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Costco Coffee Addict

mrtoad Oct 22, 2013 08:48 AM

So sue me, was addicted to The Seattle Mountain Coffee they used to roast at certain Costco locations.

I was a desperate junkies and now in a very forlorn state since they've stopped roasting -- (but at least now I don't have to go to Costco).

Anyway, does anyone know of a coffee that tastes similar? I especially liked The Seattle Mountain Blend (so sue me) but liked all of them actually.

  1. maria lorraine Oct 22, 2013 09:55 PM

    Yes, had a similar response to the Costco house-roasted Sumatra, but since Costco has lowered their roasting temperature and weakened the flavor, I've "changed affections" to the San Francisco Bay Coffee Rainforest Blend -- Certified Organic. (There are both regular and organic versions, and I love the organic, sometimes found in a separate organic section). I do make it strong, using a Melitta filter cone, and serve it with frothed milk. Great.

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      maria lorraine Oct 22, 2013 09:57 PM


      1. re: maria lorraine
        mrtoad Oct 23, 2013 08:42 AM

        Thank you so much for the suggestion. I have tried the Rainforest and it's not bad but alas I'm still in mourning. May try it again and make it stronger.

        1. re: mrtoad
          Mission Oct 23, 2013 11:20 AM

          Amazon sells Seattle Mountain coffee.

          I think Rainforest Blend is being phased out too.

          This is the company that sold it:


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          1. re: Mission
            mrtoad Oct 23, 2013 03:20 PM

            Thanks Mission. I've been tempted by the Seattle on Amazon: May do it and see how fresh it is.
            Or may just kept moping and complaining until someone shoots me. It's hard to pick!

            1. re: mrtoad
              Scott M Oct 23, 2013 03:26 PM

              I say try buying it from Amazon. You can always go back to moping and complaining if it doesn't work out.

          2. re: mrtoad
            maria lorraine Oct 23, 2013 03:24 PM

            Have you tried roasting coffee beans a bit in your oven? Doing so dramatically increases the aromatics and flavor, and it's so darn easy. That's what I did to the Costco coffee that you like when Costco began under-roasting. But you can do this with any beans.

            The bottom of a broiler pan, or half sheet pan work perfectly.
            Put the beans in an even layer in the pan. Crank the heat up to about 375-400 and roast them. Start with 7-10 minutes, and add an additional minute till you arrive at a roast you like. Stir them around a little. Keep a good eye on the beans (use the oven light, even a flashlight) because you don't want to burn them.

            Let the beans cool and de-gas. Or make a cup right away to taste the increased flavor. To save lots of money, you can buy green unroasted coffee beans and do small batches at a time for home use. Great buys on green coffee beans on Amazon.

            BTW, your house will smell through and through like coffee on the day you do this. Be advised.

            1. re: maria lorraine
              mrtoad Oct 23, 2013 03:34 PM

              Hey that sounds like fun. I especially look forward to saying
              "Let me call you back when my beans are de-gased"

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