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    If you use sugar on your coffee, whats your favorite sugar?

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    No sugar for me, I even try to encourage others who come to my home, to try coffee without sugar. So far Im losing this battle.

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    if the coffee needs sugar then it doesnt need me...

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    Not since Ive owned my wonderful VBM and Macap M4.

    Prior to then: anything that would make bad coffee vaguely palatable. ;-)

    I can answer on behalf of someone I know (who hasnt had a coffee at my place) who has raved over this: La Perruche Rough Cut Sugar Cubes grown in the Congo or Swaziland and packaged in France. I have to add, it was at a 5 star restaurant in Victorian wine country that I suspect had a good barista.

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    Havent taken sugar since I got the Expobar and Macap.

    Most people Ive made coffee for have reduce their intake by one spoon (in most cases that means they also dont take any).

    A friend of mine the other day took one instead of his usual four.

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    Im with most of the guys and gals above, though sometimes I might opt for a little extra sweetness in a long black if I have misjudged and used too much water... Doesnt happen often though ;),

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    No sugar or milk, thanks to a shift-working career.

    Cheers

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    Incidentally, stopped having sugar since I started home roasting.

    Occasionally drop a little in the cup if Im having coffee at/from a cafe... depends on the coffee.

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    When Im out and about in an unknown area and decide to brave the coffee I take a sniff and maybe a small sip to gauge the coffee. Unfortunately quite often I am forced to grab some sugar otherwise it would be undrinkable (particularly in shopping centres). Quite funny tho cause if friends see me heading for the sugar sachets they no it is bad coffee.. ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by askthecoffeeguy link=1216579155/0#2 date=1216588604
    if the coffee needs sugar then it doesnt need me...
    Love that. Wish id thought of it.
    Like most others i dont use sugar, and like many others, friends who usually have sugar, say they dont need it with my coffee. The biggest compliment i could hope for.

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    I dont need sugar, but...

    I usually have 1 teaspoon of daaaaaaaaaarrrk brown sugar with my coffee.. Bundaberg used to make dark brown, but I havent seen it for sale for ages at my local shop; so Ive been buying the CSR one.. Dark brown is even richer than the normal brown sugar, with lovely lumpy bits of hardened molasses in it.. mmmmm (drooool)...

    I enjoy the flavour and smell of dark brown sugar almost as much as the coffee.. refined sugar is so tasteless in comparison..

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    Havent had sugar in my coffee since the dark ages when I actually resorted to using instant.

    Although, Rolleys description of the dark brown sugar is making my mouth water.

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    Yeah I havent put coffee in years either, and now only have one friend left who still resolutely stirs in his one teaspoon of sugar into every coffee I make him. ::)

    In tea I have half a teaspoon of dark muscovado sugar. Mmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolley link=1216579155/0#10 date=1216720863

    Dark brown is even richer than the normal brown sugar, with lovely lumpy bits of hardened molasses in it.. mmmmm (drooool)...
    Making me want sugar now.

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    I dont take sugar in coffee, but as a sweetener its hard to go past Panela (also known as Raspadura, Polvo, Piloncillo and a few other names)....granulated organic molasses that is the pure, retains all vitamins and minerals, and there is even evidence that its good for your teeth!

    IMHO its the perfect sweetener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolley link=1216579155/0#10 date=1216720863
    I dont need sugar, but...

    I usually have 1 teaspoon of daaaaaaaaaarrrk brown sugar with my coffee.. Bundaberg used to make dark brown, but I havent seen it for sale for ages at my local shop; so Ive been buying the CSR one.. Dark brown is even richer than the normal brown sugar, with lovely lumpy bits of hardened molasses in it.. mmmmm (drooool)...

    I enjoy the flavour and smell of dark brown sugar almost as much as the coffee.. refined sugar is so tasteless in comparison..
    Wouldnt add it to my normal coffee - but that is just my preference - but I have been using this with the red african cocoa available on bean bay 50/50 and is fantastic. Using this also lets you make a milkshake with it, other sugars are too grainy even once blended in milk.

    Den where do you get your Panela (sounds like less refined Muscovado sugar - yumm). Dont suppose it would be available in the supermarkets. I would love to source some locally in Brisbane, if anyone has some ideas...

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    Short Black - NO
    Flat White - YES
    CS Drinking Choc - YES

    Feeling guilty now, might have to try without..........

    CB

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    When asked how much sugar does he have in his coffe, a mate of mine used to respond "Yeah, Ill have 6 but dont stir it cos I dont like it sweet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martial Monkey link=1216579155/0#15 date=1216780228
    Den where do you get your Panela (sounds like less refined Muscovado sugar - yumm). Dont suppose it would be available in the supermarkets. I would love to source some locally in Brisbane, if anyone has some ideas...
    Dont know about Brissy but you can buy it online from this online store for what seems a very reasonable price,

    Mal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal link=1216579155/0#18 date=1216801958
    Quote Originally Posted by Martial Monkey link=1216579155/0#15 date=1216780228
    Den where do you get your Panela (sounds like less refined Muscovado sugar - yumm). Dont suppose it would be available in the supermarkets. I would love to source some locally in Brisbane, if anyone has some ideas...
    Dont know about Brissy but you can buy it online from this online store for what seems a very reasonable price,

    Mal.
    Thats a pretty good price Mal - I sell it for $7.00 in 500gm packs and it comes from Guatemala. Cant see what their shipping costs are so it might work out to be around the same.

    MM, if youre looking local, perhaps you could contact Jason at Pioneer as he may know of a local source.

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    its weird. years ago, i used to be a white with 2 kind of guy. around 1993 or so i decided to cut out sugar from my coffee. The first month or so was a bit rough, but then it all changed and all of a sudden i couldnt even stand the thought of sugar in my coffee.


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    Ive converted a few people including international cousins from coffee with sugar drinkers to no sugar at all when they are at my place. I dont use sugar unless the coffee is really really bad. I think people may also be worried that I may be offended if they ask for sugar when I make them a coffee. ;D

    But they do now know how good a coffee can taste on its own when made properly using good quality beans, and become mini snobs in their own right.

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    I used to put sugar in my espresso before, but now I realized the only reason for that was to mask bitterness bad roast/bad work by barista. I preferred raw sugar, brownish, with molasses, again I guess to give some nuttiness and chocolateness which was missing from the coffee, I think. (In comparison, I didnt put sugar in Greek coffee or French press coffee or whatever, when I had one). So for me now its really one of criteria whether the espresso is acceptable - if it needs sugar before you can drink it, I deem it bad.
    never added sugar to any milk coffee.

    By the way, I know people adding sugar to very oaky and tannic dry wine so they could drink it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chartres link=1216579155/20#22 date=1216870691
    ... By the way, I know people adding sugar to very oaky and tannic dry wine so they could drink it.
    ... and we wonder why diabetes has increased over the years ... :-?



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