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favorite coffee brand!

bischlat Mar 20, 2013 12:56 AM

I like to drink lots of black coffee thats bitter but not super acidic. What brands have you tried?

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    scunge RE: bischlat Mar 20, 2013 03:48 AM

    Brazilian Dark from Fairway I but the beans and use a French press

    1. njmarshall55 RE: bischlat Mar 20, 2013 01:36 PM

      Die hard 8 O'clock fan here, with DD while on the road. I used to drink whatever coffee the wardroom had when I was in the Navy...black, because milk and cream were at a premium and scarce. Now I drink more of a coffee flavored cup of half and half, so can't really help on the drinking it black part.

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        Bacardi1 RE: njmarshall55 Mar 23, 2013 04:34 PM

        An "Eight O'Clock" fan here as well - but their medium roasts. Also like Folger's medium roasts.

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          bischlat RE: Bacardi1 Mar 23, 2013 09:13 PM


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            Kelli2006 RE: Bacardi1 Mar 24, 2013 01:28 AM

            I had been driniking the 8 O'Clock whole bean brown bag but I tried their French roast and now it is my favorite.

            I like Whole Foods Pleasant Morning Buzz when I occasionally shop there.

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              bischlat RE: Kelli2006 Mar 24, 2013 12:45 PM

              Omg whole paycheck coffee is AMAZING, but yeah I only shop there occasionally.

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          bischlat RE: bischlat Mar 20, 2013 03:06 PM

          Yea, I've heard great things about DD, never heard of 8 O clock, thanks! Of course, any coffee is better than none!

          I miss my french press, alas, she broke :(

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            njmarshall55 RE: bischlat Mar 21, 2013 08:04 AM

            I'm not sure how regional 8 O'Clock has been. Growing up in NJ, the A&P (Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company) grocery store chain used to have a large grinder at each register. You could have your bag of beans ground right there. I always associate the aroma of fresh ground beans with A&P. Other Chow threads (as well as America's Test Kitchen) really blast 8 O'Clock as being bitter and very low grade, but I like it.

          2. Becca Porter RE: bischlat Mar 20, 2013 04:16 PM

            Redbird. Available by mail order.

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              Becca Porter RE: Becca Porter Mar 21, 2013 06:40 AM

              Yes! I've ordered about once a month for probably 6-7 months now. If you order a 5 lb bag, then the shipping is included in the price. You can add one lb to that for no extra shipping.

              Paypal will charge you $5, but he refunds it in a couple of days. We have been digging the Costa Rica lately. He roasts his coffee the day he ships it, btw.


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                bischlat RE: Becca Porter Mar 21, 2013 02:23 PM

                thanks for the link!

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              bischlat RE: bischlat Mar 20, 2013 10:15 PM

              by mail order! is it that good?

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                bischlat RE: bischlat Mar 24, 2013 12:45 PM

                Yep! DD's is so awesome!

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