Thursday, January 5, 2012
I'm a coffee drinker, didn't start out that way, in fact thought coffee tasted awful when I was young. But in my old age I find it's my drink of choice. I actually started out as a tea drinker, good old fashioned Lipton tea brewed from a bag. I've tried more exotic teas but never enjoyed them much and I think the reason for that is that I like sugar in my tea, lots of sugar and Lipton is perfect for that, flavored teas are not, nor are strong teas. I want my tea weak and sugary.
I drank tea all through my teen years and into my twenties. Then in my 30's I turned to coffee, for I was working and I didn't have time to sip my tea, I needed to gulp down my coffee, get a jolt of caffeine and hit the road. In the beginning Mac and I drank Taster's Choice , not a bad instant as instants go, and then we moved up to Starbucks when they started selling it for home use and we had a coffee maker. Did I fill my coffee with sugar like I did my tea? No, for I discovered that no matter how much sugar I put in my coffee it didn't taste sweet so I simply learned to drink it black with nothing in it, fairly weak though.
A few years ago we started drinking Dunkin' Donut coffee and we both love it, particularly since we retired and actually have time to sit down and drink a cup or two. We don't use a coffee maker any more, just an electric kettle and a French Press. I take mine straight, Mac enjoys a splash of Irish Cream in his.
I still have the occasional cup of tea, particularly when our daughter is here. She's a tea connoisseur, loves Lupica teas, they have over 400 varieties plus seasonal ones, loose tea of course, but me I still just drink Liptons with lots of sugar.