Do you drink your coffee with milk and sugar?
When people start getting into coffee, they might stop using milk and sugar because they think that the only way to truly enjoy coffee is when it’s black – without any impurities like milk or sugar.
When you think about it, that’s kind of true. Sometimes the addition of milk and sugar can overwhelm the unique and distinct tastes of the coffee in your hands.
I especially noticed that adding milk or cream to my coffee completely took away the unique taste of coffee; it then tasted pretty similar to any other coffee with milk in it.
That’s when I started to think that adding milk, cream and sugar can really take away the true taste of coffee.
Many roasters/ coffee experts seem to think the same way. But, they say that it all depends on your objectives.
If your objective is to identify the unique taste of coffee in your hands, and then maybe compare it to some other coffee you’ve tasted before, it’s probably more advisable not to use milk and sugar.
But…… if your objective is to enjoy coffee the way you want to, feel FREE!!
Feel free to add milk, sugar, honey, cream, lavender, pepper… whatever you want really.
There are no laws to coffee
Sometimes adding just a touch of sugar or milk can enhance the taste of coffee, or perhaps entirely change the taste profile. And what better way to adventure than by trying different combinations of milk and sugar and having fun.
There may be people who tell you that black coffee is a must for coffee lovers. Or that you have to take your coffee black to show you understand coffee. Let them say what they want to say.
Don’t feel obliged to stick to black coffee. There’s really no this or that to how you have your coffee. That’s the beauty of coffee. Make it your own.
My suggestion is to try coffee first without adding anything. Get the pure taste of coffee and enjoy. After that, add some sugar or milk and then have fun with the new and unique dimensions they add to your cup of coffee.