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    Seattle's Best

    Hello.
    I was buying 5lb bags of Seattle's Best Beans from Borders Books.
    The store closed, so I bought some at a large chain grocery.
    They smelled like an old inner tube.
    I brewed a pot and they were undrinkable.
    They were in the new bag, and "in date".
    So, I traveled about 20 miles into town and bought a 12oz. bag from another Borders.
    They smelled a little old, but weren't.
    I was so used to the very strong and luscious smell of Seattle's Best beans in the bag.
    Now the closest I can find is Peets ground, oddly enough.
    Has anyone noticed a difference in Seattle's Best here lately?

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    Have no idea what roast preference/bean origin you were buying or how much you have been paying for 5 lbs. Check out this roaster as I've heard nothing but great things about what he offers and his prices/with shipping included is an excellent value. If you're paying a substantial amount for 5 lbs. of stale beans look into better options such as this.

    Blackbird Blend

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    I've had Jeff's roasted 'Redbird Espresso Blend' and it's amazing..very flexible as spro (I can pull as low as 193 or as high as 202 and it's still forgiving), great in milk (latte/mocha) and iced, as well as mild americano. Strong caramel, milk chocolate notes, and doesn't need much, if any sweetener. Highly recommended.
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    Thanks for the replies. I must try it.

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    My 2010 Chirstmas list was a few bags of Seattle's Best and a Starbucks giftcard :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addictedtocoffee1995 View Post
    My 2010 Chirstmas list was a few bags of Seattle's Best and a Starbucks giftcard :P
    This year will be TOTALLY different Carl..I promise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphawave7 View Post
    This year will be TOTALLY different Carl..I promise!
    Haha watcha mean? :P
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    When I was in Seattle, walking around downtown in the rain, up from Pike St. Mrkt., I stopped into a coffee shop for a little something to eat and a "Seattle's Best" cappa. Let's just say I am not a fan.. Didn't wath them pull the shot, but I make better at home. "HEY KINDS! Find the surprise in this post and win a pony!" My first thought after the second sip was, "Should be sued for false advertising."
    I clicked my heels thee times and repeated, "There's no place like home... There's no place like home..."

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    Gotta say Peet's and Java City are the tastiest "chain" roasts for my money. Seattle's Best is owned by Starbucks, so there's that. But they have a really friendly staff at the Borders at Sunset and Vine.

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    So.
    I went to the Border's in Fort Worth, on Hulen Street.
    I bought a 5 lb. bag of number 3.
    Just the day before, I bought a 32oz. Folgers.
    I finished the Folgers and still have 3.5 lbx. of Seattle's Best.
    I called Starbucks and told them about it. They said that they had received MANY complaints about the old inner tube coffees. (New Seattle's Best smells and tastes like an old inner tube smells.)
    Ennyhoo, a manager of one of the Border's in Seattle said that they will be severing their ties with Seattle's Best.
    Scuttlebutt, so grain of salt, okay?
    Here's lookin' at ya.

 

 
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