I like most coffee except instant and any hazelnut flavors. I have Kurig or whatever but barely ever use it.
i have had coffee that tasted like mud... it was store brand instant coffee from my work. i bought it because i couldnt have a coffee pot in my dorm room but i had a hot water pot... it wasnt the same...i got rid of it because i wasnt going to drink anymore
Well I will go ahead and admit I am a coffee snob but I am not ridiculous about spending unnecessarily... basically I like a very bold roast and nothing ...even the darkest of dark coffees in folgers or maxwell house taste like coffee to me... it taste like dirty water...
So I spend regualrly on starbucks coffee but I always have them do a pour over if they dont have a roast out I enjoy. Like today I had them pour over some Komodo Dragon which is a Indonesian belnd that is very dark and spicy... however I wont buy it by the bag for making at home because at 14 bucks for 16 ounces of whole beans that is ridiculous... But to me spending 2 bucks on a cup of coffee isnt too expensive...
Now for the home brew I go to world market and usually get the Peruvian because it is so fracking tasty... but again to give you an idea of strength I typically make 16oz of coffee or one cup at a time. For that I scoop 6 tablespoons of coffee into the filter and tamp it down for a slow drip... it is really economical to me... One bag at 24 ounces last me about two weeks and that only cost 10 bucks.
Actually the World market stuff is a really good roast and a tasty brew... not a roasted on premises yesterday brew of course... but nice. Starbucks also has new brewing technique called a Clover in their plaza location here and that provides an amazing brew especially if I pay for the exotic reserve blends they sell to go with the clover...
For a store brand, Fresh and Easy's Organic French Roast Decaf is surprisingly good.
But there was news last week that this British-import store could be closing.
The Fresh and Easy I go to regularly always have a few guys picketing outside. The inside does have a cold, impersonal feel to it.
But over time I've learned to love some of what it offers--that particular roast is not bad.
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Edit: just looked at what i wrote and I can so how you would think that.... no they are quite informative about the process but do not claim it on the link i provided.
Come on Jawk-y......
You are a sailor, more than that you are a submersible sailor. Even as a Mustanged 'O'...
you drank the same bilge water as the rest of us. Did those boards on your shoulders
suddenly invest you with taste, tact, diplomacy and gourmet taste buds?
(just yanking your chains in the anchor locker old bud)
just sign me.... stuck in the mud with a cup of mud
And also, I suspect UK Starbucks use just a little more coffee in each batch. An extra spoonful can make all the difference. And by then I'd got the whole "triple shot super double tall skinny grande" BS terminology sorted out.
I will say that US, UK, Spanish, French and .za McDonalds all make IDENTICAL cheeseburgers at the airports. Seriously, the flavour has not even a slight difference in taste. Truly amazing how little variation there is across three continents.
Now you see, them's fightin' words...I would rather imagine you dont know how to pick a coffee you like
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If the coffee is hot black and strong, I will drink it.
As to McDonalds....once they hit their stale dates,
there product is gathered world-wide and they are
sent to China to be made into door mats or insulation.
Well...I'm back to decent coffee.
Our local Mar-Win Market has Folger's on sale this week, so I walked there Saturday and bought 2 containers.
I brewed a pot on Sunday morning, poured a cup, and settled in to watch CBS Sunday Morning (with Charles Osgood), one of my favorlte Sunday treats. Lo and behold...a commercial for the Folger's coffee sale appeared.
I smiled, knowing I'd already taken advantage of that deal (as well as the Breyer's ice cream, also on sale and featured in the TV ad).
Life is good again.