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Old 11-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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who buys coffee beans?

tired of stale coffee and filters

dunkin is pretty good to me and $50 for 5 lbs shipped is not overly priced imo, arabica is good as a whole tho

what you guys like and where ya get it?



just got a grind and brew

capresso coffee team gs, it's a burr grinder which isn't as clog prone


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I used to buy DD coffee. I usually got starbucks coffees when I was buying whole bean stuff.
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I was grinding the beans from Kirkland Brand Roasted by Starbucks...Not too bad..... Bought Eight O'clock from BJs and it is fantastic. Tim Horton makes some good beans as well. I am not a big fan of Dunkin
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Starbucks whole bean is pretty good- way better than you'd expect.

A really great coffee shop near my house uses only Lavazza.

Kicking Horse Kick Ass Coffee is amazing if you want strong coffee. I mean I've never had better.

Trader Joes has some great whole bean coffee for decent prices too.
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i've read of tim horton and lavazza,eight o'clock always seems to be liked,that's at my local hannaford in bean, starbucks gota be $15 a lb no? would you get it locally or online?
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If it's whole bean it doesn't matter as much. Do you have a good grinder?
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Don't buy a 5lb bag, it won't be fresh by the time you finish it.
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If it's whole bean it doesn't matter as much. Do you have a good grinder?
the grinder is in the maker

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Don't buy a 5lb bag, it won't be fresh by the time you finish it.
even in bean form ?

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Starbucks whole bean is pretty good- way better than you'd expect.

A really great coffee shop near my house uses only Lavazza.

Kicking Horse Kick Ass Coffee is amazing if you want strong coffee. I mean I've never had better.

Trader Joes has some great whole bean coffee for decent prices too.
Plus 1 on the kicking horse. I love that stuff. Still use the tin when I buy beans in bulk

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i do, love this place http://www.philzcoffee.com/

I use a coffee press by Bodum to make it too.
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Try Trader Joes coffee, my gfs uncle sells to them. I don't drink coffee but everyone who has drank his coffee is always amazed at how good it is. Try the Brazilian roast and Colombian they sell.
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Plus 1 on the kicking horse. I love that stuff. Still use the tin when I buy beans in bulk

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what size gave ya a tin?
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lol terrible advice ITT

Most of the junk that's out there is roasted in huge batches and can sit for months before hit hits store shelves / or people buy it and use it. Coffee is good for ~1 week after it has been roasted.

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what size gave ya a tin?
They sell 12.3 ounce tins too. I do the same thing. I buy the big bag and kept the tin from the first time I bought the coffee.

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lol terrible advice ITT

Most of the junk that's out there is roasted in huge batches and can sit for months before hit hits store shelves / or people buy it and use it. Coffee is good for ~1 week after it has been roasted.
The coffee that Whole Foods brews in the store is delicious. They roast their beans weekly, sometimes more. I bought some of the beans they use, and compared to the Starbucks I got last week I can't tell much difference. I use a French Press.

What I heard is that a week or less after you grind the coffee it's past its prime.

And it doesn't go "bad" the flavor just isn't as good.
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The coffee that Whole Foods brews in the store is delicious. They roast their beans weekly, sometimes more. I bought some of the beans they use, and compared to the Starbucks I got last week I can't tell much difference. I use a French Press.

What I heard is that a week or less after you grind the coffee it's past its prime.

And it doesn't go "bad" the flavor just isn't as good.
Coffee is past its time 30 minutes after you grind it.

You should only grind coffee immediately before you use it.

It should be stored (whole bean) at room temperature for a week, 2 weeks MAX before it's lost most of its flavor and isn't worth drinking anymore.
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Coffee is past its time 30 minutes after you grind it.

You should only grind coffee immediately before you use it.

It should be stored (whole bean) at room temperature for a week, 2 weeks MAX before it's lost most of its flavor and isn't worth drinking anymore.
Ahh, a coffee nazi, I see. That's fine but it's a commitment I'm not willing to make.

Coffee tastes good in my opinion for at least a month after I buy it if I keep the whole beans in my freezer.
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Ahh, a coffee nazi, I see. That's fine but it's a commitment I'm not willing to make.

Coffee tastes good in my opinion for at least a month after I buy it if I keep the whole beans in my freezer.
You could say that. It's not hard to enjoy coffee when it's at its peak. It's all about having fresh beans and knowing how to properly make the coffee.

Storing whole beans in the freezer is not a good idea. You are better off keeping them at room temperature in an air-tight container.

read this: http://www.coffeeam.com/coffee-storage.html

I should have mentioned that keeping it in an air-tight container for a long period of time is also not good. I open up my container 1-2x per day so the gasses never get a chance to built up.

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I open up my container 1-2x per day so the gasses never get a chance to built up.

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