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- 05-08-2011 06:27 PM #21
In my opinion, the best coffees are the true single origins! I don't mean single country...I mean single farms and estates. For some reason, the hand-selection of beans really weeds out the worse tasting coffees right away, which is what makes the Blue Mountains and Konas so amazing. For a cheaper alternative, I would try some of the great direct trade coffee companies such as Barefoot Coffee (barefootcoffee.com), Ritual (ritualroasters.com) & Farm to Cup (farmcup.com).
- 05-09-2011 03:49 PM #22
@smartercoffee - why would you recommend Rital or Barefoot over a great local roaster close to the poster??lachris
- 05-10-2011 06:57 PM #23
- 07-08-2011 01:04 AM #24
- 08-10-2011 01:54 AM #25
I would really recommend Boresha's BSkinny Coffee. It is the world's first thermogenic fat burning coffee, is infrared roasted for reduced acidity and enhanced flavored, it is backed by 27 years of research, and is 100% organic. It also contains buffered caffeine and is Arabic. Please contact me if you have any more questions or comments.
- 08-24-2011 03:22 PM #26
I think we are all biased towards the coffee that we like. I am lucky that I live in Hawaii, and I get access to fantastic, single small farm producers. It is why I started my coffee sites. My daily favorite (Sea Mountain Coffee) is from the Ka'u region of the Big Island. My farmer roasts and brings it to the farmers market every other week so I pick up freshly roasted bags to ship out for people. Just south of Kona, the region has been performing quite well in cupping competitions in the last few years. I carry Kona as well, Haren's Old Tree Estate. He used to be a sommelier at the Ritz so has a great palate. I am currently trying to source some coffee from the Hamakua region.
Freshly roasted coffee is key. Try single varietals so you can get their characteristics. Try Peaberry versus normal bean, light, medium and dark roasts as well. Either a local roaster of order online a shop that will roast and ship your way (FYI, thats what we do). Think about the process grocery coffee goes through. Even Starbucks, roasts their coffee, ships it to a Kraft distribution facility, kraft then sends it to local warehouses, and then salesmen go and try and stock the shelfs. At this point, coffee is 2 to 3 months old.
If you get a chance, try aged coffee. While expensive, the taste is fantastic. I managed to buy a pound of medium roasted peaberry that was aged 3 to 7 years before roasting. Best coffee I ever drank. Unfortunately it runs $45 a pound and his entire crop now goes to Korea...
- 09-21-2011 11:25 AM #27
I also regularly purchase fresh roasted coffee from Kona direct from the farmer. Nothing better than farm direct, regardless of what farm you choose. The best taste is your own to decide.Everyday, make steps to be the greatness you see in yourself.
- 09-24-2011 01:30 AM #28
Martinez fine coffees.
I DO NOT WORK FOR THEM, NOT FRIENDS WITH ANY OF THEM, BUT HAVE BECOME A BIG FAN.
YOU HAVE TO TRY THEIR Tanzania "Kilimanjaro Peaberry. Sometimes it's just very good, but other times it's simply OUTSTANDING. And I've hooked all my neighbors on it.
For more traditional cup of Columbian, I suggest their DOTA and LA MINITA. Both are very very good.
FOR ESPRESSO, you would be hard pressed to find better than their Don Giovanni's Espresso Bellissimo.
I don't think there is a ROLLS ROYCE of Coffees out there. There are too many variables. The crop is different every season, roasting differences, etc etc. I would experiement with several recommend from this forum and other coffee review sites that come up at the top of searches. And narrow it down.
The best cup of coffee I've ever had in my life was one that scored 97 or 98 on some site. it was the most amazing coffee, and very expensive, but 3 years they were not even in business.
- 09-25-2011 12:31 PM #29
This is a specious argument.
There is no way to achieve consensus on this issue.
Each person needs to be their own judge.
Would you ask someone else who you should marry?
- 10-03-2011 01:17 AM #30
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