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This is a discussion on Developing the Taste within the Coffee Table forums, part of the Coffee Addicts category; I started drinking coffee to break from soda on a third shift job I had a long time ago. I needed to stay awake and ...

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    I started drinking coffee to break from soda on a third shift job I had a long time ago. I needed to stay awake and looked to the bean to facilitate that. It was a long time ago before Starbucks gained notoriety and the Seattle scene brought coffee houses everywhere. I remember the first time I walked into a coffee house, the smell was fantastic and it did not take long before I started to love the drink. I am also a tea drinker and enjoy both. I probably have 5 to 6 cups of tea a day and 2 cups of coffee a day. I do drink more coffee but if I do I scale back my tea consumption. It was not hard for me to get the taste for coffee, I do think that a coffee house is a great place to go to get that bug, it could be Starbucks but the atmosphere at a non-chain coffee house is way better.

    Look up coffee houses in your area with a quick Google search and find some that have events that sound interesting. It could be poetry night or music, then go in and check it out. Be sure to tell the Barista that you have a person who is trying to learn to enjoy coffee and they will help you along. Your Barista is your guide and can really help her get into the groove. One thing I should say is that you are more likley to get this at a coffee house that is not Starbucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkgan View Post
    I started drinking coffee to break from soda on a third shift job I had a long time ago. I needed to stay awake and looked to the bean to facilitate that. It was a long time ago before Starbucks gained notoriety and the Seattle scene brought coffee houses everywhere. I remember the first time I walked into a coffee house, the smell was fantastic and it did not take long before I started to love the drink. I am also a tea drinker and enjoy both. I probably have 5 to 6 cups of tea a day and 2 cups of coffee a day. I do drink more coffee but if I do I scale back my tea consumption. It was not hard for me to get the taste for coffee, I do think that a coffee house is a great place to go to get that bug, it could be Starbucks but the atmosphere at a non-chain coffee house is way better.



    Look up coffee houses in your area with a quick Google search and find some that have events that sound interesting. It could be poetry night or music, then go in and check it out. Be sure to tell the Barista that you have a person who is trying to learn to enjoy coffee and they will help you along. Your Barista is your guide and can really help her get into the groove. One thing I should say is that you are more likley to get this at a coffee house that is not Starbucks.
    My first experience was much the same, I wasn't really into coffee, but hey, it was a way to shoot the breeze with people at where I was working, and I kind of felt like a dork when at morning break they were drinking coffee and I was there with my Pepsi Twist/Coca Cola/Sprite/Mountain Dew etc. So, I guess you could say peer pressure LOL

    Imagine that. What a revelation!!! I might have actually started drinking coffee because of peer pressure? Kind of funny when you think about it.

    Anyway after that, it was sort of a social thing (I think I touched on this in my previous post), and then even as the times changed and I didn't have coffee breaks with those people any more, the morning coffee still stuck with me... And so began my relationship with coffee..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMugsHalfFull View Post
    People often looked at me funny when I absolutely had to have a hotel room in Costa Rica that was air-conditioned AND had hot water for the showers. I also preferred a place that had a heated pool... But of course, that is just asking for too much....
    In that case, you are just like me, lol.......
    My family members and/or friends always make fun of me regarding this hot water and taking bath stuff.
    I do not swim frequently but whenever I do, I make sure that it is a heated pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btreath9082 View Post
    In that case, you are just like me, lol.......
    My family members and/or friends always make fun of me regarding this hot water and taking bath stuff.
    I do not swim frequently but whenever I do, I make sure that it is a heated pool.
    It's always nice to have a heated pool, then you feel more relaxed when you get out. If you get out already sort of cool, even if it's hot out, it can take a while to get comfortable again.. That's my logic behind a heated pool anyway

    I also like the pools where you don't even need to get out to eat

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMugsHalfFull View Post
    It's always nice to have a heated pool, then you feel more relaxed when you get out. If you get out already sort of cool, even if it's hot out, it can take a while to get comfortable again.. That's my logic behind a heated pool anyway

    I also like the pools where you don't even need to get out to eat
    Yeah this is true.
    My logic behind the heated pool is almost the same as yours. Lol, eating inside the pool is not a very smart choice, I believe. I though love playing water games inside the heated pool. I can virtually remain inside the pool for hours if I have different water games to play. However, I don't really feel extremely comfortable in the public swimming pools even if they are heated. I wish I had my own swimming pool inside my house where I could enjoy all the activities and fun all by myself (or maybe family and close friends).
    At the moment though, I live in an apartment where obviously it is not possible to have swimming pool, lol......

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    Could you not set up a kiddy pool in your living room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBrian View Post
    Could you not set up a kiddy pool in your living room?
    Well, partly yes and partly no.
    Partly yes because I have some space in my living room to set up a kiddy pool. And partly no because I am much bigger to fit in any kiddy pool and also the kiddy pool does not give the sense and feel of the actual pool. The environment around the pool matters as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBrian View Post
    Could you not set up a kiddy pool in your living room?
    We set up a kiddie pool in our garage.. Ahh the benefits of not having a car Anyway, the kiddie pool isn't all that large or deep, but it does the job in at least partially keeping you cool on hot days. I would say it's about a foot or so deep, and about 20 feet in diameter, so probably a bit big for any living rooms.

    I have seen kiddie pools that are about maybe a foot across but are two feet/three feet deep... How the heck does someone enjoy those? (Even a small child?)

    We can set up a little grill too, and of course always have hot coffee available... I always stick ice in mine on those days though.. The looks I get... LOL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyMugsHalfFull View Post
    We set up a kiddie pool in our garage.. Ahh the benefits of not having a car Anyway, the kiddie pool isn't all that large or deep, but it does the job in at least partially keeping you cool on hot days. I would say it's about a foot or so deep, and about 20 feet in diameter, so probably a bit big for any living rooms.

    I have seen kiddie pools that are about maybe a foot across but are two feet/three feet deep... How the heck does someone enjoy those? (Even a small child?)

    We can set up a little grill too, and of course always have hot coffee available... I always stick ice in mine on those days though.. The looks I get... LOL...

    Lol, OMG, I really loled at "ahh the benefits of not having a car"..........
    But unfortunately, I don't even have a garage in my apartment, You are much better and well off than me, lol......
    Yeah, to be placed in a living room, an average kiddie pool of 20 feet in diameter is pretty much big.
    And I don't see any use of that 1 foot diameter kiddie pool. I believe, there is no option for a person like me, living in an apartment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldub View Post
    Start your sister with freshly roasted beans and she might very well become a fan of drinking coffee black. Introduce her to black coffee from Starbucks and she will probably decide she only likes coffee with cream and sweetener or that she just doesn't like the taste of coffee at all.
    100% agree. Like, someone you want to introduce to Scotch - would you give them JW Red, or a fine 15 yr old single malt?

    I remember the first time I had espresso at a roasters's shop...in Vienna, Austria. No sugar, no cream...but it was amazing.

 

 
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