December 14th, 2005
|10:02 am - This indeed is a dark day, dudes.*|
Okay, that's it.
I can't take this anymore.
Coffee should taste like coffee. If you find that unpleasant, you can always thin it with milk or disguise it with sugar.
Flavored coffee is an abomination on par with the musicals of Rogers and Hammerstein.
Whatever today's flavor is,** it smells just like the stuff we used to use to polish the woodwork when I lived at The Pit. I can't get it past my nose. This occurrence has become more and more common as the AEG and her friends discover more and more "interesting" flavors that they just have to try.
I will no longer drink the "good" coffee at work. I can't do it anymore. I just can't. The free, weak swill that comes out of the vending machine is better than this.
* Sorry to ruin the sense of doom and futility, but I liked the alliteration.
** Addendum: This coffee is apparently called Tamsyn, and I have no idea what it's supposed to taste like (other than "artificial and natural flavors"). I'm not aware of a flavor called tamsyn, and Google returns no helpful matches on the search for "tamsyn coffee."
Current Mood: sad
Current Music: Information Society -- The Ridge
I don't know if I could ever drink flavored coffee...then again, I don't really drink coffee to begin with. I can drink cappucinos (that's probably spelled incorrectly) from Kwik Trip (but not Java Junction)...but if I have coffee (which is very, VERY rare) it has to be mixed with a lot of chocolate milk and creamer. I'm weird like that. Oh well...
Wow. I'm not sure whether I'd like coffee mixed with chocolate milk or not. Your spelling of cappucino might be wrong, but it looks okay to me and I'm too lazy to look it up. Anyway, Kwik Trip cappucino is to real cappucino what Roundy's Cola is to Pepsi, but I like the Kwik Trip version better than the real thing.
Coffee was an acquired taste for me (it probably is for everybody), but after nurturing an addiction, I really like it. I prefer latte to cappucino, but if you're not a coffee fan I don't imagine you'd like it.
|Date:||December 14th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)|| |
Hot cocoa powder. Nothing like caffeinated hot chocolate.
See, I've tried that and I thought it was disgusting but you're not the only person I know who likes it, so I'm happy to chalk it up to my own weird sense of taste.
I am so sorry about the abominable coffee. I feel your pain.
Indeed. I have fairly finicky standards when it comes to coffee. On days when I am up very early, I make coffee at home, following my own stringent specifications. Other days I pick up coffee at vendors (of various qualities) on the way to the office. When I am running late in the morning, I stoop to the level of BUYING coffee at WORK.
Yes, I BUY coffee in the SNACK SHOP at WORK. It is a sick and disgusting habit. However, we are not allowed to plug in coffeemakers at our desks because they are fire hazards and no one I know of has had the balls to plug in a coffeemaker in the Break Area and test the (dis)approval of management.
By "various qualities", of course, I mean "varying quality."
Although I guess either description is accurate.
I guess to explain this whole coffee thing, I should point you to one of the first livejournal entries
I ever made.
The vending machine coffee is weak, that's all. It could be worse, I guess, but it could be much, much better. The coffee I vowed to stop drinking today is
much, much better, but I prefer normal, black coffee, and the women who control our coffee prefer heavily flavored. I'm sorry. I know I'm in a minority on this, but I can't stand that stuff.
Incidentally, this is unrelated, but my favorite coffee anecdote is about my dad's coffee, which is offensively
strong. He just likes it that way. Anyway, my sister, who has worked on and off in coffee shops for the last few years decided one day to take a travel mug of Dad's coffee to work to determine just how strong it was. She experimented mixing regular coffee and espresso, and employed the help of one of her coworkers and one of the regulars at the shop to help her in taste testing. Eventually, they figured out that my dad's coffee -- which he drinks as he reads in bed every night -- is as strong as two shots of espresso in eight ounces of regular coffee.
For people who like tasty coffee, I strongly hint in the direction of EVP or Ancora as local places to purchase coffee that is delicious, freshly roasted, and *not* flavored.
Eventually, they figured out that my dad's coffee -- which he drinks as he reads in bed every night -- is as strong as two shots of espresso in eight ounces of regular coffee.
So you are saying he likes THICK coffee. I'm thinking Turkish coffee. With enough half and half, that could be pretty decent stuff.
One thing I do dislike at the moment is the Coffeemate and similar flavored creamer products. They all taste alike, regardless of the flavor, and they have a weird, artificial aftertaste thing going on. I am fine with half and half or milk with some fat content in my coffee, but I'm just not big on the Coffeemate.
Flavored coffee is OK sometimes. Depends on the flavor and its strength. I have found it helps to mix it with unflavored coffee to kill some of the flavor strength.
I've had Turkish coffee... He likes his just a little stronger, and not sweetened.
Honestly, I've had one or two flavored coffees that I did like. We recently had a peppermint flavor at work which sounded repulsive to me, but turned out to be pretty good. The thing is, I've been overwhelmingly disgusted by them, so I'm taking a stand.
And no, I don't do Coffeemate, either. Dairy is fine (specifically milk, but half & half, cream, etc. work too. No cheese, thank you), but I'm not big on non-dairy creamers.
Isn't "non-dairy creamer" an oxymoron?
I know this is late but I just got my internet back.
I am very picky about coffee. I hate flavored coffee because it tastes fake and the artificial stuff in it gives me a headach. Recently I have turned into a coffee snob and will only drink good quality coffee that I grind myself before brewing or from a coffee house. I will drink it with real milk or cream only and refuse to taste it sweetened. I used to drink Folgers all the time but then I tried some quality coffee that I ground at home and now I am spoiled for life. My dad gave me a cup of folgers coffee the other day when I was visiting and I nearly choked it tasted so bad!!!
I found out that if I bring my own cup of any size to the Barnes and Noble coffee shop that they will fill it for only 53 cents. A great deal and very good coffee.
They have really good coffee at a great price at Cost Plus World Market... Anywho
|Date:||December 15th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Coffee blather
Sounds like we're kindred spirits, then.
I had to teach myself to drink the weak stuff at work. It's not very good, but it's free and I've gotten worse coffee in restaurants. The important thing (I guess) is that it's free. When I make coffee though, I grind my beans at the store. It's not the same as doing it at home, but it works and it's definitely a step up from Folgers.
As for additives, I put milk in my dad's coffee because it's so strong. Otherwise, I prefer it black.
Just for the Dennis Leary fans in the audience, I'd just like to say that there is a sign in the window at the Dunkin' Donuts down the street from me that says, "We now have 11 flavors of coffee!!" How's that for portention fullfillment?
Oy. That's unfortunate. Dunkin' Donuts has always had pretty good coffee as far as chain restaurants go (and really, I like their donuts better than anybody else's). I guess I'm fine with this as long as their regular coffee still exists (and I can't imagine they'd get rid of it). I'm still a little saddened that the one in Madison closed.