Win a copy of Functional Reactive Programming this week in the Other Languages forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

How do you like your coffee?

 
Jeff Albertson
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1780
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A Double-double from Timmy's.
 
Bo Yyempeti
Ranch Hand
Posts: 111
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Mocha Frescato from Costa.

Espresso Correcto from my fab little Krup machine at home.
 
Jeff Albertson
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1780
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by Bhoooooo Yyempeti:

Espresso Correcto from my fab little Krup machine at home.


Corretto? With what -- grappa?
 
fred rosenberger
lowercase baba
Bartender
Posts: 12196
35
Chrome Java Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
black.

anything else isn't coffee, it's a milk beverage with some added flavor.
[ April 06, 2006: Message edited by: fred rosenberger ]
 
Ryan McGuire
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1078
4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Back in college: "Milk 'til it's white, sugar 'til it crunches."

After graduation, I quickly (within a year) lost my taste for the sugar. But a tablespoon of whole milk in a mug of regular (American) strength coffee is just right.

By the way, you should see the look I get at a Starbucks (when I can't find a Caribou Coffee*) when I order a plain coffee instead some "double caf half skim extra whipped cream vente macchiatto with cinnamon".


* Consumer Reports did a coffee taste test not too long ago comparing nationally available brands. Caribou came in number 1 while Starbucks was a ways down the list. IIRC, according to the them, even Dunkin' Donuts has better coffee than Starbucks. I think I'm going to set up a taste test between Caribou and Starbucks for some co-workers.
 
Henry Wong
author
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 21498
84
C++ Chrome Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser Java jQuery Linux VI Editor Windows
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
black.

anything else isn't coffee, it's a milk beverage with some added flavor.


Same here... Black.

Preferrably medium roast. You actually want to taste some of the coffee -- not burnt beans.

Henry
 
Ganpi Srinivasan
Ranch Hand
Posts: 160
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Venti White Chocolate Mocha @ *Bux else
Colombio Supremo with little half&half and 2 packets of Splenda!!

 
Anupam Sinha
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1090
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Can you really call it a coffee when you add hundred of condiments or cream or anything in it? I guess when you are comparing coffee to coffee shouldn't it be plain coffee to plain coffee or coffee with extras against coffee with extras. In the later case I guess it comes to the way they prepare.
[ April 06, 2006: Message edited by: Anupam Sinha ]
 
marc weber
Sheriff
Posts: 11343
Java Mac Safari
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I can't function without a large latte from Dunn Bros.
 
stara szkapa
Ranch Hand
Posts: 321
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
iced capucino
 
Dave Lenton
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1241
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I think I must be the only IT worker on the planet who doesn't drink any caffeine-based drinks while at work. I know this may be considered heresy, but I don't actually like the flavour of coffee.
 
Bo Yyempeti
Ranch Hand
Posts: 111
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by Jeff Albertson:


Corretto? With what -- grappa?


Usually, Grappa. Some Remy-Martin (Cognac) also does the trick. Slurp!

Unfortunately, it is difficult to find good Tuscan Grappa in the UK :-(
 
Axel Janssen
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2166
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
black.
I don't even put sugar in expresso.
[ April 07, 2006: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
 
marc weber
Sheriff
Posts: 11343
Java Mac Safari
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
...I know this may be considered heresy, but I don't actually like the flavour of coffee.

That was me. Until my early 30's, I never drank coffee.

But then I got sick one winter. It was 6:30 AM -- pitch dark and 15 degrees below zero (F) -- and I was on my way to work. My throat was killing me. I drove past a coffee shop and thought, "Okay, I just need something HOT." I was rather "taken" by the woman who managed the shop, and I quickly became a regular there. Of course, nothing ever came of it. She moved out of state a few months later, leaving me a caffeine addict.
 
Henry Wong
author
Marshal
Pie
Posts: 21498
84
C++ Chrome Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser Java jQuery Linux VI Editor Windows
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by Axel Janssen:
black.
I don't even put sugar in expresso.


There are people put sugar in espresso?

Henry
 
Linda Walters
Ranch Hand
Posts: 100
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
After espresso, the only way to make coffee is with a French press.
Ummmmummmm.....
 
Dave Lenton
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1241
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by marc weber:
I was rather "taken" by the woman who managed the shop, and I quickly became a regular there. Of course, nothing ever came of it. She moved out of state a few months later, leaving me a caffeine addict.

I wonder how much of the population of the West are now caffeine addicts. What would happen if a disease wiped out coffee plants?! Probably an international disaster.

The problem I have is that because I don't drink tea or coffee, my tolerance for caffeine is very low. Often tablets to take if you have a cold contain caffeine - if I take one of those then I can't sleep for hours afterwards. Similarly, when I have my once a year cup of tea on an aeroplane (its the only free drink!) I become incapable of sitting still for more then a minute - any caffeine makes it impossible to relax.

According to Wikipedia:
An overdose of caffeine can result in a state termed caffeine intoxication or caffeine poisoning. Its symptoms are both physiological and psychological. Symptoms of caffeine intoxication include: restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushed face, diuresis, muscle twitching, rambling flow of thought and speech, paranoia, cardiac arrhythmia or tachycardia, and psychomotor agitation, gastrointestinal complaints, increased blood pressure, rapid pulse, vasoconstriction (tightening or constricting of superficial blood vessels) sometimes resulting in cold hands or fingers, increased amounts of fatty acids in the blood, and an increased production of gastric acid. In extreme cases mania, depression, lapses in judgment, disorientation, loss of social inhibition, delusions, hallucinations and psychosis may occur.
Its so clear now - Meaningless Dribble is a side effect of too much caffeine in the work place!
[ April 10, 2006: Message edited by: Dave Lenton ]
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic