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Jun 8, 2014 07:26 AM

Most robust coffee beans available in Detroit

Back when Caribou Coffee had free-standing stores in metro Detroit, my family quickly decided that its' Mahogany brand really suited our desire for a robust, savory drink. Now looking to form another LTR with a notable replacement. Any suggestions?

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  1. Have you tried the basic Zingerman's Roadhouse Joe? I prefer lighter roasts, but that always struck me as a good stronger one. Widely available around the metro area.

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    1. re: Jim M

      Hi, Jim. Zingerman's products are not available anywhere we grocery shop...

    2. Hi, DEFINITELY do a tasting at Chazzano.
      I think it is not far from you, at 9Mile just west of 75...just across 696. You will find something perfect. Then you will need to decide whether perfection is worth the extra ten cents per mug.

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      1. re: VTB

        Definitely Chazzano. Best I have had in Detroit.
        Like VTB says, try their range, I am sure you'll find something you like.

      2. Roos roast lobster butter love or rich french neighbor

        Available in detroit, w Bloomfield, Troy and Rochester hills whole foods

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        1. re: charlesbois

          Lobster Butter Love is the caffeinated coffee I drink, but I wouldn't call it robust and savory—it's very delicate and smooth to my palate. Haven't tried Rich French Neighbor, but I think Roos Roast does things right.

          1. re: Jim M

            Really? When I had it, it was very strong. Maybe it was brewed incorrectly. I personally drink the A-Bar-A from Roos. It's a lighter roast but very very delicious.

        2. I met the owners of Might Good Coffee at a BBQ a few weeks ago... IIRC, they have distribution in the Detroit 'burbs.

          1. If you're ever around Berkley, Westborn roasts their own beans and has a few dark roasts available. I usually buy the Sumatra Mandheling.