If you don't like the intense flavor of dark roast coffee, lighter roasted coffees such as blond or golden roast are a great option. For those who like chocolate but don't enjoy coffee, mocha coffee is a great choice. Chocolate is usually the main flavor in mocha coffee, and coffee just comes along for the ride. It's a sweeter drink than cappuccino or latte, so it helps to balance out the taste of coffee.
When introducing coffee to someone who doesn't usually drink it, mocha is often the go-to choice. The best part about mocha coffee is that you can customize it to your liking by ordering more or less coffee. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream on top if you need a little extra persuasion. Mocha has a very subtle coffee flavor.
If you don't like coffee, it's worth giving it a try. Sometimes it tastes more like hot chocolate than an actual cup of coffee. The big three are Starbucks, Peet's and Dunkin Donuts. Starbucks is great because you can find it almost anywhere and you'll always have plenty of options to choose from.
Peet's Coffee will be a bit more niche than Starbucks, but they always have a good selection of bases. For any of them, we recommend starting with an Italian or French roast. Dunkin Donuts is also a great option because they offer lots of flavored coffees, so if hazelnut is your thing, they've got you covered. You can also vary the way you prepare your coffee, either by using less ground or grinding the coffee beans coarser. Either of these two approaches will decrease the degree of extraction and make the experience more enjoyable.
If you still want to drink real coffee, try blond roast or a misto with added flavor. Lattes and other espresso drinks with lots of milk are also a good option. You can also try cappuccino, americano and cold drinks such as frappe, cold coffee and mocha. Over the years, we've seen many converts and most report that their turning point was due to a change in perspective when they started viewing coffee as an enjoyable morning ritual rather than just an unexamined habit for caffeine intake. When ordering, try to get the minimum amount of milk and flavor and ask for more if your coffee is too strong for your taste.
A medium to dark roast is ideal because the coffee beans are roasted enough to remove any acidity but not so much that they become charred. If you don't know the origin and type of coffee beans, you'll end up making coffee that's either too strong or too light for your taste. The coffee made with these two brewing methods produces a suspension of coffee particles which will continue to extract caffeine in the stomach, forming acid. You don't need any special equipment but it can take 8-12 hours to get the final cold coffee concentrate. It may not have the same results as milk and whipped cream but it will still reduce the effect of intense coffee flavors. A light roast of coffee has potential to be fruity and sweet but can also be sour and acidic.
You can add as much or as little milk as you want, try flavored creamers, add sugar - there are at least a million other ways to prepare coffee that you might like. Don't look for unwashed, single-origin, high mountain and unwashed roasting if you can barely drink coffee. If coffee is an integral part of your routine, it's worth taking the time and effort required to acquire the taste for the drink. With chocolate syrup at the bottom of the cup, mocha is the least intimidating drink from the world of coffee. Some non-coffee drinks that can give you caffeine include matcha tea, black tea, yerba mate tea, shell tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks and caffeinated water.