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Don't know how you could do coffee or tea with milk AND sugar.

I do long blacks, no sugar. If it's a crappy servo coffee or mediocre-looking cafe coffee then I may consider a pinch of sugar.
 

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I've probably told the story before - used to work with a guy who made a drink he called a "Heart Starter". I'm sure I've posted about it on here before.

Can't remember the actual numbers, maybe 5 coffee and 4 sugar, enough boiling water to make a slurry, then topped with just enough milk to make it a liquid.

Would drink one of them just before starting night-shift every night. Said he did the same every morning before taking the kids to school and working his day job.
 

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Was talking to friends the other day and their girl is allergic to cashews. The doctor told them it was because she used to eat a lot of them at a time. Then she’d have a break for a few weeks before getting back into them. Apparently that’s worse than just grazing on them regularly. Yo-yoing like that can trigger a reaction.
Huh. That pretty much describes how I've eaten cashews my entire life. Bodies are weird
 

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On the rare occasion I drink instant I have two teaspoons of coffee and one sugar.
I used to have one sugar with my coffee but now I have none, I needed to cut down my sugar intake and found I didn't really need it anyway.

If I go to a cafe I often order a cappuccino and they are sweet enough without adding any extra sugar to them.
 

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I never used to drink much coffee at home - even had the expensive Italian espresso machine - until such time as I had myself taught how to use it properly.

I had a pretty good relationship with the coffee shop near where I worked at the time so I hit them up. "Look - I'm using similar kit to you, I think I'm doing the same stuff, but my coffee tastes nothing like yours. What the hell am I doing wrong?"

So they brought me behind the counter and gave me a crash course. My specific problems were caused by using pre-ground beans, burning the grind and over-heating the milk.

Recently went for a team meeting at a coffee shop with a new team. Everyone ordered and it was a mix of hot chocolates, sweet lattes and frappe things. I ordered last - long black no sugar. ******* were properly intimidated I can tell you. :p
 

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I have these at home for my nespresso machine.

https://www.compatible-capsules.com/

no longer a slave to the nespresso coffee itself - I get my own from cafes I like and make them at home, so much cheaper and these capsules paid for themselves in a matter of weeks I reckon.
 

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If you're having tea or coffee with multiple sugars just forget the tea/coffee part and drink soft drink or glucose syrup.

Coffee with properly steamed/foamed milk is sweet enough. I don't mind a cup of tea with a bit of honey (good in Winter if sick) but adding more than a tea spoon of sugar makes it sweet. 'Muricans drink that god awful sweet tea shit.
 

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If you're having tea or coffee with multiple sugars just forget the tea/coffee part and drink soft drink or glucose syrup.

Coffee with properly steamed/foamed milk is sweet enough. I don't mind a cup of tea with a bit of honey (good in Winter if sick) but adding more than a tea spoon of sugar makes it sweet. 'Muricans drink that god awful sweet tea shit.
One sugar in a coffee doesn’t equal the 11 or so in a can of coke.
 
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