Nov 092013
 

I have a confession to make. I don’t like coffee. I feel like I’m supposed to like coffee. I feel shame admitting that I don’t like coffee. To me coffee tastes like tea at 10 times strength that has gone bad, sour, and very bitter. When I tell people I don’t like coffee, they look at me like I said I don’t like breathing air.

I actually want to like coffee. There are many health benefits to drinking coffee. But no matter what I put in it the taste is still bitter, sour and awful. I’ve tried dumping tons of sugar in it, half-n-half, non-dairy creamer, cappuccino powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and even mixing it half with tea. I thought with age I’d learn to like coffee, but I still dislike it as much now as I did when I was young.

If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them. There has to be someone out there that didn’t used to like coffee that found the right flavor or additives! There’s this whole coffee culture out there I feel like I’m missing out on, but my taste buds would disagree.

icedcappuccinoNow a glass of sugar, cream, and a sprinkle of coffee and spices that is cappuccino I can handle, but only from certain places. I ordered a cappuccino at a coffee place in New Orleans and what I got was coffee with a little milk and sugar.

I’m sure I just have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to ordering coffee and cappuccino. It’s confusing! I’ve been to a Starbucks exactly once and to hide my stupidity, I ordered Earl Grey hot with nothing else.  I like tea and Starbucks Earl Grey is pretty good. So I didn’t look stupid and wound up with something I enjoyed.

I should probably just stick with tea, but it would be nice to be able to say yes when coffee is offered, the only thing offered, and I’m thirsty!

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