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Old 05-01-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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This might be a weird question but I wanna incorporate coffee more into my life. I don't need anything fancy, superb tasting, none of that. I dont want it to taste bitter, too strong, sour, etc. Just soemthing that tastes good when i mix it with sugar, milk, chocolate, or whatever I use.

I just bought foldgers classic roast which was on sale and it's too bitter. I tried brewing with more water, didnt do much.

And please dont say anything like "buy a coffee grinder, espresso machine, dont buy ground coffee, etc". I'm not looking to make the best coffee in the world
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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If Folgers didnt fit the bill try Juan Valdez or Maxwell House.

Or just look on the bottom shelf of any supermarket and pick up any medium or light roast at the cheapest price if the bitterness bothers you of Folgers.

I am surprised Folgers was bitter though. Are you sure you used the right proportions of water to coffee?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Anything "roast" is likely to be bitter, and "dark roast" is even more likely. Look for something "blend".

For brands, try Yuban. Before Starbucks, I used to like Yuban.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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Anything "roast" is likely to be bitter, and "dark roast" is even more likely. Look for something "blend".

For brands, try Yuban. Before Starbucks, I used to like Yuban.
Huh? All 'blends' are inherently 'roast' lol

The blends could be roasted beans derived from south america, africa etc, but they all have to be roasted at some point at varying degrees.

But you are right, a part from light roast, an african blend might give you a fuller, richer flavor than a south american blend.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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costco organic $13 for a big bag. the best. you can grind it there.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Huh? All 'blends' are inherently 'roast' lol

The blends could be roasted beans derived from south america, africa etc, but they all have to be roasted at some point at varying degrees.

But you are right, a part from light roast, an african blend might give you a fuller, richer flavor than a south american blend.
True, all coffee is roasted to get the beans from green to various shades of brown. But when the description features "roast" then it's generally darker-roasted than when the description features "blend". Darker roasting = more likely to be bitter.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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1) try medium roast stuff.

2) drip brewing.

I like this Aero Press Coffee Maker.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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You want to visit Cost Plus World Market Home Furnishings, Home Décor and Living Room Furniture at World Market They have a variety of inexpensive coffee beans. If you go on Wednesdays, you get double "points" towards more free coffee. IIRC buy three bags and get a free bag.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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costco organic $13 for a big bag. the best. you can grind it there.


However, I'd suggest buying a coffee maker that has a grinder. I've got one, and nothing beats freshly ground coffee.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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You should "buy a coffee grinder, espresso machine, dont buy ground coffee, etc"
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