Oh, Sugar!: How to properly sugar your coffee or tea

Q: Having ordered a cup of coffee in a restaurant, is it more appropriate to pour the sugar from the container right into the coffee, or pour the sugar into a teaspoon and then  place the teaspoon with the sugar into the cup?

A: You pour the sugar into the teaspoon and then lower the spoon into the cup.


  1. Liz

    If a person doesn’t eat sugar and instead sweetens their food with honey, would you recommend they provide honey dispensers or mini honey pots with sticks for their guests? What is the proper way to sweeten your coffee or tea with honey?

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