Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 86

Thread: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    The previous poll I set up had too many variables to give any real idea of sugar use in coffee, perhaps this will give a better idea. :)

  2. #2
    Senior Member caffeol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    130

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Never in any of my coffee drinks (or tea) but I do use sugar when coffee isnt available and I fall back on a freeze dried or granulated caffeine beverage.


  3. #3
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Seems the original poll was of more interest than this one :(
    Cmon people take a minute and tick a box, please. :-[

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, New South Wales, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    305

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    I understand this is a difficult poll to put together, what with so many variables. I went with occassionally, in part for the same reason put forward by cafeol, but also for times when the real stuff tastes only marginally better than the instant. Maybe a further poll exclusively for sweetner/sugar-users to indicate the reason why would be enlightening?
    But this is typical mel... the raw data is very nice but I want the why I had a laugh. Maybe its not really necessary after all.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 747C75707A70766C6A190 link=1260401170/3#3 date=1260479574
    I understand this is a difficult poll to put together, what with so many variables. I went with occassionally, in part for the same reason put forward by cafeol, but also for times when the real stuff tastes only marginally better than the instant. Maybe a further poll exclusively for sweetner/sugar-users to indicate the reason why would be enlightening?
    But this is typical mel... the raw data is very nice but I want the why I had a laugh. Maybe its not really necessary after all.
    Thanks for taking the time to respond Mel.
    While the result of this poll is a little easier to interpret still not a lot of votes. :(

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, New South Wales, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    305

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    cmon people -surely Im not the only statnerd hoping for a larger sample group so we can draw some conclusions! And also, just for the thrill of data.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 252D24212B21273D3B480 link=1260401170/5#5 date=1260520012
    cmon people -surely Im not the only statnerd hoping for a larger sample group so we can draw some conclusions! And also, just for the thrill of data.
    Think yer my kind of people Mel. :D

  8. #8
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    I voted never
    That vote applies to espresso, syphon, pour-over styles ect

    However when I have Greek/Turkish coffee, sugar is added when brewing

    KK

  9. #9
    TC
    TC is offline
    .
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,665

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 755158585B5B6175514D53513E0 link=1260401170/7#7 date=1260531367
    I voted never
    That vote applies to espresso, syphon, pour-over styles ect

    However when I have Greek/Turkish coffee, sugar is added when brewing

    KK
    So- you occasionally use sugar then?? *:D

  10. #10
    Mal Dimal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Warwick, QLD
    Posts
    16,768

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Im an "Occasional" user of Sweetener, not sugar.... Diabetic ;)

    Mal.

  11. #11
    senior member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    150

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Im not a sugar user either but what generally is the best sugar to serve? white, raw or demerara?

  12. #12
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 465C58465E545150350 link=1260401170/10#10 date=1260541715
    Im not a sugar user either but what generally is the best sugar to serve? white, raw or demerara?
    Guess it depends very much on personal taste, my preference is for white, I find raw imparts a caramel taste that detracts from the coffee.

  13. #13
    Senior Member caffeol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    130

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Jon

    If you want to do type of sweetener against type of beverage stuff you could set up something on Survey Monkey without the limitations of the poll.

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/

    As long as you can live with the 10 questions and 100 responses limits it is free.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 71737474777D7E120 link=1260401170/12#12 date=1260578248
    Jon

    If you want to do type of sweetener against type of beverage stuff you could set up something on Survey Monkey without the limitations of the poll.

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/

    As long as you can live with the 10 questions and 100 responses limits it is free.
    Thanks Caffeol, think Ill stick with the poll on this site, I tend to feel the answers given by snobbers will come from a reasonably well informed group of coffee lovers. :)

  15. #15
    Senior Member caffeol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    130

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    OK, but but I actually meant create a survey on SM and post here asking us to do the survey. A bit of an embuggerance which may reduce the number who respond but you would get better data.

    Didnt think for a moment of surveying the great unwashed.

  16. #16
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3E3C3B3B3832315D0 link=1260401170/14#14 date=1260584520
    embuggerance
    Now thats a new one on me, Mr Google has some information about it. :D
    http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-emb1.htm

  17. #17
    Senior Member caffeol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    130

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Hmmm didnt expect to find it in a dictionary but thats the meaning I intended. I even spelled / spelt it correctly. ;D

  18. #18
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    281 views and only 34 votes. :-?

  19. #19
    Senior Member caffeol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    130

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?


    http://www.nicky510.com/2008/09/19/make-mine-black/


  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    723

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    im afraid there may be considerable sample bias here ;)

  21. #21
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2B06070C160B161B620 link=1260401170/19#19 date=1260638362
    im afraid there may be considerable sample bias here ;)
    Please explain? ;D

  22. #22
    Sleep is overrated Thundergod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    10,496

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D5F58585B51523E0 link=1260401170/16#16 date=1260588607
    Hmmm didnt expect to find it in a dictionary but thats the meaning I intended. I even spelled / spelt it correctly.
    Its a new one on me too and I spent 5 years in Army Cadets. ;D
    Thanks for the link Jon; WWW is one of my favourite sites.

  23. #23
    hazchem
    Guest

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 152920382D4C0 link=1260401170/17#17 date=1260622894
    281 views and only 34 votes. :-?
    maybe not everyone is in to polls.

  24. #24
    TC
    TC is offline
    .
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    14,665

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 417D746C79180 link=1260401170/17#17 date=1260622894
    281 views and only 34 votes. :-?
    or...3 threads and 2 polls later, everyones over it? :-?

  25. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    16

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    In years gone by I would have had to say Always but its amazing how quickly you can develop a taste for coffee without sugar when youve run out and cant afford or cant be bothered going all the way to the shops to get more!

    Thanks to that experience many years ago, I ditched the sugar habit and have never looked back.

  26. #26
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 316E76606B606C656566666E626D030 link=1260401170/23#23 date=1260706369
    Quote Originally Posted by 417D746C79180 link=1260401170/17#17 date=1260622894
    281 views and only 34 votes. :-?
    or...3 threads and 2 polls later, everyones over it? *:-?
    May well be the case.
    Nope dont think so, just reviewed half a dozen polls and the response rate varied between 1 and 3% of total views, so guess I cant complain, this one is currently running at 6%. ;)

  27. #27
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 605F4555534457360 link=1260401170/24#24 date=1260710476
    In years gone by I would have had to say Always but its amazing how quickly you can develop a taste for coffee without sugar when youve run out and cant afford or cant be bothered going all the way to the shops to get more!

    Thanks to that experience many years ago, I ditched the sugar habit and have never looked back.
    Guess ya still have the caffeine habit then? ;)

  28. #28
    hazchem
    Guest

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 655950485D3C0 link=1260401170/25#25 date=1260745067
    Quote Originally Posted by 316E76606B606C656566666E626D030 link=1260401170/23#23 date=1260706369
    Quote Originally Posted by 417D746C79180 link=1260401170/17#17 date=1260622894
    281 views and only 34 votes. :-?
    or...3 threads and 2 polls later, everyones over it? *:-?
    May well be the case.
    Nope dont think so, just reviewed half a dozen polls and the response rate varied between 1 and 3% of total views, so guess I cant complain, this one is currently running at 6%. ;)

    Its probably also worth remembering that those of us that have voted but still want to continue with the discussion will probably be a new view each time we look at the thread, which further skews the views to votes ratio Id say ...

  29. #29
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 464F544D464B432E0 link=1260401170/27#27 date=1260756404
    Quote Originally Posted by 655950485D3C0 link=1260401170/25#25 date=1260745067
    Quote Originally Posted by 316E76606B606C656566666E626D030 link=1260401170/23#23 date=1260706369
    Quote Originally Posted by 417D746C79180 link=1260401170/17#17 date=1260622894
    281 views and only 34 votes. :-?
    or...3 threads and 2 polls later, everyones over it? *:-?
    May well be the case.
    Nope dont think so, just reviewed half a dozen polls and the response rate varied between 1 and 3% of total views, so guess I cant complain, this one is currently running at 6%. ;)

    Its probably also worth remembering that those of us that have voted but still want to continue with the discussion will probably be a new view each time we look at the thread, which further skews the views to votes ratio Id say ...
    Very true, hadnt contemplated that. ::)

  30. #30
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    16

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5B676E7663020 link=1260401170/26#26 date=1260746064
    Quote Originally Posted by 605F4555534457360 link=1260401170/24#24 date=1260710476
    In years gone by I would have had to say Always but its amazing how quickly you can develop a taste for coffee without sugar when youve run out and cant afford or cant be bothered going all the way to the shops to get more!

    Thanks to that experience many years ago, I ditched the sugar habit and have never looked back.
    Guess ya still have the caffeine habit then? *;) *
    well, as they say: addiction is for life so you should choose them carefully *Im sure that (or a variant) appeared in a too-much-coffee man cartoon at some stage.

    besides, depending on whichever group of medical researchers are in favor at the moment this habit is probably going to reduce my blood preasure but increase my cholesterole, prolong my life but make me bald, enhance my sex-drive while stunting my growth...

    and so on...
    and so on...
    and so on...

    Im sure all the positives make up for any perceived draw backs

  31. #31
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Oh I forgot to say and I dont know if it counts

    Although I am an avid Coffee drinker I am also a Tea drinker
    I have my Tea Black without sugar

    KK

  32. #32
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6C4841414242786C48544A48270 link=1260401170/30#30 date=1260793984
    I am also a Tea drinker
    Blasphemy, traitor, your beyond redemption,cast him out. :D

  33. #33
    hazchem
    Guest

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 142821392C4D0 link=1260401170/31#31 date=1260826868
    Quote Originally Posted by 6C4841414242786C48544A48270 link=1260401170/30#30 date=1260793984
    I am also a Tea drinker *
    Blasphemy, traitor, your beyond redemption,cast him out. :D
    Im going to brand myself as a tea drinker too, I do use sugar if drinking tea bag tea. Ive also tried some chaff tea after my last couple of Sidamo roasts thanks to inspiration from member HD. Its pretty tasty I have to say, delicate, fruity and a bit woody. I havent tried it with any other origins yet though. I dont put sugar in that though ...

  34. #34
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0A0318010A070F620 link=1260401170/32#32 date=1260827281
    Im going to brand myself as a tea drinker too
    The horror. :o

  35. #35
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B474E5643220 link=1260401170/33#33 date=1260836289
    Quote Originally Posted by 0A0318010A070F620 link=1260401170/32#32 date=1260827281
    Im going to brand myself as a tea drinker too
    The horror. *:o
    Snip from here - http://www.tea-first.com/

    Tea, as a beverage, is older than coffee, older than wine and maybe even older than beer. Some may argue about the latter, since some types of beer may be as old as 10,000 years, while tea has been around for only about 5,000. Fair enough, lets not quibble. Tea is old.

    KK

  36. #36
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    370

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Short Black -- No

    Cap or long black -- yes

    Sweetener -- Frankly I have put on a few kilos lately so am cutting back, I am partial to a long black with dark brown sugar as a treat..

    Tea Black -- unsweetened..

  37. #37
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    North Rothbury, NSW
    Posts
    1,104

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Used to be always but now becoming occasionally....

  38. #38
    hazchem
    Guest

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 635F564E5B3A0 link=1260401170/33#33 date=1260836289
    Quote Originally Posted by 0A0318010A070F620 link=1260401170/32#32 date=1260827281
    Im going to brand myself as a tea drinker too
    The horror. *:o
    As has been discussed with some fellow members offline, theres nothing you cant snob! ;D

  39. #39
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    32

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    * * When I have "real" (ground) coffee, which I prefer, I dont usually add sugar. *I might add that, because I dont like hot drinks of any kind, coffee always means iced coffee for me, and I always add a spoonful or two of ice-cream, so that there is always a sweetening element added. *This usually (but not quite always) renders sugar completely unnecessary.
    * * If I use instant coffee, I add sugar most of the time, because, although years ago I was quite satisfied with instant coffee (and indeed knew nothing else), I find now that I dont real like instant a lot, and use it only if ground coffee is not available. *And I do tend to find that adding sugar improves it, tends to soften the sharp flavour I now find in instant. *The amount varies from around a quarter-teaspoon of sugar to a full teaspoon.
    * * With ground coffee, I might find that I tire a little of the same kind if I have it too often (depending on where I am or whether Ive run out of my favourite kinds, I sometimes end up using others a little more often I would prefer), and I then might add a quarter-teaspoon or so of sugar in addition to the ice-cream; but I dont usually do this.
    * * I suspect I dont really know the best way of making coffee, since I do sometimes find I dont enjoy it as much as I might at other times. *The times when I am enjoying it less are the ones I am a little more likely to add a small amount of sugar.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * Regards,
    * * * * * * * * * * * * *Michael.


  40. #40
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    32

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1E222B3326470 link=1260401170/0#0 date=1260401170
    The previous poll I set up had too many variables to give any real idea of sugar use in coffee, perhaps this will give a better idea. :)
    * * Where was that poll? *I would expect a poll with more variables to be more informative, all other things being equal.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * Regards,
    * * * * * * * * * * * * *Michael.


  41. #41
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1073177318735D0 link=1260401170/39#39 date=1260920676
    Quote Originally Posted by 1E222B3326470 link=1260401170/0#0 date=1260401170
    The previous poll I set up had too many variables to give any real idea of sugar use in coffee, perhaps this will give a better idea. :)
    * * Where was that poll? *I would expect a poll with more variables to be more informative, all other things being equal.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * Regards,
    * * * * * * * * * * * * *Michael.
    Been deleted, this one does exactly what I wanted, cuts right to the chase, do you or dont you use sugar/sweetener?

    Cheers,

    Jon.

  42. #42
    Gra
    Gra is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    610

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 665A534B5E3F0 link=1260401170/40#40 date=1260921677
    do you or dont you use sugar/sweetener?
    Yes 6 teaspoons please but Dont stir it I dont like it sweet!! ;D ;D ;D

  43. #43
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    723

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4F465D444F424A270 link=1260401170/37#37 date=1260865431
    Quote Originally Posted by 635F564E5B3A0 link=1260401170/33#33 date=1260836289
    Quote Originally Posted by 0A0318010A070F620 link=1260401170/32#32 date=1260827281
    Im going to brand myself as a tea drinker too
    The horror. *:o
    As has been discussed with some fellow members offline, theres nothing you cant snob! *;D
    i think he meant the hararr.

  44. #44
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 102536570 link=1260401170/41#41 date=1260924005
    Quote Originally Posted by 665A534B5E3F0 link=1260401170/40#40 date=1260921677
    do you or dont you use sugar/sweetener?
    Yes 6 teaspoons please but Dont stir *it I dont like it sweet!! ;D ;D ;D
    Youve been reading some of my old posts Gra. ;)

  45. #45
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2805040F15081518610 link=1260401170/42#42 date=1260926001
    Quote Originally Posted by 4F465D444F424A270 link=1260401170/37#37 date=1260865431
    Quote Originally Posted by 635F564E5B3A0 link=1260401170/33#33 date=1260836289
    Quote Originally Posted by 0A0318010A070F620 link=1260401170/32#32 date=1260827281
    Im going to brand myself as a tea drinker too
    The horror. *:o
    As has been discussed with some fellow members offline, theres nothing you cant snob! *;D
    i think he meant the hararr.
    Good play on words Coffeehorse ;D, nope, I meant the horror. ;)

  46. #46
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Looks like the poll has just about run its course, interesting results, looks like we sweet tooths are not quite as rare as I suspected, although the always club (of which I am one) is a little exclusive at 15% ;)

  47. #47
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    54

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4B66676C766B767B020 link=1260401170/19#19 date=1260638362
    im afraid there may be considerable sample bias here ;)
    I think I agree. The more coffee-hardcore people get (in my experience), the less theyll use additions to pure coffee. Those who hang around here spend a lot of time getting their espresso extraction just right so there is no bitterness (which people often use sweeteners to cover up)

    The progression for lots of people who now love coffee:

    Mocha --> weak latte + (several) sugars --> stronger milk coffee + sugar --> strong milk coffee with no sugar --> espresso!

    For me, I gave up sugar years ago. Now Ive got a decent machine, Im hovering between the last two stages.

  48. #48
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    SYD
    Posts
    564

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    I add a quarter to half a teaspoon of brown sugar to my espressos.

    One full teaspoon when I have an Americano.

    Interesting discussion, bit of an Old World v New World difference, not unlike the wine scene.

    In Europe, its the tradition to sugar your coffee. Whereas in the "New World" many serious coffee drinkers go bareback.

    When traveling I often take an interest how different parts of the world have their coffee. In some parts of Europe they take a lot of Sugar indeed. Some places that have stood out for taking their coffee with a whack of sugar are Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Denmark.

    Going to the extreme is the Turkish/Greek style coffee, which is stupendously sweet, but this is quite a different drink to the style of coffee that you see in Western Europe. The spoon almost stays upright when you let go :)

  49. #49
    Senior Member Yelta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Moonta SA.
    Posts
    6,866

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A4750584D45220 link=1260401170/47#47 date=1261537508
    I add a quarter to half a teaspoon of brown sugar to my espressos.

    One full teaspoon when I have an Americano.

    Interesting discussion, bit of an Old World v New World difference, not unlike the wine scene.

    In Europe, its the tradition to sugar your coffee. Whereas in the "New World" many serious coffee drinkers go bareback.

    When traveling I often take an interest how different parts of the world have their coffee. In some parts of Europe they take a lot of Sugar indeed. Some places that have stood out for taking their coffee with a whack of sugar are Italy, Croatia, Austria, and Denmark.

    Going to the extreme is the Turkish/Greek style coffee, which is stupendously sweet, but this is quite a different drink to the style of coffee that you see in Western Europe. The spoon almost stays upright when you let go :)
    Interesting observations Hezog, wonder if it may also be climate related, i.e. more sugar used in cooler climes as an energy source? :-/

  50. #50
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    32

    Re: Do you use sugar or sweetener in your coffee?

    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Quote Originally Posted by 0612050E0519600 link=1260401170/46#46 date=1261535161
    The progression for lots of people who now love coffee:

    Mocha --> weak latte + (several) sugars --> stronger milk coffee + sugar --> strong milk coffee with no sugar --> espresso!
    * * *Im interested in the idea that there might be a spectrum of "coffee evolution", and wonder whether this progression does apply to coffee drinkers generally.
    * * *I drink coffee only as iced coffee, so I dont know where I fall in the spectrum. *I suppose youd need a two-dimensional flowchart to cover progression amongst all coffee variants. *I dont like hot drinks, so thats unlikely to change; so I suppose my position would correspond most closely to the beginning of the progression (Mocha). *Does it count as a slight advance to have gone from instant coffee to ground coffee (using instant only when thats all thats offered/available)?
    * * *It may also depend on how you first came to coffee, though. *I came to it *as* a sweet drink, as a variant of chocolate drinks I had had previously (similarly mixed with milk and topped with ice-cream), so that origin is still deep in my mind and has determined my whole approach to coffee. *I am told I was almost born disliking hot drinks, so that will probably further entrench the preference I already have.
    * * *As for the Mocha given as the first step in the progression: just what is this? *I believe its somehow a mixture of chocolate and coffee, but just how is this done? *Is it something you buy, or something you mix yourself? *If the latter, what do you use? *I have occasionally had iced mocha in cafés and liked it, but never known how it is made.
    * * *I make no pretence that I am a purist, coffee snob, or anything - so I admit that I ask for details because I would like to try it myself.
    * * *Thanks.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * *Regards,
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * Michael.




Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. The Good Old Sugar in Coffee Debate
    By VimFuego in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 15th April 2012, 02:29 PM
  2. Sugar in coffee!
    By simonsk8r in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 1st December 2009, 12:39 PM
  3. Best type of sugar for coffee
    By mborzini in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 1st April 2008, 04:49 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •