Coffee…….many have said it’s a wonderful thing – something that jump starts many people’s days and helps them cope with the longer ones. They claim it’s the “nectar of the gods” and the “fountain of youth”.
To me….it’s hot brown water that’s all kinds of bitter and yuck. Now this isn’t to say I haven’t tried to like it. I’ve had it latte-style, with whipped cream, and flavored a number of ways (including chocolate), and every single time, that bitter coffee taste hits the back of my tongue and it’s pretty much game over. I know it’s an acquired taste. Sadly, it’s one thing I’ve never acquired – not even with a rocket-propelled butterfly net. That taste sensation just evades me every single time.
The same goes for most types of tea. I’ve tried green tea, black tea, chai tea, and loose tea – none of them have a very potent taste to them that I can get into. I suppose the only type I’ve ever been able to stomach is sweet lemon tea. I can even do sweet lemon green tea, but the regular teas have such a light flavor that it just escapes me.
I guess it’s all those years of drinking cold carbonated beverages that have ruined it for me, but then again, I know people who can’t stand those either, so I guess we’re even.