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Posted Tue Apr 5, 2011, 9:31am
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CoffeeRoastersClub Said:

LOL.  +1.

Habenaro sauce, now that's a different story .... oh yeah.  Gotta love it.  

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Hi Len. If the new batch stops melting the glass jars, I'll send you a pint.

 
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Posted Tue Apr 5, 2011, 10:28am
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Sounds good to me.  Thanks!

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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011, 2:46am
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Why?
It's not lame at all.
Just enjoy the coffee, in your own way.

 
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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2011, 10:49am
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pstam Said:

Why?
It's not lame at all.
Just enjoy the coffee, in your own way.

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I'm with Peter on this.  +1 for me   :-)

 
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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011, 1:23am
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Thanks.

 
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Posted Thu Apr 14, 2011, 7:41am
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Why should it be lame?
If you fancy a sweeter drink add sugar, you are in comand.
Anyway, it has to be cool ... Will Smith did it in iRobot!
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Posted Thu Apr 14, 2011, 11:42am
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...hmmm...pretty sure that it's the demand of the customer that really drives the market..so...it sounds like there are a few baristas who need to get over their overly inflated egos.

So long as our money pays your bills...we'll reserve the right to drink it how we like it. When that paradigm changes...then you can tell us how we ought to take our espresso. Thanks.
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Posted Mon Apr 25, 2011, 7:55am
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I lived in Rome for seven years and I don't think I ever saw an Italian NOT add sugar to espresso, cappuccino or latte. Do whatever you think tastes good. I never put sugar in any coffee, personally, unless it comes from a gas station and I have to, but it's all about your individual tastes. Hipsters judging people because they can't come to grips that some people do things because they LIKE to, not because of what other people want them to do are lame.
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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013, 1:56pm
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Late to the 11 page, 2-year-old party, I know.  But is there not something to the idea that sugar balances bitterness (yes, even very good coffee has bitterness) and opens up the flavors - makes the nuances more accessible?  I love dark chocolate, but I personally find that the sweet spot of flavor is around 80%.  When you get up to 90%, the bitterness is too distracting from the other qualities of the chocolate.  Below about 70 and it starts to taste like candy - the flavors are lost in the sweetness.  I find the same with coffee but nobody gives me a hard time about wanting some sugar in my chocolate, no matter how high the quality.  And yes, there is some level of sugar in an espresso but there are some excellent varieties that have great aromas but less residual sugar - or provide more of the nuance at a lighter (and therefore less caramelized) roast.
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Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013, 4:21am
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I think it's all about taste and enjoyment and if you enjoy the taste of sugared coffee I say why not?!
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