What brand of Coffee is in your cup??

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Guilty One
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/10 19:52:42
Hey porkbeaks, I really like that i-roast machine. How about your report before I drop $200.
Greyghost
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/10 21:48:25
Make it Eight O'clock for me when I drink coffee, but that is very rare these days. For a while I was caught up in the gourmet coffee craze, ground my expensive beans at home and brewed them in an equally expensive machine. Perhaps the subtleties were lost on me, but I found I did not like the gourmet beans and started buying Eight O'clock whole beans. This was better and tasted like coffee should taste to me. It was also much cheaper

Finally, the gourmet coffee making machine died and I got back to my Celtic roots. Tea.
When eating out, I might have coffee, but never at home. I grew up on tea and finally realized that is where my real pleasure is.

A&P is long gone but Eight O'clock coffee is still around. Still a good coffee, inexpensive and in my area widely available. Still my favorite coffee from my coffee interlude days.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/10 22:15:36
A&P is still going strong in the North East area...and eight o'clock is still on the shelves there!
Robearjr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/10 22:44:30
A and P just goes by different names in different parts of the county. In Baltimore it goes by the name of SuperFresh, and they sell eight o'clock.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/11 12:35:22
quote:
Originally posted by Guilty One

Hey porkbeaks, I really like that i-roast machine. How about your report before I drop $200.


I just noticed your post and, to tell the truth, I totally forgot my promise of a report. I'm kind of in the middle of cooking some odds and ends for Mother's Day so I don't have time to go into all the details, but one thing I do know for sure, The i-Roast2 is a great little machine. A drawback for some might be the fact that you can only roast a maximum of about 150 grams (a little over 4 oz. after roasting) of green beans at a time. For me, this is more than enough for a day's coffee. The best thing about the roaster is its ability to store up to 10 roasting profiles/styles in its memory and they remain there even when unplugged. The glass chamber makes it easy to decide, based on bean color, when to stop the roast and go to the 4 minute "cool-down" cycle. The chaff collector works very well and it's fairly simple to clean by lightly brushing the parts after roasting. Soap and water cleanings are to be done only when absolutely necessary. If you like dark roasts, which I do, there can be quite of smoke produced so, if you do it in the kitchen, a highly efficient exhaust fan is a must. I have been roasting in the garage or outdoors. Like I said, it's a great product and I highly recommend it. pb
Romano
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/11 23:40:30
Paul DeLima

The Best!
Guilty One
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/12 00:09:04
porkbeaks,
Thanks for the review of the i-roast 2. I had not clicked on your link, but went to the company site which said that the 150 grams (5.3 oz.) makes about 24 cups of coffee, and I thought that would last a few days.
So I laughed when I read your response. They must mean 24 one shot espressos !!!
I should know better. A "cup" means nothing. I think I will get one. Thanks, again.
rumsongirl
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/12 15:15:00
use to hate folgers, but they must have changed their blend...now i love thier breakfast blend....but just bought a Gevalia coffee maker and love their carmel cream flavor and their breakfast blend. will continue to get that as long as the money holds out....lets see....coffee or gas for the car?????
foodgood
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/15 23:30:12
OK, first of all, I'm going to divide this into "Just gimme some coffee" and "Picky":
1) Taster's Choice, for some instant that won't make me sad(other than too many friggin' floaties); and
2) Green Mountain, for beans to grind n' brew. Not fancy, not exotically astounding, just consistent.
For coffee in a can, I have fond memories of Autocrat, and 8 o' clock wasn't bad either.
Pogo
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/16 10:58:36
Ethiopian Sidamo, roasted on my rotary roaster to full city. Yum!
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/16 11:18:19
quote:
Originally posted by rumsongirl

use to hate folgers, but they must have changed their blend...now i love thier breakfast blend....but just bought a Gevalia coffee maker and love their carmel cream flavor and their breakfast blend. will continue to get that as long as the money holds out....lets see....coffee or gas for the car?????


Got me to thinking...any other favorites out there that have been reformulated for the better...Maxwell House is advertising that way...is it better????
rumsongirl
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/16 15:37:30
quote:
Originally posted by foodgood

OK, first of all, I'm going to divide this into "Just gimme some coffee" and "Picky":
1) Taster's Choice, for some instant that won't make me sad(other than too many friggin' floaties); and
2) Green Mountain, for beans to grind n' brew. Not fancy, not exotically astounding, just consistent.
For coffee in a can, I have fond memories of Autocrat, and 8 o' clock wasn't bad either.

autocrat...is that the one in the yellow can w/ a red rooster? if so, they use to be good a few yrs ago, not sure now.
MUGger
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/16 16:22:58
Peet's Major Dickenson Blend, usually available on sale at the local grocery store.
foodgood
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/19 01:08:48
quote:
autocrat...is that the one in the yellow can w/ a red rooster? if so, they use to be good a few yrs ago, not sure now.


"A Swallow Will Tell You", not a rooster ;) Yep, that's the stuff... as far as coffee-in-a-can goes, it's still better to me than the bigger names.
Wandering Chew
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/23 19:04:43
quote:
Originally posted by tiki

No question--by far the finest kind---PEET"S! /www.peets.com/who_we_are/who_we_are.asp


YOU SIR are a genius- no doubt the best coffee i have found- we drink PEETS Aged Sumatra regularly with an occassional change to Arabian Mocha Java and Holiday Blend when available in December.
cecif
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/24 10:59:21
quote:
Originally posted by Wandering Chew

quote:
Originally posted by tiki

No question--by far the finest kind---PEET"S! /www.peets.com/who_we_are/who_we_are.asp


YOU SIR are a genius- no doubt the best coffee i have found- we drink PEETS Aged Sumatra regularly with an occasional change to Arabian Mocha Java and Holiday Blend when available in December.


I third that comment. Arabian Mocha Java is my favorite. Last year's Holiday Blend was one of the best ever! Right now though I have a new -ish thing called "Farley's Blend". Has anyone else tried it? Phil Frank was a genius, and this is a fitting tribute. [url='http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/13/BA5GQV2IQ.DTL']About Phil Frank[/url]
or check out http://www.farleycomicstrip.com/thefarleystrip/favorites.html
umbada
Hamburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/05/24 13:49:00
When it comes to coffee I ride the rails. I change roasts and brands a few times a year. Right now I'm grinding a fair trade espresso blend. Soon I'll jump off this car and hop on another.
kathy_in_wlsv
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/06/26 15:15:21
Good ol' maxwell house when its a name brand, otherwise our store's house brand or Aldi's or Sav a lot's house brand..

been drinking Maxwell house for 50+ years.

HATE " premium/specialty " coffees, and can't get Starbucks or Tim Horton's to get past my gag reflex.

leethebard
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/06/26 20:06:28
Hasn't Maxwell House been re-blended? Is it better than it was?
harriet1954
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/06/28 15:23:51
Well, right now, I've got this New England Coffee in my cup. 100% Colombian Supremo (I hate when they put an "o" at the end of stuff to make it look more attractive or appetizing). I got this coffee for a steal at ShopRite when it was on sale. Mostly this sells for as much as 5-something for the 11 oz. bag (it's already ground), but I got it for $1.49! Why not, right? It's not bad at all. Their website is all dreamy-looking, too, with the Adirondack chairs facing the water.

Mostly I get what's on sale, because I'm poor. But believe me, I taste the difference between a chintzy brand and a good brand. And I only like a plain coffee that's not too "bold" or dark-roasted.

Which reminds me, once again I missed the Melitta Warehouse Sale. They roast it up here in Cherry Hill, and I smell it all during the week on my paper route.

I wish I knew where Wawa got their coffee. For me, that really is the best.
deeoh01
Hamburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/06/30 14:02:57
My local Costo roasts right in the store (Seattle Mountain brand) just like a few others in this thread have mentioned. It's not the absolute best coffee I've ever had, but it's pretty darn good. And at $8.99 for a 2.5 lb. bag of beans for Columbian Supremo it's a steal.
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/06/30 20:54:04
Harriet,
Some years back, I found out that Wechsler Coffee roasted Wawa's coffee. They were bought out by Sara Lee Foodservice. I don't know if they still do, but it is a moot point since it was/is a private label arrangement. The good news is that the alleged same coffee is available from office coffee service companies in NJ, PA, and DE. Just google "Wawa coffee". Here is one vendor who claims it is the same coffee:
http://www.pinemountainsprings.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.catalog&categoryID=40
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/06/30 21:20:21
Hey david, thanks for the info...I like Wawa coffee,even better than 7-11 coffee
MOC
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/07/01 20:38:00
Dunkin donuts or 8 o'clock. We like the half caf in the blue bag but I'm having trouble finding it!
Bamagurl
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/07/06 13:19:13
After Oprah touted Peet's on her show I went out and bought a bag. It was good but not outstanding, IMO. Last summer we stayed at a lodge in western North Carolina and they had Seattle's Best in the room. It was the coffee I had been looking for for everyday consumption. Another favorite is Godiva. They have a chocolate flavored coffee that I enjoy very much, particularly in the winter.
Guilty One
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/07/06 14:19:15
Dark roasted beans from wherever I happen to be shopping.

I think grinding the beans when the coffee is made is the most important thing.
Rockbeast
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/05 14:45:50
I just tried Equal Exchange French Roast (fair trade) coffee. I got it from Kroger grocery store here in Knoxville, TN. I like it better than most any coffee I've ever had...and that is made out of our little 4 cup coffee maker here in the office! The Kroger Premium Blend (which doesn't even have the word 'arabica' on it's can) is used in the main office coffee maker, but it turns my stomach whenever I open up the lid to make some coffee. I had to give it up.

I also recently ordered coffee from www.porfavor.org and it was very good. I like the idea of helping out the little guy farmer...maybe that is why I enjoy the coffee a little bit more?
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/05 14:48:18
Cafe Du Monde. Love the chicory blend.
KonaErnie
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/05 14:55:11
http://www.konablueskycoffee.com/ dark roast. Grown right around the corner from my house. Very tasty.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/05 18:29:08
Green Mountain just made a huge committment to Knoxville buying a huge complex in one of our industrial centers. It was indicated that this was their first venture out of the northeast. I have no idea about their coffee but I would appreciate any comments.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Robearjr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/05 18:36:43
I saw Tim Horton's coffee at a supermarket in Baltimore yesterday. I wonder if it was a fluke or a sign of a coming Canadian invasion.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/05 18:57:40
quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

Green Mountain just made a huge committment to Knoxville buying a huge complex in one of our industrial centers. It was indicated that this was their first venture out of the northeast. I have no idea about their coffee but I would appreciate any comments.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Bland and tasteless
David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/05 19:17:16
Paul,

Green Mountain reminds me of Community Coffee in Louisiana. You see it all over the place. In groceries. In the coffee vending machines in supermarkets. In offices as their coffee service. In New England, the penetration is even higher. You see it in restaurants, gas stations, snack bars, convenience stores. Much is brewed in those Keurig brewers. There are usually several varieties/flavors to be had in these foodservice venues. Their marketing is phenomenal.

One of the first blends of theirs I ever tried is their "all purpose" Breakfast Blend, and I stuck with it. Its a medium roast, full-bodied coffee. I actually like the simplicity of one vendor having one blend. If I'm on the road, the venue I am in may not have their Breakfast Blend. Some of their other blends I like, some I don't. With dozens of types available, I can't keep track of what I like and what I don't. Their retail packages are pretty pricy, and I can usually do better with local supermarket loss leaders on quality brands.

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/06 15:27:52
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

Green Mountain just made a huge committment to Knoxville buying a huge complex in one of our industrial centers. It was indicated that this was their first venture out of the northeast. I have no idea about their coffee but I would appreciate any comments.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Bland and tasteless


Thanks Dale. That is too much information.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/06 15:58:19
I like the Costco roast Seattle Mountain. Particularly the Columbian Supremo and the Costa Rican. The Coffee Bean also has some good blends
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/06 16:03:24
Anybody ever tried any of that coffee where they get some Coati-Mundi like critter to eat the coffee cherries and then crap the pits (beans) and they gather them and grind them up. It's supposed to be all the rage and very expensive.
Brisco
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/06 16:20:05
I've been drinking Community Coffee for 20 years. I lived in Lafayette in the late 80's and have had it shipped to me wherever I have lived. It just seems like the right balance for my taste. I drink my coffee black.
wmceaton
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/12 18:46:28
Chock Full of Nuts is my everyday brand...but I love French Market.
crazybob
Hamburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/13 11:55:13
We sell Eight O'clock coffee in thered cups.
wmceaton
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/13 13:36:55
Although I love 8 o'clock I understand that it has been bought by a company in India. Can anyone confirm this?
I'd rather have the money that I spend on coffee stay within the US.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/13 14:00:18
quote:
Originally posted by brisketboy

I like the Costco roast Seattle Mountain. Particularly the Columbian Supremo and the Costa Rican. The Coffee Bean also has some good blends


Not only are Costco's coffees very good, Their, INEXPENSIVE!
jeepster4
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/25 03:28:56
I use "The Roasterie" whole bean Sumatran. Grinding the beans fresh makes a big difference in the flavor as does using freshly roasted beans from a good roaster. Since I've grown old and had to give up most of my major vices, I refuse to drink bad coffee! No, it is not inexpensive.
satguy84
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/08/30 19:51:53
First post. WHITE CASTLE COFFEE by Wallingford coffee. I love it and there's always some in the freezer.
Capybara91
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/05 08:49:57
Illy is wonderful but usually too pricey for my wallet. So I buy good old MJB Columbian at the store and I guzzle Charbucks while I'm at work.

Say, do they still make Stewart Brothers? I drank that when I lived in Chicago.
Capybara91
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/05 09:02:18
I stand corrected by myself. Stewart Brothers was sold at the Wet Whisker Ice Cream Shop at Seattle Center. It is now Seattle's Best Coffee.

Stewart's is from Chicago and is still there.
http://www.stewarts.com/
AlDente
Hamburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/05 09:22:10
I order my online www.counterculturecoffee.com

VERY GOOD!!!
MTFoodie
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/18 23:42:06
quote:
Originally posted by zeebaneighba

My coffee choice is a bit unusual -- I buy Lutheran World Relief Fair Trade Coffee from my church. The money goes to a great cause (sustainable farming), and you have a variety of selections (both whole bean and ground). The Organic Ethiopian coffee tastes like a slightly less bitter form of Starbucks Breakfast Blend. If you can find this coffee, I recommend it. You can also get a variety of tea and instant cocoa.


I've heard of that kind of coffee is it available at oldluther.com?
MTFoodie
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/18 23:56:36
Right now I have City Brew Organic Chiapas Mexican
I've usually get City Brew Organic Breakfast Blend or their Northern Lights Blend.

I make my own during the week and treat myself on Sunddays during bible study to a City Brew double shot black and white mocha. It helps the kiosk is right across the street from my church and I buy my beans there too.
Wabbit
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/19 04:44:05
I will admit my family started me on coffe/milk at a young age. One half Community coffee one half milk. Down in Lousiana is was not a odd thing. Now I have to find chickory to make my coffee taste right. The curse of a service brat. We learn to appreciate the great food, but then we miss it.
sftreat
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/19 07:45:51
Almost anything that is sold at Trader Joe's.
Capybara91
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/29 11:06:12
quote:
Originally posted by Wabbit

I will admit my family started me on coffe/milk at a young age. One half Community coffee one half milk. Down in Lousiana is was not a odd thing. Now I have to find chickory to make my coffee taste right. The curse of a service brat. We learn to appreciate the great food, but then we miss it.


Now you've got me craving chicory coffee. I think Fred Meyer sells Community here in the Seattle area. I had a flashback to 1979. Went to New Orleans for the first time and stayed at the Maison de Ville. They'd leave a tray at your door with croissants, marmalade, OJ, the Times-Picayune and that wonderful chicory coffee.
wmceaton
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/30 15:51:35
Just made a pot of 8'oclock Bokar Blend in the electric percolator...very fine java!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/30 16:16:42
quote:
Originally posted by brisketboy

Anybody ever tried any of that coffee where they get some Coati-Mundi like critter to eat the coffee cherries and then crap the pits (beans) and they gather them and grind them up. It's supposed to be all the rage and very expensive.


I get mine from my cat, Goober. It's much cheaper. But personally, I think the taste is, crappy.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/30 18:18:43
quote:
Originally posted by wmceaton

Just made a pot of 8'oclock Bokar Blend in the electric percolator...very fine java!



Hey we've let in a time traveller....that was how my mom made coffee...Bokar and all!!!...pretty good too!!!!
wmceaton
Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/30 19:41:02
Lee....there is just something about watching the coffee bubbling in the glass bulb at the top of the pot.
Plus the Bokar is great...I use a fine grind (at the store) & use Melita disk filters...you end up with quite a hearty brew.
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/30 20:58:12
We recently started using an electric percolator again. They had Cuisinart 12 cup refurbs on Amazon for $13 bucks. I do really like the taste of the coffee. So far have used Chock full of nuts and also found the Melita disk filters at Ace hardware of all places.
Spore5056
Junior Burger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/30 21:30:57
Folgers ... just one cup every morning for activation of spacial awareness only. Never got addicted to coffee like my ex ... She empties a 8-12 cup carafe every morning before work and then usually makes another upon her return.... lol ... and yet caffein never seems to make the list of 'Most Addictive Drugs'.
Bigapetite
Hamburger
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/09/30 22:27:17
Ireland Cofee, The full roast Atlantic City Blend.
If you have ever been to Atlantic City and had coffee in one of the casinos and wondered what it was, in most cases it's probably been Ireland
I get it for my office just plain good stuff


leethebard
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/10/01 00:30:44
Ireland is a great coffee....I used to use it all the time before I switched to Gevalia deliveries...you reminded me ...time to give it another try!!!
CCinNJ
Sirloin
RE: What brand of Coffee is in your cup?? 2008/10/01 01:00:59
I love making coffee in the percolator. I hardly ever drink coffee, and never make it at home for myself. I make it when my Mom visits, and I LOVE it when she gives me directions on how to use the percolator. Even though I have been making her coffee, in the same percolator for at least 15 years, she always tells me how to do it.

When I know she will be coming for a visit, I buy 8 o'clock coffee.

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