5 Things — Favorite Coffees

Dr. Tanya, over at Salted Caramel, has this prompt called “5 Things,” where she asks us to list five things about a particular topic. For this week’s topic, she’s asking about our five favorite kinds of coffees.

This is going to be hard for me because I’m a bit of a coffee purist. I don’t particularly care for flavored coffee. I prefer it black. Now some coffee purist may throw a flag on this, but I do add a packet of Splenda to sweeten it up a bit.

That said, I will very occasionally indulge in something a bit more, um, flavorful? Anyway, my five favorite ways I like coffee are:

  • Black with Splenda (probably 99% of the time)
  • Starbucks vanilla latte
  • Starbucks caramel macchiato
  • Kahlúa and Cream (Kahlúa is a coffee flavored liqueur. Does that count?)
  • Cappuccino (a shot of espresso with steamed milk)

17 thoughts on “5 Things — Favorite Coffees

  1. Marleen December 6, 2022 / 8:17 pm

    Double Chocolate coffee with milk
    Hazelnut Cocoa coffee with milk
    Cinnamon Vanilla coffee with
    Caramel Macchiato iced coffee,
    plus iced mocha coffee… it’s gotta
    be rich WHOLE milk, usually organic.
    Only iced coffees are to be sweetened.
    I will buy sweetened winter mint mocha.

    I’ve weaned myself off of using straight cream, but the whole milk can’t barely qualify (as in a legal definition, to be cheap, and packaged in plastic). Real whole milk is fattier than what is usually marketed as whole — and any milk product keeps better in glass or paperboard/thin cardboard. I used to froth my milk, but haven’t lately. I think I’ll try that again tomorrow.

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    • Taswegian1957 December 7, 2022 / 5:42 am

      I recall as a teenager staying with a country cousin. They would take a container to the store to pick up milk. It was the best milk I ever had, almost straight from the cow.

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      • Marleen December 7, 2022 / 10:31 am

        On another subject, when my kids 🙃 were little, I traveled out to the countryside to buy goat milk (it has to be a certain kind of goat in order to taste the way we city folk expect milk to taste). Goat milk is considered more digestible, plus it wasn’t mechanically homogenized. I’d bet what your cousin’s family bought was (cows’ milk) non-homogenized, too.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam December 6, 2022 / 8:59 pm

    Black, decaf, no milk, no sugar

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  3. bushboy December 6, 2022 / 9:37 pm

    You could have had an Affogato, one of my favourite deserts

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    • Fandango December 6, 2022 / 10:09 pm

      Mmm, that does sound good!


      • Marleen December 6, 2022 / 10:57 pm

        Yes, it sure does — I’ll have to remember that word.

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    • Marleen December 7, 2022 / 10:20 am


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  4. Ruth December 7, 2022 / 4:38 am

    Tiramisu dessert and Tia Maria liqueur would both be on my favourite coffee list… yum! 🙂

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    • Fandango December 7, 2022 / 7:04 am

      Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts!

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      • Marleen December 7, 2022 / 10:16 am


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  5. Taswegian1957 December 7, 2022 / 5:46 am

    I have never tried most of these. I used to love Vienna coffee, I remember it as being black coffee with whipped cream on top. You don’t really see it now. Mostly I’ll order a flat white or a cappuccino. I do like Tia Maria and Tiramisu though.

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