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What is the best brand of coffee ??

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  • What is the best brand of coffee ??

    I bought a bag of starbucks and grind it at home for one of those cheesy little Mr Coffee machines.




    but..... someone told me that perculating is the ONLY way to go .......




    Is this true ???


    Will I be happier in general if I have better coffee ?




  • #2
    Folgers Classic Roast!

    What a pity you can't get it in the UK. Great coffee.

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    • #3
      Maxwell House, Columbian roast. Extra strong.
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      • #4
        Anything with Cafein in it
        I usually drink douwe egberts....

        (hm, first post, good start )

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        • #5
          French press is the way to go, though there are percolacting fans, I personally feel the grind is much too coarse to have a smooth, robust finish.

          Let me back up and say I'm a barista...and I prefer espresso to fresh brewed coffee beans.

          Oh, I really like Victor Allen's. Victor knows a good coffee bean when he sees it...like drinkin' velvet!
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          • #6
            I agree with dirtyragamuffin that a french press is the only way to go (and I'm also a barista! )

            As for brand of coffee....well, Starbucks' coffee is good stuff, and I'm a fan of darker, more robust brews. They tend to have more kick and less acidity, which makes my stomach happy.
            But, whenever I get an extra $30 or so, I'm getting a damn french press, because Mr. Coffee ain't cutting it!
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            • #7
              Juhla mokka.
              Anyone seen Dano?

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              • #8
                Peet's beans. I like madura blend.
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                F*** 'em if they can't take a joke!

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                • #9
                  Mississippi John Hurt says, "One cuppa Maxwell House wuth two three cups o that otha stuff".

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rustie81
                    Juhla mokka.




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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by turnip
                      I agree with dirtyragamuffin that a french press is the only way to go (and I'm also a barista! )

                      As for brand of coffee....well, Starbucks' coffee is good stuff, and I'm a fan of darker, more robust brews. They tend to have more kick and less acidity, which makes my stomach happy.
                      But, whenever I get an extra $30 or so, I'm getting a damn french press, because Mr. Coffee ain't cutting it!


                      Yea...at least a press isn't too costly. I wish I could have a piston espresso machine, but they're so damned expensive!

                      Turnip, what does your shop have for a machine? You guys using an automatic espresso system or...? (I'm spoiled, my shop uses a good ol' fully manual piston machine...LOVE pulling shots of espresso with that bad boy!)

                      I always felt Starbucks has too much of a chemical taste to it...but to each his own. I try not to be *too* much of a snob! Starbucks is an "OK" coffee to me, though I never, ever drink it (don't like the company). Right now the shop I work at is serving Alterra. I feel that it would be a good coffee except they burn too many of the beans by roasting it too hot, too fast. It's another "OK" coffee that would be good if roasted more carefully. I was VERY excited when the new incoming owner of the place I work at (he happens to be one of my studio partners, incidentally) announced we'd be switching to Victor Allens Victor...the guy is a coffee savant!
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                      • #12
                        Green Mountain. Comes from vermont. Best there is.
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                        • #13
                          What is "Best" is of course highly subjective. I live in podunk, but at least the grocery store has Millstone beans in bulk.

                          I buy a half pound of Columbian Supremo, grind it to a powdery, flour-like constistency for maximum strength. Every once in a while, I get it so fine that it clogs the filter and runs over. If this happens, I curse a bit and start over. For me, it's just right when the first couple of sips make me wince a little. By the fourth pull, it's tasting pretty damn good, and by the sixth suck, it's about perfect, then it enters a mature stage that lasts for perhaps three more sips, and then the whole deal starts to deteriorate rapidly until it decays to a tepid, barely tolerable ghost of its former glory. Then I make a new pot and start the whole thing over again.

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                          • #14
                            I am not familar with this Fresh press thing ........ Is that like some sort of deal where the beans get smashed, rather than ground ? ....if so, what's the difference ?


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                            • #15
                              No, I believe the french press is when you use a close grip while benching pressing, it's good for the triceps.
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