Black Coffee with Sugar

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 17 15:04:54 UTC 2004

Benjamin Barrett said:
>The editors of the dictionary I'm working on have a dictionary citation
>saying that black coffee can have sugar in it. I disagree, but several
>online definitions I found say only that whitener isn't used, leaving me to
>wonder if sugar can be.
>Does anyone say black coffee to mean with sugar?

Well, I don't normally put sugar in brewed coffee (just in espresso),
but it doesn't sound at all odd for me to order "black coffee, no
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