The Coffee & Tea Thread!

Nix

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So, some of you may know I like coffee!
I've ordered some caramel coffee sweetener/coffee flavouring as I love the Caramel Latte in Costa so much, I thought why not?....
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Every day coffee for me is Nescafe Gold Blend.
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One or two spoons (cup size dependant) of coffee and 1 sweetex sweetener with lots of skimmed milk... thats my go to. My coffee mugs range from 11 oz to 24 oz! My favourite mug is this one...
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I may have a few a day, actually probably drink between 4 - 15 cups a day! I've been told this is too much but never mind. I have tried to cut down in the lockdowns so I've only had 5 cups so far today (5pm). I also have a coffee machine that does everything from a flat white to a hot chocolate.

So what are your go to drinks?
Tea or coffee? Give details...
 

Floris

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Coffee!!

And I love tea too, but that's for a mood, coffee is to survive.

I have upped my coffee game, I also got syrups and changed the sugar, and I am buying ground up beans until I have a bean grinder that I like.

I bought one of those 'we try to make an espresso cheap' bialetti things for the stove, and this always helped me make better coffee.

No more instant for me! (sometimes.. of course, i still do.. im cheap too)

Tea wise, the stuff from the store doesn't cut it anymore. I try out different custom blends and get sample leafs and stuff, it's so nice to level up the tea intake and it's super relaxing.
 

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Not a coffee drinking person.

I want to change my tea, I've got PG at the moment, but I want to get away from to big brands and support smaller more ethical companies. PG is owned by Unilever one of the worlds largest companies, so I want to get away from them.

Anyone got any tea recommendations, normal tea rather than herbal.
 

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I just ordered these extra bits of delicious coffee, hopefully it lasts a little longer than April.

I had to order things from amazon for the kitchen and stuff anyway. So, might as well add it.
One of them is a 12 hour delivery thing, it should be here tonight, the rest I will find out in the coming days.

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Costa caramel latte was had today!!

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I had an intense espresso level 9 today, and it was so good.. i wish i took a picture. sorry
 

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You, you get glasses at Costa??? It's all in takeaway cups here!
 

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You, you get glasses at Costa??? It's all in takeaway cups here!
I hate it when I don't get a takeaway cup, I love them, I hardly ever see them in the NL.
 

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What are your herbal tea recommendations? I have a red berries one that I enjoy, and occasionally I'll have a camomile tea.
 

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What are your herbal tea recommendations? I have a red berries one that I enjoy, and occasionally I'll have a camomile tea.
Chamomile tea is always a winner. The right Rooibos will also be super enjoyable.

You can check here what some 'quality tea' recommendations are, and either buy that or look locally for some samples etc https://www.tastingcollection.com/en/tasting-sets/tea-tasting.html

Grocery store tea vs making a bit of effort to get the actual tea to steep etc, totally worth it and a completely different experience. Relaxing teas will actually feel relaxing and an experience. While energizing green tea can make you feel like an enjoyable tea that has the same caffeine effect as a coffee (and way less sweet, while still tasting sweet)
 

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My buddy @smeths showed me his stash of nescafe gold blend :) I think we are getting him addicted to coffee too now.

Today I have coffee arriving. more bialetti stuff. I try to get the cheapest stuff, but it's still expensive. I wish I could afford to try their more expensive flavors.
 
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I am a tea addict I think. I need my morning and evening cuppa or else I develop a headache. With all the immunity boosting concoctions bombarding my WhatsApp, I too have incorporated ginger into my tea while brewing. Let me tell you, it is so soothing to the throat and very relaxing indeed.
 

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Tea anytime but I am averse to coffee not because I do not like it, simply because it upsets my tummy. Even Tea I have reduced frequency to just two, one in the morning and one in the evening and I like it simple. No flavors, and no additives, just plain with a little sugar.
 

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I just woke up from thinking someone knocked on my door at 4 am, but there's nobody there. Bit strange. My dream felt real I guess.

But i am up now and the birds are too. The sun's about to tip over the horizon and say hello.

It's a warm day today it looks like. So I've boiled some water and waiting for it to be the right temp before I steep some japanese tea and go sit on the balcony on the north side to watch the sun come up.

I think this will be a nice start of my day, so, be back online again later!
 

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I personally like coffee, Nescafe instant flavored coffees are available in market and I tried all, we can try this in cafeterias set by people. Caramel Macchiato and cafe Latte is my favorite one.
 

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I personally like coffee, Nescafe instant flavored coffees are available in market and I tried all, we can try this in cafeterias set by people. Caramel Macchiato and cafe Latte is my favorite one.
You inspired me to make a caramel macchiato this morning. Sipping it right now. It's delicious!
 

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I got this present from my Brother Saturday....
 

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I got this present from my Brother Saturday....
That looks so awesome, haha, nice !!

btw,
I got one of these for $2 during black friday and it's been superb.
A quick heating up of 30 seconds of a splash of milk in the microwave and then frothing for 20 seconds gives such a creamy finish to my coffee. together with a syrup to increase flavour, and any bleh coffee is 50% better in flavour.
 
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