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Topic: sugar (was Re: +Basic/embarrassing, but necessary to ask) (22 lines)
1) From: Mark
This discussion of sweetening coffee has gotten me thinking about my coffee
drinking habits. Since upgrading from my Solis 166 (which I still use for
brewed coffee) to a Mazzer Mini for espresso, I have stopped adding sugar to
my espresso. If I didn't make it myself, I wouldn't believe that my shots
had not been sweetened. However, for "coffee" I always add sugar (not much,
maybe 1/2 tsp., but more than I'd add to my pre-Mazzer espresso). This is
the case whether I'm drinking an Americano, vac pot, or French press brewed
coffee. This seems the reverse of common practice. It's not that my coffee
is particularly bitter or sour. I think that I've just come to enjoy a sweet
coffee. My thinking is that the sweetness in espresso is more concentrated,
hence I don't need to add any sugar. More "diluted" coffee drinks need the
addition of sugar to get the same sweetness. Does this make sense? Is there
anyone else who drinks espresso straight, but adds sugar to coffee? Just
wondering.
Mark
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