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Any coffee snobs out there?

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Posted on March 17, 2017 at 08:10:08
free.ranger
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I pick up local roaster's coffees when I travel through or to a place, and often order from the net from various places. I recently finished off a bag of "Rainforest" Sumatran from a small outfit in Forks WA.

On tap today, I brewed up some Weiner Melange from Macy's Coffeehouse in Flagstaff AZ.

I'll drink most anything, but some coffee really is better. I like to make a game of it.
I'm always looking for recommendations, preferring dark roasts.
Anyone have a suggestion of where to explore/ obtain from?

 

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Peet's Coffee, Berkeley Ca is my fav., posted on March 17, 2017 at 08:28:35
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Drink local, posted on March 17, 2017 at 09:14:00
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Here in Baltimore, that means Zeke's. It can be found at various spots around the Mid Atlantic region.

Happy listening,

Jim

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I wonder why peets always tastes a bit stronger than Starbucks, posted on March 17, 2017 at 09:14:26
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Maybe they brew it with more coffee.

 

I like these guys in Denver..., posted on March 17, 2017 at 09:20:27
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Dazbog.

Good back story with Russian immigrants starting the company.
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RE: I wonder why peets always tastes a bit stronger than Starbucks, posted on March 17, 2017 at 09:28:48
oldmkvi
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Peet's and Starbucks, and others brew their coffee-to-go way too hot, can taste scorched.
I'm talking about brewing at home.

 

I like old, room temperature coffee. Days old is best. nt, posted on March 17, 2017 at 10:29:59
3+4=5
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Excellent. The green mat on top holds in the flavor. nt, posted on March 17, 2017 at 10:58:35
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Yep, posted on March 17, 2017 at 11:07:38
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im into making one cup at a time now since i only drink two a day-one before brekfast, one after dinner Since I am disabled now I always search for the best cheap coffee


ET

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RE: Any coffee snobs out there?, posted on March 17, 2017 at 11:08:44
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My everyday stash is Trader Joes Dark Italian Roast(whole bean)
Real snobs don't buy ground either.

If you have a local TJ, they have a decent selection of branded, reasonably priced varieties.

For the guy who can also afford the expensive cables, there is this "special blend"
In the link below:

 

RE: Any coffee snobs out there?, posted on March 17, 2017 at 11:12:00
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i'd like to find a source of fresh UNROASTED beans and learn to do small-batch roasting in my oven.
Too much is never enough

 

RE: Any coffee snobs out there?, posted on March 17, 2017 at 11:27:49
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I'm a fan of Bluebottle coffee out of San Francisco. My daughter sends it to me.

 

RE: Any coffee snobs out there?, posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:26:45
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Try:

https://www.sweetmarias.com/
https://thecaptainscoffee.com/

These are 2 I go to regularly. Sweetmarias is a great source of info.
There's a lot of places out there for unroasted beans.

Jack

 

Don't get me started!, posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:40:20
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I love good coffee and rarely get it. I think my last good cup was in Addis Abeba. How hard can this be? I am still burning through the crap I got for Christmas because everyone knows I want a good cup so they give me beans. I think I am down to the last bag, thank god!

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RE: Peet's Coffee, Berkeley Ca is my fav., posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:41:25
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Last time I went it was too close to Starbucks. Try the French Hotel.
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Yes, posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:42:37
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Have you checked out GoCoffeeGo.com?

I'm enjoying the Rocketeer Blend by Atomic Cafe. It's a medium roast. For a darker roast I would recommend Diesel Dark roast.

 

RE: Any coffee snobs out there?, posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:43:02
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Egest sounds so much better than discharge.

If you don't become the ocean, you'll be seasick everyday ...
- Leonard Cohen


 

Community, tho it lacks snob appeal, is a righteous coffee, posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:54:51
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Roasted in my home town, we were raised on it. We made the switch to K-Kups ( a decision I had no vote in ) a cupla years ago and man, do I miss my drip Community Between Roast. On the attached link, I sorted by whole beans. Of course you can also buy ground.
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"E Burres Stigano?"


 

I workd in AK with some southern old boys who mail-ordered it. nt, posted on March 17, 2017 at 13:00:45
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like I tell my co-workers-I like my coffee like I like my women..., posted on March 17, 2017 at 16:30:40
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"Hot, black, and bitter..."


 

Yes Jamacian Blue Mountain, posted on March 17, 2017 at 16:39:48
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make sure you get the authentic Jamacian Blue Mountain coffee, cost me about $120 a pound.

some clearly good stuff, the soil in Jamacia is world class, usually known for Cannabis crops, and great seafood, the Coffee from that country is fantastic!

 

Thankfully the stores up here (Dallas) carry it tho it tastes different brewed from K-Kups ^, posted on March 17, 2017 at 17:40:35
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"E Burres Stigano?"


 

I prefer blonde and sweet. 8^) (n/t), posted on March 17, 2017 at 18:10:50
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most caffeine bang, posted on March 17, 2017 at 19:28:23
violinist3
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is cold brew. It's very smooth and slips down you throat but don't let that fool you because it's loaded with caffeine. Blonde roast also high caffeine and smooth tasting.

 

RE: Any coffee snobs out there?, posted on March 17, 2017 at 19:57:29
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I have been home roasting for years now, twice a week.

 

Agreed. , posted on March 17, 2017 at 20:17:52
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Love my paquet rouge. Have been addicted to their French Roast for years.

 

You can get the makings for a good Cup o' Joe..., posted on March 17, 2017 at 20:54:21
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Where they write like them damn audio reviewers:


"We developed this espresso for the launch of our Kiosk on Linden Street. This is probably our darkest espresso: lower-toned, minimal brightness, plenty of chocolate-with an engaging complexity as a straight shot. The shots are gorgeous: achingly heavy with voluptuous red-brown crema, and the silky, somewhat dangerous-looking viscosity of a power-steering stop-leak product once used on our (now departed) heroically battered 1983 Peugeot. In milk, it tastes like chocolate ovaltine, and holds its own from the daintiest 3 oz Macchiato to our towering 12 oz caffe latte. This is the most Brahmsian espresso we have. Brooding and autumnal, it is a coffee to mourn the passing of time."

"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination"-Michael McClure




 

A popcorn air popper might work, posted on March 17, 2017 at 21:31:20
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if you could time the roast properly.

 

I have never seen that stuff on tap, posted on March 17, 2017 at 23:55:41
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They would have to change $5 a cup at Starbucks ( but they won't even bother).

 

RE: I have never seen that stuff on tap, posted on March 18, 2017 at 02:48:30
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Starbucks, I would never support that company. Not for me.

 

RE: Any coffee snobs out there?, posted on March 18, 2017 at 02:55:23
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I take it with fresh Indus Organics Cardamom Seeds Powder and Cream... Very yummy...

 

RE: Community, tho it lacks snob appeal, is a righteous coffee, posted on March 18, 2017 at 04:23:39
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Second that. I'm buying a couple bags of Dark Roast this morning. I love the aroma of the inside of the bag after I dump the coffee into a storage canister.

 

Home roasters are not all that expensive. (Nt), posted on March 18, 2017 at 05:59:55
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RE: I like these guys in Denver..., posted on March 18, 2017 at 09:21:42
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Why do they have so many store locations at hospitals? ;-)



 

Sulawesi Kalosi, posted on March 18, 2017 at 10:57:36
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My favorite bean. Local shops seem to mainly have Central and South American fair trade types. I need to order the Celebes in.


 

RE: Thankfully the stores up here (Dallas) carry it tho it tastes different brewed from K-Kups ^, posted on March 18, 2017 at 12:06:19
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We do Community K-cups. Cafe Special.

 

RE: like I tell my co-workers-I like my coffee like I like my women..., posted on March 18, 2017 at 12:21:20
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Variation: Hot, black, strong, and on the table first thing in the morning...

 

Cafe Special my favo K-cup as well tho I just weenied out and bought some medium roast K-cups.^, posted on March 18, 2017 at 13:57:06
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"E Burres Stigano?"


 

RE: like I tell my co-workers-I like my coffee like I like my women..., posted on March 18, 2017 at 14:57:29
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If that is true, most days I go with instant and black.

 

It's in Major Dickason's Blend at Peet's. nt, posted on March 18, 2017 at 15:34:44
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I guess that explains your moniker, then. ;-) (nt), posted on March 18, 2017 at 17:01:02
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