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Non-coffee drinks at a coffeehouse

Bradford

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OK - here's the situation. I absolutely hate the taste of coffee, drinks, ice cream, candy, etc. So I rarely frequent places like Starbucks or local coffee houses on my own. However, since lots of people like these places I sometimes end up having meetings there.

What would be something hot and tasty to drink, preferably with caffeine, that I could order as a matter of habit and so I don't have to take too long thinking about my selection as it always seems that people in line are in a huge rush?

Any ideas?
 

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I'm like you with coffee. My go to is always tea, not the pretentious fruit crap, but earl grey or something similar.
 

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English breakfast.
 
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* Chai lattes aren't awful
* Regular green tea (believe they use Tazo at starbucks)
* iced tea or arnold palmers (half lemonade half iced tea)
* hot chocolate
* some of the flavored lattes (pumpkin spice etc) barely taste like coffee at all. Try getting things customized (especially at starbucks) to figure out what suits you
 

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Originally Posted by Bradford
OK - here's the situation. I absolutely hate the taste of coffee, drinks, ice cream, candy, etc. So I rarely frequent places like Starbucks or local coffee houses on my own. However, since lots of people like these places I sometimes end up having meetings there.

What would be something hot and tasty to drink, preferably with caffeine, that I could order as a matter of habit and so I don't have to take too long thinking about my selection as it always seems that people in line are in a huge rush?

Any ideas?


Starbucks has those overpriced cream (or milk?)-based ice drinks. Like a frapp except without the coffee.
 

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I rarely drink coffee so when I'm at Starbucks it's either tea or hot chocolate.
 

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If you order the large tea at a coffee house it usually comes with 2 tea bags. Brew it strong and you'll get about the same caffeine content as a double espresso. Any flavor of black tea will work fine.
 

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I drink a lot of tea.

However, I also absolutely hate the oversweetened, overcreamed machiatto/latte/etc bullshit.

So when I want coffee that tastes good, most of the time I'd get an iced americano, or an iced redeye. unsweetened, with a splash of milk. Tasty, doesn't taste like liquid candy and so on.
 

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+1000 on hot chocolate. Its delicious, and its pretty much all I drink at any coffee shop.
 

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Originally Posted by feynmix
+1000 on hot chocolate. Its delicious, and its pretty much all I drink at any coffee shop.


Too sweet, too much sugar and cream, etc... the usual..

I only do hot chocolate sometimes, and then the darker, less sweet variety. It's actually pretty hard to find a mix that doesn't have too much sugar but still tastes rich.
 

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