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Favorite Coffee

Post by RoadHouseFan » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:51 pm

Ours is Dunkin' Donuts - original blend or hazelnut.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by BW1985 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:02 pm

Chameleon cold brew
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Rainmaker41 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:03 pm

Whatever yummy single-geographical origin coffee the grocery store has on sale. Put coffee grounds in a paper filter in a plastic cone on top of a mug. Slowly pour hot but not boiling water out of a kettle over it. Drink black with breakfast.

I don't bother doing the math on how much more I'd spend if I bought coffee out. :sharebeer
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by El Greco » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:13 pm

Kirkland Colombian Supremo (from Costco)

Thrifty Bogleheads take note: this coffee is finely ground, dark, and strong. You can use less scoops per pot than most other coffees and save $$$.

Oh yeah, it's delicious, too :D
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Kitty Telltales » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:14 pm

In a French press, two scopes of Dallmayer prodoma (100% Arabica) with one scope of New Orleans's French Market Coffee and Chicory. Add boiling water, wait 3-4 minutes then push down the press.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by englishgirl » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:16 pm

I buy any ground Colombian coffee that's on sale. The only one that I've really objected to has been Chock Full O' Nuts which seemed to be pretty tasteless no matter how strong I made it.

[Pedantic note, Colombia is the country that produces coffee. Columbia is the university and city in South Carolina.]
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Andyrunner » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:17 pm

Aldis house blend.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by matjen » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:26 pm

Peet's Major Dickason's Blend course grind in a French Press. My daily morning wake me up.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Longtermgrowth » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:38 pm

I like Folgers Black Silk. Been thinking about using Cafe Altura Organic Dark Roast again to avoid all of the chemicals. I've read that coffee is one of the most chemically treated crops in the world. It would be nice to know just how much of that makes it into my sometimes 5 cups per day.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by lazydavid » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:40 pm

The one I roast myself. Right now it's a Rwanda Kivu Kanzu, before that was Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma. I buy the unroasted (green) beans from a California-based distributor who purchases them directly from the farmers.

Pluses: Rather inexpensive coffee (Average $5/lb) that is fresher and tastes better than almost anything I can get at a store or coffee shop. Always roasted exactly to my taste, as appropriate to the cultivar.

Minuses: Up-front expense and learning curve (well past both now), involves some work. Completely ruins you for drinking lesser coffee. But I guess in a way that saves money too. :mrgreen:

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by SuperGrafx » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:44 pm

I really find Trader Joe's French Roast (the pre-ground version in bags) to be a great coffee, at a great price.

$3.99 per bag.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by SpaceCowboy » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:45 pm

A freshly roasted Jamaican Blue Mountain. Peet's Major Dickinson, which can be bought at a heavy discount at Costco, is also good. Best when brewed in Aeropress. Will also use a Black & Decker single cup auto brewer when pressed for time.
Since ER my morning cup of coffee has become something I really look forward to.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Tyler9000 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:50 pm

Any recommendations for a low-acid coffee?

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by jlawrence01 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:52 pm

Community Coffee dark roast - the lowest prices are generally mail order, often 20% less than Amazon.

Aldi's German Roasted Coffee, Medium Roast $4.99/ 0.5 kg.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by gnosis » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:53 pm

Organic is a must. Anything I put into my body on a daily basis better be organic... except beer.
My choice is the most flavorful inexpensive organic ground coffee that I can find anywhere, and it's available from Costco online:

San Francisco Bay Organic Rain Forest Blend

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by jeff1949 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:53 pm

San Francisco Bay French Roast Whole Bean Coffee from Costco

http://www.costco.com/San-Francisco-Bay ... 39943.html

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by matjen » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:54 pm

lazydavid wrote: Pluses: Rather inexpensive coffee (Average $5/lb) that is fresher and tastes better than almost anything I can get at a store or coffee shop. Always roasted exactly to my taste, as appropriate to the cultivar.
It should be noted that unroasted green beans weigh much more than already roasted beans so not exactly apples to apples on the price per pound.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Ged » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:58 pm

Demel K. & K. Hofzuckerbäckerei, Großer Brauner, Wein, Österreich.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by soboggled » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:11 pm

Peet's Major Dickason (a dark roast), sometimes Trader Joe's Kenyan AA (a lighter roast)

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by MathWizard » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:25 pm

Folger's / Butternut at home. If I'm wild, mix in a little hazelnut.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Atilla » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:27 pm

Medaglia Oro ground Italian espresso in a can. Super cheep at under five bucks for a 10 oz can. Run through a proper espresso machine - two double espressos every morning. I have found an espresso machine is super-efficient in extracting the maximum caffeine buzz per quantity of coffee used. Four small scoops of espresso coffee can yield either two awesome foamy double espressos or barely a quarter pot of weakass drip coffee. The choice is clear.

Drip coffee is too weak. I only drink it when there is no other option.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by oldcomputerguy » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:31 pm

Has to be the in-room Blue Mountain coffee at my favorite vacation resort in Jamaica.
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One of the best parts of vacation is waking up, making a couple of cups of Blue Mountain coffee, and sitting with a cup on the balcony watching the morning surf. Zoning out thinking about it.... (Zzzzzzzzzzz...)
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by ruralavalon » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:42 pm

Greenwell Farms, Full City Roast.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by peppers » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:43 pm

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by jdb » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:45 pm

Ground expresso in French Press. It offends my wife's coffee sensibilities as she makes her expresso in old fashioned stove top Italian expresso maker. But I drink it like regular coffee. Only in the morning. Strong and good. Buy it from local farmer's market where Jamaican vendor supposedly sources from local roaster. By the way, the grounds are great fertilizer for Vanda orchids.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Rob5TCP » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:50 pm

There are two coffees that I drink repeatedly:

1. CoffeeBeanDirect.com Organic SWP Decaf City Roast Mexican
http://www.coffeebeandirect.com/coffee/ ... xican.html

2. Coffeeam.com Organic Decaf SWP Peru Coffee
https://www.coffeeam.com/organic-decaf- ... offee.html

Both are Swiss water process decaffeinated (but done in Vancouver, B.C.)

Most of it cold brew.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by furikake » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:53 pm

Whatever I roast at home. :D

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Chan_va » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:24 pm

Freshly roasted (about 2 day old) Sumatran brewed in an aeropresss. Love the chocolatey flavor.

Best cup of coffee was a $7 Kenyan I had at a very hip coffee bar in Lancaster pa. I highly doubted that any coffee could be worth 7 dollars a cup but the fragrance of blueberries and the beautifully balanced acidily still lingers after 2 years.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by PandaBear » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:41 pm

I buy dark roasted coffee for espresso from CasaCurry, a small online boutique store. I've visited their facilities/farm and I'm familiar with the way they process their coffee.

That said, I don't drink coffee, it's all for my wife. Personally, I'm a tea man like Mr. Teatime.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Eurookat » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:27 pm

Hands down Jamaican Blue Mountain. I wish they came in kcups.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Doom&Gloom » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:39 pm

Another vote for Jamaican Blue Mountain.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by pennstater2005 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:11 pm

Starbucks sumatra. Brewed at home only though. Too strong for my taste buds in store. Easy on my acid reflux as it's a low acidity coffee.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by TomatoTomahto » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:18 pm

lazydavid wrote:The one I roast myself. Right now it's a Rwanda Kivu Kanzu, before that was Guatemala Huehuetenango Finca Rosma. I buy the unroasted (green) beans from a California-based distributor who purchases them directly from the farmers.

Pluses: Rather inexpensive coffee (Average $5/lb) that is fresher and tastes better than almost anything I can get at a store or coffee shop. Always roasted exactly to my taste, as appropriate to the cultivar.

Minuses: Up-front expense and learning curve (well past both now), involves some work. Completely ruins you for drinking lesser coffee. But I guess in a way that saves money too. :mrgreen:
I considered getting into this, but there's a local store that roasts Sumatra in a way that I like. After a year or two, maybe I could learn to match it, but I'm more like your UserName than you are :D
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by 123 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:25 pm

The last good cup of coffee (with a cookie) I had was free from my local local Savings & Loan when I last visited them in the 1980's. They went out of business and then Starbucks seemed to have take over. Would Starbucks have risen to their current position if the S&L's were still around offering free coffee (and a cookie) for just walking in the door? The S&L's usually they had a free copy of the Wall Street Journal to browse as well from a chair in the lobby.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by joe8d » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:28 pm

Maxwell House.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by bertilak » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:30 pm

sdotsen wrote:Hands down Jamaican Blue Mountain. I wish they came in kcups.
Where do you get Jamaican Blue Mountain and how much does it cost?

Todd Carmichael, he owner of La Columbe Coffee has (had?) a TV show called Dangerous Grounds. It was a travelogue of his search for exotic coffees for his business to sell. It was a very interesting show even if it was largely a sales pitch for his company.

On one show he went to Jamaica to hunt down a supplier for Jamaican Blue Mountain. Unlike most of his shows where you could order from his company whatever it was he found, he chose NOT to sell JBM because it was so expensive he felt he could not make any money with it even though he was in the boutique coffee business. My memory is bad on this but I think he said he would need to charge $100 per pound. He said that Jamaica did not produce enough JBM to remotely supply the amount of "JBM" for sale on store shelves.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Nicolas » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:40 pm

I've been roasting my own since April 2003. This week it's Kenya Nyeri Othaya peaberry! I never buy preroasted beans, only green.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by bayview » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:49 pm

Peet's French Roast, yes even here in NC. :D

We buy the whole bean version, storing the bag in the freezer, and then grind it each morning, which makes the house smell great. We brew it in a Bund brewer in a thermal carafe without a heating plate, so no burnt coffee.

We used to do the French press thing but read somewhere that mysteriously, it (has) worsened cholesterol levels, so we let it go. It's still the backup once every 2-3 weeks when we don't want to brew a full pot.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Nicolas » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:49 pm

matjen wrote:
lazydavid wrote: Pluses: Rather inexpensive coffee (Average $5/lb) that is fresher and tastes better than almost anything I can get at a store or coffee shop. Always roasted exactly to my taste, as appropriate to the cultivar.
It should be noted that unroasted green beans weigh much more than already roasted beans so not exactly apples to apples on the price per pound.
It depends on what your definition of "much more" is. There's about a 20% loss in weight when roasting coffee, i.e. one pound of green yields 0.8 pound of roasted. I've been home-roasting for 13 years and I've tested it. So green beans weigh about 25% more than roasted beans of the same batch.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Beck49 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:01 pm

Locally roasted Costa Rican beans delivered to my door every two weeks, hand ground with Hario Skerton ceramic burr grinder, for one large cup from an Aero Press each day.
Tyler9000 wrote:Any recommendations for a low-acid coffee?
You may want to read up on the Aero Press. It is claimed that the process results in a much lower acid level in the final product.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by jridger2011 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:16 pm

Another vote for Peet's Major Dickasons.

When it is on sale, I usually get Dunkin Dark. It makes a good cold brew, too.

Thanks for the suggestion on Blue Mountain, will look for that next.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Kiter » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:46 pm

Small farm grown on Volcan' San Pedro on Lago De Atitlan',Guatamala

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by KlangFool » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:52 pm

Tyler9000 wrote:Any recommendations for a low-acid coffee?
Tyler9000,

If you cold brew your coffee, it will be low acid. It is a function of the brewing process. Not the coffee itself.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... ecret.html

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by 2muchfun » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:53 pm

Eight O'clock Dark Italian Espresso! We buy it when it's BOGO at Publix.
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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by KlangFool » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:53 pm

Beck49 wrote:Locally roasted Costa Rican beans delivered to my door every two weeks, hand ground with Hario Skerton ceramic burr grinder, for one large cup from an Aero Press each day.
Tyler9000 wrote:Any recommendations for a low-acid coffee?
You may want to read up on the Aero Press. It is claimed that the process results in a much lower acid level in the final product.
Beck49,

I do not think so. I brew my coffee with both methods: cold brew and Aeropress.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by lazydavid » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:57 pm

matjen wrote:
lazydavid wrote: Pluses: Rather inexpensive coffee (Average $5/lb) that is fresher and tastes better than almost anything I can get at a store or coffee shop. Always roasted exactly to my taste, as appropriate to the cultivar.
It should be noted that unroasted green beans weigh much more than already roasted beans so not exactly apples to apples on the price per pound.
Losses are about 16%, so I wouldn't use the adjective "much" there, though they are lighter (and larger) after roasting. 230 grams unroasted will wind up at around 195 grams (+/-5g) after roasting, depending on the cultivar and the darkness of the roast. However, the distributor is somewhat generous with their weights, so I tend to get about 42 230g batches on average out of a 20lb bag, when I should get less than 40. So it mostly comes out in the wash.

But you're right, I could conceivably be paying as much as $5.50-6/lb after weight loss is accounted for. Still a third or less than what I'd pay for some top-quality beans from Intelligentsia, and half of what Costco charges.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by rockonhumblepie » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:07 pm

San Francisco Bay-Organic Rainforest Blend beans @ Costco. Rogers family owned company.Super nice!

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by goldendad » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:11 pm

illy Medium Roast - very good!

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by james469 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:15 pm

Philharmonic from Philz Coffee is hands down the best coffee I've ever had.

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Re: Favorite Coffee

Post by Tyler9000 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:33 pm

KlangFool wrote:
Tyler9000,

If you cold brew your coffee, it will be low acid. It is a function of the brewing process. Not the coffee itself.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... ecret.html

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Thanks! I'll have to try that.

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