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Old 01-05-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We can buy DD beans on the shelf at WM here now, but I haven't tried it after having it up there. Maybe we just had a bad couple of cups due to the person who made it, rather than the coffee itself. It tasted bitter to us, and we favor a very bold blend, so I don't think it was too strong for us either.

Maybe I'll grab a bag next time I'm at the store. I browsed the Green Mountain website, and I'll probably order some of that too. We are avid coffee drinkers - I keep a pot on all day and usually have my last cup around 6-7pm. Any later, and I don't sleep well.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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I agree!
Has anyone had Freaky Bean coffee, or Maine Roasters...both out of Portland?(Actually, Freaky Bean just purchased Maine Roasters last month)
Have yet to try Maine Roasters; they have a shop on Rt 1 in Yarmouth, I think. Wanted to stop in but was put off by their logo looking like a cross between Starbucks and Green Mtn logos - like they're trying to copy rather than being an independent company. Sounds a little silly maybe, but that's how it struck me. Guess reactions like mine are why marketing analysis companies exist!

Last time I bought Green Mtn coffee at the market, they had Organic Fair Trade blends.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I don't think it's silly, I noticed it too.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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I do love New England Breakfast blend but it is so expensive now to buy these different brands.
Usually I buy what is on sale at Walmart except Masterblend ( so bitter)
I at Dunkin Donuts where they are on every corner here in MA go fo a regular coffee with cream and sugar.
I won't give starbucks the money! Not worth it.,
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: On the water in Maine =)
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Have yet to try Maine Roasters; they have a shop on Rt 1 in Yarmouth, I think. Wanted to stop in but was put off by their logo looking like a cross between Starbucks and Green Mtn logos - like they're trying to copy rather than being an independent company. Sounds a little silly maybe, but that's how it struck me. Guess reactions like mine are why marketing analysis companies exist!

Last time I bought Green Mtn coffee at the market, they had Organic Fair Trade blends.
That doesn't sound silly to me at all. That would sway me, too.

I try when at all possible to frequent locally owned or little "mom & pop" type businesses...not only because doing so helps the local economy, but also because I have found the most unique, crafty, innovative and quintessentially "Maine" products and goods at these places.
And usually, their appearance and marketing is just as unique
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I try when at all possible to frequent locally owned or little "mom & pop" type businesses...not only because doing so helps the local economy, but also because I have found the most unique, crafty, innovative and quintessentially "Maine" products and goods at these places.
And usually, their appearance and marketing is just as unique
And that's part of why I like you so much!
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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We order our coffee from a tiny little roaster in Michigan . Wife is the coffee drinker, and she likes this roasters product above all others. That is why we "order out" for it in this household.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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Not saying it was my fav or even what brand...probably the lovin spoonful one.....but it was served at a "sugaring off" in a sugar shack and was brewed with fresh maple sap...not syrup mind you....sap straight from the tree. With the push of the crowds, the fiddlers playing for lines and quadrilles, the heat of the stoves and body heat of the neighbors and the various sugar treats for the sampling....it was unforgetable!
Please tell us where! Sounds great! And brewing it with maple sap -- genius!

Does anyone here order green coffee beans and roast their own? A friend of ours used to (perhaps still does; they've moved) order Kona beans through the mail and roast them in an old hot-air corn popper. Unbelievable fresh taste. Best I've ever had.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Smile Dunkies

Dunkin Donuts is a New England institution.

We have Dunkin Donuts University.

Get over it!

My wholesalers do drop a pound of something good from time to time in my orders. Jamaican Blue, Kona Gold, Mayorga. Too expensive for everyday consumption. I do enjoy a strong cup with an Habano.

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Old 01-05-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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I'm not a big coffee drinker but we live uphill from "Coffee by Design" and it is fun to stick your nose out the window when they are roasting their beans. I've heard people rave about their coffee.
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