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Discussion in 'Food & Drinks' started by Bill Boggs, Aug 23, 2016.
One of them is coming tomorrow, I forget which.
Since I got to skip last week's chemo (thanks, winter storm!), coffee tastes pretty good this week. It's the small things in life, I gotta tell ya.
It's the illy stuff that's coming tomorrow. The other is coming the next day.
We shall await your review.
The illy coffee is brewing now, but I haven't tasted it yet. I was a little disappointed that the can was dented, as I usually save metal cans like that to put old coins in or something, but I don't want to save a dented can. That's not a big deal, but still. Usually, when I open a package of coffee for the first time, I like the aroma of the beans. That wasn't the case with this stuff. It wasn't putrid or anything but it was more harsh than pleasant. I am thinking I'm not going to like it, but I'll let you know. I'll have to drink it anyhow because these are nearly the only whole beans that I have right now and they pushed back the delivery of the other coffee that I ordered at the same time to Friday, whereas it was supposed to come tomorrow. Our grocery store quit carrying whole bean coffee.
Okay, on the illy stuff. It could be worse. It could taste like it smells but instead, it tastes pretty much like hot water with just a hint of coffee. I won't be ordering it again.
Ick; I hate weak coffee. I notice that it is "classic" roast; is that like medium or what? Do you think if you ground it finer and used a bit more it would have more body? This is why I hate buying new coffees; if I don't like it, that's money down the drain.
It has a roast scale chart thing on the can that shows it as being just a little bit above medium. By taste, it's very light. I have a little bit left of the espresso beans that I guess I'll mix it with until something else comes in. I normally like a light roast, although I do okay with a medium roast, but this is way too light.
The Henry's House of Coffee stuff came a day early, which is actually the day that it was originally scheduled to be here. It smelled good out of the package and I just brewed a pot, and it tastes pretty good. It's not like the best coffee I've ever had, but it tastes pretty good, overall. If I still like it by the time I finish this pot, I might order some more sometime.
Do you keep a spreadsheet of the coffees you like/don't like, or do you just refer to this thread?
I pretty much remember, but that's also a part of the reason I post it here.
I rejoined Black Rifle Coffee, which is where they send two packages of coffee each month, and what I get is a surprise to me. I think I can go in and make my own selection if I want to but I haven't had anything from them that I disliked, although there are some that I like better than others. This month, I received Beyond Black, which I have had a couple of times before, along with a new one - Flying Elk Coffee, which smells terrific out of the package. It's a light roast and my first pot is brewing right now. With the light roasts, I choose the Rich Brew option on my Ninja coffeemaker, and it usually comes out pretty good.
It's not bad. I think maybe I prefer the Silencer Smooth to it, but I wouldn't mind getting this again. Sometimes I can't tell from the first few sips though.