Are you a coffee drinker?


CEE DOG

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Are you a coffee drinker? I just can't get into coffee. I think what messed me up is when I was ok n highschool I worked at this restaurant on weekends in the morning and my job was to serve coffee ☕. Lol 😂
 

JROCK

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Are you a coffee drinker? I just can't get into coffee. I think what messed me up is when I was ok n highschool I worked at this restaurant on weekends in the morning and my job was to serve coffee . Lol
I'm addicted. I use to sit at the table with my Grandmother & Grandfather and have "coffee milk" as a child....LOL Really started real heavy at S.U. at 17. On weekends, I spike my coffee with Cognac or Tequila sometimes.....LOL
 

Fiyah

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Are you a coffee drinker? I just can't get into coffee. I think what messed me up is when I was ok n highschool I worked at this restaurant on weekends in the morning and my job was to serve coffee . Lol
That's what kept me away from coffee too, was a time I tried it in high school. I played baseball and the early part of the season in Chicago is very cold. We were at a game and they ran out of hot chocolate and gave us coffee to warm up with. It tasted so bitter and I couldn't get that taste out of my mouth. Ever since then I was not a fan of coffee. People use to tell me to add sugar, but I couldn't add enough for me to like it.
 

Herbert77060

Texas Southern University
That's what kept me away from coffee too, was a time I tried it in high school. I played baseball and the early part of the season in Chicago is very cold. We were at a game and they ran out of hot chocolate and gave us coffee to warm up with. It tasted so bitter and I couldn't get that taste out of my mouth. Ever since then I was not a fan of coffee. People use to tell me to add sugar, but I couldn't add enough for me to like it.
A creamer would have worked better than sugar. I am a non-dairy creamer person. Also, all coffee is not bitter.
 

TSU/BAMA

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Are you a coffee drinker? I just can't get into coffee. I think what messed me up is when I was ok n highschool I worked at this restaurant on weekends in the morning and my job was to serve coffee ☕ . Lol 😄
Hell nall!!!! I cannot stand coffee. As a matter of fact, just the scent of coffee makes me uneasy. I dislike anything coffee flavored.

And I don't like tea either.
 

JROCK

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A creamer would have worked better than sugar. I am a non-dairy creamer person. Also, all coffee is not bitter.
True, I am lactose intolerant these days so use a flavored creamer which in actuality has a little (very little) sugar in it. Also, you are correct there are so many different types of coffee. Being from Louisiana, I have an affinity for chicory in my coffee. So oft times, I buy the hometown coffee, Community with chicory. However, I like the bean that McDonald uses and buy it sometimes for home as well. I guess for me it just depends on what I feel like drinking. At times, I like a bold dark coffee and at other times not. I used to love the smell of Eastern New Orleans late in the evening back in the day. There was a coffee plant and late in the evening, you could smell the aroma when they would release the fumes.....LOL
 

Earle

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I can take it or leave it! During my law school days at SU, I found myself drinking coffee, taking Vivarin, and No-Doz to stay awake and to pull those "all- nighters." Nowadays I drink coffee a couple of days per week with lots of cream and sugar. You know, I had the reverse experience from Cee with the drinking of tea. I used to not drink tea! Matter of fact, I couldn't stand it! At age 19, I worked as a busboy at a Las Vegas casino restaurant and decided to try some iced tea with a twist of lemon. And the rest is history! To me, no drink is more refreshing!
 

TSU/BAMA

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Also, when I was a kid growing up in Alabama, we were told by adults not to drink coffee, because coffee made you black (dark skinned). LOL!!!LOL!!! Can yall believe that? LOL!!! I know it is silly, but that is what they told us. LOL!! I had forgotten all about that. LOL!!
 

jsupop33

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I do two scoops of instanr coffee, 8oz unsweetened almond milk and a scoop of vanilla protein everyday
 

Herbert77060

Texas Southern University
Also, when I was a kid growing up in Alabama, we were told by adults not to drink coffee, because coffee made you black (dark skinned). LOL!!!LOL!!! Can yall believe that? LOL!!! I know it is silly, but that is what they told us. LOL!! I had forgotten all about that. LOL!!
That was a way to discourage you from wanting to drink coffee which is supposedly a stimulant. That was a disservice and played into the stigma associated with having dark skin. I see it on this site every once in a while.
 

Herbert77060

Texas Southern University
LOL!! Yes, I know. But in this day and time it sounds silly. LOL!!! But we knew what they were doing.



Herbert, that is a whole nother thread.
LOL!! Yes, I know. But in this day and time it sounds silly. LOL!!! But we knew what they were doing.



Herbert, that is a whole nother thread.
Not really. I heard the same thing about a month ago. My response was, "Is that a bad thing"? A grown ass woman uttered that stupidity.
 

jag4life

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I started drinking coffee in my 30s during a week-long meeting at a supplier's site. I had to keep myself awake. It became an acquired taste and I started drinking every day.... now I drink it a few times a week.
 

JROCK

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I do two scoops of instanr coffee, 8oz unsweetened almond milk and a scoop of vanilla protein everyday
I had instant coffee in Jamaica a year or two ago for the first time and it was pretty good. Unfortunately, I didn't take note of the brand. I have been putting off to try it again at home and just haven't gotten around to it. I'm going to definitely by a small jar soon and try it again. I have one of the hot/cold bottled water coolers so it shouldn't take me but a hot second to mix it up.
 

Herbert77060

Texas Southern University
I had instant coffee in Jamaica a year or two ago for the first time and it was pretty good. Unfortunately, I didn't take note of the brand. I have been putting off to try it again at home and just haven't gotten around to it. I'm going to definitely by a small jar soon and try it again. I have one of the hot/cold bottled water coolers so it shouldn't take me but a hot second to mix it up.
I am not a fan of instant although it has been a while since I had any.
 

CEE DOG

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Now I will drink some coffee if it has some liquor in it. Like Bailey's or some type of Irish liquor.
 

JROCK

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I am not a fan of instant although it has been a while since I had any.
I haven't had instant enough times to know for sure if I am. That is why I will probably buy it in a very small quantity first. I like things PDT in the morning though and my go-to is pods. Normally somewhere in the range of 72-100 per purchase. I really have this down to a science. A box of 500 styrofoam cups per purchase (don't like creating add'l things to wash if don't have to); 500-100 stirrers; 1 non-dairy creamer in my makeshift break room and one in the pantry to be replaced when transferred to my breakroom; into the trash everything goes after I'm finished....LOL I used to spend a ton of money buying coffee outside of my home at stores/restaurants but not any longer and really save a nice piece of change doing it this way.
 

Herbert77060

Texas Southern University
I haven't had instant enough times to know for sure if I am. That is why I will probably buy it in a very small quantity first. I like things PDT in the morning though and my go-to is pods. Normally somewhere in the range of 72-100 per purchase. I really have this down to a science. A box of 500 styrofoam cups per purchase (don't like creating add'l things to wash if don't have to); 500-100 stirrers; 1 non-dairy creamer in my makeshift break room and one in the pantry to be replaced when transferred to my breakroom; into the trash everything goes after I'm finished....LOL I used to spend a ton of money buying coffee outside of my home at stores/restaurants but not any longer and really save a nice piece of change doing it this way.
I don't normally buy coffee away from home or the office unless I am getting drive thru breakfast sandwiches (which I have cut wayyyyyyyy back on). Never do Starbucks or anything like that.
 

JROCK

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I don't normally buy coffee away from home or the office unless I am getting drive thru breakfast sandwiches (which I have cut wayyyyyyyy back on). Never do Starbucks or anything like that.
It's much more economical that way. The other thing I do is look at the price per pod. Sometimes, I make the decision based on price and brand. Since I buy in large bulks, consideration is taken on the brand because I have to like what I'm drinking. The range I try to go for is around 40-60 cents per pod ("the cheaper the better").
 

Herbert77060

Texas Southern University
It's much more economical that way. The other thing I do is look at the price per pod. Sometimes, I make the decision based on price and brand. Since I buy in large bulks, consideration is taken on the brand because I have to like what I'm drinking. The range I try to go for is around 40-60 cents per pod ("the cheaper the better").
I still do the pot.
 
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