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Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

KaimukiMan Apr 28, 2013 07:07 PM

Growing up in the San Francisco area I remember crossing the bay bridge on foggy mornings with the smell of the Coffee Roasting Plant drifting up from under the bridge at the San Francisco end. Rich, full, luxuriant, coffee smells like chocolate tastes. Unfortunately for me the taste of coffee has none of the depth, the subtleties, the scope that the smell has. I only taste one flavor. Bitter.

It doesn't matter how much milk or sugar I add, it doesn't matter if it has been turned into a rich dessert like tiramisu or a coffee candy, or coffee ice cream. The bitterness is pervasive. Not a light bitterness that can lend an interesting edge to a dish. No, this is a medicinal level of bitterness, like drinking a beverage brewed from aspirin.

And it's not just 'cheap' coffee. I live in Hawaii, I've had really really good coffee. I've had light roast, medium roast, dark roast, French roast. Fresh ground, course ground, fine ground. I've had coffee with no film on the surface of the cup to coffee that looked like it had an oil slick on it.

I've had instant coffee, coffee machine coffee, k-cup coffee, percolator coffee, thai coffee, vietnamese coffee, espresso, mocha, latte, etc. So lets not get into the "but you have never had the coffee at Demel's in Vienna or whatever (actually I did try coffee with pastry at Demel's in Vienna, I didn't like it, ruined the delicate flavor of the pastry.)

I'm not interested in learning to love coffee - I'm fully aware of what I'm missing. I'm just wondering if I'm the only one who doesn't like the stuff.

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    mpjmph Apr 28, 2013 07:12 PM

    You are not alone. I don't like coffee. It doesn't matter how much sugar or cream goes in, I still do not like the basic coffeeness of coffee.

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      KrumTx Apr 28, 2013 07:12 PM

      Well, there's at least one other - my brother. His dimwit kindergarten teacher (1975) told my mom to give him a big cup of black coffee each morning so he'd be better at paying attention. He hated it and hasn't touched it since the first grade:)

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        pinehurst Apr 29, 2013 04:01 AM

        (Falls off chair). Holy cow!

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          latindancer Apr 29, 2013 08:30 AM

          Couldn't be any worse than all the pills people are giving their kids to 'pay attention'.

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            sandylc Apr 29, 2013 04:11 PM

            On a side note, anyone know how to get husbands to "pay attention"?

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              Chemicalkinetics Apr 29, 2013 04:40 PM

              Yes. Listen to them.

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                latindancer Apr 29, 2013 07:49 PM

                Eh...

                Wrong answer.

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                  Chemicalkinetics Apr 29, 2013 07:56 PM

                  Hey, I am just telling the truth. If you want a person to listen to you, then you have to learn first to listen to him.

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                    sandylc Apr 29, 2013 08:11 PM

                    You are a funny boy.

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                      latindancer Apr 30, 2013 07:35 AM

                      LOL.

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                      latindancer Apr 30, 2013 07:34 AM

                      Well, yeah, theoretically.

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                  latindancer Apr 29, 2013 07:23 PM

                  Foot jab? :).
                  That'll usually do the trick.

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                    sandylc Apr 29, 2013 07:35 PM

                    When he's across the room, I am considering a squirt gun. What do you think?

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                      latindancer Apr 29, 2013 07:46 PM

                      Oh, I think that's a good idea, but make sure it's one of those big blast kind.
                      Have him sit in a chair and tell him you have a big surprise for him.

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                        sandylc Apr 29, 2013 08:11 PM

                        We could come up with all sorts of fun ideas here.

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                          latindancer Apr 30, 2013 07:24 AM

                          Yes we could.

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                    PHREDDY Apr 30, 2013 05:27 AM

                    To test them, just say "Want a glass of scotch?"

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                      sandylc Apr 30, 2013 09:51 AM

                      I used to just casully tell him his hair was on fire.

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                  NotLucky Apr 29, 2013 10:20 AM

                  This isn't a crazy idea. For some kids that are naturally ramped up, caffeine actually has the opposite effect that it has in the rest of us. It calms them down.

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                    Rasam Apr 29, 2013 10:40 AM

                    The teacher was not really such a dimwit.

                    Caffeine can alleviate attention and focus difficulties, though it is less effective than prescription stimulant medications. For properly diagnosed people, stimulants activate impulse control and focus neurotransmitters in the brain (like stimulating the brakes on a runaway car).

                    Lots of people "self medicate" with coffee and colas.

                    The problem was giving a large amount of black coffee, when a milky and sweet latte type drink might have gone down better :)

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                      foodieX2 Apr 29, 2013 01:17 PM

                      My son's neurologist has suggested the same as that "dimwit" teacher, thought she suggested a hot cup of tea or big glass of iced tea if he doesn't like coffee. It can help him transition in the morning and in the afternoon.

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                        KrumTx Apr 29, 2013 02:04 PM

                        That'll teach me not to use the word dimwit, and I do agree that coffee/something else is better than prescription drugs in most cases. I suppose my reaction is from my memory of being 8 years old, sitting across the breakfast table from him and watching him try to choke down coffee without crying. (We got in even bigger trouble if we cried). I felt that I could terrorize my little brother all I wanted, but when someone else did something to make him miserable, it was a different story. Feel the same way almost 40 years later:)

                        Thanks for the replies.

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                          latindancer Apr 29, 2013 03:21 PM

                          Oh...that poor little guy...that's a very difficult visual.

                          Did he have any understanding of why he was told to drink the coffee?

                  2. Kris in Beijing Apr 28, 2013 07:14 PM

                    Same here.
                    I've tried. OH, I've tried.
                    I once worked at a place that always had 2 pots on--and almost always fresh. No water fountains. No fridge. And the sink water was terrible unless boiled. I thought I would be able to force myself to endure coffee, since I occasionally felt on the verge of dehydration.
                    No luck.

                    And, like you, I've had the opportunity to try "the best" from several different cultures, at the source.
                    Bitter, bitter, bitt-ahh.

                    Before coffee was a trendy thing, it was sort-of okay but now it seems I can't be an educated person if I don't have a range of arguments about the best coffees and if I don't want to hang out and Drink Coffee.

                    1. ipsedixit Apr 28, 2013 07:25 PM

                      Nothing wrong with not liking coffee.

                      Who says you (or anyone) has to like what a lot of other people like.

                      I don't like butter or cheese, and I sleep well at night ...

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                        mwhitmore Apr 28, 2013 07:32 PM

                        Nope. I love the smell of coffee brewing but am never tempted to drink the stuff. Tried a cup once, black, I was maybe 27yo. It wasn't *horrible*, but I had no desire to repeat the experience. Coffee ice cream is a waste of good dairy. Besides the taste, I have never had much use for hot bev: Tea, even hot chocolate leave me, excuse the expression, cold. Starbucks is a $3 (or $6) a day habit I don't need at all---as though Americans need another excuse to consume sugar!

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                          NotLucky Apr 28, 2013 07:33 PM

                          There is a gene that determines whether we can taste bitter things. If you also hate tonic water, brussels sprouts and dark beer, that could be the reason.

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                            Chowrin Apr 29, 2013 07:17 PM

                            Isn't it hops that are bitter?
                            I love me a good doppelbock!
                            But, man, that's SWEET, not bitter at all...

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                              TroyTempest Apr 30, 2013 10:06 AM

                              You are right, It's the hops. Dark Beer doesn't always equal hoppiness. Dopplebocks are more malty, than hoppy. Go for an IPA if you want hoppy.

                          2. juliejulez Apr 28, 2013 07:36 PM

                            I don't like it either. I don't even like coffee flavored foods.

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                              Orzo808 Apr 28, 2013 11:45 PM

                              Yeah I am the same way, I hate coffee.

                            2. Jay F Apr 28, 2013 07:40 PM

                              I've been trying it again after years of not drinking it. It's not really clicking with me. Who knows what I'll do when my bag of beans empties.

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                                halcyon1 Apr 28, 2013 07:43 PM

                                I tried a sip when I was young and haven't ever been tempted again. Is it really the taste that people enjoy, or just the caffeine? I don't like tea either. I often enjoy the smell, and have given it a good try at times, but am always disappointed in the taste. Cold, hot, with additives, doesn't matter. I get my caffeine cold, from a machine. I wish I liked coffee, like the other grownups!

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                                  Heatherb Apr 28, 2013 07:50 PM

                                  I'm not a huge fan of it. I rarely order it, unless I am under deadline and desperate to stay awake. HOWEVER, I recently went to a very high-end coffee shop in the Denver area that a friend wanted to try. I ordered a latte and drank it with no sugar, just for kicks.

                                  ZOMG, it was lovely! It was the perfect complement to the banana bread I was munching on. I was positively shocked by how much I enjoyed it. So now I'm less averse to having a cup, but it better be a really high-quality roast.

                                  1. iL Divo Apr 28, 2013 08:00 PM

                                    no....our DDIL drinks tea, no coffee

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                                      Klunco Apr 28, 2013 08:01 PM

                                      I thought I read once that only a little more than 50% of Americans start there say with coffee, so you are definitely not alone. It may seem hard to believe because of how pervasive coffee is in our culture but I wouldn't doubt it.

                                      As for me, I grew up in a serious coffee drinking family and love coffee and coffee flavored anything. I roast my own beans, weigh everything in grams, blah blah blah. I would normally argue that bitter coffee is the result of improper brewing (over extraction) but I have an extremely high tolerance for bitterness (Campari, homemade tonic with extra cinchona, absinthe, eating cranberries straight) and I can understand that super sensitive to bitterness palates exist.

                                      Honestly, my dream would be coffee without caffeine. Decaf doesn't taste the same. I drink 2 cups a day of coffee because I love the flavor and caffeine only prevents me from drinking more.

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                                        ahuva Apr 28, 2013 08:06 PM

                                        My mother loves coffee. Growing up I always thought that once I was an "adult" - an elusive stage that I thought I would hit at 19 or 20 - I would like coffee. I've tried coffee. I've tried it black. I've tried it white. I've tried it decaf. I've tried it flavored. I've tried it iced. I don't like coffee. Love the smell. Really, I'm happiest in a starbucks, sniffing away. Just hate the taste. Curiously, I love coffee ice cream. Coffee cake. Coffee flavoring in barbecue sauces. Just don't like coffee.

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                                          kitchengardengal Apr 28, 2013 08:08 PM

                                          I do like the aroma of coffee, but not the taste so much. I like it in coffee cookies or hard candies, and I like iced coffee with lots of vanilla whatever in it. I even like coffee ice cream. I just don't care much for a cup of hot coffee. It does smell better than it tastes!

                                          1. KaimukiMan Apr 28, 2013 10:18 PM

                                            I feel less alone now. There are several foods that are somewhat bitter that I don't mind, but yes . . . the really bitter foods are not on my favorite list. Thanks all.

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                                              Ruth Lafler Apr 28, 2013 11:11 PM

                                              I'm bitter-sensitive, too. Don't like coffee, although I don't mind mild coffee flavoring. In Hawaii I had coffee-flavored macadamia nuts, which were surprisingly good. I like beer even less than coffee!

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                                                Miri1 Apr 28, 2013 11:16 PM

                                                I don't like coffee, either. I'm alone in a family of offee drinkers. My boyfriend only drinks it if there is nothing else available and I ave another friend who dislikes it, as well. The smell can be nice, but I refuse to drink it.

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                                                  Chowrin Apr 29, 2013 07:19 PM

                                                  Do you really hate tahini? Because that's way more bitter than... good coffee.

                                                  [Re: my coffee] Do you like blueberries? How about grapefruit juice?

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                                                  jeanmarieok Apr 29, 2013 01:39 AM

                                                  I don't like it at all. I think it smells delicious, but tastes terrible. I will avoid coffee flavored ice cream, chocolates, etc., too. I drink tea, but in general, I prefer cold beverages.

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                                                    John Francis Apr 29, 2013 01:47 AM

                                                    "Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?"

                                                    Hardly. Over 3 million American Mormons don't drink it as an article of faith.

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                                                      Ruth Lafler Apr 29, 2013 10:01 AM

                                                      That's not the same as not liking it, though.

                                                    2. omotosando Apr 29, 2013 02:47 AM

                                                      Hate the stuff. Hate the taste, hate the smell. Cannot stand anything coffee flavored -- coffee ice cream, coffee candy, etc.

                                                      I don't know what it is. It's not the bitterness because I love bitter green tea.

                                                      And it's definitely not genetic -- my mom thinks a cup of coffee is exactly the right thing to drink before heading off to bed, to say nothing of in the morning and afternoon.

                                                      Also, I tolerate chocolate but I don't love it. Kind of reminds me of coffee

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                                                        PHREDDY Apr 29, 2013 03:39 AM

                                                        Hot coffee in the morning?.eh, occasionally, with just some skim milk....ANYOTHER TYPE OF COFFEE OR COFFEE FLAVORED ITEMS, CAKES, ICE CREAM, ICED, ETC ....TASTES LIKE CRAP TO ME!!!
                                                        I am a plumber, I help get rid of crap, not consume it!

                                                        Edit:...am not embarrassed to say , I am a grown up too!

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                                                          iluvcookies Apr 29, 2013 05:27 PM

                                                          I like coffee but am not a fan of coffee-flavored foods. They are almost always too sweet.
                                                          I also don't understand those who put 6 packets of sugar and a pint of cream in their morning cup--clearly they don't like the taste of coffee. I take a little milk and maybe a 1/2 tsp of sugar if it's a strong brew.
                                                          If one doesn't like coffee, one should not feel bad about not drinking it.

                                                        2. pinehurst Apr 29, 2013 04:00 AM

                                                          No; I've worked with several people who don't. Some who like the smell, but not the taste, some who hate both.
                                                          :-)
                                                          I don't particularly like beer. More for the rest of America, same with you and coffee.

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                                                            Chowrin Apr 29, 2013 07:20 PM

                                                            hate hops. like beer ;-)

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                                                            Bkeats Apr 29, 2013 04:48 AM

                                                            Don't worry if you don't like coffee. I have the opposite problem. I love a good cup of coffee. I would drink 4-6 cups a day at my peak. Then a few years back, I began to develop some GI issues. Doctor told me to monitor my diet and modify things that caused flare ups. One of those things was coffee. You don't know the sadness of a man who wakes up on a weekend morning and smells the coffee to only realize he can't have it. Oh the pleasure of spending a morning flipping through the paper while slowly sipping a piping hot cup of coffee! It's agonizing when I sit there with my little cup of tea that has none of the aroma or mouth feel. If only I were so lucky as to not like coffee.

                                                            1. Terrie H. Apr 29, 2013 04:55 AM

                                                              I, too, don't like the taste of coffee, and I like most every food and drink I can think of. It smells wonderful, but just doesn't taste good to me. I don't even like coffee ice cream or liqueurs. I love my tea and will just stick to that.

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                                                                Hobbert Apr 29, 2013 05:02 AM

                                                                I completely agree. It's nasty stuff despite its heavenly smell. It seems like everybody drinks it, though, and I do feel slightly weird every time I'm forced to admit I despise the evil brew.

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                                                                  Florida Hound Apr 29, 2013 06:28 PM

                                                                  "Forced to admit I despise the evil brew."
                                                                  Peer pressure lives, well into our adulthood! I don't drink alcohol at this point in my life, and have gotten used to just putting it out there and letting others figure it out.
                                                                  I drink coffee, I love certain brands only, stay away from many brands of popular dishwater. There are "evil brews" even among the range of products that attract coffee fans. Very diverse tastes.
                                                                  For the purposes of this thread, my wife loves the smell- I oblige her with that every morning. But she won't drink the stuff. ("Nasty stuff, heavenly smell." Hobbert- you took the words right from my wife.) She does draw the line on anything like caramel flavored coffee. I am banned from drinking it in the car, driving with her; certainly banned from kissing her with caramel-coffee breath. But any stale coffee on someone's breath is another topic for another thread!

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                                                                    Hobbert Apr 30, 2013 05:07 AM

                                                                    I hear ya! I don't drink alcohol either and there's always a Q and A session about why not. I just don't like it and I'm not going to try your special concoction. Coffee and alcohol seem to be 2 things that people refuse to accept that others just don't like. So frustrating.

                                                                2. bagelman01 Apr 29, 2013 05:23 AM

                                                                  No, you are not alone. I'm NOT with you, consuming 6-7 cups a day, BUT my 90+ yo mother has never had her first cup, my 67 yo brother and 64 yo sister have both tried it as teenagers and never had a second cup.
                                                                  My ex wife didn't drink it and couldn't even stand the smell. She didn't want it ever to be brewed in the home or served at her table when dining out at a restaurant---one of many reasons she's an ex <VBG>.

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                                                                    Terrie H. Apr 29, 2013 05:45 AM

                                                                    My grandmother only drank tea until late in her life, when she finally gave up waiting for someone to bring her tea at restaurants and functions. She held out for over 65 years!

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                                                                      latindancer Apr 29, 2013 08:33 AM

                                                                      <didn't want it ever to be brewed in the home>

                                                                      Wow! I've never heard of anyone not, at least, liking the smell. My husband always comments that he wished it tasted as good as it smells.

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                                                                        ipsedixit Apr 29, 2013 08:40 AM

                                                                        That's how I feel about popcorn.

                                                                        Never tastes as good as it smells.

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                                                                          Jay F Apr 29, 2013 08:52 AM

                                                                          That's interesting. While I like popcorn, I don't care at all for the smell. I only eat the kind that comes in bags.

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                                                                            Chowrin Apr 29, 2013 07:21 PM

                                                                            and that'd be why. a proper popcorn tastes and smells a good deal like fine basmati rice (I confuse people at work sometimes...)

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                                                                              Jay F Apr 29, 2013 07:24 PM

                                                                              And what would be why what?

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                                                                                Chowrin Apr 29, 2013 07:28 PM

                                                                                The bagged stuff has carcinogenic icky stuff in it.

                                                                                Wabash sells Real Theater Popcorn Oil -- the original stuff with refined coconut oil and real (artificial) butter flavor.

                                                                                Ya know, the stuff they banned way back when for being bad for ya?

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                                                                                  Jay F Apr 29, 2013 07:59 PM

                                                                                  What about Pittsburgh Popcorn? Is it icky and carcinogenic?

                                                                                  http://pghpopcorn.com/

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                                                                                    sandylc Apr 29, 2013 08:13 PM

                                                                                    Possibly. You know, "natural" flavors aren't.

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                                                                                      Jay F Apr 29, 2013 08:21 PM

                                                                                      I know about "natural" flavors, yes.

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                                                                                        sandylc Apr 29, 2013 08:37 PM

                                                                                        Hubby and I call "natural" flavors "beaver butt". As in the anal gland fluid often used to create delicious vanilla flavoring.

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                                                                      cleobeach Apr 29, 2013 06:28 AM

                                                                      I am meh on coffee. I didn't drink it regularly until we were gifted a coffee maker in my late 20s. I stopped making it a while ago, the caffine bothers me.

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                                                                        Pwmfan Apr 29, 2013 08:53 AM

                                                                        You are not alone! I dislike the flavor of coffee, be it in the beverage itself or in ice cream, candy, desserts or any other form. I do not like Ghirardelli chocolate, as to me it has a prominent note of coffee. I don't mind the aroma and I often experience a slight case of leftout-itis when I read about the latest and greatest in coffee beans and equipment. My parents were regular coffee drinkers but strangely enough neither my brother nor I can stand the stuff.

                                                                        1. alliegator Apr 29, 2013 08:55 AM

                                                                          I hate the taste, the smell, everything about it. But I love my tea in the morning.

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                                                                            ebchower Apr 29, 2013 08:59 AM

                                                                            I don't think you need to query here that there are in fact a lot of people who don't like coffee.

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                                                                              Solstice444 Apr 29, 2013 10:06 AM

                                                                              I tasted it once when I was little and thought it tasted like Clorox. I actually haven't tried it since, and have no interest in trying it. I've had coffee-type drinks like iced caramel mocchiattos a couple of times, but if they weren't loaded down with sugar I'm sure I wouldn't be able to drink it. I also don't drink tea though, so people think I'm really weird since I don't drink either hot beverage. They just don't appeal to me.

                                                                              1. Jpan99 Apr 29, 2013 10:19 AM

                                                                                You are not the only one. I hate coffee. I hate coffee flavored everything, I hate mocha, what a way to ruin chocolate!

                                                                                1. Chemicalkinetics Apr 29, 2013 11:23 AM

                                                                                  <I'm just wondering if I'm the only one who doesn't like the stuff.>

                                                                                  I can drink coffee just fine, but I won't say I like it. I rarely drink coffee, and if I do, then it is mostly because I want to stay up.

                                                                                  On a scale of 1 to 10. 10 being very tasty, and 1 being disgusting. I am probably 2-3 for bad coffee and maybe 4-5 for a good coffee. In other words, I don't love even the best coffee.

                                                                                  1. Chemicalkinetics Apr 29, 2013 11:24 AM

                                                                                    Now I suddenly want to do a poll on "Do you like coffee? Do you like tea?" Hmm...

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                                                                                      KaimukiMan Apr 29, 2013 11:50 AM

                                                                                      Unlike many of my fellow non-coffee people I do like the flavor of tea, although I don't like it if they brew it too long and it becomes overly bitter. The McDonalds closest to me must have a manager who loves coffee, because when she is on duty I can't drink the tea, she must have them use twice as much tea when brewing and then somehow finds a way to burn the stuff. It's the worst Ice Tea I ever had.

                                                                                    2. Paprikaboy Apr 29, 2013 12:56 PM

                                                                                      It's interesting that you love the smell but not the taste.
                                                                                      I was reading an article on the Guardian website the other day which may go some way to explaining it.

                                                                                      http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl...

                                                                                      Here's a quote from the article.

                                                                                      "And partly why freshly brewed coffee never lives up to that first sniff – although the variation is even greater with coffee because once it is sipped, says Smith, "Saliva strips off about 300 of its [approximately 630] volatile molecules."

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                                                                                        Chowrin Apr 29, 2013 07:22 PM

                                                                                        That's old coffee. They don't test the good stuff, because it loses its flavor so fast (and isn't really relevant to commodity grade coffee)

                                                                                        Da good stuff? Causes chemical hallucinations. I can't tell you what you're gonna think you're drinking!

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                                                                                        docfood Apr 29, 2013 03:47 PM

                                                                                        yes

                                                                                        1. iluvcookies Apr 29, 2013 05:30 PM

                                                                                          Well K-Man, you haven't had my grandma's coffee. That will change your mind!

                                                                                          Kidding of course... If you don't like it, don't drink it. No one can say you didn't try. Please send me all the Kona that you don't wish to drink--it will not go to waste in my house.

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                                                                                            sandylc Apr 29, 2013 06:59 PM

                                                                                            I like VERY GOOD coffee enough to drink it once every year or two. Well-made, good quality coffee is nice when slowly sipped with a great dessert - NO cream, sugar, etc.!

                                                                                            FLAVORED coffee? Belongs in the same trash can as any artificially flavored and/or overly sweetened food or beverage.

                                                                                            At home, french press or pourover are good.

                                                                                            I am a black tea drinker on a daily basis.

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                                                                                              BuildingMyBento Apr 29, 2013 11:26 PM

                                                                                              I don't drink the stuff either. Ever. However, I do like the flavor in some desserts, ie tiramisu and ice cream.

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                                                                                                Wolfsbane Apr 30, 2013 04:12 AM

                                                                                                No you're not. I despise the stuff. You wouldn't believe the fights I've had with restaurant management after refusing to pay for it after waitstaff automatically brought to everyone in very large parties.

                                                                                                I think I've had less cups than you can count on two hands in forty plus years. Mostly when I going to school and was driving in the winter in a car with no heater. It was principally to have something hot to pass between my hands so I could continue to grip the wheel.

                                                                                                My best friend does not drink it as well.

                                                                                                I'm not a big fan of hot tea either.

                                                                                                1. JAB Apr 30, 2013 09:31 AM

                                                                                                  Love the smell and don't care for the taste either.

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