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Old 01-04-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: South GA
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Wow! Thanks guys! Snafu is right - it would be fun to taste test and see!
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:37 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default Secret - Or Is It?

Here's my secret.



I've got a Mr Coffee small 4-cup maker. Once I put in the water, I then take a teaspoon and spoon in four heaping teaspoons of Millstone Colombian Supremo coffee, then place the filter in its fixed position for brewing. Sure, it's basic, but it's effective.

And when it's done fresh, it's a cup worth pouring.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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I just buy a french roast, either Folgers or Maxwell house, and a good liquid flavored creamer ... at the moment Mocha Almond Fudge. Keeps the cost down. I very rarely buy a coffee out.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Mine? I use Maxwell House and it has been treating me well. I use the breakfast blend.

I add splenda to taste and baking cocoa. the trick to the best coffe imo... heavy whipping cream.huck.. I will be over soon.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Well, ok then! LOL I guess what I should have said was that I would love to make a great cup of coffee, without having to buy coffee at gourmet shops or investing in some sort of expensive apparatus. Just a good old fashioned cup of joe. I know some folks add a pinch of this or that, or only use certain coffees. Would like to be able to buy the coffee at a supermarket if possible. Gosh, didn't mean to open a can of worms!
Try Cafe Bustello. It's very inexpensive, comes in a yellow can - ground - and is acknowledged by many foodies to be the best packaged ground coffee available in America. Most supermarkets don't carry it, but some do...and it'll prove well worth looking for.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Here's my secret.



I've got a Mr Coffee small 4-cup maker. Once I put in the water, I then take a teaspoon and spoon in four heaping teaspoons of Millstone Colombian Supremo coffee, then place the filter in its fixed position for brewing. Sure, it's basic, but it's effective.

And when it's done fresh, it's a cup worth pouring.
I like Millstone coffee. I don't see it around any more, but I remember it well.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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I can't say for sure that my coffee is perfect by anyone's standards but mine. And sometimes mine are not perfect but here is what I do and I like my coffee better than Starbucks, etc.

I grind my own beans right before use. I use filtered water. I store beans in a tupperware airtight container in a drawer under the coffee pot. I have a Cuisinart coffee maker but I am sure that there are other great makers out there.

I am going to try that thermal carafe suggestion. My coffee does seem to lose its' luster in the coffee pot.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Thanks for all the ideas! Keep 'em comin!
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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I use a Melitta Coffee Maker with the #2 cone filters and my coffee gets rave reviews.

I like drinking Melitta Hazelnut Coffee - Yum, Yum!

But on a lighter note I think Pete Puma makes a great pot of coffee:
http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/...3086/notea.wav
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: York, PA
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As someone mentioned above, I also have a Mr. Coffee 4-cup maker. 4 cups of cold water, 4 heaping scoops of either Dunkin', CDM or 8 o Clock coffee, and I'm set.

I am going to try what smkymountaingal did and get a grinder and buy whole beans. I have had fresh ground coffee when visiting friends and it definitely has a nice, fresh taste.

I will also try the Bustello. It's widely available where I live.
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