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Does the brand of coffee make a difference? (Original Post) Flaleftist Feb 2019 OP
Well, Sherman A1 Feb 2019 #1
Absolutely! Ohiogal Feb 2019 #2
Most definitely. AJT Feb 2019 #3
I'll drink whatever True Dough brings me OriginalGeek Feb 2019 #4
Lolol blm Feb 2019 #5
No worries True Dough Feb 2019 #13
I guess that depends on if you really love coffee or if you OregonBlue Feb 2019 #6
I just drink it for the caffeine happybird Feb 2019 #11
And since I don't put anything in it, I like mine weak! spooky3 Feb 2019 #27
Yes TuxedoKat Feb 2019 #31
So, you really don't like coffee but do like mocha. Num! OregonBlue Feb 2019 #34
You like your coffee the same way I like mine! csziggy Feb 2019 #39
make a difference handmade34 Feb 2019 #7
Kick Ass is my favorite Ferrets are Cool Feb 2019 #22
Strong French Roast, Black democratisphere Feb 2019 #8
Now that is what I call a cup of coffee. A bit much for me OregonBlue Feb 2019 #35
Supercharged and wide eyed and bushy tailed. democratisphere Feb 2019 #41
Sorta like taking a couple hits of Adderall. LOL. OregonBlue Feb 2019 #44
Or maybe like a large mug of double espresso. democratisphere Feb 2019 #45
well, yeah.... Otherwise you may as well just grab a glass of water and... hlthe2b Feb 2019 #9
Yes, best when the brand is Wawa crazycatlady Feb 2019 #10
Yes it does, Wellstone ruled Feb 2019 #12
I can lob objects over that brick wall, Flaleftist! True Dough Feb 2019 #14
*puts on helmet* Flaleftist Feb 2019 #24
Does all beer taste alike? 😉 MLAA Feb 2019 #15
I mix Costco Kirkland Colombian French Roast GP6971 Feb 2019 #16
I mix Costco's whole bean dark roast KT2000 Feb 2019 #19
Oh yeah tymorial Feb 2019 #17
Not if you're using the Coffee Toddy method. akraven Feb 2019 #18
A good brand and Italian Roast. KT2000 Feb 2019 #20
Is this a trick question? Ferrets are Cool Feb 2019 #21
It's like craft beer customerserviceguy Feb 2019 #23
Winco whole bean Sumatran Mandheling Wolf Frankula Feb 2019 #25
The bean and a person's preferences makes the difference. KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2019 #26
It doesn't matter, and you should make me your coffee supplier. :) TeamPooka Feb 2019 #28
I think different coffee brands have different flavor beans, so yes. N/T lapucelle Feb 2019 #29
the roast is more important to me. the bean. arabica. prefer columbian. BUT, pansypoo53219 Feb 2019 #30
Colombian is my favorite, too happybird Feb 2019 #37
i like central american coffee great to. found Valentine's costa rican. pansypoo53219 Feb 2019 #46
Lavazza, man! Nothing else should call itself coffee! Except Dunkin. Squinch Feb 2019 #32
No, it's like wine or beer, just buy the cheapest one jberryhill Feb 2019 #33
Absolutely. I purchased Tasters Choice instant coffee when it was on sale one time and I threw UniteFightBack Feb 2019 #36
My gut and my tongue will both tell you yes. GoCubsGo Feb 2019 #38
You bet it does! Totally Tunsie Feb 2019 #40
👍 Flaleftist Feb 2019 #47
Peet's Arabian Mocha Java is my favorite. jalan48 Feb 2019 #42
No. I hate coffee. 3catwoman3 Feb 2019 #43

happybird

(4,354 posts)
11. I just drink it for the caffeine
Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:56 PM
Feb 2019

But I still have standards!

It has to be dark, rich, and tasty enough to stand up to all the sugar and whole milk (and a spoon or two of vanilla-cocoa powder-cinnamon sugar) I put in there.

csziggy

(34,113 posts)
39. You like your coffee the same way I like mine!
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:35 PM
Feb 2019

In fact a friend once commented I like a little bit of coffee with my sweet milk.

Right now I am on a low card diet so I've taken up drinking hot tea with a couple of packs of Splenda. Since tea is such a different experience, it is keeping me satisfied.

handmade34

(22,753 posts)
7. make a difference
Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:44 PM
Feb 2019

in?????

beans and roast make all the difference in taste... different brands use different beans and roasting techniques

this is one of my favorites...

https://www.kickinghorsecoffee.com/en

and this...

https://vermontcoffeecompany.com/

 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
12. Yes it does,
Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:58 PM
Feb 2019

Coffer Bean variety wither it is a A B or C grade of bean. Then what varieties are used in blends. Next is Roasting Equipment and technique used in Roasting. Ambient air temp as well as humidity where the roasting process is taking place. Oh,another is elevation,much like baking,altitude does make a difference.

Commercial Coffees are Engineered to produce the maximum flavor in any potable water .

GP6971

(30,757 posts)
16. I mix Costco Kirkland Colombian French Roast
Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:14 PM
Feb 2019

with Folgers...8 to 5 ratio. Much better than all the K Cups out there.

KT2000

(20,515 posts)
19. I mix Costco's whole bean dark roast
Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:32 PM
Feb 2019

with Folgers - 50/50. It is the 3 lb. bag that changes every few months. Love the Guatemala the best but won't buy the French Roast.

customerserviceguy

(25,183 posts)
23. It's like craft beer
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 12:11 AM
Feb 2019

If it's something custom roasted from arabica beans, then it's probably OK, if it's mass produced robusta swill, then it probably sucks.

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,474 posts)
26. The bean and a person's preferences makes the difference.
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 01:35 AM
Feb 2019

We went through a bunch of brands through the years and settled on Kroger French Roast beans. They are really good and reasonably priced. Far better for our taste than other more expensive beans. Started out grinding in the store until they took all grinders out of their stores.

Had a great Bunn grinder 'till we wore it out and have been using just a spin grinder that's OK, but we get more bitter from fines than with a burr mill. Even with a cheap grinder, results are much better than Folgers or Maxwell House.

I have an OXO grinder coming and can't wait to try 'er out (grandpa doesn't get Christmas until after everyone else).

...... ........

pansypoo53219

(20,816 posts)
30. the roast is more important to me. the bean. arabica. prefer columbian. BUT,
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:12 AM
Feb 2019

some internets coffee poohbahs said bur grinders best. i had brought up a victorian grinder to ebay. ok. i ground my usual 8'clock columbian & it was SOOOOOO MUCH BETTER. i am not fond of bitter. salting the grind helps too. but i love valentine's best. hmmm, i should get some torke. love torke too.

also using a vintage drip-o-later. can't find my stove top percolator.

happybird

(4,354 posts)
37. Colombian is my favorite, too
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:21 PM
Feb 2019

and the name always makes me chuckle because it sounds like some sort of high-grade cocaine.
"You got any Colombian Supremo, man?"

pansypoo53219

(20,816 posts)
46. i like central american coffee great to. found Valentine's costa rican.
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:39 PM
Feb 2019

need to try it in my 'new' grinder.

 

UniteFightBack

(8,231 posts)
36. Absolutely. I purchased Tasters Choice instant coffee when it was on sale one time and I threw
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 02:41 PM
Feb 2019

out all my coffee makers and that is all I have purchased since.

Love that French Roast.

GoCubsGo

(32,031 posts)
38. My gut and my tongue will both tell you yes.
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:32 PM
Feb 2019

Some brands taste better than others, especially depending on the darkness of the roast. But, for me, the biggest factor is whether or not the stuff makes me queasy. Some or 'em do that, like Gevalia and Seattle's Best.

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