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Gillian Dickinson

Why would anyone want to add salt to coffee? Why not? My Grandma Bell did, and she was not one to be questioned. She also put pepper on her strawberries.

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  1. Patricia (Pat) Wright
    January 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    sense of taste a little askew???

  2. January 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Nothing about my granny was askew, trust me, Pat. I’m talking about the post-war era, before freeze-drying, when instant coffee was awful stuff called Camp, that came in a bottle and had to be diluted. I was very young to be drinking coffee then, but I still remember that when I did, it was evil-tasting. As for the pepper on strawberries, current Facebook comments show that’s not uncommon.

  3. Patricia (Pat) Wright
    January 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    certainly didn’t mean to insult your Grandma,Q but people do have diferent tastes and I’ve yet to find an instant coffe that wouldn’t improve with pepper or salt! Your “Granny” sure had adventerous and inventive ideas. Now that they’re adding chilis to chocolate, I fear for the future!

  4. January 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

    No insult perceived. I only ever add milk to coffee; not cream, just milk, preferably skimmed. I am mocked by my peers for liking Starbucks no-frills filter, (non-PC) but I’ve found that it’s a consistent product in seven countries and four continents. That said, the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had was Colombian, in the American History Museum in Washington DC.

    As for other tastes, I have seen chocolate Philadelphia on my supermarket shelves. It can stay there.

  5. Shirl
    January 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Lots of people put pepper on strawberries, it enhances the taste. Chocolate phili is lovely, it is too a little salty, try it!!!XX
    By the way brilliant sunshine here Q. But -1 promised for tomorrow night, slight dusting of snow on hills behind Rosas.

  6. Patricia (Pat) Wright
    January 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Iam a Starbucks coffee lover,too-extra bold, no milk or cream but sacharine(sp??) and even buy the ground product for home brewing. Still can’t wrap arond the chili-chocolate mix, tho. apropos nothing, I’m starting to re-read from the beginning to the end the Skinner novels in order. I’m panting for the next so——displacement behavior/.

  7. Diana P
    February 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Putting salt in coffee – also crushed eggshells – is perhaps to take away the awful taste of poor quality coffee. It might even improve Starbucks brown liquid. Euch! Must say I’ve not had many poor coffees in Spain, unless in a Brit. owned cafe where it is another thing altogether.

  8. February 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    In my not inconsiderable experience, coffee in Spain is highly variable. It depends on a) brand, b) whether they use untreated tao water and c) the milk, if you take it. At home we use Nespresso.

  9. Diana P
    February 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    fine if you can enjoy nescafe. I prefer my coffee freshly ground quickly brewed and served at once. Little bags or capsules of an unknown substance? No thank you.

  10. February 8, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Nespresso and Nescafe are different products and different experiences. Chacun a son gout.

  11. Diana P
    February 10, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    OK. – Pax.
    Shall be in Edinburgh at the end of the month. Staying at the George after a recommendation from Skinner. Looking forward to it.

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