This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Many upper-class Brits (among them the Queen. reportedly) think that = Demerara sugar is the only sweetener that enhances the flavor of good = coffee.
Makes great rum also. johnmhowison wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. If you want to make rum or put a dab of Demerara type sugar in your = after-dinner demitasse, most grocery chains offer "Sugar in the Raw." = It's from Hawaii, not Demerara, but its so close to good Demerara sugar = that my indelicate nose can't tell the difference.
I find I don't care for Demerara. The flavor is a bit "too" much for my coffee and often lends an astringent flavor and has a heck of a time dissolving in a reasonable time. I use raw (unrefined more in particular) for my daily sugar. A little richer, but doesn't overshadow the coffee. Way better than my spouse's grandfather who added two heaping spoonfuls of molasses (unsulfured of course ;) to his 8 oz mug of coffee. Now, Demerara in my tea I find I do like - the hotter tea (more near boiling) dissolves it better. At 05:59 11/7/2007, you wrote: <Snip> John Nanci AlChemist at large Zen Roasting , Blending & Espresso pulling by Gestalthttp://www.chocolatealchemy.com/
with which i agree. but then i like the slight molasses flavor johnmhowison wrote: <Snip>
yeah Myers is great! good in coffee also. Rich wrote: <Snip>
Actually, if you can find Lemon Heart Demerara Rum in 151 proof has a lovely flavor, watch the open flames.... Meyers is an acceptable substitute though. John Brown wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. I drove past that sugar plant a few times when I was in Maui. I almost always prefer the raw stuff these days. From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of johnmhowison Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 8:00 AM To: homeroast Subject: +Demerara sugar If you want to make rum or put a dab of Demerara type sugar in your after-dinner demitasse, most grocery chains offer "Sugar in the Raw." It's from Hawaii, not Demerara, but its so close to good Demerara sugar that my indelicate nose can't tell the difference.