Started by Strings4Him, November 25, 2011, 05:58:50 AM
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Quote from: ryler on November 27, 2011, 03:43:43 PMDoes serious translate into good? French roast is my mug o' happiness in the morning. And from Starbucks, no less. I know, I know, so many people hate Starbucks, but it suits my palate, and from Costco it is actually pretty cheap. Fresh ground and then put through the French press. Lot's of French for me I guess.
Quote from: broKen on November 28, 2011, 12:19:27 AMEight oclock whole bean is darn good for us poor boys. Beats the pystinky out of Folgers or Max's.
Quote from: prof_stack on November 29, 2011, 06:04:59 PMIf you want cheaper coffee, better coffee, and want a NEW hobby, try roasting your own at home. It is very easy to do. Green coffee beans store for a long time and roast in less than 15 minutes for a half-pound or so.I've been doing it for at least 5 years, starting with a simple thrift-store air corn popper. Now I roast about 1/2# at a time but can do 1# if needed, in the Behmor 1600 roaster. Attached are three photos of the Behmor ($300 new) and one of the very fancy Hottop roaster ($800) which does up to 1/2# at a time.Green beans are available all over the Internet (I like sweetmaria.com for their selection and quality of bean) and the variety is amazing.
Quote from: the creature on November 30, 2011, 07:00:34 AMRoasting would be fun but I know I don't have time for it. I don't even have time to grind my own beans, and when I do I never taste the difference. These days I'm making up my own blends of various Community Coffee varieties. This morning I'm enjoying a bit of their Cafe Special mixed with Hotel Blend. There are many possible combinations, and since all their coffee tastes great, there's no way to mix up a bad batch. I was converted to Eight O'Clock (which I don't consider "cheap," by the way. Folgers and Max House are cheap to me) but I moved back to Community after a bit. Been drinking it for years and couldn't stay away for long as it's an old favorite.
Quote from: Glennd on November 30, 2011, 01:05:54 PMYou must live in Louisiana are else have connection to the state. I love Community coffee and have enjoyed it fo many years. Always had trouble finding it when away from home.
Quote from: boat on November 30, 2011, 10:56:18 AMYa' know.... I grind my own beans, not too infrequently, and I've never wanted to admit I can't taste the difference either. Does this come into play more if you've had the beans/coffee for a while - I mean do whole beans store better?