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  • What type of Sugar do you use?

    Just a spur on from the other thread about if people have sugar or not, im interested to know what types of sugar people are using?

    I personally use No name branded Raw Sugar as i feel the brand of the sugar is not important, if its sweat and has a nice flavour then it goes in.
    However i have a friend who only uses white sugar, he seems to think the flavour is alot cleaner where as Raw sugar has a duller flavour.

    What about special "coffee" style sugars are they really worth it ?

    Im interested to know what others think and use

  • #2
    Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

    white, same with bread. I like my food clean ;D

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    • #3
      Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

      Originally posted by 1B3737283D2A6E610B580 link=1334200143/1#1 date=1334207156
      white, same with bread.  I like my food clean  ;D
      Yeah i eat white bread too.. Any reason why White Sugar over any other ?

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      • #4
        Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

        Originally posted by 635F5E45435252590604370 link=1334200143/2#2 date=1334208015
        Yeah i eat white bread too.. Any reason why White Sugar over any other ?
        no particular reason. dissolves easier on my weetbix maybe? I dont really use sugar on anything else.

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        • #5
          Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

          Raw. Dont use much though.
          My grandfather worked in a sugarmill when I was a kid (and most of his life actually). Hed get huge sacks for next to nothing. We grew up on it. My octagenarian Mum will use honey if she cant get raw sugar.

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          • #6
            Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

            I once overheard a barista tell a customer that raw sugar was proven to be healthier than white. He went on to tell her (paraphrasing now) that city-folk using refined white sugar got fat but cane farmers ate raw sugar and didnt get fat. True story!

            I ask him if he thought the long days of manual labour might have something to do with it. (After I got my coffee.)

            He also obviously never met some of the cane-cockies I know.

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            • #7
              Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

              White sugar dissolves faster. A friend of mine will not use raw sugar simply because it cools the shot faster than white sugar.

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              • #8
                Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

                Originally posted by 7D716D73777D78726B78781E0 link=1334200143/6#6 date=1334232066
                White sugar dissolves faster. A friend of mine will not use raw sugar simply because it cools the shot faster than white sugar.
                Smaller grain sizes dissolve faster but so will stirring. Undissolved solids usually means the solution is approaching saturation. Brown and raw sugar are considered sweeter by many because of the molasses content. Dont know if thats true though. I dont have a cast iron mouth or throat so cooler is cool by me.

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                • #9
                  Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

                  Brown sugar always for me, dont know why seems to taste
                  better for me.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

                    Using plain old white sugar at the moment, as it does not impart so much flavour to the coffee. Used CSR Brown sugar for a very long time but I slowly worked out that I was masking some of the flavour in my coffee with the molasses.
                    Did try two boxes of Billingtons Light Muscovado, which was a more interesting flavour compared to CSR. Just hard to get out in the country.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

                      Im a big fan of using Panella sugar cane extract. Worth heading over to a health food shop and getting a small bag to give it a try, although I had a really hard time trying to find it.

                      The taste it gives is very suttle and doesnt ruin the coffee. Ive tried all sugars and find this to be the best IMHO. A little tip for you, of you take 2 white sugars then 1 Panella is enough. Ive found its just over half the dose/amount you would generally be used to.

                      -Brendon

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                      • #12
                        Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

                        I dislike any sugar that imparts a flavour to my coffee i.e. raw, brown, palm sugar etc.
                        My preference is for refined white.

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                        • #13
                          Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

                          CSR Logicane - supposedly a low GI sugar. (Hype maybe ?  :-/ ) Has a fawn colour. Not sure if it imparts a flavour to be honest, dont use that much, and only in particular style coffees.

                          GrahamK

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                          • #14
                            Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

                            I really am not a sweet tooth, so I only have sugar in my mud at work (nescamud 43)  I cant stand sugar in espresso or late or cappuccino as I think I just dont like sugar....

                            I however much prefer raw sugar to any other for the taste, white I dont hate but prefer raw over it any day. 
                            I really despise artificial sweeteners .... the leave a horrible taste in my mouth that lingers for hours....


                            On a side note and possible related or not.. I like salt. (not too much though ^^)

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                            • #15
                              Re: What type of Sugar do you use?

                              Originally posted by 2C3D282E353F5C0 link=1334200143/13#13 date=1335172246
                              On a side note and possible related or not.. I like salt. (not too much though ^^)
                              Must be a touch odd in a latte....

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