Why do people put sugar in tea and coffee?

I will never understand why people will drink a cup of tea or coffee and put spoonful after spoonful of sugar into it. I drink heaps of soda which is basically just sugar and water but I would gag and spit it out if somebody put even a tiny bit of sugar in my coffee. Tea and coffee are supposed to taste the way... show more I will never understand why people will drink a cup of tea or coffee and put spoonful after spoonful of sugar into it.
I drink heaps of soda which is basically just sugar and water but I would gag and spit it out if somebody put even a tiny bit of sugar in my coffee. Tea and coffee are supposed to taste the way they do, putting in sugar defeats the purpose and completely masks the taste, WTF?
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