Coffee and Tea Talk - 2022

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I am thinking probably Maxwell House, since it's the instant coffee
Yes, a nice boring medium roast would suit you just fine! Don't get Espresso! That's wonderfully strong & awesome. Mine is arriving today thank God. I missed it so much. Trying a different brand though...

I figured I would try hot chocolate one more time, and nope, I still don't like chocolate. Made it in hot milk and added 2Tsp Taster's Choice French Roast Instant Coffee. Good thing I don't like it, 'cause I made a mess, chocolate everywhere!
 

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Yup, boring medium roast sounds right for me. Expresso, not so much. Glad you're getting yours though. Hope you like it.

Even though I love chocolate, and sugar, I find hot chocolate too sweet, which is why I think my suisse mocha is just right for me.

Was googling "mild instant coffees" and didn't find the answer I was looking for, but did find this comic, which applies to me. :lol:

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Yup, boring medium roast sounds right for me.
Yes, any medium roast would do. Just use 1 level teaspoon or 1 heaping teaspoon. I wouldn't go above that for you.

Even though I love chocolate, and sugar, I find hot chocolate too sweet
Oh, I figured the Mocha and Hot Cocoa would be the same. I'm sure I've tried Mocha before, but I forget what it tastes like. Maybe I'll get the Hills Bros one. Do you have this flavor in Canada? Sounds perfect for you!
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Yes, any medium roast would do. Just use 1 level teaspoon or 1 heaping teaspoon. I wouldn't go above that for you.
Thanks for the tip on the amount to use.

Oh, I figured the Mocha and Hot Cocoa would be the same. I'm sure I've tried Mocha before, but I forget what it tastes like. Maybe I'll get the Hills Bros one. Do you have this flavor in Canada? Sounds perfect for you!
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Mocha and Hot Chocolate ends up being more hot chocolate-y, at least that's what I found when I worked and the coffee machine could do coffee, hot chocolate and mocha. That Hills Bros mocha might be more coffee-like, so you might like it. Doesn't look like we have it here though, at least not checking on line. Will look in person, whenever I'm out again.
 

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Oh, I figured the Mocha and Hot Cocoa would be the same. I'm sure I've tried Mocha before, but I forget what it tastes like. Maybe I'll get the Hills Bros one. Do you have this flavor in Canada? Sounds perfect for you!
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Mocha is chocolate with coffee and hot chocolate is chocolate without coffee. So since you're not a chocolate fan, I'm not sure mocha would be right for you.


Lari Lari --Look what I found! Eggnog Cappuccino. I might try it.

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That looks so good! Man I miss dairy sometimes.
 

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I dunno how I feel about eggnog flavor with coffee. My brain says noooooo!! but I should probably try it first, lol.

Sometimes if I want coffee but am out of creamer or half & half, I'll use a packet of hot cocoa. Of course, only the kind with powdered milk in it will work; the brands that you're supposed to add to milk wouldn't be the same.

I like a nice cup of sugared milk with a little coffee flavor :tongue: .
 

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That looks so good! Man I miss dairy sometimes.
I ordered the Eggnog Cappuccino. I probably won't like it, but you never know, maybe I will branch out from Vanilla.

Drinking-- Macadamia Milk, Taster's Choice French Roast Instant Coffee, Folgers Vanilla Cappuccino.
It's okay, not as flavorful as Almond Milk.
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I drink over 10 cups of coffee a day. Been like this for over 30 years now.. I'll even microwave my cup if it cools down. I use crappy instant with full fat milk. Yes I have Issues lol. Ok I need to make a coffee. TC Guy's :)
Drink what you like. We don't judge. Coffee lovers unite. :jive:

I used to microwave my coffee too. Then I got one of these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IR77HBS/?tag=thecatsite

It does what it says. It is spillproof and keeps my coffee good and hot. I recommend it highly.
 

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I have been going between tea and coffee.. and between oatmeal and almond milk yogurt for breakfast.

I am trying to cut back a bit on my caffeine intake.. I think it may be better for me..
probably need to get back to green tea, also. I have a cabinet full of coffee and teas..

Really cold here... dangerously cold. Not going out today, or tomorrow. I will watch Morning Mass on TV... Between the cold and Omicron, it is getting harder to go to church and feel safe...
Excuses, but.....
 

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I drink over 10 cups of coffee a day.
I used to drink pots of coffee when I drank it black. Now that I add sugary stuff, I only drink 2 cups per day.

Drinking-- Half Water, Half Sweetened Macadamia Milk, 1/2TB Taster's Choice French Roast Instant Coffee, 3TB Folgers French Vanilla Cappuccino. I really like it better with half water, the macadamia milk is super nutty.

Microwaved for 2 minutes, but stopped it at final 20 secs to add the powders, then put back in. Didn't explode this time. Yay!

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I drink over 10 cups of coffee a day. Been like this for over 30 years now..
Wow, you're my hero! You came to the right thread, we love coffee. :thumbsup: And tea too.

I had my morning dark roast coffee and will probably need another by lunchtime. It was 7F with the windchill when I woke up so holding a warm cup in my hands felt divine.
 

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I always start off the morning with a k-cup along with a Activia yogurt. I find the yogurt helps settle my stomach after taking the Areds eye vitamin I take every morning. So that’s my daily routine. The coffee I like black and I use the flavored K-cups. I had the Dunkin’Eggnog Spice K-cup today. I’ll be glad when I use these. Won’t be buying that flavor again.
 

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Drinking--- Half cup water, half cup sweetened Macadamia Milk, 1 level Teaspoon Taster's Choice French Roast Instant Coffee, 3TB Folgers French Vanilla Cappuccino. Microwaved water & milk for 2 minutes, stopped it with 20 seconds left to add the coffee & capp powders, back in for final 20 secs.
 
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