latte/coffee solutions

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Coso

07 Jun 2019, 11:56

Hey guys... so my girlfriend is getting down with the lifestyle. Every morning she gets up and has some coffee with creamer and sugar. For a tiny girl, this amounts to a huge bunch of carbs and calories in the morning. How can she have delicious coffee without all that sugar and creamer?

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cookie

07 Jun 2019, 14:20

I'd let her try high grade, freshly ground pour over coffee, medium roast. Once a person gets hooked by the complex flavours, adding sugar or creme would be just blasphemy.

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swampangel

07 Jun 2019, 14:45

An Aeropress makes a good espresso-like cup without much acidity, so it might be a nice intro to black coffee.

But I hope this is something that you and her have discussed already, and you're not trying to manage her diet for her.

Findecanor

07 Jun 2019, 14:54

Well... I know the perfect solution to a perfect cup of coffee that tastes good without being fattening. The trick is to spot underhanded "astroturf" advertising when it appears and not be fooled by it.
New user, first post unrelated to the subject of this board, about a subject that people are sensitive too. There is a usually a follow-up the next day from the same or from another newly registered account with the answer to the question in the first post, with a link to the product he/she/it is peddling.

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JP!

07 Jun 2019, 16:02

Get a coffee grinder, electric kettle, and a high quality french press.

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CountNoctua

19 Jun 2019, 07:47

Will second the above. All the other coffee brewing methods have their merits, but French press makes for a flavorful and good mouthfeel brew, with minimal cleaning and no need to purchase filters. An entry-level burr grinder isn't too expensive and will ensure consistent grinds, and electric kettle the right brewing temp. 4 minutes steep at 200F with 2 tbsp coffee per cup water is what I do, though you'll see slight deviations from that depending on who you ask.

Light and medium roasts are much more palatable black. I prefer single origin most of the time, as you learn to appreciate terroir and the variety of flavors in coffees from around the world. I roast my own coffee sometimes, as well.

Drinking coffee black is an acquired taste, but once you get into it you start to really enjoy coffee, not just the sugar and creamer or caffeine, or even the ritual itself (all of those are good reasons to enjoy the experience, but it's best to love coffee itself, too).

I do often drink coffee (particularly darker roasts) with almond milk or other nut "milks"/creamers, and they add a trivial amount of calories.

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

19 Jun 2019, 08:11

Coso wrote:
07 Jun 2019, 11:56
Hey guys... so my girlfriend is getting down with the lifestyle. Every morning she gets up and has some coffee with creamer and sugar. For a tiny girl, this amounts to a huge bunch of carbs and calories in the morning. How can she have delicious coffee without all that sugar and creamer?
Why are you so concerned about this? Let the girl enjoy her sweet coffee IMO. As long as she is healthy in other areas, what's wrong with a little sweetness in the morning?

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Wazrach

19 Jun 2019, 09:38

swampangel wrote:
07 Jun 2019, 14:45
An Aeropress makes a good espresso-like cup without much acidity, so it might be a nice intro to black coffee.
I use an Aeropress, it's pretty good. I don't get the fancy schmancy expensive coffee though, I'm fine with stuff like Lavazza and stuff from Asda.

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Scarpia

19 Jun 2019, 10:33

Findecanor wrote:
07 Jun 2019, 14:54
Well... I know the perfect solution to a perfect cup of coffee that tastes good without being fattening. The trick is to spot underhanded "astroturf" advertising when it appears and not be fooled by it.
New user, first post unrelated to the subject of this board, about a subject that people are sensitive too. There is a usually a follow-up the next day from the same or from another newly registered account with the answer to the question in the first post, with a link to the product he/she/it is peddling.
This. Well spotted, my friend. Also, who the hell says “getting down with the lifestyle”? Made me want to dunk his head in a vat of protein shake until his inflated show pony limbs stopped moving.

Yeah, can we just delete this thread and OP’s spam account?

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zazxyz

22 Jun 2019, 11:18

Stevia for sweetener replacement - almond milk for creamer.

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