Coffee

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    One of them is coming tomorrow, I forget which.
     
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    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.
     
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    It's the illy stuff that's coming tomorrow. The other is coming the next day.
     
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    We shall await your review.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Do you keep a spreadsheet of the coffees you like/don't like, or do you just refer to this thread? :D
     
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    I pretty much remember, but that's also a part of the reason I post it here.
     
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    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.

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    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.
     
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