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Indians prefer their coffee (really) sweet?


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Indians prefer their coffee (really) sweet?

ipsedixit | Dec 7, 2012 07:37 AM

I don't mean to stereotype and I hope that this does not come off the wrong way, but is it true that generally speaking Indians prefer their coffee on the sweeter side?

I've been told this by at least a handful of people (all non-Indians) and the two occasions where I've had the opportunity to see an Indian prep their coffee, I've noticed that they put an inordinate amount of sugar into their beverage.

In fact, one time was on an airplane, where the person asked for 10 sugar packets for his coffee -- y'know those airplane coffee cups the size of a large shot glass? At the time I just chalked it up as his way to mitigate the insipidness of airplane coffee and altitude. But thinking back on it now, there might have been something else at work.

Does anyone have any insight to this? Is this just a false stereotype, or is there some validity to it? If there is, can someone explain why?

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