Coffee & Love Taste Best When Hot

Maddie over @ Breezy Books has thrown down the gauntlet and tagged me for The Coffee Quiz. Obviously, sensing that I am a woman of discerning and exotic tastes; I usually partake in a McDonald’s breakfast after my night shift finishes! Here goes:

1) How many cups of coffee per day?
I rarely drink coffee these days but if I go out I’ll have a Latte. Tea tends to be the “cure-all” at Dyson Abbey.

2) What is your favourite caffeine delivery system?
What can I say; I’m a Starbucks girl! I also like that they write your name on the cups now – makes me feel so important.

3) What was your best cup of coffee?
My grandma used to make coffee in an old percolator and that was the best coffee I’ve ever tasted. Even now the smell of fresh coffee brewing reminds me of her.

4) What was your worst cup of coffee?
I detest vending machine coffee in either plastic or Styrofoam cups

5) What does your favourite mug say?
“I love snogging” which was a present given me by my lovely nieces when they were younger. Any visitors to Dyson Abbey are always a little startled when they see me nonchalantly drinking out of this mug as they probably all think I’m a brazen hussy. Most of the contractors carrying work out in the house tend to give me a wide berth as well just in case I force a lip lock on them.

6) How do you take your coffee?
Weak & white without sugar.

7) When was your first cup?
I can’t honestly remember.

8) Have you ever gone on a coffee date?
No and Ahmed The Tightwad had a dippy fit when he was charged six lira for an espresso in Tinky Town Starbucks, so no doubt we won’t be returning there anytime soon!

I’m going to be a bit of rebel now and suggest that anyone relishing a challenge and wants to take part in The Coffee Quiz, leave the link for your post below in the comments so we can all spy checkout your post!

turkish coffee

Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.
Turkish Proverb

62 thoughts on “Coffee & Love Taste Best When Hot

  1. I am sitting in Starbucks as I read your post drinking “Komodo Dragon” coffee. Howard Schultz and I have a great relationship. He sends me e-mails and gives me a Starbucks gold card. I give him my money and he gets rich. But I still think I come out better! I have the coffee! There are some things in life that are priceless….


  2. I forgot about percolators. My mother and grandmother both had them. Coffeepots have sure come along way. “I love snogging” is too funny, and I applaud your brazen spirit of humor. Thanks for answering the questions, Dallas. πŸ™‚


  3. After all your talk of Turks this whole year, only this post (and the Turkish proverb) sparked this memory. When I was in art school, I had an art history professor who I think was from Turkey (trying to remember his name), who drank this black mud coffee. I tried it once and almost died of a heart attack! He was, at the time, (and this was a long time ago) attempting to open a cheesecake shop with 21 flavors or something. He had a Turkish coffee-flavored one that was almost as heart-stopping (or racing) as the straight coffee. Good memories! You always make a difference in my day, Dallas! – Kaye PS “Snogging” means…?


    • I love the smell of Turkish coffee but frankly it is a little like rocket fuel! Snogging is the English equivalent of french kissing – don’t think they use that term though in Downtown Abbey (fortunately)! How did your professor’s cheesecake shop progress?


  4. I want that mug too πŸ˜€
    I am a tea planters wife who now drinks more than three cups of coffee a day! The defection happened after I discovered a coffee sachet called ‘Drizzle’ which is basically an individual coffee powder filled, filter bags with tabs that you fix onto your mug, and top up with hot water. And voila…fresh filter coffee in a cup! More importantly no percolators to wash πŸ™‚


  5. I just cannot (or don’t want to?) wake up without my coffee. Fortunately we live right across the street from the best coffee shop in town (fate I think). So I don’t have any percolators to wash either haha. By the way: happy New Year πŸ™‚


  6. Ah, our true love is with a Saeco coffee machine – the beauty does it all and begs to do your bidding time and time again. Goes the whole way – grinds the beans, does the funny straw trick (remember the Maxwell house ad?) and spits the real deal out. We thought we loved the dishwasher but when the S went in for servicing I had to rethink everything πŸ˜‰


  7. I can’t drink coffee anymore, but when I did (I still love the aroma), it had to be French cafe-o-lait style: half coffee, half cream and lots of sugar. How you hardcore coffee drinkers can ingest that black, bitter stuff, I’ll never understand, but all this coffee-loving talk makes me think I should invest in some Starbucks stock πŸ™‚


  8. Don’t understand what it’s with Starbucks??? It’s just like McDonald – a giant brand, but very poor products.. On positive thing is that they have free WiFi, but not even that will get me into one. Not joking but the best coffee you find in Scandinavia and we are the biggest coffee drinker in the world too – so we know what we are talking about *laughing. Finland drink most … Norway second … Sweden 4th. And by the way coffee is good for us – 17% less chance for skin cancer – and less risk to get Alzheimer’s and dementia. So keep on drinking coffee, but change cafe .. *smile


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  10. I guess I am addicted. I found out how much back in 1986 when I weaned myself off it. The reason? I was going to India and thought I wouldn’t get coffee over there. It took me 10 days before I stopped 1..being VERY grumpy/ 2.. Getting shaky about 3pm/ 3..having a constant low level headache. Jack reckons I was having withdrawak symptoms.
    I didn’t find coffee in India, but went straight back onto it when I got back home


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