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subego
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Yesterday, 03:03 PM
 
First order of business.

What’s your cream/coffee ratio, and how much sugar?
     
turtle777
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Yesterday, 04:35 PM
 
First and foremost, f$&@ cream or half and half.
I only use whole milk, or 2% in a pinch.

Second, for regular coffee (i.e. not espresso), I use about 10% milk / 90% coffee.

For espresso, typically no milk, unless I want a latte or cappuccino.

Re: sugar - depends.

For coffee, latte, cappuccino YES, for espresso NO

-t
     
subego  (op)
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Yesterday, 04:41 PM
 
What’s the beef with half & half?
     
Laminar
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Yesterday, 05:06 PM
 
Espresso is straight - no cream or sugar.

Cold brew is taken with a splash of something preferably unsweetened. Plus for non-dairy, for no real good reason. Uh...I mean...F$%K DAIRY.



I'm sweaty enough without drinking large quantities of a hot beverage.
     
Thorzdad
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Yesterday, 05:08 PM
 
No milk in my coffee. Rarely sugar. I take my coffee like I live my life, dark and bitter.

I make a latte every morning, so there’s where I use milk. I use 2% with a splash of cream. Steams nicely and the cream adds a bit of body to the mix. I make vanilla syrup for the lattes.
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Brien
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Yesterday, 06:29 PM
 
Black coffee, pourover or gtfo.
     
OAW
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Yesterday, 07:23 PM
 
1 hazelnut or french vanilla creamer if available. Standard creamer or milk otherwise. 2 sugars. Preferably cane and not processed.

OAW
     
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Yesterday, 07:28 PM
 
Coffee, as much as I used to love it, no longer agrees with me. That said, I occasionally will give in for a Dunkin French Vanilla (sugar, extra cream) either iced in summer or hot in winter. Starbucks bottled frappucino is also a good caffeine hit, occasionally.

That said: Tea, Lady Grey, Hot.
     
Laminar
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Yesterday, 11:52 PM
 
NEW SIG sick
     
subego  (op)
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Today, 01:32 PM
 
Big spread!

Thank you for you answers.

Next, do you get the good stuff, or does Bonnie buy shit?
     
And.reg
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Today, 02:31 PM
 
Generally it's home-brewed, black, slightly diluted (don't like strong coffee).

I buy organic beans, they are locally roasted and sold at a farmer's market.

Beans are then ground in the proportion that I want for the serving, I currently have an el cheapo electric grinder not a hand crank. What's great is that I can choose one or more origins as I see fit, and how much caffeine by including decaf beans.

About two years ago, I switched to a manual pour-over, metal filter/glass setup, and I heat purified water in an electric kettle with an analog temperature needle on the top (less likely to be a PITA compared to a digital/computer temperature).

And I expect this setup to last until I accidentally break the glass holder for the filter... no big deal, I'll just get another one if that happens.

Filter, holder, and coffee grinder are hand washed, no dishwasher ever on these.
     
subego  (op)
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Today, 03:16 PM
 
I’m too impatient to even deal with drip.

Obligatory gnashing of teeth for using a cheap grinder.
     
   
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