New to coffee

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

A Latte is going to be a good choice for a beginner in my opinion. It it mainly warmed milk with a shot of espresso and its a mild and smooth coffee flavour. You can add syrups for additional flavourite if you fancy it which will also make the coffee sweeter. 

Iced coffee is lovely too but probably not something for this time of year.

Filter coffee is very strong and can be quite bitter and you wont know if you like it until you try it. perhaps have a sip of a friends first before ordering

 

Post # 3
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2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

 

pinkcrush:  Lattes are what I would sugguest too, Mocha latte if you like chocolate and vanilla if you want a little flavor and you like vanilla. My SO always adds honey to vanilla lattes and it’s delicious (he only drinks coffee with me and only to wake up lol).

A tea combo that is delicious: Chai Latte, little spicy a little freakin’ awesome.

Fall/Winter favs to try: Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spiced iced coffee with half and half, gingerbread latte.. don’t be afraid of adding sugar and half and half to anything even remotely bitter lol.

Good luck, coffee is fun but can get expensive 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

What is on their limited menu? 

Here are some non-coffee ideas… 

Have you tried a Chai tea latte? It’s steamed milk with chai tea – spiced with cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, cloves. It’s good hot and iceed or frozen- however I find starbucks makes them much to sweet for my personal taste. 

You could also get a steamer, just steamed milk with a flavor shot of your choice. 

Starbucks has hot chocolate, you can also add flavor shots to that. So peppermint, raspberry, caramel, etc. 

Green tea frapps are good, especially if you add raspbery syrup. You can also get a strawberry & cream frapp or a vanilla bean frapp that’s more like a milkshake. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Do they have the creme based blended drinks like the vanilla bean frappachino? Or is that what you’re saying that you usually get?

I’d suggest the frappachino route (yes, even in the winter!) You can lower the amount of espresso shots you get in the drinks (for example, a grande usually has two shots in it, I believe, you can ask for only one). With the holiday season coming up, I’m a fan of the peppermint mocha frappachino. =)

IF they don’t have a blender, which is where I’m seeing this going, I’d agree with the pp – lattes are good, add flavorings. Vanilla and caramel macchiatos are delish, once again you may want to start out with one shot instead of two, but then thats basically just milk and flavoring. Experiment! Typically, if you ask them, the worker is more than willing to help you find a drink you like by figuring out flavors you are particular towards and levels of coffee in the drinks =)

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

pinkcrush:  They should! If they’re making lattes they obviously have milk and a steamer. You’ll just be limited to whatever flavored syrups they have at the time. 🙂 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

One shot white chocolate macchiato with carmel syrup.  Mmm.  Also find out if they have Carmel apple cider. They usy do even if it’s not on the menu!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I agree with PPs, start with lattes. I’m a simple person and prefer to go without flavour shots, but they can turn a regular latte into a whole new drink–my DH swears by hazelnut shots.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

I would highly recommend an Iced Caramel Macchiato….so good. I had never tried one up until a few weeks ago – it was phenomenal. I don’t like hot drinks, so I always get something cold. If you like hot drinks, you could try whatever the hot version of that is. Chai tea is really good if you like that type of flavor. If you want something simple, you can just get an iced coffee with a few squirts of a flavored syrup and a splah of milk. That’s what I normally go for 🙂 As another poster said, you can add sugar or milk to anything to cut some of the bitterness. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

pinkcrush:  This post is so cute! lol.  I’m not a straight coffee drinker, so I enjoy caramel or hazelnut machiattos, chai lattes, the odd pumpkin spice latte.  Basically anything that has something sweet in it.  A mocha (half hot chocolate/half coffee) is good or you could always just go for a tea! 

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