Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Great. Now I want a pancake.

Coffee drinkers, help me out here...

One of my coworkers/cube-neighbors drinks a coffee every morning that smells like maple syrup. Most mornings, it nauseates me, but I deal...the smell only lingers for about 30 minutes, and then it goes away. I'm sure they get bothered on a daily basis with my loudness and general debauchery, so it's an even trade, IMO.

What is the attraction to drinking a coffee that tastes/smells like syrup, though? That's what I don't understand. Anyone else out there drink a flavored coffee that can help me understand this desire? If I drink coffee, I want it to taste/smell like coffee. (I don't drink it often, but when I do, that's how it be.) If I wanted syrup-flavored items, I'd make myself some fuckin' waffles in the morning. And no way/no how do I want to drink the syrup. Because...well, ew. So WTF is the deal with it?

16 comments:

Layla said...

As a serious coffee lover of ALL types, I can say for me, it's a mood thing. The flavor depends on my mood... in the morning, I personally prefer coffee flavored coffee (even if it is decaf right now damn it)... in the afternoon, I usually like something sweet as a treat, so I'll get some of my fave flave combos (hazelnut, chocolate hazelnut, chocolate raspberry, etc)... sort of my dessert and coffee all rolled in to one tasty treat. Cheaper and easier than getting both. OK, maybe not cheaper, but I'm sure you get the idea ;)

emawkc said...

I'm with you on this one. I find it extremely annoying when people add fake flavor to stuff. Like, when I smoke crystal meth, I want it to taste like crystal meth, not that amaretto flavored crystal meth that some cretins prefer.

Ms. Terri said...

I love fake vanilla stuff in my coffee. I think I don't *actually* like the flavor of *actual* coffee, so I mix the fake crap in with it.

Old Fart said...

I'm with you Faith. Except that I actually drink lots of coffee. I NEVER drink flavored coffees. Every once in a while Mrs. Old Fart will buy those individual serving bags of mocha-hazelnut-lint trap, vanilla-batshit, or caramel-rotten apple flavored coffees. She knows not to brew them in the morning (the only time I drink coffee) or I dump it out to make my Dunkin Donuts coffee. I have an "aroma" allergy. Anything with a strong scent gives me a raging headache. Air fresheners, scented candles, and even some of the cheap flavored coffees just make my head explode.

Faith said...

See! People need to be sensitive to those out there with the aroma allergies! (Although I'd definitely take the choco-raspberry flavor scent over the maple syrup scent any day, Layla. YUM!)

Terri, you're the kind of person I'm talking to specifically. I understand that you like the flavor of...well, flavored coffee instead. And I think that vanilla and hazelnut and that sort of flavor makes more sense to me, overall. They're just normal flavorings that people enjoy, you know? But the syrup flavor...what is that about, do you think?

Also, if you don't like coffee, then why do you drink it? :P (I don't not like coffee, per se. But I don't drink it because it gives me stomach aches if I have it on a regular basis. My stomach is so stupid like that.)

faithstwin said...

This reminds me of Dennis Leary's coffee flavored coffee bit.

While temping that last week or so I had to brew pot after pot of coffee- the fav's were Seattle Brew and some other seemingly coffee flavored coffee. I found Hawaiian Hazlenut hiding somewhere and MAN was that a hit! It smelled good...

I don't really eat things like waffles and pancakes (basically because the idea of eating something that would result in my bloodsugar hitting 600 within the hour isn't appealing to me, you know?) so the smell of syrup is kind of gross to me. I feel for ya.

Jenny said...

I just read that you do chocolate parties and sex toy parties. If I send you my email can I get an invite to the next one?

Faith said...

Uh, wrong blogger, Jenny. You should head to Heather's blog over at General Blather (on my blogroll). I do NOT do "parties" like that at all. I'm not a good salesperson, regardless of the product, believe me!

flowerparts@yahoo.com said...

one of my co-workers has coffee that smells like that too - way too nauseatingly sweet for me....but i asked her one day what kind it was - and it was just vanilla creamer added to regular coffee. smelled just like maple syrup to me. anyway...IF i do put creamer in mine - it's original...no flava for me!

faithstwin said...

"Jenny said...
I just read that you do chocolate parties and sex toy parties. If I send you my email can I get an invite to the next one?"

Bwwahahahahahahaaa! OMG- classic! Jeezy...

Jenny said...

Thanks!

...JustCara said...

Coffee for me is nothing more than a caffeine delivery mechanism that warms me up in the morning. So, yes - I'm one of those idiots who gets French Vanilla flavored coffee and then dumps in enough Splenda and vanilla creamer to make the coffee taste as little like coffee as possible. Basically I want a warm milkshake with caffeine in it.

Faith said...

::shudders:: Ok, that just sounds gross, Cara. But your description is what I was imagining was the case.

I'm just glad I got hooked on cold caffeine, personally. I can take it in the form of Diet Coke, iced tea, or the occassional iced coffee/mocha. If I were to hit up the flavored coffee thing, I might as well give in and have a hot chocolate. Even though caffeine probly isn't the same (or even existent) in that case.

Now I want hot chocolate...dammit!

Ms. Pants said...

Pull up your pants!!!!

statia said...

Maple nut fucking crunch!

Faith said...

Hahhahaha! I had to go and watch that bit again after the Twin mentioned it. And now I've got No Cure for Cancer on my Netflix list, because it's been at least 10 years since I've seen it, and dammit, that's too long.