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Coffee poll

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by KagamineLen, Jul 11, 2020.

How do you take your coffee?

  1. As black as my pitiless soul

    12 vote(s)
    30.8%
  2. With cream

    13 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. With sugar, as sweet as my soul

    5 vote(s)
    12.8%
  4. Sweetened kiddy International Delight

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  5. Hipster espresso

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  6. Don’t like coffee

    7 vote(s)
    17.9%
  7. Canned coffee

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Wimpy decaf

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  9. Prefer drinking Monster or Red Bull

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  10. Iced, as cold as my heart

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Running Girl

    Running Girl Well-Known Member

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    Artificial sweetener also missing from choices. So ideally: with half&half, artificial sweetener, maybe a hit of cinnamon.
     
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  2. HeroOfHyrule

    HeroOfHyrule Chicken Chaser

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    I prefer tea since I drank so much coffee one year that I don't like it very much now. But, when I do drink coffee I just drink it black.
     
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  3. unperson

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    Using coffee bags with full cream powdered milk atm, no sugar.
     
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  4. menander

    menander Well-Known Member

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    I don't drink coffee but this is one creative poll! I found the answers very funny. Laughed out loud in real life at @Raggamuffin DANG!
     
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  6. Magna

    Magna Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    6 espressos in one cup. That would charge me up for about 30 mins and I'd go right from that to not being able to keep my eyes open. Caffeine doesn't keep me up over a sustained period of time. There's an initial perk up that's brief, then I feel mellow. That's one of the reasons I wonder if I have co-morbid ADHD since caffeine, a stimulant, doesn't make me jittery. It's centering .

    Do you have an espresso machine at home, Ed?
     
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  7. Juliettaa

    Juliettaa Black Sheep. Society of One. V.I.P Member

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    Yep, hipsters adopt trends and think they created said trend.

    Wrong.

    The trends were already there and in use by countless others who didn't feel the need to bang on about their lifestyle.

    Ricky Gervais summed them up by calling them Hampstead *bleep*

    :D:D:D
     
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    Hot Sumatran with a lot of cream and iced coffee with vanilla shot and cream.
     
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  9. BenderRodriguez

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    LOL, this. But I'm not American, espresso is very common here. I don't like any sugar in my coffee, so it's usually espresso with the occasional cappuccino.

    My wife drinks about six of them daily but not all at once. I try to only drink one or two daily and I also like tea a lot.
     
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  10. BenderRodriguez

    BenderRodriguez Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried matcha tea? The caffeine release is slow and it last longer instead of spiking.
     
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  11. Major Tom

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    I like really strong Columbian coffee with a dash of milk and a little sugar. If I don't have a cup or three, I get really grouchy. I never drank it until I turned about 30, but even when I didn't drink it, I always loved the smell of freshly ground coffee beans.
     
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  12. Giraffes

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    I grind my beans and froth my milk as i like it that way also enjoy cream or syrups, yep love coffee!!!!!!
     
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  13. Mia

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    Cold brewed expresso or any type of coffee when it's hot outside. It lacks any bitterness or acidity, and is the epitome of everything that's wonderful about coffee and or tea.

    Method:
    1. Stick with a coarse grind. Using a coarser grind will make the filtration process easier and your coffee taste far less bitter. Grinding too fine can heat up the grounds, which can negatively affect your cup. (Note: I've used finely ground expresso and it works fine, it simply takes a little longer to filter.)
    2. Stir the grinds in the water making sure they are fully saturated. Put the lid on your mason jar, or any container stick it in the fridge and forget about it for twelve to fourteen hours.
    3. After that you are ready to filter the coffee. Recommended filtration methods include, old shirts, mesh or fine colander, pour over cloth filters, paper coffee filters, nylon stockings, cheese cloth… Possibilities are endless.
     
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  14. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Cold brew coffee is so delicious. Thanks @Mia.

    The liquor store l worked in carried one espresso vodka, and Patron has now been out with coffee tequila. This you serve with Bailey's as a Irish coffee. But l can't quite wrap my head around tequila coffee.

    The Italien gelato place made me espresso with a scoop of coffee gelato and l thought the gates opened into the divine kingdom just for me for at least 10 mins.
     
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  15. Magna

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    I have tried matcha. I've never whipped it using the traditional bamboo frother, etc though. I do prefer the caffeine effects of tea more than coffee though. Tea was actually a special interest of mine for quite a few years after I changed from coffee. I collected and drank pu-erh teas. I still have a sizable amount of pu-erh teas. It's the only kind of tea I'm aware of that improves with age. Some naturally aged pu-ehr tea cakes that are 30, 40, 50+ years old sell for tens of thousands of dollars or even higher. It's also the only kind of tea I know where multiple infusions of the same leaves in succession is part of the process.

    I also did my own kind of quasi-matcha in that I'd take organic green tea fannings and powder them nearly as fine as matcha in a high powered blender. Then I'd put about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of the tea powder in the bottom of the cup and fill with hot water. The tea powder would end up settling to the bottom of the cup and I was able to sip the tea accordingly. A very fine way to drink it.

    But alas, I have to really keep an eye on my caffeine intake now and limit my consumption to the one strong cup of coffee in the morning. I suppose I could switch back to having a morning cup of green tea.
     
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  16. BenderRodriguez

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    Yeah, I bought an espresso machine mostly for my wife and I usually stick to one, maximum two on tough mornings, but I'm also more of a tea drinker and I'm a big fan of Japanese teaware.

    I usually make a bottle of cold matcha for my workouts as I hate energy and sports drinks, I like some types of black tea and chai, but mostly go for quality oolong or green tea that you brew 3 to 4 times in the same small teapot and I can have it in the evenings without adverse effects.
     
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  17. KagamineLen

    KagamineLen Video game and movie addict.

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    A couple of my friends recommend that I replace my half and half with milk in my coffee since I am always stating that I want to eat healthier in general. I can make that compromise in this case, since my health is worth the effort. I also tend to drink way too much drip coffee in the morning, as in having an entire pot by myself.
     
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  18. Magna

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    I've tried using milk (2%) in coffee and it makes the coffee taste too watery for me. Although frothing it for a cappuccino or an au lait is very good.
     
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