Do you put salt in your coffee?

@nixxi76 (3192)
Canada
April 18, 2010 11:38am CST
This morning hubby totally ruined the pot of coffee. He decided to add a bunch of salt in with the grinds. He didn't tell me this so when I fixed up my cup thinking it would be delicious, I took a sip and YUCK! I asked him what he did to the coffee and he said he added salt. I felt like I just rinsed my mouth out with salt water! I have heard of people adding a pinch of salt in their cups of coffee after it's brewed but not right in with the grind. Do you drink your coffee with a tiny bit of salt?
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• United States
18 Apr 10
Ewh! No, I put cream and sugar in my coffee, but certainly not salt! That sounds so disgusting. Great way to ruin perfectly good coffee!
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• Philippines
18 Apr 10
This makes me wonder... Did they have a fight or argrument beforehand? Is this the way of the husband to get even or have simple revenge perhaps with his wife...??? I am fine with cream and sugar too... Bitter and salty??? yuck! what a combination
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
LOL lovelyn!! We were having a fine morning up until he did that!! And yes dare2defyy it was disgusting! Ewwwwwwww We're fine now and he made it up to me by making a fresh new pot of java haahaha. I love my coffee with cream and sugar in it too Thanks for your response :) Happy Mylotting
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Well that is just a conclusion nixxi76... It is nice to know nixxi76 that you guys are okay and that coffee was not a revenge act... Well at least your husband made up to you!
@laglen (19771)
• United States
19 Apr 10
What the heck was his reason for it? That just sounds disgusting!
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
19 Apr 10
He said he was just experimenting to try something new and believe me it was disgusting!!
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@laglen (19771)
• United States
19 Apr 10
eeww well I hope he got that out of his system!
@Draeke (324)
• United States
19 Apr 10
mornin nixxi, sorry bout the nasty coffee .
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
19 Apr 10
Well I'm glad to see that he's not the only one that does this. This would mean that he's not the only one. Thanks for your reply
@Dumpertaker (1187)
19 Apr 10
That does not sound very nice at all! It reminds me of my father he used to eat porridge oats and when he cooked them he would add a sprinkle of salt, it tasted horrible!
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
19 Apr 10
I'm not sure why but Dad's eat combinations of strange things. Hubby's dad use to take a piece of cheese and put it on a piece of apple pie, he would also eat an onion like an apple.. My dad use to mix ketchup in with cottage cheese. Thanks for your reply
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Salt?!? I haven't tried it ever and i think it will surely taste awful. This is even the first time that i ever heard of such thing that a pinch of salt is add to a brewed coffee. Can anyone tell me how does it taste? I am curious but i don't think my curiosity will lead me to trying it out! LOL. so please if you have tried it share the experience with me...
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
19 Apr 10
If you want to try it I would suggest to add a tiny pinch when you have already put cream and sugar in your coffee while it's in your cup. Don't do what my hubby did and put it with the coffee grinds when you're going to brew it.. It enhances the taste and somehow it takes the bitterness away. But the amount that hubby put in was wayyyy too much and it tasted like I swallowed salt water.. it was gross! Thanks for your reply P.S.. I made the coffee this morning hehehe Happy Mylotting
@Cutie18f (9557)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Salt into coffee? Never heard of that. What did your husband do? That is why I prefer to make my own coffee so I know what's in there. I would like a specific amount of water and just enough sugar. But salt? Yuck.
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
19 Apr 10
Well hubby was trying to experiment with salt in with the coffee grinds and well.. it didn't work out that well. He remade it by leaving out the salt for the second pot of java. Thanks for your reply
@lhsy2k (227)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Absolutely not, I don't even add salt to any of the food I eat. I usually have 1 cup of coffee a day with my girlfriend, we both drink it black and love it. Once you get used to it and like it, you'll never want cream or sugar again. The salt in the coffee sounds so horrible, I would never try that.
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
Yeah the salt totally turned me off and I was so grossed out. I've tried black coffee but I just can't do it. I have to have it sweet and with cream. Thanks for your reply
@cream97 (29122)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Hi, nixxi76. No, I have never has salt in my coffee before. This is not a good combination. I think that sugar goes along better with coffee than salt. Whomever thought of such a thing to put into coffee? It would be very nasty if salt was added to coffee..
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
Well I didn't find out till after I had added my cream and sugar into my coffee that he had mixed salt into the grinds before it brewed and after I took a sip of it... it tasted as if I just swallowed salt water ewwwww Thanks for your reply
• United States
18 Apr 10
How I'd Probably Feel - This is how I'd probably feel lol.
No, I have never added salt to my coffee. And really, the thought has absolutely never crossed my mind to do that. I can't imagine coffee tasting that great with salt. The only things I have ever put in my coffee have been the common sugar and cream. I'd probably have the same "yuck!" reaction myself.
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
Thanks for your reply
@rumshie (186)
• Philippines
18 Apr 10
that would be weird. O____O i just put cream and sugar. but does it taste good or bad?
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
Salt is suppose to enhance the taste of coffee but just a pinch in the cup not when it's going to be brewed in the coffee maker and that's what my hubby did.. ruined a whole nice pot of coffee errrrr. But, he made it up to me and brewed a fresh new pot so we're okay now haha lol. Thanks for your reply
@sulynsi (2578)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
Yes! Ah, and have you rrrrollled up your rim today? A pinch of salt does enhance the flavour of coffee. Mind that I said, a Pinch of salt, not a teaspoon or a tablespoon!!!! I had a post about Tim's I wonder if you could check out, 'cause I think its a question worth knowing the answer to! Seems only fellow Canadians can answer it.
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
I will check out your question about Tim Hortons forsure. I do agree with you about a pinch of salt b/c I tried it once when I was out for coffee with friends. They started roll up the rim on March 1st and they usually let that run until they run out of the cups and they have now so it's over. You have till the end of May to claim your prizes. I also started a discussion about Tims too.
@naka75 (796)
• Singapore
19 Apr 10
I do not understand why your husband would spike the coffee with salt, no one in the universe drinks coffee with salt! If it's expensive coffee it will all go to waste.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 10
of course not, thats crazy, well i put milk on coffee and also add sugar with it, i never try putting salt on it because its not proper
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@stanley777 (9354)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
No, never.. why would people put salt in coffee? That's really yuck..
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@shoeface (52)
19 Apr 10
I don't drink coffee but I've never heard anyone having salt in theirs! Are you sure this wasn't some practical joke? Switching the salt and sugar pots or something..
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@Acirem (55)
• United States
18 Apr 10
Nope, I'm fine with just cream and sugar.
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• Philippines
18 Apr 10
huh??? Are you serious? Coffee with salt? I never tried it... And I don't think I will try that ever even just out of curiousity... I am very much fine with sugar and cream... I don't know someone too that put tiny bits of salt in their coffee... it was the first time I heard about that, promise. May I ask if your husband drink the coffee??? Oh well -- too much salt intake is absolutely bad for the heart, it will definitely make your blood pressure high...
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
He was drinking it and he told me he just wanted to experiment with it and I got mad because when it comes to coffee ya just don't mess with mine lol. I ended up getting a bit of a headache from it as well. It's gross don't ever do it. Thanks for your reply
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Oh really his drinking that coffee? well I will never try that! It is okay to do some experiment once in a while but if the experiment taste awful... I am not gonna drink it even if its was me who did it...I would rather spoiled it that to spoiled my day!
• United States
22 Apr 10
eew,no.i have heard of people doing that,i think it's to make it less bitter or something..but i'd rather have bitter than salty.
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
22 Apr 10
I definitly have to agree with you on that one about siding with bitterness over salty Thanks for your reply
@smileonstar (4010)
• United States
19 Apr 10
HI, I work with these everyday... Yes, some people would add a little of salt to the whole bean... but JUST very a little and mix them up and grind it... to do this, is to make coffee taste more better and you dont have to add too much sugar to it. but I think he added too much lolz....
• United States
19 Apr 10
Just want to add: I serve coffee to my customers every single day and I know... lolz. some place, NOT MY PLACE, will add a little salt to their whole bean cuz they dont want their customers use too much sugar. lolz... trust me, YES .... My manager always ask me to put some but I never do when I am in charge cuz I dont like the system of saving sugar thing lolz....
@fryloc (62)
• United States
18 Apr 10
That is peculiar... I've never hear dof adding Salt directly to the grind! I personally don't add salt to my coffee but I have a friend who does. I have a big question for this discussion, If you add a tiny,tiny amount , will it alter the taste? - Fry
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
18 Apr 10
I have added a tiny pinch of salt to my coffee in a cup after I've already put in cream and sugar and it does alter the taste. Thanks for your reply