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#51 Posted by AlexW00d (6065 posts) -

Man so many people keep saying with cream. Do people really put cream in coffee? That sounds like the worst thing. Milk is bad enough, but cream. You people crazy.

#52 Posted by Catarrhal (813 posts) -

I've never drank coffee; unfortunately, caffeinated beverages have no effect on me whatsoever (and that includes energy drinks). In the early days of Giant Bomb, Jeff inspired me to order a case of Brawndo. I drank the whole goddamn case. No effect!

#53 Posted by TheCreamFilling (1221 posts) -

The closest thing to coffee I drink is black Russians. Not that I don't like coffee, but it seems to make me void my bladder whenever I partake in it.

#54 Posted by Butano (1685 posts) -

If I had all the money in the world, I wouldn't mind having a peppermint mocha from Starbuck's every day, but I usually just drink my coffee black from a Mr. Coffee and go for the darker roasts.

#55 Edited by Khessed (78 posts) -

Black as the night and strong enough to kick my teeth in.

#56 Posted by Rick_Fingers (524 posts) -

Latte or Flat White, no sugar.

If not espresso-based then I'll drink it with a decent amount of milk and sugar to try and hide the taste, or black if it is good quality coffee.

The main thing is I learned to avoid the greatest crime ever inflicted upon humanity: creamer

Why do you Americans inflict that on yourselves? D:

#57 Edited by Hunter5024 (5180 posts) -

I have a lot of trouble answering this question without using the old "I like my coffee like I like my women" joke. On a COMPLETELY unrelated note, I like my Coffee as far from black as possible, hot and sweet, or in the trash where it belongs. To me it is only a tool for a specific purpose, and unless I need this very specific thing then I'd rather not be around it. At all other times I'd prefer for it to be in the kitchen, out of my sight. Still talking about Coffee.

Oh and the reason why I'm so negative is because of the bitterness, how expensive it ends up being for the good stuff, and what it does to my head. Coffee that is.

#58 Edited by MannyMAR (330 posts) -

I like Cuban coffee shots aka coladas. Now that I'm in Georgia I have to make them myself (they take a bit longer to prepare,) but it is worth it. Cuban Crack FTW.

#59 Posted by ghostyTrickster (264 posts) -

Black, don't care if it is some kind of super rare fancy bean or dirt from Walmart. Coffee is coffee me. The only exception to this is seasonal Starbucks stuff. Hard to pass up a pumpkin spice latte on my way home from classes.

#60 Posted by MikeFerrari7 (167 posts) -

I only drink iced coffee, even during winters here in CT, I hate hot beverages. I take it with skim milk and 3 Splenda.

#61 Posted by razzdrazz (59 posts) -

Luckily enough I live in an area where artisan coffee is ubiquitous. As someone who worked for 2+ years in a café, I gained knowledge that somewhat ruined the experience for me and made me rather picky. If I'm at home, I mostly use a Chemex dripper, though I'll occasionally use a French Press to make cold-brew. If I'm going out, I normally order a cappuccino. For drip, I use a hint of cream and nothing else and if the coffee is light enough, no cream is necessary. Latin American coffees are my favorites because they aren't too burnt. I couldn't stand working in an area where everyone would order French Roast even though it was burnt as hell and without flavor... I've used a Bialetti before, but never on a regular basis since I rarely buy espresso beans. I've heard to Aeropress is where it's at- I'll definitely consider trying one out in the near future.

Any Bay Area people here? Blue Bottle, Sightglass, and Four Barrel are especially great! All three consistently offer the best roasts I've ever had, and their baristas are consistently awesome. After working somewhere where customers would constantly badger me about making ridiculous drinks (2 pumps this, 1 1/2 of that, extra sugar), it's nice to have simple, no-nonsense beverages that leverage the highest quality beans, ingredients, and brewing methods. When comparing prices to Starbucks beans (which, when I last checked, were about $13-14 per pound), the more artisan beans can be cheaper or nearly the same price when bought directly from roasters at farmer's markets, etc. One of my friends called me a coffee snob the other day because I walked a couple blocks to get a good cup of coffee, but my perspective is that if I'm going to spend my time and money on something, I want it to be good. Coffee is an important part of my life and I'd like to think that I treat it with respect. It's nice to take time out of the day to make a nice cup of coffee, relax, and enjoy the whole experience. I hate how so many cafés are rushed and hectic- customers often forget how much time, energy, and care goes into making their beverages!

#62 Edited by SavageManLove (87 posts) -

Black and usually the cheapest grocery store stuff. I worked as a shelver in a library for a long time and the grind of monotonous book shelving eventually just became fueled by 5-7 cups of coffee a day. I just acquired for black coffee and the cheap stuff as we couldn't buy the fancy expensive stuff.

#63 Edited by Everyones_A_Critic (6270 posts) -

Black. Drink it quick, get my little boost, and get going. But I prefer Monster's Rehab line of drinks for caffeine. They aren't carbonated and actually taste good unlike other energy drinks. Plus they only have ten calories a can which means they're loaded with tons of cancer causing chemicals....But either way you're dropping weight so what's the problem?

#64 Posted by theanticitizen (249 posts) -

I like mine with FK in it

#65 Posted by squiDc00kiE (342 posts) -

Tall Starbucks dark roast no room...I'm not a douchebag.

#66 Posted by Chop (1966 posts) -

Black, medium roast. Not too picky on the brand but uhh nothing in a tin bigger than my head for less than ten bucks...

#67 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (4445 posts) -

I drink coffee every morning with a bit of sugar and flavored creamer. I don't very much like the strong bitter taste of coffee, but when it's toned down a little by a sweet element I love it.

@jay_ray said:

No coffee, only tea

The same is true for me, except for a very occasional cup from Starbucks which is usually one that is sweet and creamy. I don't hate black coffee, but I don't love it either and the caffeine in coffee is a little too much for me.

I've started having tea as a replacement lately to mix things up and I have to say I quite like it. My same mixing routine mentioned above applies to this as well.

#68 Edited by Canteu (2814 posts) -

The Americano pods in my coffee maker machine thing. 1 sugar, milk.

Because that's how I like it. But I will drink any coffee really, black is good too.

Tea is better anyway.

#69 Posted by Nick (623 posts) -

Black, or with a little bit of milk.

#70 Posted by Xavtron (93 posts) -

Luckily enough I live in an area where artisan coffee is ubiquitous.


here in Australia artisan coffee, real beans, good roasters are everywhere. A lot of local places even support communities in Africa by developing bean growing villages, building infrastructure and providing well paid work.

Reports from anyone I know who's been to America is that the coffee over there is largely terrible and that we are spoilt for options and quality over here.

#71 Posted by ripelivejam (2817 posts) -

i don't think i've ever gotten as deep into details and idiosyncrasies on actually important things as some of you have apparently gotten into coffee :\ it just kinda weirds me out like how deep some people get with beer (but i actually like beer and think i would like to learn a little more about it someday, but i still feel intimidated and dumb about it, probably wrongly so)

err foldgers instant, 7-11, or mcdonalds with a little sugar and cream, i guess? i'm a heathen??

#72 Edited by fetchfox (1160 posts) -

@ripelivejam: Yes you are, and burn in hell you will!... No mate, to each their own. I've got a friend that's obsessed about tea and all that encompasses. We all have our obsessions, and as long they're within the general moral and ethical boundaries I don't see anything wrong with any of them.

There are many here that are picky about their cup, and many that don't give a shit. And both is fine! It's just interesting to see how our community treats coffee. Some of you use it to wake up, a simple jolt to the brain. Personally I drink it for the taste, and I tend to not drink more than two-four cups a day.

#73 Posted by ChrisTaran (1489 posts) -

Black. Because I actually like the taste of coffee and prefer not to mask it with anything.

#74 Posted by hanktherapper (364 posts) -

I take it black, like my men.

#75 Edited by lKennedyl (41 posts) -

Fuck coffee.

Though if I did drink coffee, I'd like my coffee like I like my metal. Nu.

#76 Posted by HoboZero (155 posts) -

Crisp

#77 Posted by Wrect (313 posts) -

I had to give it up. It made me too insane. Before that, always black.

#78 Posted by HatKing (5571 posts) -

I work in a coffee shop, so I've come to appreciate the taste of coffee. Generally black. Sometimes with a shot or two of espresso. Usually, if I'm working, over ice. Hot coffee will just make me sweat at work. Since I don't really do milk or cream or sugar, I kind of prefer a light roast. More of a kick, and with out diluting it there's still plenty of flavor. So many dark roasts just taste burnt, but that's probably a sign of a shit roaster.

#79 Edited by AMyggen (2011 posts) -

I only drink my coffee black, the stronger the better really. Never been fan of either milk or sugar in my coffee. I'm not picky on the brand.

#80 Posted by HatKing (5571 posts) -

i don't think i've ever gotten as deep into details and idiosyncrasies on actually important things as some of you have apparently gotten into coffee :\ it just kinda weirds me out like how deep some people get with beer (but i actually like beer and think i would like to learn a little more about it someday, but i still feel intimidated and dumb about it, probably wrongly so)

err foldgers instant, 7-11, or mcdonalds with a little sugar and cream, i guess? i'm a heathen??

No way. Coffee, beer, it's all the same as any other hobby. Heck, the logic can be applied to video games. If you want to develop your tastes, just try new things. Spend the extra few bucks and pick up a nice six pack, or go to the local coffee shop. You probably won't appreciate the difference initially, but you'll certainly detect it. After some time you'll eventually pinpoint what exactly it is that's different. Then it's just about developing the vocabulary. Wikipedia has your back there. Or go watch a few reviews on YouTube. You'll start picking it up really quick. Then you can be the snooty prick when your friend orders a PBR.

#81 Posted by ch3burashka (4911 posts) -

I like my coffee like I like my women.

I can't remember how I prefer either, though. I doubt the synonym would work, anyway.

#82 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1360 posts) -

Black, because I'm lactose intolerant. I remember it taking me a bit of time to develop a taste for it, but not having the option to dilute it made that process much easier. I'll sometimes get an americano or espresso if I'm out.

I generally get darker roasts, grind coffee myself with a crappy dying grinder, and use a french press. I have enough of a taste for coffee to know that I don't think Tim Hortons (big Canadian chain -- sort of like Dunkin Donuts?) coffee tastes very good, but I can't really differentiate between one dark roast and another. If anything, I find the freshness is the biggest factor in my enjoyment -- coffee tastes the best when I'm working with a fresh package and the beans are still oily. I'm probably not doing a great job of it, but I know myself well enough to not let myself get deep into coffee making technique and equipment.

#83 Posted by jgf (366 posts) -

Two sugar cubes and a little of milk.

#84 Edited by SgtSphynx (944 posts) -

I don't drink coffee as much as I used to, but I will on occasion make a bit of Kenyan in a French Press to which I will only add a little bit of sugar. If I can't get Kenyan beans, I will add Bailey's Irish Cream Creamer to any unflavored coffee I get, usually Sumatran, occasionally Guatemalan.

#85 Posted by Doskias (281 posts) -
#86 Posted by billyhoush (1187 posts) -

Black always. Sometimes I treat myself to a lactose free latte but I stay away from sugar and milk. I'm lactose intolerant and my entire family has type 2 diabetes so I stay away from sugar/it's never around.

#87 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2237 posts) -

Cream (meaning milk or half & half) and Splenda. Also I drink flavored coffee. Bite me.

#88 Posted by Tom_omb (233 posts) -

Crisp!

I typically don't like the taste of coffee, but I'll have some sweetened coffee products every now and then. Coffee Crisp chocolate bars and Tim Horton's iced caps are probably my most common coffee indulgences. I might put a splash of coffee in a class of milk or hot chocolate on occasion as well.

#89 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -

Cream and sugar. I've been trying to get used to black coffee, but I just can't do it. I generally end up looking like this.