D’you fancy a cuppa…?

Random curiosity post…

The other day, for some reason, T&E asked me if we had any coffee. I replied that we did, which prompted him to ask where it was. I told him it was in the cupboard and he found it, eventually.

The reason I tell you this is because, in our house, there are three containers by the kettle. In the one marked tea, there are teabags, in the one marked sugar, there is sugar, and in the one marked coffee, there are sachets of hot chocolate.

Odd? Not really. We tend not to drink coffee, and nor do we have that many guests who do.

So, tell me, tea or coffee?

Btw, I once visited a friend’s parents when I was a student. On arrival, they offered me a drink. I said yes, expecting the usual ‘tea or coffee’ option. I was most surpised when the beverage on offer was of the port/sherry/whisky variety. I guess I had led a sheltered life ’til then…

8 thoughts on “D’you fancy a cuppa…?

  1. Tea. But usually the poncey variety – I’m not mad on "normal" tea.

    Don’t drink coffee at all. But HD drinks it (proper, poncey coffee) by the gallon, so I usually have a supply of decent coffee in.

    Never touch hot chocolate. Evil stuff. (If it ain’t solid, it ain’t chocolate!)

  2. here, tea. stateside, coffee.

    there’s not much use drinking coffe in this country.

    if only because no one stocks half and half to put in it. milk in coffee? ew! you at *least* nead half cream half milk! it’s so standard back in the states that you can buy it in the shops that way. genius. cheaper and taster.

  3. jack, you should try the hot chocolate at our local italian cafe!!! FANTASTIC!! you have to eat it with a spoon it’s so thick! mmmm

  4. It was because Invertebrate and Marmite were visiting and he wanted coffee.

    Personally I only drink filter coffee, which is why I don’t drink coffee at home.

  5. Tea. Usually. Though I echo Nessa’s comments about the hot chocolate at Verdi’s, which is undoubtedly one of the Lord’s good and perfect gifts.

    T&E – radical idea. If you only drink filter coffee, you could drink coffee at home if you…
    … bought some filter coffee.

  6. proper tea, spicy tea, assam tea, decaff tea, lemon and ginger tea, poncey decaff tea, real decaff tea, coffee, decaff coffee, proper coffee in plunger, proper coffee on stove, proper decaff coffee… sorry, what was the question?! never a simple one in our house!! After Verdi’s HC nothing compares, so I don’t tend to make it at home.

  7. Usually coffee – the proper, fairtrade stuff made in the filter machine. Sometimes the same, but decaff.

    I like fancy teas, and have to disguise standard tea with lots of milk and a bit of sugar. Lapsang Souchong, Darjeeling or Earl/Lady Grey are best. Served black, not too strong.

    After spending many years pooh-pooing any tea that doesn’t contain tea, I have recently started to drink peppermint tea, and very nice it is too.

    Sadly, despite all this, I usually end up drinking instant coffee at college.

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