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Old 11-19-2012, 08:57 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I've never spent my money at a starbucks until I went to TN on a mission trip. I took one of the kids to buy poison ivy stuff and he wanted a starbucks. Spent $8 and it was totally not worth it.
I use to grind my own, but now just use folgers(and I have a cheapo mr. coffee to brew it) Paramount breakfast blend was really good/I got hooked on it when I worked in a restaurant(especially the ice coffee with fresh 1/2 & 1/2), not sure if that is a local company, but it has always been the brand I'd buy. I would buy it in bulk/ whole beans to grind.

I only drink a cup a day, so am no longer prioritizing my coffee.
I think the smell is so much better than the flavor~whenever I pass a starbucks I can see how it draws in people! Tim Horton's is now in the area, we'll see how the Starbucks/Horton challenge plays out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Coffee junkie here!

My favorite is white coffee. It's less acidic, & has 2-3 times more caffeine than regular coffee.
It's almost raw coffee beans, when brewed, is a light tan colored, sometimes has a slight green tint to it.
(The darker the roast, the less caffeine coffee has)

I usually put coconut oil& coconut milk in my coffee & sometimes Stevia.

It's very easy to find in WA (at least western WA). Cash & Carry here sells it, so does my local grocery store (QFC).

If I buy regular coffee, I generally go with a Kona blend, or a light to med roast breakfast type blend.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Eight O'Clock Original ground just before brewing and served black. I have it every morning...just two cups and I am happy everyday.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Eight O'Clock Original ground just before brewing and served black. I have it every morning...just two cups and I am happy everyday.
YEAH DOUBLE THUMBS UP TO THIS.

Except also double the two cups, awh **** quadruple it.

I use a stove top percolator, use one and you will never use gross drip pots again!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:28 PM   #55 (permalink)
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stove top percolator makes much better coffee!!! Where can you even find one anymore? Mom always had the glass ones.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Vintage Flameware Pyrex Glass 6 Cup Coffee Pot Percolator Complete 7756 | eBay

omg...I can't believe that's $80!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:50 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I was in Cabela's the other day and they had beautiful percolators, but very very expensive!
We bought one in the camping section of Walmart for like $15.00, if you don't like ordering online
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:47 AM   #59 (permalink)
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I have 2 Keurig machines at my house. The B70 Platinum and the new VUE machine. I'm partial to the Caribou coffee. However Dunkin Donuts
just made a return to my area. a new one opened up ten minutes from the house. They are always packed and i think its for their awesome coffee.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Trader Joe's House Blend or almost any Dark Roast from Starbucks. Black.

Just recently switched back to a pot from the Keurig.
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