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Don't ask me why, but I'm slowly trying to start drinking coffee.... When it comes to hot drinks, it's still 80% tea with the occasional hot chocolate (something that also took me 25 years to like), but the past few weeks I've been working up to coffee.

Stages passed:

Stage one: hot chocolate
Stage two: choco-coffee (50/50)
Stage three: Wiener melange (half coffee, quarter milk, quarter hot choc)
Stage four (this week): cappuccino (with cocoa powder on top)

Not sure what my next stage should be. Coffee with milk and sugar? Or should I bravely shock my system by going straight for espresso? The worst part is: this isn't even decent coffee, it all comes straight from one of those big company vendor machines (Douwe Egberts). We *do* have an italian coffee-bar in the main lounge, but that quality shit ain't free. The vendor coffee is ;)

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damanique
Oct. 13th, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
I just drink coffee with milk and two lumps of sugar. :3 I doubt I'll ever switch to black: I like the warm sweetness and I also like flavors. I got organic chocolate powder from the UK for hot coco and it is *delicious* - it's also great for putting in my coffee ;D Too bad the Senseo coffee is always a bit... watery.

Don't go for the espresso unless you like it. Why drink something that doesn't taste good? I used to think coffee had this gross bitter taste, till I found the right sweetness for it. I don't care if others think it's 'kiddie coffee' ;)

Anyway, you and a certain Berlin Starbucks are responsible for my coffee addiction XD

I recently saw a documentary about how hot drinks make people feel mentally better than cold drinks. Whether it's tea, coco or coffee, there's something about holding and drinking a hot drink that makes people feel more comfortable and friendly. I guess it's a primal instinct of sitting around the fire ;)
skunktaur
Oct. 13th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
Go for the regular stuff first, you might never sleep, otherwise ;D
caniche
Oct. 13th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
I love black coffee with nothing in it, in combination with a very sweet dessert. But if it's just cofee, I always like to add some koffiemelk and a bit of sugar.
hiryu
Oct. 13th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Espresso does not contain as much caffeine as filtered coffee (or even worse, french press). It does however contain almost all of the flavour in a concentrated amount.

Go from the freezedried/vending machine coffee to french press. The press will allow you to make the coffee as strong or light as you like it. And if you get ground coffee, store it in an airtight tin in the fridge.
steelhelix
Oct. 13th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
You could go to cuban coffee... that's espresso with a whole lot of sugar.
lasttowin
Oct. 14th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
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