I’m a tea person really. I’ve tried coffee many times but it was continually bitter, scalding or burnt coffee in my 20s. I gave coffee a second chance when I was in Melbourne recently, more on that shortly. But what recently stirred the cuppa, so to speak, was the debate at work after the ABC/BBC TV ’Secrets of the Superbrands‘ and how they featured the Starbucks coffee chain. I personally had visited once and hated it. Aside, are there as many of their stores about these days or perhaps I just don’t notice because I don’t drink coffee. Anyway, there was the for and against that coffee chain debate in the office. Actually, the discussion became rather heated.
Some love their Gloria Jeans, some love Starbucks or MacCafe (god forbid) others love the little cafe with this brand of coffee, Free Trade coffee brand and others love such and such Sydney famous Barista. One older work colleage loves coffee only when whiskey is involved. Then there some of us, ok just me, who loves the T2 Tea stores with infused yumminess. But on an average day my English breakfast does me fine.
As I mentioned, I was in Melbourne over Easter recently and as everyone talks about how good the coffee is there. I thought I’d get out of my tea pot and tried coffee again. I tried. I really tried. But it was back to it’s old tricks being either scaulding, bitter or too strong. In one place it was all three. Maybe once you get over 40, your taste buds for coffee cannot be melded?
Seriously, how can you go wrong. Tea leaves, hot water and milk. Only caution is to not let your tea stew.
What is your preference? Is it tea or coffee?