Can I have more ice for my coffee?

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A recent guest filled his coffee mug at breakfast and requested ice.  OK.  On the third morning I left a partial carafe of coffee out on the counter to cool - much appreciated.  He just likes iced coffee in the morning,

So, I have had  a few guests who request diet Pepsi with breakfast, a few drank Red Bull (they provided).  And now I see the new market item, breakfast caffeinated soda/juice drink.

Would you offer this?  I might.  After all I have to stock almond and soy milk, and several kinds of non-sugar sweeteners.  And teas of all sorts, including chai.  Maybe I could simplify, just put out a bowl of nodoz tablets (200 mg caffeine) and a pitcher of ice water.  A bowl of placebo's on the side for the decaf set.

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Younger guests here would often request a Coke for breakfast (non-coffee drinkers).  Since we provided a variety of complimentary sodas for our guests, it was never a problem.  Coke is king here....I once bought Pepsi products on sale and learned my lesson.  For the few folks who were from Pepsi country, it wasn't worth taking the heat for not having Coke products.  HA!

As to the decaf coffee comment - some of us have medical reasons to avoid caffeine and we love the flavor, aroma, and warmth of a good cup of Joe.  Smiling

 

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We serve coffee, tea, milk and juice, but we keep a small fridge in the dining room that has a variety of sodas for guests. Not too many drink soda for breakfast but I've read that 12% of all soda is consumed before noon. My brother and brother-in-law used to drink it every morning instead of coffee.

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Ummmm,  I would never assume that I can get anything besiedes coffee, tea or water at a B&B. What are people thinking? 

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We provide Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper and iced tea on request.   Otherwise we a selection of teas both regular an herbal and regular coffee with decaf by request only.

Neither one of us drink dairy milk and so few of our guests have ever asked for it, we don't keep any around.  (DW does keep a small bit frozen for cooking purposes.  We also serve orange juice on request.

I like iced coffee myself, so it's not a problem if you know ahead of time.

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PT - tried to e-mail offline but it bounced back. I keep a box of powdered milk in the cupboard for cooking/baking purposes. Cheaper and longer shelf life. 1/3 cup of powdered + 1 cup water = 1 cup milk.

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Must. Be diffetent llocations. we have milk and Half & half. We buy at least 2 qts/weeweek In the summer.

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Must be a regional thing.  We also buy milk by the gallon and half &half by the quart.  We use it up, no problem, during our busy summer season.  We do not stock sodas and will not serve them at breakfast.  If someone MUST have a diet coke at breakfast they will have to bring their own.  We have had two guests over the years who drank soda for breakfast...both from TX. 

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Silverspoon wrote:

Must be a regional thing. 

But is it just the 'locals' who make it a regional thing? I mean we get people from all over the world. And they go thru the half and half like water. After doing my stats for the year, once again the folks in MA are the ones who come here. But, VA, OH & CA made the list, too. (TX just missed the top 10.)

The soda drinkers are all from the South. I get that. It's hot there and they want something cold. But, why not iced coffee then? Maybe they don't like coffee. But why soda? Ugh.

We serve 2 pitchers of juice in the morning. One is OJ, the other is cranberry. Guests from the south go for it immediately and I say, 'That's not iced tea, it's cranberry juice,' and they put it right back down. (There is a sign, no one sees it.)

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Madeleine wrote:

Must. Be diffetent llocations. we have milk and Half & half. We buy at least 2 qts/weeweek In the summer.

We do get half and half for coffee,  but buy it in small quantities.

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Do the DEW!  lol 

Not gonna provide specialty drinks here, too much!  We do serve Coke/Diet Coke IF they ask and IF we have it when they do!  Hubby has to have his Diet Coke every morning as I do my coffee fix!

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My friend from the South could not start her day (or get through it either) without diet Dr Pep per.

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Funny Tom, I was just about to say anyone who must have a soda in the AM's it is mountain dew! haha

I drink iced coffee every day. At home, not at a B&B when traveling, but that is what I love. Not a NE Iced - sugary and sweet, but a strong espresso double to triple shot iced breve.

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Smiling

It's Coke here. I do not provide it. And, for some reason, guests are REALLY put out by my not providing them with soda.

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I provide Coke or diet Pepsi on request.  Cost and shelf life is no problem.  Enough college age children of guests to warrant.

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