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What do you put in your coffee?
Lonnehart at 2:42AM, July 22, 2008
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I like drinking coffee. But I only drink decaffinated coffee (even though it's mostly decaf). I usually put just one packet of Splenda and two teaspoons of creamer in my coffee.

Now I'm seeing people putting a lot of sugar in their coffee to make it taste sweet. And they're putting other stuff in it with the sugar like chocolate, caramels, etc… and then there's the specialty creamers to go with that coffee. Whatever happened to those days when coffee was supposed to taste bitter and not like dessert?

Well, so now I ask. What do YOU DDers who drink coffee usually put in your morning cup?
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ozoneocean at 3:18AM, July 22, 2008
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From what I know of the history of coffee (not much), people fist started using it as a bitter-sweet drink… A stimulating drink… Very popular in the Muslim world very early on because of the prohibition against alcohol.
Then popular all over Europe- Lloyds, the massive shipping insurance underwriters started as a coffee house, as did the London stock exchange, long before the Wall street dream was a glimmer in some fevered capitalist brain. That was before tea took over.

For me, these days I have a dash of milk and a teaspoon of sugar.
-Sometimes if I want my coffee extra stimulating I add nutmeg, which has that effect for some reason (you get used to it fast though, so you can't do it all the time or it doesn't work)

-I've tried stuff like marshmallows, honey, caramel but it's all disgusting. :(
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HippieVan at 8:00AM, July 22, 2008
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I like a mint chocolaty chip frappuccino with a coffee base(spoiled kid's daddy gives her starbucks cards).
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Eirikr at 8:53AM, July 22, 2008
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Nothing. On the rare occasion I will drink coffee, I take it black, like all real men.

edit: Adding a bit of sugar never hurt though.
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SarahN at 1:32PM, July 22, 2008
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Usually just creamer/milk…though I like the sweet kind sometimes. If coffee didn't turn my guts inside out I would have it a lot. =/

I think coffee and desserts are the best mix though. Ever had cappuccino flavored icecream or a Tiramisu cake? *drool*
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Jinachi at 1:33PM, July 22, 2008
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Personally i drink tea but i also take the same like i take tea.
Two Sugers and Milk
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amanda at 2:47PM, July 22, 2008
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I rarely drink coffee. I'm a tea drinker like Jinachi, but I prefer mine plain. If I do drink coffee, I'm on the opposite side of the spectrum, and I load it down with whatever syrupy monstrosity I can find at a coffee house. Otherwise, it's just nasty.
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skoolmunkee at 3:55PM, July 22, 2008
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Me and coffee have a rocky relationship. I never used to drink coffee (other than the very occasional lattes from the local coffee shop). Since I've moved here though I've started drinking it sometimes.

A third of the time it makes my stomach upset and/or gives me a headache, a third of the time it makes my heart race, and a third of the time it puts me to sleep. So there's no actual reason for me to be drinking coffee, but I still have 3 or 4 cups a week anyway. I think I should just stop as I can't even use it to keep awake when I'm tired- not when I need the wake up anyway (having a coffee at 4 in the afternoon will keep me up another hour at least at night). Getting up and taking a walk or something works a lot better for me in that respect.

I used to have milk in my coffee, but I couldn't actually taste any difference with no milk in, and I doubt a bit of milk would affect the overall acidity of the drink. I also always had sugar in it, but I switched to splenda a while ago because it tastes sweeter and isn't all calories sugary etc.


I've tried drinking tea (fitting in in England and all) but ugh, tea is just stupid. It doesn't even taste like anything, it's like drinking the hot water left over after you make spaghetti.
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Red Slayer at 5:57PM, July 22, 2008
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I put the sweet tears of tortured orphans.
And milk.
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Custard Trout at 6:30PM, July 22, 2008
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I empty it out, then I piss into the mug and drink that instead.

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I've tried drinking tea (fitting in in England and all) but ugh, tea is just stupid. It doesn't even taste like anything, it's like drinking the hot water left over after you make spaghetti.

You're making it wrong. Use a pot with two bags and leave it to stew for a bit. Put as little milk in your mug as possible, then pour the tea. Also, it is very, very important that you put the milk in before the tea. And that you use a mug, instead of a cup. If you want sugar, use enough to allow the spoon to stand up without support.
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lba at 7:23PM, July 22, 2008
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I always figured that part of the purpose of using coffee to wake oneself up was that it was bitter and sharp tasting so I never put anything in it figuring it would help me wake up that much faster. On top of that I just developed a taste for black coffee during my time in Japan.

These days though I try to avoid caffeinated stuff or anything with a high fructose corn syrup since the stuff makes me sick which pretty well excludes most of the stuff at Starbucks or the other major coffee chains. If I do have coffee I just stick with regular old black coffee.
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seventy2 at 7:36PM, July 22, 2008
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when i was younger, my great aunt would always say to me “that stuff will stunt your growth”. i never did believe her, till i grew up to a awesome 5'7“, and my youngest brother who never had coffee is an awesome 6'2”.

but when i did drink i'd load it down with sugar and creamer. i like my sweet stuff, but then after about an hour or two, i'd crash, so i stopped drinking alot of caffinated beverages.
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ozoneocean at 8:51PM, July 22, 2008
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I used to cycle 14km to a cafe with my dad early every Saturday morning. There we'd meet friends, eat breakfast, and hang out the rest of the morning until lunch drinking coffee… And maybe going to the second hand bookshops to find something interesting.

I'd drink 2, 3, or 4 cappuccinos… After a while it felt like the muscles under my skin were vibrating. :(
So I gave it up for a while.

But it gave me lots of verve for the ride back home :)
 
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Raccoo at 9:01PM, July 22, 2008
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I never really liked the taste of coffee, without some sugar added in. And even then it was still bitter. Now that I got creamer + sugar, I like to drink a cup at breakfast every now and then (maybe 2 or 3 times a week). I've never had any drinks from Starbucks (or Starbucks-ish places). I like Arby's Jamocha shake, and coffee icecream.
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ozoneocean at 9:16PM, July 22, 2008
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I went to a Starbucks once. Seemed a bit overdone. -_-

I've just always liked simple, ordinary cafes, with a simple selection of coffees and teas. None of that frappa-decaffa-whatsit-with-a-slice-of-lemon.
 
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Aussie_kid at 1:37AM, July 23, 2008
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Usually a spoonful on chocolate powder (Milo usually), a lot of milk and no sugar. I'm a mocha sort of person.
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skoolmunkee at 3:09AM, July 23, 2008
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You're making it wrong.

I think that's a given with my heathen American teamaking ways :) I don't have a proper teapot though so I can't quite make it the way you're suggesting.

I've had plenty of english folks make tea for me (they're convinced I'm just having it wrong and I'll like it if they make it) and I still don't think much of it. I dunno, just doesn't do much for me…
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Custard Trout at 6:09AM, July 23, 2008
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They're all making it wrong. Very few people know how to make it properly. Usually it's too much milk.
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ozoneocean at 6:25AM, July 23, 2008
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I'm the ONLY one that does it right… One teabag. Hot water, sugar, milk. stuff your fancy “pot tea”.

…Well, at a cafe maybe… But I just don't have time! I'm BUSY!!! :)
 
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Drasnus at 7:15AM, July 23, 2008
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Just coffee. Who needs water?
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seventy2 at 9:27AM, July 23, 2008
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tea or coffee??

i like my tea southern style. so thick you are practically drinking sugar. any other way is very, how shall i say….flagrant.
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Eirikr at 1:22PM, July 23, 2008
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To be honest I prefer Hot Chocolate over Tea or Coffee. I guess that makes me a sissy.
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bravo1102 at 7:15AM, July 24, 2008
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Black, extra sugar (if possible) The battery acid I've had needs the sugar and milk wasn't always availible in the field. Kona coffee preferred, or the real Brazilian stuff.

Diesel fuels tanks, black coffee fuels tankers. (Mountain Dew when availible)

After getting out of the service I drink tea (black, extra sugar often green tea) and save coffee for a treat.
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Sea_Cow at 12:07PM, July 24, 2008
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I have mine as black as Samuel L. Jackson. Which is really black.
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amanda at 9:16PM, July 24, 2008
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i like my tea southern style. so thick you are practically drinking sugar.
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CoyoteLongshot at 11:47PM, July 24, 2008
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I'm a tea man myself. Never been into the whole coffee scene, though occasionally I'll have a cappucino or something. I love hot chocolate. Nothin' beats a hot cup of Chamomile before bed, though ^_^
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seventy2 at 12:26AM, July 25, 2008
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i like my tea southern style. so thick you are practically drinking sugar.
One of the worst things about Texas is “sweet tea.” You can have it. =]

BLASPHEMY.

you have no idea how hard it is to find sweet tea in the north. everywhere i go they're like. “we dont have sweet tea, but we have splenda packets you can mix with it.”

it's just not the same, people!
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ozoneocean at 3:01AM, July 25, 2008
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I'm a tea woman myself.
Fixed.

I'm joking of course :)
I love both.
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Sugar is where it's at… Those sugar substitutes tend to be worse for your teeth.
 
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Custard Trout at 8:03AM, July 25, 2008
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Seventy is also wrong, since real is impossible to come across anywhere outside working class Britain.

You can tell it's real tea when it feels like you're drinking tar.

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Eirikr at 9:33AM, July 25, 2008
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as an offshoot, what do you have with your coffee? I prefer fluffy breaded products, perhaps custard donuts.
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