I hate coffee

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jean0401 - 22-25 years old - female

Posted by jean0401
on June 1st, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I know many of you make a religion out of it, paying $3 or more at Starbucks for what costs $0.10 to make, but I have never understood it.  Perhaps it makes me unAmerican, but I have always hated coffee.  It is not that I dislike hot beverages, as tea of all sorts is appealing to me and hot chocolate especially made from the cocoa powder and spiked with Bailey's or Kahlua certainly is agreeable.

For one thing, it is excessively bitter.  People drink that noxious wastewater black?  Yuck.  It even stains your teeth, just look at mugs after they have been used.  The only way to make it drinkable is to add cream, sugar and other flavors until the coffee becomes a flavoring for the cream.  Yes, it has caffeine in it, but so does a caffeine pill, energy drink, soda, tea, chocolate and a number of other more tastey things. 

Perhaps it is just one of those right of passage things that people think they have to in order to be a genuine member of the herd, but for me, no thank you.

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  1. Posted by An EP User on June 1st, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    I'm from the UK and don't like coffee, and don't like tea either. Perhaps that makes me unBritish.

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  2. jean0401 - 22-25 years old - female

    Reply by jean0401 Jun 1st, 2012 at 2:56PM

    I would say so. I bet you also have nice teeth. ;-)


  3. AngelofPink - 18-21 years old - female

    Reply by AngelofPink Jun 1st, 2012 at 2:58PM

    they are ok, no fillings... well, yet :)


  4. Samerina - 26-30 years old - female

    Posted by Samerina on June 1st, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Think of it this way: would you drink hot chocolate if it was made from pure cocoa? That means no sugar. That means bitter.

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  5. jean0401 - 22-25 years old - female

    Reply by jean0401 Jun 1st, 2012 at 3:22PM

    That's completely different, because chocolate is chocolate. Seriously, though, I like those 95% cocoa bars as much as a sweet milk chocolate bar.


  6. Samerina - 26-30 years old - female

    Reply by Samerina Jun 1st, 2012 at 3:27PM

    coffee beans; cocoa beans. add sugar and milk & voila! delightful tastes.


  7. cloudedjourney - 26-30 years old - male

    Posted by cloudedjourney on June 16th, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Most people don't drink coffee for the coffee, it's just a cream and sugar addiction. But there's something about aquired tastes that just get you hooked, like beer and sushi i can't get enough!

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  8. martinae - 31-35 years old

    Posted by martinae on January 15th, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Ok, I thought I was the only person in the free world who didn't drink coffee. I totally agree with your assessment. besides, I'm annoying enough with out all the caffeine!

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  9. justeasygoing - 46-50 years old - male

    Posted by justeasygoing on January 26th, 2013 at 5:17 AM

    There are others out there that hate coffee too.I do love tea cold or hot.

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  10. Posted by An EP User on February 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    If coffee is properly handled and prepared it is not bitter at all and is actually sweet. much of the foul taste is from the nasty water they started with and the rest of the bitterness comes from the oil in the coffee getting rancid. If you have ever had olive oil go bad then you understand the relationship between something that should add a positive flavor making the whole thing bad. Places like Starbucks serve horrible coffee and charge a pile of money for it. Properly prepared, coffee is as good or better than any tea.

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  11. sjmckstan - 36-40 years old - female

    Posted by sjmckstan on July 29th, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    I suffer from migraines, I'm Vegan, & I watch my diet. I drink coffee as a migraine deterrent. I don't drink sodas because they affect the phosphorus in one's bones & they represent huge amount of empty calories. Tea & energy drinks don't pack enough caffeine to make it worth it and tea blocks the iron absorption from other foods being consumed. So its coffee all the way for me!

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  12. Sacron1111 - 46-50 years old - male

    Posted by Sacron1111 on September 30th, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Well, Jean, coffee can be a delicious developed taste. Like many other fine things in life, it takes time and practice to develop taste and technique to maximize the experience. The more experienced I get, bty, the less coffee I need for satisfaction.

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