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Coffee 22/50

Coffee 22/50
Granny style

I recall my grandma drinking coffee this way. And this was a common style in old times when cups were smaller and saucers used beneath them. Nowadays people use large mugs with no saucers. And if using sugar, it is stirred into the coffee before drinking it.

The secret of this style was for three reasons:

Cooling - When poured onto the saucer, the coffee got cooled down.

Aerating - It was important to "slurp" the coffee noisily, to cool it some more, but also to suck air to make the coffee tastier.

Sweetening - When holding a lump of hard sugar between your teeth, the sweetness spreads into the mouth differently than if mixed into the drink in advance. One has to test this to believe it. Although, personally I prefer not to use sugar at all.

Sources

Why you should slurp coffee
How to Taste Coffee Like An Expert
Drinking Coffee From A Saucer is an Old Tradition Your Grandparents Probably Did
[Swedish] - "på bit" - drinking coffee with a lump of sugar in your mouth or between your teeth
Jaakko Kolmonen ja kahvin ryystäminen (in Finnish)

Wierd Folkersma, Ghislaine, trester88, Diane Putnam and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
 Heidiho
Heidiho club
LOL ... interesting description ;-))
3 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
:)))))))))
3 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
I remember my late father in law doing that ;-)
Good work my friend.
Have a nice weekend, and stay well.
3 months ago.
 Katja
Katja club
nice idea, Sami San ;)
3 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Very strange!
3 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
;-)))))))))
3 months ago.
 Eva Wiren
Eva Wiren club
It was common also here and the bit of suger was hard it had to last to the last drop. It common among the farmers and people working in the hard occupations. Very nice shot
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Eva Wiren club
Nowadays it is difficult to find hard sugar. But Sylvain introduces a solution to this in his comment ;-) Some hard candy may work.
3 months ago.
 Sylvain Wiart
Sylvain Wiart club
Boire le café à la "sucette" se faisait beaucoup dans le nord de la France. Ca avait aussi l'avantage de ne pas salir de petite cuillère. De nos jours le café est beaucoup moins amer et on peut se passer de sucre .
3 months ago.
Sami Serola club has replied to Sylvain Wiart club
That is ingenious! =) And yes, coffee with some hard candies can work.
3 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
I've seen saucer-drinking in a couple of old movies here, but I don't think anyone does it anymore. I know that people used to hold the lump of sugar in their teeth, too. You are quite the expert in this style, Sami. And thank you for all of the coffee information. ;-b
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
 polytropos
polytropos club
:-)))
Bugs Bunny style ;-))
3 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
the old way ;))
3 months ago.

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