In an episode Sex in the City, Carrie tells the Russian that she sometimes needs a little milk with her coffee... which I thought was a very poetic way of saying: tone it down.
For me, I like cream (or milk) in my coffee. Literally and figuratively.
By way of fun stats...the average Canadian drinks 2.2 cups a day with 80% taking a little cream with it.
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