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Old 05-25-2011, 06:28 AM   #1
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Coffee Sweetener

Ok, this should be a quick one.

What do the followers of paleo (or some kind of semi-paleo compromise diet) use to sweeten their coffee, if not sugar?

I drink coffee:
1. because I like it.
2. I work 14 hour mid shifts so its that or Sugar Free Red Bull (which I am a recovering over-user)
3. because I like it, in case that wasn't clear

I drink it black (read: no milk/creamer) and would like to try out a few options as far as sweetening goes.

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Old 05-25-2011, 07:16 AM   #2
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Re: Coffee Sweetener

1 tsp of sugar isn't going to have any noticeable negative effects
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:33 AM   #3
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Re: Coffee Sweetener

maybe a splenda+almond milk
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:01 AM   #4
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Re: Coffee Sweetener

I love coffee but almost never use sugar in it. Not because of health reasons, but rather because I don't like it to be sweet. The few times I have experimented with sugar, though, I found that brown sugar was really good.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:08 AM   #5
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Re: Coffee Sweetener

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Ok, this should be a quick one.

What do the followers of paleo (or some kind of semi-paleo compromise diet) use to sweeten their coffee, if not sugar?

I drink coffee:
1. because I like it.
2. I work 14 hour mid shifts so its that or Sugar Free Red Bull (which I am a recovering over-user)
3. because I like it, in case that wasn't clear

I drink it black (read: no milk/creamer) and would like to try out a few options as far as sweetening goes.

annnd go!
You could try Dextrose. It is 100% glucose, as opposed to sugar which is glucose and fructose. (Minimizing fructose is important to some people.) I don't sweeten my coffee and I've never had Dextrose, so I can't give you any first hand info. It is apparently less sweet than regular sugar.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #6
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Re: Coffee Sweetener

Stevia.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:53 PM   #7
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Re: Coffee Sweetener

Get one of those flavored coffee creamers. They're awesome. If you actually notice detrimental effects due to a tablespoon or so of them or a little bit of sugar in your coffee you have larger issues going on in your body than creamer intake.

If you just prefer things without cream, you can try brewing with cinnamon, nutmeg, whatever spices you like. Throw it in with the grounds and mix it up, then brew. It's good stuff. Add a little brown sugar at the end.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:08 PM   #8
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Re: Coffee Sweetener

My girlfriend's dad takes a spoonful of honey in his coffee.

I, on the other hand, prefer some whole milk or heavy whipping cream -- no sweetner.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:16 AM   #9
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Get one of those flavored coffee creamers. They're awesome. If you actually notice detrimental effects due to a tablespoon or so of them or a little bit of sugar in your coffee you have larger issues going on in your body than creamer intake.

If you just prefer things without cream, you can try brewing with cinnamon, nutmeg, whatever spices you like. Throw it in with the grounds and mix it up, then brew. It's good stuff. Add a little brown sugar at the end.
tried brewing mine with cinnamon this morning. IT was awesome. I highly recommend it.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:17 PM   #10
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Re: Coffee Sweetener

I also drink coffee because I like it and well, I just don't want to give it up.
I use Stevia to sweeten mine. It does take a bit of getting used to though, particularly if you are using sugar or other sweeteners at the moment.
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