Are you a coffee snob?

cup of coffee - Cup of coffee
@paula27661 (15898)
Australia
March 1, 2009 4:26am CST
I love my coffee. I love lattes, cappuccinos, mochas you name it. I love it in any shape or form. I will drink instant providing it's a good strong brand. I know people who will not touch instant coffee; it's only imported coffee beans for them. I know a girl who has her coffee sent to her from another state and another whose husband demands to know how the beans were roasted before he will drink it. How about you? How do you like your coffee?
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17 responses
• Singapore
3 Mar 09
I drink any coffee that tastes good lol and I am not even fussy. Really, I am not a coffee snob who can only drink coffee from some XYZ brand. I drink any instant coffee that doesn't make me puke too.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
4 Mar 09
Ha,ha,ha! That's funny! You're definitely not a coffee snob if your only requirement of coffee is that it shouldn't make you puke, I would say you're not the fussy type. Thanks for responding!
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• Singapore
4 Mar 09
Yup yup, the usual me is not all that fuzzy.
@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
Hi, Paula... I love coffee but I'm not a coffee snob. I can drink any kind of coffee provided it's not too strong or too sweet lol. Coffee is a good stimulant and has many antioxidant that can help the body but I still stick to 1-2 cups a day. I rather overcame my coffee addiction for about 6 years now hahaha... nevertheless, I still love coffee in any form... just catching a waff of it mmmmmm... I think I'm going for that 2nd cup of coffee now... Happy mylotting... xox ^_^
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
That's exactly how I feel! Love my coffee... Thanks a lot.
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@kissieme (777)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
hahaha, you're welcome. Thanks for posting this topic too. I just love coffee soo much... ^_^
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@monsterj1 (188)
2 Mar 09
I like the smell of coffee first thing in the morning, that and freshly baked bread lol. I have some Blue Mountain beans at the moment roasted from Jamaica.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
Oh yum! You had to paint the picture didn't you? I'm going to have a latte right now, that's it! I'll try and be strong in regards to the freshly baked bread though. Waking and smelling the coffee? Yes please!
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• Singapore
3 Mar 09
Oh yea, it is not only the taste of coffee - it is the aroma too.
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• United States
1 Mar 09
I once had this jamican instant coffee it was good, not much of coffee drinker, but i will indulge and like to try new things. dont like really strong grow some hairs on your chest kinda coffee thoe.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
Some of the really strong coffees like Turkish for example will "knock your socks off!" I can't say I enjoy coffee that strong either! Thanks for the response!
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• United States
5 Mar 09
Your welcome! I could use some stronger coffee this a.m thoe.
@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
1 Mar 09
We're going to have to get another logo for this subject other than Tim Horton's. In my opinion, they're the Canadian version of Starbucks...no flavour and burned roast. Second cup is roasted perfectly to maintain flavour and body. The Royal Cafe here also serves an excellent, but inconsistent cup of coffee. I actually quit coffee for over a year after having to work in a Starbucks. I would rather drink their dish sanitizer.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
Starbucks has not arrived here in Perth Western Australia yet, I have heard their coffee is c***p and yet it is so popular, go figure...dish sanitizer...uhmmm...I don't know if I'll be trying Starbucks any time soon! Another MyLotter sang Second Cup's praises, we don't have that here either, darn it! Thanks for the response!
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• Canada
2 Mar 09
Well there you go. You've just met my husband, the one who used to work at Starbucks, and who confirmed what I said about the Second Cup. ;-) Vladilyich1 is the guy I told you about, who makes the P E R F E C T cup of coffee.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Tim Horton's has invaded parts of the Northern U.S.. but the Second Cup is Canada only. On their website, they are open to franchising in America, but they haven't done that yet. I keep reading where Starbucks is closing stores and laying people off. Personally, I think that's good. Juan Valdez would be ashamed of what they've done to his product.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
4 Mar 09
We don't have Starbucks here in Western Australia. I have heard that it not as good anymore. I have also heard many positive comments about Second Cup, of course we don't have that here either but for what I hear I wish we did! Thanks for responding!
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@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I like mine with milk and sugar.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
Strong,milk, no sugar. Shame we can't get together for coffee! Thanks...
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@Heifer1 (48)
• United States
2 Mar 09
I don't know if I'm a coffee snob or not. I don't think I am. I love coffee and generally just drink the store brand. I'm particular about how I want it to taste, so it has to be the best of the store brand. I hate instant coffee and will not drink it at all. It just does not taste like coffee to me and is not satisfying. I don't usually drink the fancy coffees mainly because they are so expensive to buy. Every Christmas I'll have one of the Christmas latte's from a particular expensive coffee place. I think it's all about what each individual wants.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
3 Mar 09
Coffees from fancy cafes are expensive and unfortunately not always worth the money! I am particular how I like my coffee too. I appreciate the response, thanks!
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@bamrahkirti (1818)
• India
2 Mar 09
I do not drink as much coffee as i drink tea.But sometimes i like to drink coffee in a traditional way when there were no coffee makers or percolators.I beat the coffee with sugar and little hot water and stir it continuously till the mixture becomes almost white.Then i heat the milk and put the batter in it. In this manner the coffee becomes very soft and tasty.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
That sounds really nice and that is one I haven't tried. Thanks, good tip!
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• India
2 Mar 09
In my country i get instant coffee and well i like to have a cup of strong coffee so when ever i am having coffee i make my coffee a bit strong
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
I love a strong one too! It's a good kick start for the day, thanks for replying!
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@scheng1 (24710)
• Singapore
2 Mar 09
I love coffee so that so that I'm a certified coffee addict. Every morning, I must have a cup of coffee to start the day. Always instant coffee, those 3-in-1 instant coffee mix. Over in Singapore, most of us common folks buy and drink 3-in-1 instant coffee. None of my friends buy coffee beans and make coffee from beans. Occasionally, like to go Swenson for a cup of coffee with ice cream on top. This cup of coffee usually cost 2 to 3 times the cost of a meal out. Over here, most of us eat out, cost of a simple plate of chicken rice is about $2 to $3 bucks. Ironically, a cup of coffee from Coffee Bean, Starbucks or whatever cafe costs double. A normal cup of coffeeshop's coffee costs about 60 cents to 90 cents. Still 3-in-1 is the most affordable of all!!
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
I need one first thing too. I don't know 3-in-1 instant coffee mix, as far as instant goes I love Nescafe Gold a little pricier than ordinary Nescafe but very nice for instant coffee. Coffee with ice cream, very yummy! Coffee is expensive here in Australia too if you go to a nice gourmet cafe, worth it every now and again though! Thanks for sharing! I appreciate it.
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@tea512 (687)
• United States
2 Mar 09
straight coffee, no instant unless under extreme diress. I love cappuccinos as well never big on the latte. I prefer dunkin doughnuts to starbucks and hoe coffee to work.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
Instant can be ok when all else fails providing it's a good one. Cappuccinos are great but I love my flavoured lattes. We don't have Starbucks here, I have not heard good reports about it. Thanks for the response!
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
nes cafe - a cup of nes cafe
hi there paula27661 i hate coffee i can't stand it its the taste of coffee i don't like but i do love my hot choclates but i have tryed hot choclate with coffee before mixed in it was not bad if i drink it by its self i can't drink it take care happy mylotting
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
I can't imagine hating coffee! Hot chocolate is delicious though. Thanks for the response!
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@irishidid (8716)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Not a snob, but certainly a purist. I want my coffee to taste like coffee. No funny flavors, creams, sugars and whipped up anything. I don't want coffee that has essence of cinnamon rolls or whatever the popular flavor of the month is. Coffee, just coffee.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
2 Mar 09
So you like your coffee with no thrills, me, well I love the embellishments, vanilla, Irish cream, chocolate...Uhmmm, thanks for responding!
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
One cup in the morning is enough for me. However I am partial to an iced coffee in the hot weather.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
Yes, love the iced coffee too. Appreciate the response, thanks!
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@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Hi paula. I'm not a coffee snob..lol..I do like a good cup of coffee though. I prefer it to be fresh too. I love french vanilla coffee and hazelnut is good too. I am cappuccino crazy and the lattes are great. Some people can be very picky about their coffee though. The only thing I'm picky about is cream. I have to have that.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
Me too, love the cream! I am like you. I love a good coffee although I still drink a good instant if I have to. Irish cream and vanilla lattes are my weakness! Thanks for the reply.
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• Canada
1 Mar 09
I am one of the biggest coffee snobs, you will EVER meet!!! I drink most of my coffee at The Second Cup, a wonderful Canadian coffee chain that I absolutely love. I would rather gouge my eyes out with a screw-driver than drink instant coffee, or coffee from ANY fast food restaurant (McDonalds, Burger King, even Harvey's, here in Canada!). My caffeine addicted husband, on the other hand, will drink any old crap! Fortunately for him, he's becoming SPOILED ROTTEN on my Second Cup coffee, and is choosing to wean himself off of the crap he has been drinking only for the caffeine. My husband knows how to make THE PERFECT CUP OF: Regular coffee Turkish coffee French Press coffee Espresso Cappuccino Mocha latte He used to work in a coffee shop. OK it was Starbucks (I won't drink their crap either!!!) but coffee aside, he knows all one needs to know in order to make a good cup of coffee. He made me a pot of coffee from the beans that I bought at The Second Cup (we grind them ourselves at home), and it was P E R F E C T !!!
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
I would love to try some from The Second Cup. I would probably never go back if I did! You know your coffee and you are a true coffee lover and I stand in awe. Very handy having a good coffee making husband; he must be good if you approved! Unfortunately I still have to gouge my eyes out with a screwdriver every morning! Thanks for the great response, enjoy your coffee!
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• Canada
2 Mar 09
Thank you. As my husband likes to say "if The Second Cup ever went to the USa, Starbucks would go out of business!" My coffee habit is expensive, but it's worthit! Thanks for your wonderful comment on my response. I just got back from The Second Cup, where I had my daily mocha.