters.
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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My grandparents were Swedish. They drank coffee with cream and sugar. We kids were allowed to have it if we wanted. So I guess I drank some as a child. Now, Iím not a slave to caffeine, like some people, but I have black coffee in the morning.
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:13 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Yes, many of us have been there. I still remember my parents, aunt and uncle, and grandparents sitting around play cards after a Sunday dinner. Coffee and cigarettes. As my husband used to call it--the "ein" sisters.
lol!
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Tornadoes and horny toads, Texas.
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When did you begin drinking coffee? And where?
I grew up with parents who had to have their morning coffee but I didn't start drinking it until 1968 while in the Air Force in New Mexico. As crew chiefs we spent many hours a day waiting in a break room for our aircraft to return from the bombing range or waiting for a specialist to repair something. The break room always had a pot of coffee brewing and a lot of cigarette smoke. Hurry up and wait was our unofficial slogan and we did a lot of this.

I still have a cup of instant coffee on cold mornings and I still believe that few things tastes as good as a tiny cup of real Greek "mud."
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I don’t know how old I was but I was in the shopping cart seat when my mom ground coffee at the store. I thought it smelled fantastic and hounded her for it so much when e’dd get home that she finally gave in and I’ve been drinking it since.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I am amazed how many of you were given coffee as youngsters. I taught our kids to make our coffee very young. Eventually they wanted to drink some. DH was against it, but I saw no harm. We all drink it now, but at least one kid drinks decaf after morning cup. But they were into adolescence before they tried it. Maybe the youngest drank it at a younger age.

It seems like something families pass on.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I liked my mom's coffee loaded with cream and sugar as a kid, but in college learned to like it black. Occasionally, if real cream is to be had, I'll have a small cup with cream and sugar. And these days I stick mostly to decaf.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:14 PM
 
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Grandma’s kitchen when I was about ten. I loved the smell and the sound of the percolator and would cadge sips from Grandma and Pop. I always loved the taste. So they just started letting me have my own when I was there. Mom and Dad weren’t so easy so I got by on coffee ice cream.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Probably church coffee hour. Coffee is a Lutheran staple... Cultural norm.

Preteen or young teenager.

I've also never sweetened my coffee, but am fine with either black or cream. Must be half and half or actual cream, though. No milk, and definitely no nondairy creamer.

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Old 02-03-2019, 10:36 PM
 
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Served to me in a saucer with sugar and cream by my Norwegian Grandmother in her breakfast nook right across the street from my house. I sometimes wonder what Mom thought about her giving me coffee.

But neither of us drank it when we got married. We got seven coffee pots for our wedding so we figured we'd better start.

Yes, Lutheran!
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