What Is Your Favorite Brand/Type Of Coffee?

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Anybody know of any good Coffee that is decaf?
     
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    Ain't no such thing.:p
     
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    That is probably very true Sheldon...but I'm trying to cut down on my caffeinated coffee because of my irregular heart beats do I thought maybe mixing half decaf with my regular coffee might help some. I really only have one cup a day, well one mug a day but even though I don't like my coffee strong at all I do notice a pick up in my heart beat some days after I'm had my mug of coffee. So I need to try half decaf mixed with my regular and see if that makes a difference. I think the coffee brand we use makes a decaf, so I suppose I should just check that out and start there.:)
     
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    Starbucks coffee will always be my favorite, but i have tried a strong coffee once imported from the philippines, it was called Barako coffee, it was really strong, but was very flavorful. It's best prepared by brewing it and then boil it with condensed milk.
     
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    @Doc James , when you mentioned condensed milk, I thought of a brewer I bought
    for travel. Back when I was in search of the best cup when I traveled.
    ( the coffee in BAQ's wasn't very good, and I drank a lot of coffee from those machines in the day ).

    It's a Vietnamese-style filter.

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    I also got a small French press, later.

    The Vietnamese one starts with condensed milk as the first step. Not bad, if I remember.

    Still have the French press, but not sure where the other one is.
     
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    The only thing I used to get at Starbucks were their frappacinos and love their cake pops....will still get one on occasion but I just drink regular coffee for the caffeine and don't care what brand.
     
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    Even apart from the politics and the cost, whenever I have gotten coffee from Starbucks, it was way too strong for my tastes, which is the same problem I have with Tim Hortons. Although Tim Hortons has better doughnuts than Dunkin' 'Donuts, I much prefer the coffee at Dunkin'. MacDonalds even has better coffee than Starbucks.
     
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    Strong? That's something I never complain about with coffee...when I make it at home I make it very strong...I only have one cup though usually.

    As for politics...I'm not a boycotter....if I like something I'm not going to deny myself just because it's what people are doing.
     
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    Dark Roast = way too strong
    Medium Roast = sometimes too strong
    Light Roast = usually good
     
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  10. Chrissy Cross

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    I always buy the dark roast at the store and then use more than I should when I'm making it.
     
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  11. Ken Anderson

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    Lately, I've been drinking more iced tea than coffee. When it gets above thirty, it feels like summer, you know.
     
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    I don't drink tea at all, neither iced or hot!

    Besides coffee, I only drink water, even when at a restaurant.
     
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    i also love the turkish coffee Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi.
     
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    That sounds like some strong coffee!! I noticed when I lived in Hungary that expresso is more popular there than here.
     
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    Yes, espresso are more popular in most foreign countries. Good old-fashion brewed black coffee is more to our taste here in US
     
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    The first and only time I have tried espresso, I almost gagged.
     
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    I like it. Milk makes me gag.
     
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    Look what I found at Albertson's today. One of my favorite flavored coffee's in DECAF. I'll let you know how it tastes. :)
     
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    I haven't posted on here yet (I don't think) however it just happens that this past week when I went to do my weekly food shopping, in one of the shops there was coffee on special. It was a coffee made by "HILLS" which is basically the coffee we use anyway.. It was the dark roast variety which is flavourful ..
    My wife drinks only decaf (for her medical reasons) and I take my coffee caffeine ..
    The tins were 980g which is just over 2 pounds each..
    OK.............. They were on special for only $3.49 each tin regardless if it is decaf or not.... C'mon that's very cheap.. It was an unadvertised special in store..
    There was a limit of 4 tins each at that price.. I bought 4 tins and my wife bought 4 tins..
    I went back and bought 4 more tins and my wife did the same so now we have 8 tins of each coffee..
    Now, that should last us for quite a while..

    I was wondering if I should store the tins in the freezer or just on the floor of the food pantry..
    The open tin that we are using it is in the fridge sealed with an air tight cover..
     
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    Coffee hasn't been tasting good to us lately and we've been drinking less. So I just ordered a Keurig K55 from amazon along with a sampler packet of different flavors. Any one here have one?
     
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    We have had our Keurig for almost 2 years and still going strong.

    Check out Angelino's K-cups. It's all we use now.

    They have a good selection and price is good.
    We have the 192 cup plan, so comes out to about 39 cents a cup.
    I can live with that, and every cup is perfect. .
     
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    We have a TASSIMO coffee machine that we rarely use..
    The cost of every cup of coffee is around the 75 cents for a regular cup..
    The variety of coffees for our machine is very limited as compared to other machines..
    We would most likely be drinking decaf for my wife and dark flavourful coffee for me..
    I can make a pot for each of us and the cost is very cheap and we like large mugs of coffee, not small cups..

    So, I don't use my machine very often.. It just sits there with some pods ready to go but that's all..

    PS.. I never bought the machine.. We won it some years ago at a Xmas draw..
     
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    My daughter and her husband in Texas have a Kerurig and the first time I made one of the pods of coffee I found it much to strong for me...even when I would press the largest mug icon. They bought several kinds and flavors of coffee but I never could find one that made the perfect cup of coffee for me. So I bought a small 4 cup coffee maker and filters and make my own "perfect" cup of coffee when I go there. I think the Kerurig makes tea too, I might like that better and will think about trying the tea pods when I go there in April. I'm really not doing to much coffee anymore because of my health problems now too.
     
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    Okay, I have ordered and received some Community Coffee with Chicory, in K-cups. For a K-cup coffee, it's not bad. It's a bit stronger than I like, but if I dilute it with a little bit of water, it's quite good. I prefer the stuff that I make from whole beans, to which I add chicory, however.
     
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    Folgers half the caffeine,i have used for over 20 years. I to have irregular heartbeat and was told not to drink coffee at all.
    In winter months drink maybe 3 full cups.Once in a while in winter make a cup during the day. In summer usually two.
    One thing that helps in taste of coffee- any of them- a sprinkle of salt before brewing. Now I do not think this will mess with your blood pressure
    but you may want to talk to doctor first. I use two to three quick shakes of salt shaker, not even a 1/8th of a teaspoon.
     
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