In Search of the Perfect Cuppa My life is simple. I voted in the state primary Friday morning. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Saturday I bought a few groceries. Sunday, I went to Sam’s with my son. Bought a pack of coffee beans and a pack of ground coffee. I have been using Dunkin Donut coffee beans and Eight O’clock coffee beans, alternating the beans I grind to make my coffee. Sometime I blend them together, hoping the Dunkin Donut beans will influence the Eight O’Clockers to produce a better taste. I like the donut coffee better. The ground coffee is Community Coffee. I like it too. My roommate likes the beans. She thinks fresh ground beans make better coffee. I tend to accommodate her since she has lost her taster and her smell many months ago, her tastebuds living on memory alone. Moot point since any bean bought at Sam’s is going to be a lesser quality. I suppose one can make the case that any grocery store coffee is from a lesser bean. Maybe it is the roaster who makes the difference. Is there really that much difference where the coffee beans are grown? I don’t know. It's a combination of the bean, the roaster, the roaster, and the amount of dinero I am willing to part with. I keep searching for that perfect cuppa. Perhaps it is the roaster, if he is any good, who make most of the difference we think we can differentiate in a cup of coffee? Or is it both the bean and the roaster? I like a good cup of coffee but I tend to want it all, the best coffee at the lowest price, a contradiction in itself.