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Topic: Was Re: Anyone bought grinders. Now Sugar in my (5 msgs / 106 lines)
1) From: Alchemist John
I tried that at one point.  After two weeks I was thinking of giving 
up coffee because I was just not enjoying it anymore, and enjoying it 
is the point.  To each his own.
At 07:59 AM 12/24/2008, you wrote:
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2) From: Les
I think this is a personal decision.  However, one should ponder the
question, "Am I enhancing the flavor of the coffee, or am I trying to
cover something up?  I think the same questions around sugar could be
asked about cream.  I on occasion will put a small (about a quarter of
a teaspoon) of heavy cream in the bottom of an espresso shot and then
pull a double shot over it.  I will often use this if I am pulling a
bright coffee as an S.O.  It tones down that brightness and I enjoy
the shot a lot more.  Since this thread began, I am thinking there are
a couple of coffees that I may have enjoyed more brewed with a tad
more sweetness, so I am going to give it a try.  So, let us not get so
locked in to our own preconceptions.  I don't have to please anyone
but myself when it comes to our coffee hobby.  The reality is I
usually drink my brew by myself anyway.  So, a gentle push to  enjoy
our hobby is always in order.  Condemnation of what someone else may
enjoy is not.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Les
On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 8:14 AM, Alchemist John
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3) From: John A C Despres
One of the most interesting things about this fresh roasted coffee
business (with these quality beans available to us) I've found is
other people's reaction to what I offer them. I drink all my coffee
with no additives, but do not limit guests to enjoying their cup the
way I do. However, I ask they try the coffee before adding anything.
Typically the response is positive and nothing is added. Only once has
a guest asked for cream after trying my brew. Over the past year and a
half, that's maybe 1 out of 50 to 75.
Except my wife. She likes iced mochas, but that's not coffee,  it's a
coffee beverage. I think it's the chocolate she really digs as I grate
fresh, high end chocolate for her drink. But that's because I love
her. Everyone else gets a shot or a regular cup of black coffee.
John
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4) From: Sue
When I consume a coffee product, it is usually straight up, black drip
coffee. Often it's espresso or an Americano - no additives.I also enjoy an
occasional latte or cap, for what it is and it is not black coffee. I also
enjoy coffee candy, ice cream, espresso brownies and many other coffee
enhanced products. Basically, I love the flavor of coffee but I enjoy it in
many forms. Comparing black coffee and coffee with cream and sugar is like
comparing apples to oranges to me...,. I like them both, but they are
different items. I don't eat an apple when I really want an orange and I
don't make a latte when I want a cup of black coffee. To each her own! I
like them all!
Merry Christmas,
Sue
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5) From: Jim Russell
When it's my coffee, black, no sugar.  Lately it's been almost exclusively
straight espresso at home and drip at work.  When I drink other people's
coffee, usually I need to add something to be able to drink it, either
half-and-half or sugar.  When coffee tastes good, I want to taste the
coffee.  I usually only use additives to mask the taste of inferior coffee.
But everybody should drink their coffee the way they like it.  I used to get
annoyed when people would add things when they drank my coffee, but I don't
let it bother me anymore.
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