How do you drink coffee and why?

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  1. Yvonne's hubby

    Yvonne's hubby Murphy was an optimist ;) Staff Member

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    I love our kurig coffee maker. It gives me choices and since I usually only drink one cup a day I don't have a lot of waste. No cream no sugar, but a healthy dose of Ryan's Irish creme gives it a nice boost. Love them Irish cows!
     
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  2. Oregon1986

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    I'm simple really, Folgers medium roast with vanilla creamer
     
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  3. po boy

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    Maxwell House Intense Bold in my Kurig. Don't add anything.
     
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  4. Clem

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    My favorite answer to "how do you like your coffee?" was about 10 years ago, a young fellow who owed me some money had the option to work it off, so he came by the house mid-morning, middle of February, and helped me plant onions. I drink coffee all day, every day, so when I went in to get another cup, I asked him.

    "I like my coffee just like I like my women......cold and bitter"
     
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    Sounds about like me.

    When I started drinking it, it was in a little restaurant that we frequented for breakfast. And since I liked their coffee, I asked what it was. Folgers Classic Roast, I think they said. Have pretty much stuck with Folgers every since. Mostly, we use the HalfCaff, though, as neither of us really want as much caffeine. And we have a small container of decaf for when we want a cup in the evenings, which isn't too often, so it lasts a good while.

    Have been tempted to go the Keurig route a couple of times. I've had some good coffee from those. But what can I say, I'm cheap. The Folgers in the $20 Mr. Coffee works out to under $0.10 a mug, which is actually almost 2 cups in true measurement. The actual coffee, I think is somewhere between $0.06 and $0.07 for the actual coffee. The rest is cream and a few drops of vanilla/stevia in there for just a hint of something special.
     
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  6. alida

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    I was given a Keurig for Christmas one year and I really do like it. Mine came with a reusable k-cup filter so I don't have to spend the 69 cents each pod costs where I live. I always drink mine black and I love a dark roast. If I have coffee in a restaurant and it's just okay I will add a tsp of cream to smooth it out.
    I generally have one cup a day, in the morning.
     
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  7. Hiro

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    I have one to two cups in the morning with cream and that is it. More than that and I get jittery and even more honery than usual, as hard as that is to believe. My wife and 17 year old daughter are coffee fiends. I don't even want to think what a mess I would be in if I drank as much as they do.

    Costco, Kirkland brand coffee is makes their prolific habit financially feasible. And it is wonderful coffee.

    We have a Keurig somewhere gathering dust. The primary is some Cuisanart thing with a tank that holds the brewed coffee and keeps it hot. The downside to my family is the tank isn't big enough.....
     
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    Automatic drip. Either Folgers or Maxwell House. Hot and black. Percolated is better but I'm too impatient to get my fix in the morning to wait for it.
     
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    I prefer it like my women, dark and strong

    No cream, no sugar, and don't care if it's instant, Kurig, perc, drip, gas station, etc.

    I go through about a pot a day
     
  10. PlayingInDirt

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    We do a French press with the Italian lavazza brand coffee, half and half, no sugar.

    I really want an automatic pot but the quality of the French press is very vey good.
     
  11. oldasrocks

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    I'm looking for a way to use an IV and inject a couple cups before I try to get out of bed.
     
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  12. Ladyleo191

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    I prefer a percolator, but since I'm always in a hurry for coffee, I use a drip coffeemaker.
    I found a nice brand of coffee a few years ago...Santo Domingo. I drink my coffee black and this brand doesn't get bitter as it sits in the pot for a couple of hours. Stronger, but not bitter.
     
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  13. GTX63

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    Wife is a two cup dark roast in the morning and then she can function coffee drinker.
    I am up at 4 a.m. ready to go and don't touch the stuff. If the sun would come up any sooner I could be done with my day and in bed by dinner. Maybe I need coffee for after work....
     
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    Four cups of strong black coffee before I can think in the morning. Looking for a way to IV it straight in.
     
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    I don't, can't stand the taste. I've had about 4 cups in my 61 years on this planet. On those 4 cups I had to cool it down and add tons of sugar which tells me I really wanted a Coke.
     
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    I used to think the same thing... for about 50 years. And then, in a moment of greed (when the coffee was free with breakfast and the juice was an extra $2), I discovered that I like it. I like it with lots of cream (I use heavy whipping cream) and a little stevia and vanilla and/or chocolate extract. (I'd love to be using Baileys of one variety or another but I can't have the sugar.)

    I did find out that I don't like all brands as well as others. I typically like Folgers where I know a lot of others don't care for it as much. I also don't typically make it strong enough to float an egg, as my dad likes to say.