This week’s poll is “Do You Buy Whole Beans Or Ground Coffee?”
Ninety-nine percent of the time, I buy whole bean coffee. Grinding the beans right before brewing the coffee, really does make a difference that I can taste. However, there is that one percent of the time of the time where the coffee doesn’t have a whole bean version and I really want to taste it so I’ll get the ground coffee. There’s also a little part of me that wishes I would get ground coffee for the mornings where I’m just not functioning right because of caffeine deprivation.
What about you? What do you buy and why?
Last week’s poll was “Do You Like Your Coffee Black?”
It was neck and neck all week long, but in the last day black coffee drinkers stopped playing around and started voting. The finally tally was sixty percent of us are black coffee drinkers and the remaining forty percent of Daily Shot Of Coffee readers said that they add something to their coffee.
Here’s what the black coffee drinkers said:
That’s the ONLY way. I don’t care how bad I need coffee. If I know I’ll have to cover up the nastiness, I rather go without.
Ryan Braby said:
Good coffee is best black. Why cover up the flavor of good, fresh, well prepared coffee with sugar and cream. That’s like smothering a good steak with ketchup.
I gave up sugar, been drinking black coffee only for a week, yep, its great.
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When i first started drinking coffee, I drank it black and loved it. I see no reason to fix what’s not broken. Black coffee is a nice healthy beverage before a bunch of sugar is added, so I prefer to keep it that way
And here’s what the crazy (just joking) non-black coffee drinkers said.
I like a “little” cream, sometimes even flavored. I try not to take away from the coffee, but I do like cream, no sugar though.
One tiny teaspoon of sugar and a splash of two-percent.
I use cream – soy or almond milk usually, no sugar. I’m not trying to mask any flavor it’s just too hot otherwise.
Unkle Bonehead said:
I like just a little sugar or splenda. Gotta watch the sugar(diabetic). Just enough to give a sweetness to it. I tend to make mine a little stronger than most do when I am working, so the little bit of sweetness makes it just right. On the day off though it is all black because it isn’t as strong as the work week. Absolutely no flavored creamers unless it is the end of the day unwinding cup or a special occasion.
Nour El-Zibdeh said:
I like some creamer and sometimes I put sugar. I like to taste the bitterness of coffee. And you’re right, too much of them masks coffee.
Normally I Put a little coffee in with my cream. I am very busy and I need a quick Daily Shot of Coffee 1st thing in the morning. I usally don’t have much time to sit and enjoy my coffe hot. I actually use creamer and some cold coffee to bring the temperature down so I can GUZZLE it quick and get a boost in the morning.
You know it! Having my second cup(also black, just like the first)of the morning right now. But like I’d said before, the Really hot stuff gets a couple splashes of half’n’half…I didn’t shell out for those asbestos lip implants, rofl!
I can’t drink black coffee. I need to have a little sweetener (often a dash of vanilla syrup) and more than a splash of half’n’half — I like my coffee warm, but not too hot!
If I ever do this question again, I’m adding a third choice for people that drink both ways.
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