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    I've started to have an unhealthy addiction to energy drinks, particularly on demanding days where I have a lot of stuff to do, also personal projects and also doing other things like going out. I don't drink alcohol, nor do I smoke or drink coffee, but loving Red Bull and an occasional Monster Energy apple flavour is not really ideal.

    Since I should be substituting those things with a small cup of coffee, can someone help me wean off the energy drinks and go for a coffee? I tried coffee, Arabic coffee in fact, it was too bitter and strong for my taste to be honest.

    How do I get into coffee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edyzmedieval View Post
    I've started to have an unhealthy addiction to energy drinks, particularly on demanding days where I have a lot of stuff to do, also personal projects and also doing other things like going out. I don't drink alcohol, nor do I smoke or drink coffee, but loving Red Bull and an occasional Monster Energy apple flavour is not really ideal.

    Since I should be substituting those things with a small cup of coffee, can someone help me wean off the energy drinks and go for a coffee? I tried coffee, Arabic coffee in fact, it was too bitter and strong for my taste to be honest.

    How do I get into coffee?
    This should have been a poll

    Unless you are lactose intolerant, the traditional "starter" approach to coffee is a latte. The milk smoothes the bitter a notch. Sugar to taste.
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    Coffee is a bit of an acquired taste. As Seamus said, you can start with a latte. You could add some sugar. Within time, you'll learn to appreciate coffee with a cloud of milk and no sugar.

    Then you're ready for manhood and will learn to drink it black.

    Frol then on, once you've learned to love the bitterness, a whole new world will open to you with strong espresso and ristretto.
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    I had the Arabic coffee, no sugar, very bitter. Woah. Woke me up instantly but at the same time couldn't drink it.
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    Eventually, you work up to Navy 'mid-rats' coffee. [higher ratio of ground bean to liquid volume, pinch of sea-salt or strained seawater tossed in] Mid-rats are the "middle of the night rations" served to the crew working 0001-0400.
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    Arabica can be a bit harsh on the palate. Colombian or Jamaican Blue Mountain would be my suggestion.
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    Why not be British and drink tea?
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    This thread is making me regret swearing off coffee...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beskar View Post
    Why not be British and drink tea?
    Too strong for me. I had an Earl Grey once for breakfast and it made me shake my head. I don't like anything that's bitter or particularly strong. In fact I like my tea to be more like an infusion of fruits, and I really love tea. Just not the heavy earl grey / black tea ones which slap me into waking up.
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