Coffee vs. Tea?

I am a dedicated consumer of coffee. Have been for as long as I can remember. A few years ago i got bit by the cold brew coffee bug courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts. At some point tghey either changed how they make their cold brew or just straight up started serving iced coffee and calling it cold brew. Either way i was disappointed and needed to find a new source for my fix. Ultimately I landed on SToK Bold & Smooth and I haven't looked back yet.

So my question to the community is "What's in your mug?"


  • @Tony
    This one's for you.
  • I lost my sensitivity to caffeine in grad school, so my mug never runneth empty.

    But, lately, it's a toss-up between black drip coffee with half-n-half or red rose tea brewed in my brown betty teapot. 
  • My coffee routine is very detailed. It may require a video to get into how detailed. The TLDR is Hario V60, scale, burr grinder, kettle, and some good beans. 

    I've started to explore the tea world, too.

    I would say coffee is for the mornings, tea is for the afternoons. The evenings are for Whiskey and Mezcal!
  • Coffee is usually a latte made with Nespresso (current favorite pod is the Starbucks Colombian, though I typically hate Starbucks coffee). But I'm not a big coffee drinker. 

    My favorite drink are chai tea lattes. I find the ones from chains way too sweet for my taste, so my go-to is this mix (made in my 20oz JupiterOne tumbler!):
    • 16oz boiling water
    • 2 Trader Joe's chai tea bags
    • 1 scoop of Trader Joe's chai tea latte mix
    • A splash of milk
    Not too sweet, strong spiced chai flavor without tasting like potpourri, and just the right amount of caffeine for me! 
  • I enjoy a bit of both, but my go to in the mornings is certainly a nice cup of coffee.

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