Otto Nieminen wrote:For the generally imbibed coffee, what degree of roast is usual? Is it rather a light roast? Our common brands are very light roasted - and that tends to make my stomach upset. I only drink the so called "premium" coffee anymore.
Randy Buckner wrote:A panel taste tested 42 different coffees. Their top two rated ground coffees were:
Berkley & Jensen 100% Colombian Batch Roasted (BJ's)
Kirkland Signature 100% Colombian Supremo
It has been years since I purchased ground coffee -- I don't think you can top freshly ground beans.
RichardAtkinson wrote:We drink Starbucks. We buy whole beans at the grocery store. All dark roast beans, I grind it every morning. We love the stuff.
I've never understood what the problem is with Starbucks? Seems like the people these days just hate...for some reason...sucessful business ventures.
Be it Starbucks or Microsoft (both of which are great American success stories) ...everyone seems to hate a winner.
John Tomasso wrote: If I had to choose between Eight o Clock, Folger's etc etc - I would go for the water pitcher. Really.
The coffee at Starbuck's is AWFUL! They sell milk and sugar!(I'll leave discussion of Microsoft to the rest of you.)
RichardAtkinson wrote: If you can get past the idea that you are buying from a major chain...as if thats any different than buying Folgers or Maxwell House.
Howie Hart wrote:I'm in charge of the coffee club at work ($2/week or $.25/cup) and I buy Folgers at Sam's Club.
Barb Freda wrote:Moved to Florida three days after returning from a trip to Italy in August 2005. Bought a stove top espresso maker and make un doppio (right?) every day with Pilon, latino espresso..I travel with my espresso maker. B
MikeH wrote:Interesting reading these replies particularly the anti-Starbucks sentiment and those choosing Kirkland. Around here, we get Kirkland EVERYTHING from Costco. Seems to be their private label name. To really throw a wrench in this, our regular brew is Kirkland House Blend, Roasted by Starbucks!!!
If you were speaking, specifically, about the Starbuck's French Roast, then I totally agree with you. That stuff is awful, IMO. Same for Italian roast. Over roasted & bitter...I think you said? Yep...
But try the Christmas Blend, Yukon Blend or the Verona. These are our current favorites. You might be surprised.
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