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View Poll Results: What brand of coffee do you prefer? (brew at home type)
Starbucks 7 20.00%
Tullys 1 2.86%
Seattle Best 5 14.29%
Dunkin Donuts 5 14.29%
Millstone 2 5.71%
Folgers 14 40.00%
Maxwell House 3 8.57%
Lavazza 2 5.71%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-17-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I am on a locally roasted kick these days:
Blue Bottle: Blue Bottle Coffee
4 Barrel: Four Barrel Coffee
Ritual: Ritual Roasters
Verve: Verve Coffee Roasters | Welcome
Flying Goat: Flying Goat Coffee

(The coffee's listed above are all brewed at my local shops and available in the cafe)

If you are interested in indie microroasted coffees try this site: Coffee Beans | Buy Gourmet Coffee From 15 Top Roasters | GoCoffeeGo
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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In this house we drink mostly:

Trader Joe's House Blend - Dark Roast

Trader Joe's Colombia Supremo Coffee - Medium Roast

Community Coffee from my friends in Louisiana.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: New England
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (from Vermont)

New England Coffee

Kona ?? coffee if it's on sale
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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I buy from a local roaster, Larry's Beans. www.larrysbeans.com

Right now at home, I'm enjoying 3 Moon Peru, and Uganda Peaberry. I also like their Authentic Nicaraguan and Columbian. They have a bunch of awesome coffees, but this 3 Moon Peru is a nice blend of big flavor and smooth, non-acidic. I have their Costa Rican in the humidor at my office.

Larry (yes, there is a Larry) has also signed onto fair trade practices and "green" production facilities. Most of his coffees are around $12.00 to $13.00 / lb. I buy whole beans and grind them at home.

All in all, great people to trade with and great coffees for reasonable $$$.

I also buy whole beans from Fresh Market. Their Tres Rios Costa Rican is very nice. Lilly Coffee (canned/ground in gourmet shops) is a bit robust for my taste, but I buy it from time to time and drink it occasionally.

Regards,
Streamer1212
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Flanders, Belgium
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Illy
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I find that I don't like to spend more than $8 a pound on coffee beans... given that you can make anywhere from 30-40 eight-ish-ounch servings of coffee from grinding your own beans (depending on the prep method, strength of coffee, etc.), it's definitely a bargain over buying cafe coffee, without sacrificing fresh-ground taste. Even if you spend $10 on a pound of beans, you still come out ahead, given that $10 at, say, Starbucks will get you, what, two and a half cups of coffee? But I'm a bargain-hunter.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: New England
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Which of these brands (to brew at home) do you prefer? If not any of these, feel free to add a posted reply!

I was shocked Honey Dew wasn't listed but then realized it's probably only in New England. I chose DD. It's simple, inexpensive, and hits the spot.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I like DD. I wish it were available in whole bean form locally. Ground only, though.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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Gavalia

Like many we are cutting back on things we do not need but the one thing we haven't cut back on is the Gavalia coffee. We've cut back on a lot; cell phone extras, we got rid of the Verizon wireless notebook, dumping the land line and we got rid of HBO but so far we have kept the coffee.

A little pricey I think it runs around $32.00 for two pounds which lasts us a month.

I like it, I can tell the difference.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Now adding Eight O'Clock whole-bean French roast to my favorite list. Just ground up my first pot's worth this morning... delicious.
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