How do you take your coffee/tea?
This is from Stu out in Western Australia. I have strong feelings about my coffee, so this meme is ideal for me.
Whether you're a coffee or tea drinker, you too might have fun answering the questions and posting a photo of your favorite coffee cup or mug.
What's your preference - coffee or tea?
Mine is definitely coffee. "Regular" tea makes me cough (something to do with the tannin?), but I do like peppermint tea.
Instant or Brewed?
Instant coffee is a contradiction in terms for us. And it has to be filter coffee, none of this new fangled plunger stuff for us. When we go on holiday, we make sure beforehand what the coffee making facilities there are like, and if necessary bring our own filter and other equipment, even on the train to Adelaide.
How do you take it?
Black. The Man Who Cooks weaned me off the tiny splash of milk I used to put in it, and now HE drinks lattes! (but only when he goes to a cafe).
For coffee we use the cups and saucers that go with our every day dinner set. I use a couple of mugs for my afternoon tea, both from my library days.
How many will you enjoy during a normal day?
I used to drink a lot more, especially when I was living in Germany years ago - they used to call me the Kaffee-Tante (coffee aunt). But now I have my two strong cups in the morning and will rarely have coffee after that.
Does it matter if you don't start the day with a coffee/tea?
Absolutely!! I do not venture outside the house without first having my morning coffee. This has two implications:
- I am not a candidate for going out for breakfast. This fits well with my preference for having my breakfast while still in pajamas.
- When I have to fast before having a cholesterol check, I am an absolute wreck until I get the all clear to have breakfast and coffee. Just don't get in my way on those mornings.