Costco Coffee Addict
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.
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.
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.