Which Are Your Favorite Coffee Blends

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trouttimes

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Just got a new care package of Kona dark and Kona medium from Hawaii. It's going to be a good winter!
 
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timt

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A dirty little secret of mine is that my favorite grocery store coffee is whole bean Starbucks Sumatra. Otherwise, I try to avoid anything Starbucks if at all possible.
 
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Peter Peachfuzz

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I started using Stauf's the first week they opened back in '89. Their selection of coffee and roast are second to no one. Spent many an extended lunch hour or two there.
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Sadly I am not really into different types of coffee. As in I don't particularly like coffee or it's taste. It's about the caffeine for me. That said I occasionally enjoy a coffee a lot but that is rare and short lived (if I drink the same coffee for too long it loses a lot of charm). Now tea that is a different story. I usually start with whatever esspresso grind I have in my moka pot after it's brewed I cut it with water. Then I start thinking about which tea I would enjoy brew a few cups of loose leaf tea and reusing the leafs for two or three more cups (some teas taste best after being brewed once or twice, especially some oolongs).
 
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jpmcwjr

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I started using Stauf's the first week they opened back in '89. Their selection of coffee and roast are second to no one. Spent many an extended lunch hour or two there.
Staufs
And where is Stauf's? Sounds good.

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mso489

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I brew our coffee, my wife's French press, but for me, always stove-top percolator. Maybe it doesn't taste different, but it does to me. When I first mentioned that on Forums, one of the members responded, "Dad, is that you?"
 

jpmcwjr

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Another vote for French Press, and the Aeropress for travel, light to medium blends.
For espresso, it's Italian or French roasted bean in this house.
 

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As a GERD sufferer who is on omeprazole for life, coffee is still a problem. Recently I ordered some Malia Ohana Kona and it hasn't given me any problems. It's a bit on the pricey side, but I only drink one cup in the morning, so price is not the driving factor. Worth a try if you have stomach issues.
 
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Peter Peachfuzz

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And where is Stauf's? Sounds good.

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My post had a link to their website..
 

sgh

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I used to be in the habit of roasting my own coffee (heat gun, dog bowl, wooden spoon), but I fell off that horse a couple of years ago. I spent twenty minutes a week on roasting, and had great coffee every day. Now it's mainly K-cups (pretty good), but I find myself wanting to get back on that horse. I suppose that might save some space in the landfill, too.

@troutface if you haven't tried cold brewing your coffee, I highly recommend it. The process extracts a lot less acid than a hot brew (up to 2/3rds), and the resulting brew is good for 2 weeks in the fridge in an airtight glass container. For hot coffee, just add hot water, but I like it best cold with some simple syrup and milk. It's also the best way to put coffee in coffee ice cream.
 

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A dirty little secret of mine is that my favorite grocery store coffee is whole bean Starbucks Sumatra. Otherwise, I try to avoid anything Starbucks if at all possible.
Starbucks Sumatra is one of only two blends I purchase. The other blend, and my favorite, is Christmas blend. Bought 17 bags this year. Have you tried Christmas blend? Why do you try to avoid Starbucks?
 
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timt

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Why do you try to avoid Starbucks?
I find coffee house prices in general to be off-putting but throw in their political activism and it tends to have an alienating effect, at least on me - about all I can say on that. But hey, love that Sumatra and usually grab a pound or 2 a month when we run out of the Caribou, so it's not like I'm boycotting them or anything. I haven't tried the Christmas blend. What's it like? Sounds like you find it somewhat hoard worthy.
 

Spa32

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I find coffee house prices in general to be off-putting but throw in their political activism and it tends to have an alienating effect, at least on me - about all I can say on that. But hey, love that Sumatra and usually grab a pound or 2 a month when we run out of the Caribou, so it's not like I'm boycotting them or anything. I haven't tried the Christmas blend. What's it like? Sounds like you find it somewhat hoard worthy.
Christmas blend is made with aged Sumatra along with coffees from Colombia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Hard for me to describe what it tastes like but I would say it's smoother due to the aged Sumatra. Give it a try.
 

timt

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Perhaps I will. Anyone who buys 17 bags is a real fan. I'll put on a disguise and sneak into the nearest Starbucks and grab a bag or 2. Better yet, I'll send my wife in. :col:
 
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