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Old 11-07-2022, 06:14 AM
 
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I'm re-reading comments. Wow. So much hatred for Starbucks. LOL. I wonder if people are rating the single cafe' cups or the make-at-home Starbucks bags? Would that even make a difference? I like Horton's from their cafe's, but not the Tim Horton ground coffee I make at home. The home brew is average at best, probably because of a different water supply.

This morning I brewed Bustelo using only two tablespoons per small pot instead of three. It's much better. No burnt taste like yesterday. I really like the bold taste. At only $4.99 a can I'll stock up. I'm more than a little bit concerned about the coffee bean problem in Brazil. Prices will surely rise. Canned coffee will stay fresh for many years beyond its expiration date, providing the can hasn't be opened or compromised.

And... to whomever I "rep'ed" with the advice of purchasing a "two-cup Mr. Coffeemaker"..... I made a mistake. I meant "five cup coffeemaker". A full pot fills two huge coffee mugs for us, that why I mistakenly called it a "two-pot coffee maker". It makes a perfect single cup of coffee too.
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Old 11-07-2022, 06:29 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Someone taught me to put a tiny pinch of salt in the coffee--it works well.
Oh Right! I remember that from the dark ages when I was still trying to make coffee. Wonder if I should try that for the bitterness?
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Old 11-07-2022, 06:52 AM
 
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Oh Right! I remember that from the dark ages when I was still trying to make coffee. Wonder if I should try that for the bitterness?
I remember too. I'll try that when I make the next pot.
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Old 11-07-2022, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Cafe Bustelo is my favorite of all brands at the store. A Puerto Rican friend introduced me to it years ago. I make it with 2-3 extra scoops per 12 cup pot and set it for strong. Drink it black.

I also like Folger's and 8 O Clock. I think 8 O Clock used to be an A&P brand if I recall correctly. Kroger had fairly good store brands but they left our area.

I used to drink a lot of Counter Culture coffee when I did jobs at their roasting plant. Their coffee is prime, they mainly supply restaurants and coffee shops. Not yet in stores that I have seen. they have 20 or 30 some varieties, all good that I tried, plus they have espresso at their shop. Best fringe benefit on earth is great coffee.
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Old 11-07-2022, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I'm re-reading comments. Wow. So much hatred for Starbucks. LOL. I wonder if people are rating the single cafe' cups or the make-at-home Starbucks bags? Would that even make a difference? I like Horton's from their cafe's, but not the Tim Horton ground coffee I make at home. The home brew is average at best, probably because of a different water supply.

This morning I brewed Bustelo using only two tablespoons per small pot instead of three. It's much better. No burnt taste like yesterday. I really like the bold taste. At only $4.99 a can I'll stock up. I'm more than a little bit concerned about the coffee bean problem in Brazil. Prices will surely rise. Canned coffee will stay fresh for many years beyond its expiration date, providing the can hasn't be opened or compromised.

And... to whomever I "rep'ed" with the advice of purchasing a "two-cup Mr. Coffeemaker"..... I made a mistake. I meant "five cup coffeemaker". A full pot fills two huge coffee mugs for us, that why I mistakenly called it a "two-pot coffee maker". It makes a perfect single cup of coffee too.
Starbucks tends to overroast their beans to make their coffee flavor stand out in their "mixed drinks" after watering them down with milk and sweeteners.
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Old 11-07-2022, 11:05 AM
 
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Black Rifle is good
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Old 11-07-2022, 11:27 AM
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Folgers should be dead last. No excuse.
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Old 11-07-2022, 11:50 AM
 
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Starbucks tends to overroast their beans to make their coffee flavor stand out in their "mixed drinks" after watering them down with milk and sweeteners.
Good point. I don't use sweeteners though, and I prefer a deep-roasted, bold flavor.

Dunkin is weak. It's coffeebean bath water.
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Old 11-07-2022, 11:56 AM
 
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Starbucks over Peets? What?

Illy and LaVazza are good, though. Haven't have Intelligentsia yet...will be giving them a shot next time.

#1 is definitely well deserved, though - I tried Stumptown when I visited Portland and it's something else.

Now, the best coffee I had is not in US but in Vietnam...Cà phê chồn ("Weasel Coffee" aka Kopi Luwak as it's call in Indonesia) is worth the try at least once.
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Old 11-07-2022, 12:35 PM
 
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I agree with a few of those.

Stumptown
Lavazza
Peet's
Cariboo

I also like :

Grounds for Hounds
Black Rifle
Dark Matter (I highly recommend ! )
Gevalia
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