Tea / Coffee

Old Jun 20th 2017, 11:29 am
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Default Tea / Coffee

Which do you prefer?
How do you take it?
Do you have a brand preference?
Are you fussy more at home / work / out?

I'm always curious, because people take this shit really seriously.

Here's an example of a great man's (me) preferences:
I prefer coffee....but I do enjoy a tea.
I take it black, no sugar.
Not really any brand preference. I definitely don't need it to be rich, aromatic, Amazonian/Brazilian grown, touched by a virgin and thrice roasted....or anything noddy like that. Just needs to be nice.
Home - I have my pods and the machine, generally double bag it for strength in the big mugs. Work I have instant because it's quick and easy and is for a job, not enjoyment. Out - anything really, apart from Starbucks. I don't like their Americano.
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Old Jun 20th 2017, 11:40 am
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Tea for me, never drink coffee as I don't like the taste.

I buy Liptons Yellow Label Extra Strong, I take it: 2 level sugars and a splash of milk.

I decline tea when offered in meetings out here, as there's a strong possibility of Rainbow milk being used.

When flying I ask if I can put my own milk in (if there are no little cartons of milk).

'Builders' tea for me
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Coffee black 2 sugars usually Nescaffe instant

Tea black 2 Sugars Lipton Tea Bags

Always wanted to try Civet shit coffee just to see what they all rave about!!!!!!!!!!
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Have never drank tea or coffee. Had a try when I was a kid but both taste how I imagine ass does. Coffee also reeks. If I every have my own company I will ban it in public areas.

I do like my women how I imagine i'd like my coffee if I liked coffee though.
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More of a coffee person but I can't stand instant coffee. have nespresso machines at home and work. Used to have coffee and tea with 2 sugars. Now down to half a sugar.

Tea needs to be a proper British buliders type tea. None of the Lipton rubbish
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Coffee, black no sugar. Usually made in a cafetiere, and usually the same brand as both myself and my wife like the taste. Melitta , not expensive, but nice normal coffee.

When I'm out I also avoid Starbucks, agree with Scamp - their Americano is like dishwater. Prefer Costa .

Tea - not a big fan - only ever drink green tea at work. However, when I'm home, I do like a cuppa with my fish n chips on a Friday night.
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Coffee black with no sugar.

Just regular ole Nescafe, or whatever is in the Pot at the gas station when I go on long drives. I don't go to Starbucks or any other Coffee shop.
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Cafe Latte. Nice and manly.

I prefer the coffee planet ones over any of the other take away places. At home it's Nescafe granules, milk no sugar. We do have a nepresso machine at home. I don't know how to use it.
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Nespresso machines at home and in the office. Black in the office, cappuccino at home. No sugar. Generally buy mixed Nespresso capsules, but just coming to the end of the introductory offer when we bought the machine (which, in effect, made the machine free), so will try some other brands. The convenience is brilliant, used to use a Moka with Illy coffee, but it's a faff and actually not as good as that which the Nespresso machine makes.

Builder's tea, generally with Yorkshire Tea (naturally), bags usually but loose if I can be arsed. Loose is so much better it's almost a different drink. Also like English Breakfast Tea and other stronger varieties; also like Earl Grey with a dash of milk. Don't drink English tea here coz can't get milk that tastes right in it. No sugar.

Moroccan mint tea occasionally, very refreshing but generally too sweet.

Green tea (Costco), bought a big box of individually sealed bags out here, generally have a mug on the go constantly, just top up with hot water.

Rooibos sometimes at home, very calming.

Jasmin after a Chinese.

And NEVER boiling water on the tea, makes it bitter and kills the vitamin C.

Long time ago had a Sri Lankan gf, she made tea with the milk added to the teapot at the beginning. And my gran used to make it with condensed milk. Both

ps Instant coffee isn't coffee -- they've perfected the aroma, but even with the "best" stuff it's still not coffee. And is mank.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
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ps Instant coffee isn't coffee -- they've perfected the aroma, but even with the "best" stuff it's still not coffee. And is mank.
This. Instant coffee isn't coffee and is foul.


Decent proper coffee (I use a cafetiere usually at home) served black no sugar. I also have a cold brew gadget which make it super smooth for iced coffee.

Starbucks is rank and their black coffee invariably tastes burnt. I have no idea why anyone goes there apart from to buy one of their rather nice mugs when in another country.

Teas, also black no sugar. Assam in the morning and Ceylon in the afternoon by preference. Earl Grey tastes and smells like bonfires.

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I make tea with the milk first and drink starbucks coffee.

go ahead and judge me, I don't care.
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I make tea with the milk first...

go ahead and judge me, I don't care.
As absolutely you should. It protects the porcelain / bone china.
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Prefer coffee but there's always an occasion for tea.

After 3 Nespresso machines over the years, I upgraded to a fully automatic bean-to-cup machine used with Coffee Planet's organic medium roast beans. I prefer a small latte - less milk than coffee - or is that a latte machiatto?

Never understood the people who profess to love coffee that go to Starbucks and order a coffee that's a single espresso shot with about a litre of milk. That's like calling yourself a whisky drinker when you only drink JD & Coke.

I'm a bit of a ponce when it comes to tea, I've got one of those fancy teapots that sit on top of your cup when ready to serve, so generally only buy loose leaf tea.

Any variation of breakfast tea to go with a fried breakfast and green tea after a heavy meal.
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This. Instant coffee isn't coffee and is foul.


Decent proper coffee (I use a cafetiere usually at home) served black no sugar. I also have a cold brew gadget which make it super smooth for iced coffee.

Starbucks is rank and their black coffee invariably tastes burnt.
Instant does the job at work. I can't be bothered faffing.
Mum makes wonderful cafetiere coffee at home in the UK.

Burnt. That's the taste of Starbucks Americano. Thank you!
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Regarding Nespresso machines, I know they're the trendy, cool ones, but they only make espresso size drinks? In hotels before I've hit the 'big cup' option and ended up with a thimble or perhaps double espresso size.

Am I missing something with them or does everyone drink espresso coffee all the time now?
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