star bucks coffee question

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  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I drink my coffee black, no cream, no sugar, no little brown straw.

    Star bucks coffee gives the sides of my tongue a sweetness.

    I assume this has something to do with the caffeine, but this doesn't happen with expresso or Turkish coffee for me and I was wondering if anyone else has the same sensation

    anyone care to venture an explanations why I taste sweetness, I welcome the hypothesis
     
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  2. X-Istence

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    They are using Arabica coffee. I have the same coffee beans Starbucks has at home, and I get what you call a "sweetness" it has to do with the coffee bean used, and the way they are burnt.

    When I drink dutch coffee, from Douwe Egberts, I get the same taste, coupled with a taste of bitter.

    I drink my coffee black.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

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    any little brown straw?
     
  4. kcnychief

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    I tried coffee once when I was 16. I took one sip and thought it was disgusting, tasted like burned hot chocolate. Never tried it again :s
     
  5. Sazar

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    I typically stay away from coffee.

    I am more into tea :cool:

    A little lemon/ginger tea with honey :smoker:
     
  6. kcnychief

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    I'd say my favorite hot drink is Hot Chocolate - which is good cuz I can have all i want from work for free, with marshmellows :)
     
  7. Admiral Michael

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    hmm I have the same view of coffee. Disgusting, and believe it or not I like Hot Choc as well tho I rarely have any marshmellows around.

    When you think about it, coffee is crushed beans with water poured thru it. Doesn't sound too appetizing.
     
  8. kcnychief

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    Most people don't drink it because of the appeal, it's the only thing that wakes people up :)

    But I would say it has become more of a social drink these days, with those fancy coffee houses and latees and fancy flavors and whatnot.
     
  9. Admiral Michael

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    I dont eat/drink what I dont like. I dont care about being a social drink :p

    But you do make a good point.
     
  10. fitz

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    Do you drink beer and/or other alcohol? Did you ever smoke?

    Most people have a negative reaction the first time they try beer - yet they continue to consume it. Same thing with smokers..

    Personally, I like the taste of coffee - black, no cream, no sugar. Granted, the first time I had it (in high school) was with the need to stay awake and I didn't enjoy the taste much - even loaded with cream/sugar.

    I stopped drinking it for a long time (several years) but eventually there came a need to stay awake again several years later and foudn myself turning back to coffee. Strangely enough, after a long hiatus of not drinking coffee, I took coffee black and foudn that I liked the taste. Been drinking it ever since.

    I had a similiar experience with beer - I had my first beer at ~12 years old. I almost spit the thing out. In highschool I watched friends get drunk and do really (and I mean REALLY) stupid things and told myself, "I'm never going to get drunk."

    Around 20 years old or so, I was out with some friends playing basketball in the hot summer.. we came in and he brought out some beers and after 8 years, had my 2nd taste of beer - and like the coffee, I found that I actually enjoyed the taste. Been drinking beer ever since - although I am picky about my beer.. none of the crap cheap beer for me since I actually do drink it for the taste.

    I still kept my promise to myself though, I have never drank enough alcohol to be drunk. :)
     
  11. kcnychief

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    I don't like coffee, but I do <3 alcohol :)
     
  12. Steevo

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    Pardon my saying so but Starbucks coffee sucks. I have had it in airports and shops all over and it all tastes like crap to me. But what I do like is. In the mood coffee. (See gallery for pictures) House roast, Italian Dark, Peaberry, Kona and Karma Sutra (a mix of coffees).

    You take a fine grind and add four heaping tablespoons in a Bunn coffeemaker and set it to go. It stays good to drink for about 2 hours before it tastes like Strabucks coffee.

    Brita filter my water for home coffee too. Its a serious thing.
     
  13. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Can you say: O.C.D. ?

    ob·ses·sive-com·pul·sive (əb-sĕs'ĭv-kəm-pŭl'sĭv, ŏb-)
    adj.
    Relating to or characterized by a tendency to dwell on unwanted thoughts or ideas or perform certain repetitious rituals, especially as a defense against anxiety from unconscious conflicts: obsessive-compulsive behavior.
    n.
    An obsessive-compulsive person
     
  14. Grandmaster

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    He's just a connoisseur of coffee ;)
     
  15. joeyg

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    Well, being as Starbucks is a huge, evil American company, I'd have to suggest that they are adding addictive substances to your coffee.
     
  16. Grandmaster

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    Well coffee by nature is addictive. At least the caffeine in it is. It's a drug.
     
  17. falconguard

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    mmmmm could be, remember the days when Coca-Cola had cocaine? "Get a kick out of Coke," used to be the slogan. Of course this was ended in 1912 but the parallels......
     
  18. fitz

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    I won't take offense at all - I agree with you on the quality of Starbucks coffee. It's been a while, but as I remember, Caribou coffee was quite a bit better than Starbucks
     
  19. Sazar

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    Cocoa beans == cocaine.

    Coffee == legal cocaine ?!?! :smoker:
     
  20. kcnychief

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    Here ya go Saz - have a little sniff :p

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