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    black dark bitter

    Hello everyone,

    Somebody told me that all of these are correct.
    Black coffee
    Dark coffee
    Bitter coffee
    Are they all correct?
    I heard the only correct form is "black coffee". I heard we normally use bitter and dark for chocolate.

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    Re: black dark bitter

    Black coffee = a cup of coffee without added milk
    Dark coffee = only refers to the colour (as far as I know)
    Bitter coffee = only refers to the taste (sounds disgusting)

    (You might want to bear in mind that I don't drink coffee so these terms might have other meanings to coffee-drinkers.)

    I can speak far more knowledgeably about chocolate terminology! Dark chocolate usually refers to chocolate with more than 60% cocoa. Bitter chocolate is harder to define. I know some people who think that 70%-80% cocoa chocolate tastes bitter but that might be because they are used to eating sugar-laden milk chocolate. I enjoy up to 95% cacao chocolate and don't find it bitter at all.
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    Re: black dark bitter

    It depends on the coffee for me- there might not be much of a market for bitter coffee, but that doesn't mean it couldn't exist.

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    Re: black dark bitter

    I am not a teacher.

    Black coffee is obviously coffee without milk or cream. The others are just adjectives, as far as I'm concerned.

    Why not hot/cold/disgusting/weak/strong coffee, while we're at it? They don't apply any more (or less) specifically to coffee than dark or bitter do.

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    Re: black dark bitter

    I have seen "dark roast" used on the packaging of coffee beans so I assume it does refer to the colour of the beans or the length of time for which they have been roasted. Perhaps the alternative is "light roast".

    I'd like to see a marketing company work with "disgusting coffee"!
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    #6

    Re: black dark bitter

    I am not a teacher.

    As they say, there's no accounting for taste.

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