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  1. uberam3rica

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    I decided to start drinking my coffee black. The decision originally came out of necessity. We ran out of sugar, and I already had my my coffee in my cup with milk in it. I didn't want to pour it out, so I drank it without sugar. It was good, so later that day I had a cup with no milk, and it was good as well. It went great with what I was smoking. I can't remember what I was smoking, but I know I've have had it with coffee before, and found that it tasted better with black coffee. So I decided to just drink it black from now on. I still love lattes, cappuccinos, etc.

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
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    Love a good latte... No sugar. Used to use the sweet stuff years ago. No longer. Just coffee and a splash of milk. But I enjoy a cup of black coffee too. Nothin' like coffee and smoke!

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    Ditto. Coffee and a bowl of P.A. is a well balanced breakfast, in my book.

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    When I was young I always had my coffee very sweet. While I was working on my doctorate, the lab had coffee but no sugar. Soon I got used to it that way. Hence forward I never sweeten coffee, and in fact find any form of sweetening makes the coffee less than paletable

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    I have been slowly going to black coffee. I will have to pair it with some nice tobacco soon.

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    Funny, I have quit sugar in all aspects of life except coffee. And I was never a big sugar guy to begin with. I will have to experiment with no-sugar coffee. Only problem is I buy cheap not-so-good coffee in deference to my tobacco and alcohol habits... But every Christmas I get a pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee from Mrs Sothron. Mmmmm that's always a good week or so. Then I'm back to the cheap stuff

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    I just had a cup of 100% Kona coffee with a bowl of Blend #5

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    I buy cheap not-so-good coffee

    I drink Folgers French Roast. It's good enough for me.

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    I rarely drink coffee with cream or sugar...
    But, when I do it has to have way too much of each.
    I like a good latte or espresso too.
    And, can't forget a good old Türk kahvesi. (of course that is sweet)


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    Eight O'Clock coffee strong and black. Goes great with everything! - bp

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    I rarely drink coffee with cream or sugar...
    But, when I do it has to have way too much of each.

    Ha! If I find myself at a Dunkin Donuts, I go cream and sugar! Nowhere else.... DD puts me in a desert frame of mind I guess. It's the only time I add sugar. Weird...

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    Black coffee is best for me. Some people may find it puritanical, but I think it is a waste to soil a good brew with loads of milk and sugar.

    Instant coffee pretty much requires a generous helping of both to offset the intense bitterness, but I generally treat that as an option of last resort.

    Anyway, it is an acquired taste so if you never try a couple mugs of black coffee you will never get to like it.

    I wasn't fond of it because I was so used to the instant/industrial/economy versions that I found drinking it black repulsive for many years.

    It was only after I tried a very nice and fresh Cuban dark roast one day with very mild acidity that I realized the flavour potential that a black cup of coffee can have...

    I never looked back.

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    Instant coffee pretty much requires a generous helping of both to offset the intense bitterness, but I generally treat that as an option of last resort.

    Starbucks instant coffee is rather good as far as instant coffee goes.

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    Black coffee is the only way to go for me EXCEPT, on a hot day I enjoy an iced vanilla, caramel, mocha, frappiatuccino fru-fru somethin' er other.

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    Coffee and a bowl of P.A. is a well balanced breakfast, in my book.

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    Uber, I have never had Starbucks Instant Coffee so I can't comment.

    One thing is for sure, though, I think that their negative nickname - Charbucks - is right on the money.

    Starbucks roasts some of their blends into oblivion and I do not enjoy the burnt result.

    They are hugely popular so millions of people must like it, but not me...

    (Maybe some of the lighter blends are better, but I found I couldn't drink the last Dark Roast I tried from there. The coffee shop down the street from me is a humble local outfit; I usually just buy from them when I get a cup to go))

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    When I was in college my study partners drank their coffee black and I used cream and sugar. Every time it was their turn to get a new round of coffee while pulling and all nighter they would bring mine back black saying it took to much time to add the cream and sugar. I finally gave up and now I drink my coffee black by choice. Garry Owen!

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    I've heard about people putting milk and sugar in their coffee, but I always thought it was a joke, never believed it happened in reality....

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    I've always drank black coffee, you know its bad coffee when I add sugar to it.

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    I go backvand forth. Usually just a little of both cream and sugar, but sometimes I can do black.

    Actually we have terrible coffee at work, and no cream so if I can down that, I should just drink it black all of the time!

    Has anyone ever tried smoking pipes' coffees? Kinda pricey, but are they good for an every now and then treat?

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    I'm a black coffee drinker myself, just lazy early on and it stuck.

    I bought a couple of pipes from a gentleman in NJ who is a real coffee aficionado. He grinds beans purchased in NYC and either drips thru a hand funnel with (water boiled on the stove!) or in a press. He uses this vendor in NYC:
    https://www.orensdailyroast.com/index.aspx

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    I'm like a lot of you, used to use loads of cream and sugar but since i bought a Keurig machine i've been experimenting with just black. Love it now! Sometimes use a touch of sugar but mostly just black. It does go very well with a pipe too. I'm heading into town later on, will have to restock my supplies.

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    No sugar, but 1/2&1/2, never sugar. Used to drink it black back in my destroyer sailor days. I luv 8 O'clock coffee, but my wife demands that we only buy Chock Full O' Nuts.

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    The usual is Starbucks house blend black with 2 level teaspoons of Florida Crystals. I like the unrefined cane sugar. It adds a caramely-molasses like flavor to the brew that I like.

    Lately I've been drinking a blend called Intense French by Cameron's. The stuff is awesome and blows away Starbucks French roast.

    Occasionally I will go straight black with no sugar but that's only after I've had a cup two already. Never cream or milk. Like some of the other posters I think milk masks all the subtle flavors of the bean.

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    I've been working on getting my methods down for the perfect cup of Turkish coffee now for a few weeks. It's a relaxing weekend ritual. I get my pipe and my tobacco picked out. (lately Marlin Flake) I get my Ibrik and start my coffee (no sugar, no spices), then after I pour my cup I let it settle and cool a bit while I pack and light my pipe. By the time I've settled into my pipe the coffee is able to be sipped and it's "Dad's quiet time" in the office.

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    A friend of mine got into roasting and grinding his own coffee blends and I very much enjoyed drinking those without any cream or sugar, buuuuuut he decided to be a dirty hippie and move to Colorado.... back to Folgers... sigh...."I'm going back to school" he says "there I have a medical marijuana card" he says..... damned dirty hippies...

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    I am a Truck Drivers son.I grew up on Black Coffee and good Home Cookin.Miss ya Dad

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    Starbucks roasts some of their blends into oblivion and I do not enjoy the burnt result.

    I attended a coffee roasting seminar at a factory in Sandpoint, Idaho a few years back. They referred to Starbucks as "Charbucks". I don't care for dark roasted coffee for every day drinking. The only exceptions being in a latte or with a good flake tobacco.

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    My friend says he likes his coffee "black, like my soul."

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    I don't care for dark roasted coffee for every day drinking

    I do. I like dark roasts, but am not a fan of Starbucks.

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    [quote]Coffee and a bowl of P.A. is a well balanced breakfast, in my book.

    +1

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    My favorite coffee now is the Mayorga 100% Organic Mi Cubano whole beans. It is a dark roast but not quite as dark as Starbucks French Roast( which I also drink). I also love Cafe Du Monde coffee with chicory. I use Splenda and cream in my coffee. The only coffee I drink black is espresso, and I like that best with a little lemon peel.

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    We can"t get our old blends anymore, Community, Mellow Joy, Seaport, so I mix Starbucks Pikes place, and their Expresso blend 50/50 and that is what we drink, I take mine black, wife puts about a half lb of sugar and creamer and calls herself drinking coffee. LOL The old cajun

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    Black coffee here too. I used to love the taste of milk and sugar in my coffee but it gave me really awful stomach aches. I switched to black so it would be easier on my stomach and I came to find out it tastes pretty good. I like a lot of the "breakfast" blends by people like Starbucks or even Folgers is good too.

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    I'm just cutting back on my coffee consumption, down to one large cup on the way to work. But I have to have extra cream to make it into a food item.

    No decaf for me, I just don't get that. What is the point.

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    I'm just cutting back on my coffee consumption, down to one large cup on the way to work. But I have to have extra cream to make it into a food item.

    No decaf for me, I just don't get that. What is the point.

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    wife puts about a half lb of sugar and creamer and calls herself drinking coffee

    I know people like that. We had someone come into Mcdonalds and ask for like 10 sugars and a lot of cream in their coffee. I didn't put much sugar or cream in my coffee before. I don't get putting a ton of sugar and cream in. It's like "Would you like some coffee with your cream and sugar?"
    No decaf for me, I just don't get that. What is the point.

    I agree. It's like non-alcoholic beer

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    Bruggels has a blend called "French Toast" this time of year made by Green Mountain Coffee that is my favorite.

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    BJ's Warehouse Guatemalan French Roast here. Comes in big bags (kilo?), I get two every couple months; grind my own for every pot. Sometimes I drink it black, occasionally cream, sometimes 1/2 tsp sugar, I mix it up.

    I can't stand Green Mountain coffees; there's some nasty taste that comes through in all their blends. New England makes good coffee. I won't buy Starbucks; the value is just not there for me.

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    It is hard to find good coffee where I live and I can't easily avail of mail order options.

    The local coffee shop I frequent just changed my preferred dark roast and it royally pisses me off.

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    So I guess I'll be the one to say I drink my coffee black just to avoid the extra calories cream adds... Though probably put enough sugar in it to make up for it.

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    I used to drink Jacobs instant with milk and lots of sugar.
    After my diabetes was revealed, I switched to expresso and cappuccino with saccharine.
    Goes great with a pipe!

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    Black 99% of the time. Wife has a big container of sugar with vanilla beans in it. I cant lie that stuff is good on occasion.

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    Yup, I drink mine black. It is always frustrating to go into a coffee shop and stand behind a line of teenagers and 20 somethings asking for a Non-fat, Sugar-Free, whipped cream, and chocolate drizzle Latte. It takes them 5 minutes to make each one.

    "Look, can I just get a black coffee to go?"

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    Oh yea.. I smoked a bowl of Penzance this past week and was drinking black coffee.. OMG what a wonderful combo. Black House was also complimented by a black coffee.

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    Always drink my coffee black , started drinking it black when i was in the U.S.M.C.

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    A refill on my cup of black coffee is always welcome! A refill on my wife's cup of carefully measured specially formulated blend of sickenly sweet and muddy looking crap, is a calamity! -bp

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    I have a sweet tooth, but I like my coffee black.

    However the only logical next step is to have the coffee grounds straight, then add the water 4 hours later. Manly.

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    Black coffee from a percolator all the time... havent had cream or sugar since I was like 20 years old... that was a VERY long time ago.

    However the only logical next step is to have the coffee grounds straight, then add the water 4 hours later. Manly.
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    I've heard about people putting milk and sugar in their coffee, but I always thought it was a joke, never believed it happened in reality....

    lol!

    I use a little light cream, no sugar. Got very spoiled when staying in Hong Kong. They never heard of half & half. All they had was heavy cream. Have to say, coffee sure tastes nice with heavy cream. It's like a dessert.

    So when we returned home, started using lt cream. However, I keep trying to give up coffee - maybe some day.

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    Black House was also complimented by a black coffee.

    Hmm I will defanitley have to try this out this morning

    Always drink my coffee black , started drinking it black when i was in the U.S.M.C.

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    When I was in college my study partners drank their coffee black and I used cream and sugar. Every time it was their turn to get a new round of coffee while pulling and all nighter they would bring mine back black saying it took to much time to add the cream and sugar. I finally gave up and now I drink my coffee black by choice. Garry Owen!

    I'm in college now, and we have a Starbucks in the library. By ordering black coffee, it simplifies the whole process and I get my coffee that much faster.

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    I will have to agree with undermidnight, black coffee + Black house = awesome experience!

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    Black, Black & Black. God bless Chesty Puller!!!

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    God bless Chesty Puller!!!

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    I only drink instant coffee; Maxwell House Original, it's very strong. One heaping teaspoon coffee, half teaspoon sugar and a few drops of milk.

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    Black coffee is the way to go. If it's too hot outside to drink black coffee ... put it on ice! I love black iced coffee and never can understand why the Vietnamese ruin theirs with milk and sugar ...

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    I love black iced coffee and never can understand why the Vietnamese ruin theirs with milk and sugar ...

    I don't like it that way. It it's going to be iced I want cream sugar and flavoring. I drink tea the same way too. I drink hot tea with no sugar(sometimes a add a little honey for flavor), and I drink my iced tea sweet.

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    2 words. French Press. Get one and try it that way, it will blow you away.

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    French Press. Get one and try it that way, it will blow you away

    My friend has one. I he made me coffee with it once, and it didn't taste any different to me

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    I love this thread!

    I've been in the coffee industry for almost 20 years and am amazed by how many of you profess to drink your coffee black. In the cafes that the company I work for operates only about 20% of the coffee goes out the door black. The rest gets adulterated with milk/cream/soy/sugar/sweetener/cane... and that's before we start talking about lattes and such. I wonder whether being a pipe-smoker comes along with a predilection for black coffee drinking.

    When I was a younger coffee snob I used to spout tripe like, "The ONLY way to drink coffee is BLACK." Then I realized I was inflicting my taste on others, and that there was more money to be made with, "Drink coffee EXACTLY the way you like it!"

    I drink my coffee black. I love a light to medium roast, most days, but have to say that a fresh and well brewed dark roast with dark chocolate is a lovely diversion.

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    black coffee dark roast from Africa, is my way. I sigh a little when at the shop the darkest roast is from Colombia or somewhere else in South America. I know I'm a snob

    I enjoy espresso and french press, but my parents have a Bunn drip coffee machine that I always enjoy when I stay at their house.

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