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    How many sugars do you have?

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    I dont have sugar myself but had a new record set in my cafe today.
    Counted 12 sugars that went into a latte and she hadnt even tasted it yet. she was a regular that likes our coffee ;D

    Can anyone beat that?

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by takeaim link=1172312107/0#0 date=1172312107
    I dont have sugar myself but had a new record set in my cafe today.
    Counted 12 sugars that went into a latte and she hadnt even tasted it yet. she was a regular that likes our coffee *;D

    Can anyone beat that?
    Geez....next time just pull her shot into the sugar bowl....If she hates coffee that much, why does she drink it? ::)...Send her to maccas....

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    Also, see a previous discourse on sugared (or not) coffee:

    http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1115516893/0

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    holy crapola....sugar high anyone?

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    Sounds more like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder rather than anything to do with the taste of the coffee.

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    A teaspoon is 5g, and a can of coke has almost 40g of sugar, so thats 8 teaspoons. Usually a cafe sugar sachet is one teaspoon right? 12x5 = 60g - thats one heck of a lot of sugar.

    Id guess that with 12 sugars, you wouldnt have a clue about the taste of coffee from one place to the next. At least shes not a diabetic yet!

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    I stopped taking sugar the day I got my Expobar.

    I have an uncle (with no teeth) that takes sugar like that.
    I used to joke that my aunt had to buy it in big hessian sacks to keep up with his intake.

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    I have 1/2 -1 ts sugar at the most. I have found that sometimes it enhances the sweeter tones of the bean. Other times I dont have sugar at all.

    Most italians I know always have some sugar in their coffee. Its all a matter of taste I suppose.

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    The previous best id seen at work was 6, I dont think 12 will be beaten anytime soon!


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    Hmm, used to have 8 sugars on my weetbix, now down to 1, 6 in my black tea, now 2, and 3 in my coffee, now Im only drinking my brews, thats down to a level one, and am soon going to stop adding it to savor the taste proper.

    12, wow, super sugar sheila...... ;D

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    Depends on the style of coffee Im drinking....

    1 x Level t/spoon for an espresso
    1 x " " " " Latte/Cappa/Flat White
    x t/spoon in a Doppio Piccolo (pretty well my standard cup these days)
    to 1 x Level t/spoon in a Cappa Cup of Plunger brew.

    And..... No sugar on my Weetbix, just fruit and either juice or milk ;)

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    Got me intrigued, what is a Doppio Piccolo?

    Sounds like an Italian musician.......... [smiley=laugh.gif]

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by smoky link=1172312107/0#11 date=1172411259
    Got me intrigued, what is a Doppio Piccolo?

    Sounds like an Italian musician.......... [smiley=laugh.gif]
    And a very small one at that! ;D


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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    I was told recently by a workmate that theyd seen someone add 13 teaspoons of sugar to their coffee. I tried to imagine that much sugar going in without the coffee overflowing!

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by smoky link=1172312107/0#11 date=1172411259
    Got me intrigued, what is a Doppio Piccolo?

    Sounds like an Italian musician.......... [smiley=laugh.gif]
    At my place,
    Doppio = double shot,
    Piccolo = small glass/cup

    So depending on how much foam you add/want, about 50/50 espresso/milk.

    Can be a way to make the change from milk based coffee to espresso, or just a relatively intense short latte.

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    Thats how I have em too Bullitt.....

    Sweet as, as the saying goes 8-)

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    druggies.... they always have lattes with heaps of sugars.

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    Ahh so that it what I make a doppio piccolo. Thanks for giving it a name.
    I still usually have a heaped tsp but since I used to have nearly 2 in a coffee until recently I am doing ok.
    Hope to decrease that again soon to a level tsp.

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    Sugar?

    Never if the coffee is good, and if the coffee is so bad that I have to add sugar then Id rather not have it at all (Im a snob, what can I say?).

    My first real coffee experience was with Armenian coffee Think Greek and Turkish. . .) so I was used to very sweet coffee, now though I really enjoy the sweet hints from the beans and the milk rather than burying it.

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    Quote Originally Posted by grendel link=1172312107/15#18 date=1172533518
    Sugar?

    Never if the coffee is good, and if the coffee is so bad that I have to add sugar then Id rather not have it at all (Im a snob, what can I say?).
    I dont think it has anything to do with whether the coffee is good or bad..... Had nothing but compliments for my efforts on the end of the PF however, an almost equal number of my relos and friends will have their brews with and without sugar and this split is almost shared proportionally down the Maternal/Fraternal lines, so seems to be more of a cultural influence than anything else.... From my perspective anyway :-?

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    My wife takes or doesnt take sugar depending on how she feels at the time.
    Anywhere from zero to two depending on her needs.

    The coffee is not a factor.

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    same, i have 1 or 2 depending on how i feel

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    I use to think no sugar if coffee is good. But some blends, sugar does balance out the profile. Especially using brown sugar in some coffees. If the coffee is sweet no sugar needed

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

    I am all over the shot, *Some times I have sugar, other times I dont, I think i depens with the beans for me, *If it is a medium roast and more delicate flavours I do not have sugar but in saying this I like to maybe add flavoured syrup. *But I dont like syrup in darker roasts but I might like some sugar.

    No sugar in espressos though I am only fairly new to the espresso scene I like to educate my palate to what true espresso should taste like with the added sweetness of sugar or syrup. (see what I mean, no real set routine, all over the place)

    I guess it comes done to weather I feel like it or not. *I could sometimes happily have not sugar or sweetners and other times I have been known to have 3 or 4 sugars.

    On the subject of 12 sugars in a coffee. I did make a coffe for a work mate who thinks might coffee was too strong and liked sugar, So I put 12 sugars into his coffee and when he drank it He said "aghhhh thats better, did you put extra sugar in this for me" *Ah yes 12 of them to be exact" He just laughted and said "Its nice" * :P

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    Re: How many sugars do you have?

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    Im a bit of a weirdo, I have 1 teaspoon of extra dark brown sugar - i love the molasses flavours and the sweetening seems more subtle than other sugars.. yeah yeaah i can imagine yas shaking your heads at me! Try it though!



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