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Topic: Cream/Milk/Sugar/Spenda????? (19 msgs / 499 lines)
1) From: Jay
Does anyone add anything to their great home roasted, excellent brewed
coffee/espresso, or is that heresy???
I would think that splash of cream then something sweet would void the
true flavor of the brew.......
Thanks.
Jay

2) From: Tara Kollas
I've always taken my coffee black, so I'm no use here.  I think it masks the
flavor too much.  My husband still takes splenda, but since he's been
drinking home roast, he doesn't add cream any more.
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Jay,
My wife adds 1 packet of  Splenda and a good bit of Half & Half.  She loves
it this way!
I drink it black.  I love it this way!
Hope this helps ...
Eddie
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4) From: Kevin
Jay,
Both my wife and I drink it straight up.
On 1/2/07, Eddie Dove  wrote:
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5) From: Eddie Dove
Jay,
Heresy with home roast is drinking it any other way than the way you like it
most!  If you're gonna go through all the effort, then drink it the way you
like it.
Eddie
On 1/2/07, Jay  wrote:
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6) From: john nanavati
Black, 1-2 T sugar, let cool
John Nanavati
Plainfield, New Jersey

7) From: Paul Jolly
Jay,
   
  I second Eddie's comments: drink it the way YOU like it, and then you'll start liking it lots of different ways.  I recall when I first started roasting, I bought a Salvadoran bean (name was Pipil, don't know what farm/coop) from a local guy.  I roasted it 90-120 sec. into second crack, gave it a full 30 minutes' rest, then brewed it.  That was back in the day of brewing one cup at a time with a Melitta drip filter, adulturating it with half-and-half and sugar, then sipping away.  Still ranks up there as one of the great coffee experiences of my life, those first cups of home-roasted beans.  The first cuppa the day, as one poster pointed out a few years back, is oh so good.
   
  Now I've learned to give the beans more time to chill after roasting, and I've gone from the Melitta to a Solis SL70 to a Silvia.  Also gone from the whirly-blade grinder to a Maestro (and soon a Jolly).  ALSO gone from the adulterated cuppa to straight espresso, though I am now deeply infatuated with the milky wondercup known as a Gibraltar.  And you know what?  It's all good, except when it ain't...which means make it the way you like it.  
   
  Man, how's that for a roundabout way of ending up where I started?  Sorry for being so verbose---blame it on the Yemen Sana-ani/Sumatra Triple Pick I'm enjoying now!
   
  Cheers,
  Paul
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8) From: Darliene Stanhope
Most of the time it is straight up, but on the odd occasion I will add a
touch of half and half.
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9) From: Sandy Andina
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I love my brewed coffee black, ditto my espresso sans any sweetener  
(though sometimes a cardamom pod on the bottom of the cup is a nice  
change of pace). But I also like cappas, macchiati and breves-- 
unsweetened.
On Jan 2, 2007, at 9:44 AM, Tara Kollas wrote:
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Sandy
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I love my brewed coffee black, =
ditto my espresso sans any sweetener (though sometimes a cardamom pod on =
the bottom of the cup is a nice change of pace). But I also like cappas, =
macchiati and breves--unsweetened.
On Jan 2, 2007, at 9:44 =
AM, Tara Kollas wrote:
I've = always taken my coffee black, so I'm no use here.  I think it masks = the flavor too much.  My husband still takes splenda, but since he's = been drinking home roast, he doesn't add cream any more. = On 1/2/07, Jay <jaycohe> = wrote: Does anyone = add anything to their great home roasted, excellent = brewed coffee/espresso, or is that heresy??? I would think that = splash of cream then something sweet would void the true flavor of = the = brew....... Thanks. Jay= homeroast mailing list =http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change = your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go = to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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10) From: Rudy Ramsey
There have been a few threads here recently about supertasters (greater
papillary density on the tongue) versus normal tasters, etc. One of the most
interesting comments, IMO, was that supertasters may find some coffees or
specific flavor components too strong, and may need to add milk, in some
form, in order to tone them down enough to fully appreciate the flavor.
This lends slightly more scientific evidence to the rule already suggested:
drink it the way you like it. :-)
Rudy

11) From: Sean Cary
Half and half and sweet n lo - I have tried to ween myself off of both, but
simply do not enjoy coffee w/o it.  As my taste buds change each year, maybe
there will be a day when I eliminate one or both? 
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

12) From: Woody DeCasere
i prefer 1 teaspoon raw sugar and some light cream, but also like it black,
depends on the mood but mostly cream and sugar, i find it makes it more of a
sensory experience for me i can taste the nuances better.
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13) From: Dan Mouer
I find it odd that people (North Americans, at least) feel somehow guilty or 
inadequate for using milk or sweetening their coffee. While I love a shot of 
good espresso just as it comes from the nozzle, I drink most of my coffee 
with a little bit of half and half and 1 envelope of Splenda. Think of all 
that huge Southern European tradition of Cappacinos and Lattes/au laits/con 
leches in which a little rich, aromatic dark coffee is set to swim in 
anywhere from a dram to an ocean of hot milk and foam. Yum!
Dan M

14) From: Paul Carder
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Jay, sometimes I drink my coffee "black",  but just as often I drink it =
with just a touch of sugar and half and half. Heresy? Never! If that is =
the way YOU enjoy coffee, then go for it, and DON"T feel guilty! =
Sometimes I feel "guilty" of coffee heresy because my homeroasting and =
brewing is rather simplistic. No temperature probes and assorted gadgets =
and contraptions. No high end homeroaster. No high tech =
precision,methods, and record keeping. Just the following: i-roast1, =
Starbucks Barista burr grinder, a Technivrom drip brewer, Starbucks =
Barista(made by Saeco) espresso/cappucino maker, a Bodum french press, =
and a stove top CONA vacuum brewer bought on ebay. That's all I need for =
the best home coffee experience. One of my supervisors at work got me =
started in homeroasting four years ago. Tom has a roasting business on =
the side and I was getting coffee from him, and was amazed at how good =
really fresh coffee was! He saw I was really interested in roasting for =
my own use only and pointed me in the right direction. Tom has a seven =
lb capacity gas fired Diedrich. Computuer controlled, with a catalytic =
converter to control the smoke. He has to supply his customers in =
quantity with concistency over time, so he has to be highly technical in =
his methods and equipment. He keeps telling me over and over that =
FRESHNESS of the roast is the number one thing in great tasting coffee =
for a home roaster. If others enjoy making it a rather exacting and =
complex process, more power to them, becuase that is what they love =
doing. 
Regards, Paul

15) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
I prefer my espresso plain, and my caps without sweetener as well.  
However, I have always liked my brewed coffee with some milk.  I use 
fat free, for dietary restriction reasons.  Due to my dietary 
requirements, the milk comes in handy as an addition (albeit small) to 
my daily protein requirements.  For this same reason, I rarely consume 
simply espresso, but usually do make a cap instead.
Michael

16) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
I still find a touch of splenda works for me I used to be a very light
and sweet guy but homeroasting has helped me break most of the bad
habits.
Dennis
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FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
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Does anyone add anything to their great home roasted, excellent brewed
coffee/espresso, or is that heresy??? I would think that splash of cream
then something sweet would void the true flavor of the brew.......
Thanks.
Jay

17) From: Scot Murphy
On Jan 2, 2007, at 9:39 AM, Jay wrote:
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We just had a thread similar to that. Interestingly, where I can't  
drink brewed coffee black, I can (and do) drink unadulterated  
espressos. (That is, when my machine is working.) I prefer  
cappucinos, though, and can detect more nuances of the brew with the  
cream than without. Sugar or Splenda aren't to my taste, though. But  
as many have said: if it tastes good to you, then it's the right  
thing to do!
Scot "you can chant that if you want" Murphy
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18) From: James
I'm a purist myself. Before homeroasting I used to add a splash of half-and=
-half but now only use a bit for decorating the crema.
  
One thing I w=
ould consider is if you use vanilla beans, then adding a "used" bean to the=
 brew filter/basket is simply awesome. Vanilla is something that goes with =
everything yet never detracts.
  
James in Southern CA
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Subject: +Cream/M=
ilk/Sugar/Spenda?????
Does anyone add anything to their great home roa=
sted, excellent brewed
coffee/espresso, or is that heresy???
I would th=
ink that splash of cream then something sweet would void the
true flavor =
of the brew.......
Thanks.
Jay=

19) From: Lilboybrew
I like brewed coffee black, moka pot with cream & Sugar in the Raw, espresso
with a little white sugar. Spousal unit drinks only brewed coffee (strong!
brewed coffee) with cream & white sugar. Like several have said - the way
you like it is the right way for you to drink it.
Larry J (Lilboybrew)
To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler--and less
trouble.   -  Mark Twain


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