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Old 04-15-2023, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I would love to find a coffee that tastes mild and goes down smoothly instead of all the current coffee selections out there. I find that they are all very bitter and strong which, imo, takes away from the smooth taste one used to get years ago with their morning coffee.
The mildest, smoothest, least acidic coffee I've ever had has been cold brew. This isn't to be confused with iced coffee.
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Old 04-16-2023, 05:40 AM
 
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I would love to find a coffee that tastes mild and goes down smoothly instead of all the current coffee selections out there. I find that they are all very bitter and strong which, imo, takes away from the smooth taste one used to get years ago with their morning coffee.
Add hot milk. Smooths out the bitterness, which some of us like.
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Old 04-16-2023, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Dayton OH
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I bought a 1 kilo (2.2 lb) bag of Lavazza Rossa coffee a couple of weeks ago at the grocery. It was whole bean, and I used the store's grinder set for a medium ground for my drip coffee filter. It brews a good cup of coffee, but not quite as good as the cup of Lavazza coffee I bought at a gas station mini-mart last month. However, the mini mart had a super-duper coffee machine instead of the drip filter I use at home.
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Old 04-30-2023, 09:22 PM
 
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On list that I have tried, only Illy and Lavazza are decent.

I usually buy Volcanica or Kimbo and when I can get them Quarta, Passalaqua, or Del Professore



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I would love to find a coffee that tastes mild and goes down smoothly instead of all the current coffee selections out there. I find that they are all very bitter and strong which, imo, takes away from the smooth taste one used to get years ago with their morning coffee.
You should try med and dark roasts from non acidic varieties. Volcanica Sumatra mandheling reserve and Volcanica Ethiopian Yirgacheffe region.
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Old 05-02-2023, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Coffee is definitely personal taste. I just tried Lavazza for the first time because I've seen they have raving fans here. The varieties the store had were Classico and Gran Aroma and I got both. There was nothing bad about them to my taste, but there was nothing remarkable either. I know this is heresy, but to me they lacked flavor and character. I preferred the coffee I drank before them (Equal Exchange Mind, Body and Soul) as well as after (Green Mountain Nantucket Blend).
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Old 05-12-2023, 01:42 PM
 
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It depends where the roast is intended for. If you take Lavazza in Europe, it's a lot stronger than in the US where I guess they've made it milder. Any coffee or beer taste stronger outside of US. Americans in general prefer milder roasts and less aroma or intensity until Starbucks introduced the dark roast to the masses. People still say Starbucks taste burnt without ever realizing the roast they've ordered.
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Old 05-14-2023, 01:25 PM
 
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I only buy Dunkin Donuts Hazelnut coffee which i make at home.. its #12 on this list.

I dont like strong flavor coffee. And when i make it at home i put one or two scoops of coffee, i add to my cup a lot of creamer or cream .. my son came by and said it looks like i made tea. He made it next morning, with 12 scoops of coffee. haha tasted the same.
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Old 05-19-2023, 05:58 PM
 
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Tasted Lavazza in Europe, liked it, so we ordered from Amazon.

When it came - surprise! - tasted nothing like I was expecting lol. Will not be ordering again.
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Old 12-17-2023, 05:33 AM
 
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We used to be big fans of Trader Joe’s ground medium roast, but they noticeably lowered the quality a few years ago and raised the price. After trying several reasonably-priced brands, we’ve settled on a blend of two Starbucks ground coffees: 1/3 Cafe Verona decaf mixed with 2/3 Breakfast Blend. The Breakfast Blend by itself is balanced but weak to our taste, and adding the Cafe Verona decaf boosts the flavor. When we make a pot of decaf, the Verona by itself is good compared to the alternatives.
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Old 12-17-2023, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Tasted Lavazza in Europe, liked it, so we ordered from Amazon.

When it came - surprise! - tasted nothing like I was expecting lol. Will not be ordering again.
It won't taste the same. Air, humidity and pressure impact coffee taste as much as the ingredients. And water quality is probably the biggest factor on why coffee, pasta and pizza taste better in Italy (their water has more calcium and a different combination of minerals, less chlorine and iodine.
Italian espresso tastes better because it is always made from a fresh roast which is never more than eight days old. In America, it is hard to find a fresh roasted coffee.
Also the way how a cup of coffee is made is different.

https://peakflavorcoffee.com/blogs/c...sotastesbetter
https://majestycoffee.com/blogs/post...nces-explained
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