What is your favourite coffee?

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It doesn't matter if it comes in the form of whole beans, ground beans, or instant coffee. What is your favourite coffee? Briefly describe what makes it so good :biggrin:.

I have been drinking nescafe taster's choice for quite a while now and it is probably one of the best instant coffees(imo), but I just bought a coffee machine so I am gonna switch to drip coffee.
 
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Folger's Original Roast with Cream, no sugar. I like coffee to be bitter and creamy, not sweet though. (Some people I know think I'm crazy for drinking coffee without sugar.)
 
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We still get our coffee from our favorite place in the Village in Manhattan, Porto Rico Importng. It's their house blend. It's a American roast so it's not too dark, but it has just a ton of flavor and is not bitter at all. Yum. The describe it as:

a blend of Mocha, Java, Colombian, and Brazilian Santos.
I actually have 20 Lbm of it on the way as we speak. That is one thing I do miss about living in NY.
 
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Black, unsweetened espresso made from Chock Full 'o Nuts regular grind. I traded in some unused air miles for an espresso maker a few years ago and I have a big mug of espresso every morning. It blasts that superheated water through the grounds so fast, there is no time for it for it to pick up a bitter or acidic taste. BTW, that is pretty cheap coffee - you don't have to buy pricey blends to make good coffee.
 
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We grind Millstone French Roast.
 
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Intravenous. :biggrin: jk

I'll drink just about anything - even the sludge at the bottom of the pot.

My consumption varies, but it's probably two, three or four liters/day sometimes.

An my wife complains that I'm spiking it when I add cocoa (plain or raspberry) mix to it.

I use a rather large mug at home, so I usually knock of 1.5-2 liters at breakfast.

I like to put vanilla ice cream, honey and nutmeg powder in the mug and pour the coffee over that - or just coffee w/ cocoa mix. :biggrin:

I used to drink Seaport, which is an especially strong coffee.
 
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we brew espresso/capuccino at home from dancing goats beans. at work we have a lavazza espresso machine. at our sons house in the bay area we drink Peets. a well equipped coffee room is the most important feature of a math department, as thats where most of the best conversations take place.

oh description: peets ahs so much flavor, you can even brew the same grounds twice, unpalatable as that sounds. lavaza is the premium italian coffee used in Italy. Dancing goats, house blend from espresso royale in athens is a nice rich dark blend, but its the espresso machine that makes the difference. We bought one a few years ago from starbucks and have never bought another cup of their dreck.

we paid $300 and it didn't work right, so took it back and tried some cheaper ones. but by then we were hooked on the good stuff, and it turned out the gaskets were just not quite set in right, so we got another $300 one, and never looked back. we are on our second one now.

instant coffee? [guffaw, chortle.]
 
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now how do all those exotic coffee ads find this page? or is this a product placement thread?
 
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Google uses keywords from the thread to generate the ads.

As for coffee, I don't drink the stuff :tongue2:
 
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instant coffee? [guffaw, chortle.]
forgot the :yuck:
 
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then why didn't tasters choice and other schlock make itaa/ did the
y just assume we were gourmet coffee drinkers?
 
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forgot the :yuck:
Do we have a smilie with a more disgusted expression? I don't even want Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, or Tim Horton coffees anymore. My home-made espresso is too good. Instant is out of the question. My wife used to keep a little around the house to "perk up" her brownies with a mocha flavor, but that's all it ever got used for.
 
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My favorite is: Don Francisco's cinnamon Hazelnut.


When Consumer Reports magazine compared coffee from mega-chain Starbucks with java from three fast-food restaurants, the surprising winner was – McDonald’s.
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/1/29/102949.shtml

I am starting to suspect that Mac Dees adds a secret ingredient to their coffee. Sort of like when it was discovered that they added sugar to their french fries.:yuck:
 
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Illy Espresso, made with a proper Bialetti coffee maker. Or if I am in the mood Cafe Hellinica (glykys)
 
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McDees had announced that they were going to start selling high quality coffee; and it makes sense because $5.00 a cup certainly doesn't. It may be nothing more than a free market doing its job. Does anyone really think their coffee is worth 3.50 to 5.00 a cup in a competitive market?

I never would have predicted that people would pay what they do for a cup of Joe.

However, in my experience Consumer's Reports is full of it. I never trust what they say anymore.
 
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McDonald's is my favorite coffee.
 
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I like Starbuck's Italian Roast, brewed at home, not by them. It's a strong, dark roast, but not bitter or burnt tasting like a lot of dark roasts commonly available.

My former favorite was Millstone's Bed and Breakfast Blend, but I can't get that in the stores around here :frown: so that prompted me to switch to Starbucks (the other brands here are offered either in too light of roasts or are burnt tasting). The Bed and Breakfast Blend was also a dark roast and not bitter (it's quite different from their Breakfast Blend).

But, if you're switching from instant, all of these will taste too strong to you.
 
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Dark, smooth, strong and rich ...like my man:wink:
 
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My man (who insists he's not my man - pfffft, right :wink: ) is thin, light, rather sharp and sour at times, obviously he would not be good to drink. :yuck:
 
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My man (who insists he's not my man - pfffft, right :wink: ) is thin, light, rather sharp and sour at times, obviously he would not be good to drink. :yuck:
Maybe you could use him to pickle cucumbers. :rofl:
 
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My man (who insists he's not my man - pfffft, right :wink: ) is thin, light, rather sharp and sour at times, obviously he would not be good to drink. :yuck:
Maybe you could use him to pickle cucumbers. :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl: lol...


Espresso. Perhaps with a few frops of milk. Half of a sugar.
 
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McDonald's is my favorite coffee.
Once again, you have driven me into a state of despair, and the only way out was for me to devour a couple of squares of Lindt Excellence 70% dark chocolate. I hope you can live with yourself.
 
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Thankyou everyone, this thread will give me a bunch of new stuff to try. I agree that the instant coffee is not very good at all, but I am poor and couldn't afford a coffee maker, :-p.

FredGarvin said:
We still get our coffee from our favorite place in the Village in Manhattan, Porto Rico Importng. It's their house blend.
I had a look at their webpage and it looks like I may be able to get some shipped over the border, sounds really good. I will have to try it.

Moonbear said:
I like Starbuck's Italian Roast, brewed at home, not by them. It's a strong, dark roast, but not bitter or burnt tasting like a lot of dark roasts commonly available.
I ended up getting a 1lb bag of Starbuck's house blend, its quite good.

mathwonk said:
we brew espresso/capuccino at home from dancing goats beans. at work we have a lavazza espresso machine. at our sons house in the bay area we drink Peets. a well equipped coffee room is the most important feature of a math department, as thats where most of the best conversations take place.
I have to try an espresso, I haven't yet. Peets doesn't seem to be available in Canada :-(. Sounds very good though.

astronuc said:
forgot the :yuck:
:frown: Oh cmon, its not THAT bad. :redface:
 
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If you can find any, which may not be possible on the mainland, 100% Kona coffee [Hawaii] is very good. Unfortunately we can only get a 10% Kona blend around here.
 
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100% special kona is good, but at $40 a lb, it is not as good as the price.

there is very fine coffe available for $10/lb.

and peets has a website and sells by mail presumably to canada.

i used to buy golden assam tea by mail from canada.
 
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