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brightpearl 10-28-2007 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by Stephi_B (Post 366527)
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Ah yes. Cafe Valdez.
I enjoyed your correlation, btw. :)

I usually drink mine half Cafe Valdez from a French press, half hot skim milk, no sugar. If I don't add milk, I do add sugar, but not very much. And then every once in a while, I have a double latte with whole milk and a lot of flavored syrup, and chocolate powder on top. And whipped cream.

Lots of other parts of my life are like that...Moderation nearly all the time, and I'm really happy with that nearly all the time. I'm reluctant to splurge, but when I finally do, I don't feel guilty about it.

brightpearl 10-28-2007 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by T.I.P. (Post 366538)
i drink my coffee black and full of sugar
i drink my tea green or black and full of sugar

that's what makes me so sweet :)

You know, the sad thing is, once you move to the US, you can use your semi-fake French accent and totally get lucky saying lame-ass things like that. :rolleyes:


auntie aubrey 10-28-2007 02:49 PM

i typically drink neither. which.... correlates..... um....

no wait no wait no wait. sometimes, rarely, once in a blue moon i'll enjoy a cafe latte with a shot of almond.

which means i.... oh god let me think.

it means i like the fine things in life but accept that their scarcity is what makes them special.

T.I.P. 10-28-2007 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by brightpearl (Post 366557)
You know, the sad thing is, once you move to the US, you can use your semi-fake French accent and totally get lucky saying lame-ass things like that.

who, moi ??

craig johnston 10-28-2007 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by T.I.P. (Post 366538)
i drink my coffee black and full of sugar
i drink my tea green or black and full of sugar

me too. but not green ffs!

auntie aubrey 10-28-2007 04:43 PM

i used to drink tea before i decided to eliminate hot caffeinated beverages from my life. no sugar, no milk. unsweetened all the way. i also drink iced tea completely unadulterated and unsweetened, when i drink iced tea.

there's a perfect correlation between this and the way i regard food, as well. i never add seasoning to food once it's prepared. i never touch the salt and pepper shakers at restaurants. i don't add soy sauce to chinese food. i don't add ketchup to fries. the only adornment i'll add is a little extra parmesan to italian food and extra tzatziki to greek food (when applicable).

the way i see it, things taste the way they're supposed to taste once they hit the table. after that you've got to stop fiddling with it. once tea is brewed it's either good tea or just don't drink it. don't go fiddling with it and adding stuff to perk up the flavor. and like life, you should take things at face value without trying to muddle around too much to fix it to your liking.

there's no good logic to it, it's just how i do things.

Coffee 10-28-2007 05:05 PM

Coffee: 30% overdosed french press, once tall cup in the morning with from 1-1 1/2 tsp of sugar. Roast varies, as does varietal. I roast my own beans so mix it up frequently but tend towards medium to medium dark roasts on average, with occasional light and dark roasts for variety.

Tea: Only used in emergencies (when I forgot to roast coffee and run out of the fixing for a 'real' morning beverage), preferably black tea with a tsp of sugar or honey.

Correlates to my DIY nature...not so amusing i guess, but fark it.

T.I.P. 10-28-2007 05:10 PM

^^ (auntie) you're the polar opposite of my dad in that aspect. He's usually looking for the salt shaker before we've even entered the restaurant.

I also try to resist the urge of adding salt, and I find that eating is a more interesting experience that way. Don't give me fries without ketchup though !

brightpearl 10-28-2007 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by T.I.P. (Post 366559)
who, moi ??

I rest my case.

I agree with you too, Auntie (and TIP). I do put ketchup on my fries about half the time, tho'.

And coffee, I find it very amusing that you roast your own coffee. :)

madasacutsnake 10-28-2007 06:22 PM

Strong black irish tea. I take the milk, pour it into the milk cap, just enough to fill the centre part which sits inside the milk container neck, then put that amount into my tea.

The hidden meaning is that I'm mentally unstable.

Frieda 10-28-2007 06:46 PM

i drink my coffee very strong (espresso or ristretto in restaurants) and very sweet with lots of sugar.

stuff gives me a kick-start and keeps me going if necessary. hidden meaning is that i probably don't sleep enough to stay awake without caffeinated substances :D

edited to add: no sugar in the tea, i drink jasmine tea or mint tea.. sometimes camomile. black tea and the green tea weird stuff makes my stomach feel odd.

lukkucairi 10-29-2007 01:08 AM

I'm a tea-drinker. Tetley's for preference - brewed very strong, with goat milk in it (I'm allergic to cow's milk). Sometimes I take a half teaspoon of sugar, but lately not.
Hidden meaning? I have a hidden traditional streak, but I'm nonetheless unable to conform.

Out of the five tastes, I prefer bitter. I like the bitter taste of tea that's been brewed a little too long. I like bitter because it keeps you on your toes. It's a complex kind of sensation - hard to love, but worth it if you succeed.

...If I might jump-start a question for tomorrow (it's almost tomorrow here - it's tomorrow already on the other side of the Atlantic...!)

What's your preference in the range of the five tastes? And why?

- Salty
- Sweet
- Sour
- Bitter
- Umami*

*Umami being the kind of proteinaceous flavor you realize you're missing after a day of eating nothing but potato chips.

Stephi_B 10-29-2007 05:28 AM



"Sauer macht lustig." (Sour makes merry.)


Anna 10-29-2007 06:07 AM

I love them all equally

brightpearl 10-29-2007 07:57 AM

I love them all too, crave all of them from time to time (I like bitter tea, too, lukku). But I definitely have a sugar problem. I'm hypoglycemic and totally use it to self-medicate. :D

I love that scene in Elf where Will Ferrell maintains that the four food groups are candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.

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