Do you like coffee/tea?

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    Anyone on here like coffee or tea or both? 

    What are your coffee and tea preferences?

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    Tea.

    The smell of coffee is wonderful...sexy even...but the taste of coffee is foul.
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    I like the taste of coffee tbh. Even dark roast is somewhat enjoyable to me. I can do with mild cream and 1 sugar and I don't have a problem.

    Tea just tastes weird for me. Like it taste like elegant and I don't like that.

    I would prefer going to a good burger joint than a fancy yet affordable restaurant

    I remember on a Road Trip to South Carolina, we stopped off at a BBQ place off the side street which cooked it homemade in a little shack. It was the best I ever had to this day. Even though I went to the fanciest restaurant in Tennessee and South Carolina, that was good food 

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    OMG. I hate BBQ...with a passion.

    I'd prefer the fancy restaurant, generally. Though, sometimes it's nice to visit a good burger joint. But, I tend to be very picky with my food, and tend to have expensive tastes.
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    It could be just a Greek quality fmpov. Most Europeans prefer fancy. From my visit in Sweeden for a day, things were way more elegant. In Greece, my best food was the souvlaki vendors in Chios, Tripoli, and Heraklion. People would just sit outside and eat gyros without a plate. Better than the sit down restaurants. Athens was the most elegant, but that is not me
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    If you ever go to Greece, I would not stay in Athens too long. It is A LOT of graffiti and very polluted. Stay for 2 days at most. 1 for the Acropolis, 1 for just shopping and taking bus tours. The islands are the most beautiful. Mykonos and Santorini are elegant, while the places I went too have more good souvlaki vendors than sit down restaurants and just partied at the beach. But the sit down fancies are usually good
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    I wouldn't say that Europeans prefer things which are fancy, they simply prefer things which are different. Europeans drink quite a lot of coffee, but in the form of espressos and cappuccinos. They also treat coffee as a social drink--you don't rush in to grab your Starbucks and then leave. You buy your coffee and you sit down and stay for half an hour or more. The whole "to-go" culture is much more de-emphasized in Europe.

    Greece is high on my list of places to visit, but there are places I'd choose before it. That said, it makes the top 5. Your advice is consistent with other comments I've heard.
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    I like both. I like my coffee black. I like my tea mixed with lemonade or other juices.

    The cold brew coffee fad has caught up to me as well, it is superior than the hot water method.

    Don't get me wrong though, I like hot and cold coffee. Still black.
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    I wouldn't say that Europeans prefer things which are fancy, they simply prefer things which are different. Europeans drink quite a lot of coffee, but in the form of espressos and cappuccinos. They also treat coffee as a social drink--you don't rush in to grab your Starbucks and then leave. You buy your coffee and you sit down and stay for half an hour or more. The whole "to-go" culture is much more de-emphasized in Europe.

    I haven't been to the US in ages, maybe the "to-go" culture there is extreme, but I definitely encountered it in Europe, including with food/beverages.

    Coffee isn't that popular in London, it's super-popular as a "to-go" drink in France though, based on personal experience. It's definitely something that's hastily grabbed from a coffee shop and taken to the train, at least in some times of the day in urban Paris. 
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    It is to do with where you are (not country, place in the country).

    If you are in a city it's actually more ruthlessly to-go than the US because western European cultures in general (excluding the Spanish and Portuguese) are very much 'get it done with and cry from the pain later' type cultures. On the other hand, Americans are much more 'find a way to always be working somehow' and the Russians have a very similar culture work-ethic wise. When I say 'cry later' I mean rest, relaxation etc, it's not a joke there's very huge emphasis put on genuinely getting time to rest and chill out and emphasis put on working until you drop while you do the work. This is also an extremely African ethos and this is because Africa got its work ethic and industrial culture from the Europeans that invaded.

    Thus, if you are in a city during the day, you will find a ruthless culture of rushing to get the coffee ASAP and misery all around as this is actually a cultural joy of Londoners (the misery is how they show how hard they are working, employers genuinely don't like staff who are too happy or friendly in very urbanised areas of the UK and western Europe in general excluding Spain and Portugal (they have a much more love-life culture).

    In contrast, in towns and more village-type areas of the UK, sit-in for a coffee shop is mandatory to last in the area, people love that shit as such areas are often filled with the elderly and/or tourists if it's by the coast. The same rule applies to all of Western Europe excluding Spain and Portugal.

    I think Bsh1 was in a town and quiet area of Europe.
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    I've never been to France and have only been to the UK briefly, so they may be exceptions to the rule. Most of my time in Europe has been spent in the Lowland Countries, Central Europe, and the Balkans.
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    Yes I agree with that. In Greece we would sit in the coffee shops for 45min talking about life in general. I definitely saw that in Greece. No fast food places where you run n go. It's definitely more relaxed there. I am a fan of Espresso, not really Cappucinos. Frappe and Frappucinos are my favorite. Even Ice Coffee is good.

    The advice is consistent when I heard it planning to go to Greece. It is very fun
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    Is this a freewill question?
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    Is this a freewill question?
    Not sure what "freewill question" means.
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    I often use a preference for coffee or tea to illustrate my beliefs on the subject of freewill. Just wondering if that had anything to do with this.
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    I often use a preference for coffee or tea to illustrate my beliefs on the subject of freewill. Just wondering if that had anything to do with this.
    Nah.
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    Ok. Coffee btw, though if I'm drinking tea I rather enjoy lady gray.
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    Anyone on here like coffee or tea or both?
    Both for sure but if I had to live with only one it would be tea for the long run.

    What are your coffee and tea preferences?
    There's a brand of coffee that I drink now that is probably the best tasting I've had, it is a Seattle's Best Organic brand and it's outstanding. I like to use almond creamer instead of dairy.


    For tea, even though I like so many brands and types, my favorite would be Jasmine Green Tea with a hint of Raspberry decaf tea for flavor mixed with honey. It is a dynamite combo. I just tried a Green Tea with "Asian Pear" and that was excellent. I guess I would favor green or white teas over black tea but I love Lady Grey Tea as well. 


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    Black coffee with maybe a sugar packet is my preferred. Don't understand the fascination with creamer flavors and ice and all that.
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    Black tea with a dash of sugar or honey.
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    Coffee for convenience mostly (some is actually good), tea for taste, there's too many to list, but currently twig tea is the newest one of tried, got some kind of red tea that's from Thailand, earl grey has always been one of my favs, there's an English breakfast tea, and one black tea that has Chinese letters over the black bag.