question for coffee connoisseurs
Feb 9th, 2019 4:21 pm
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Feb 9th, 2019 8:23 pm
Depends on how "sophisticated" you want to develop your tastes in coffee. If you're into flavored stuff like French vanilla, hazelnut, etc... any Starbucks will serve you just fine. Light roast = blonde, medium roast = Pike Place, dark roast changes by the season (anniversary blend, Christmas blend, Cafe Verona, etc)
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Specialty independent roasters > Stumptown > Peets > Starbucks >>>>>Nespresso>>>>>>>>>>>>>>VanHoutte/CoffeeCulture/SecondCup >>>>>>>>McCafe>>> (infinity)>>> Keurig/TimHortons
Feb 9th, 2019 9:04 pm
Never heard of them.
Never tried so I can't comment.>>>>>Nespresso>
I have no decent memory of these so they were probably unremarkable.>>>>>>>>>>>>>VanHoutte/CoffeeCulture/SecondCup >
Really? See I'd take your rankings (with the places I've heard of) and basically 1:1 swap Starbucks and McDumps.>McCafe>
This is fine though.>> (infinity)>>> Keurig/TimHortons
Feb 9th, 2019 9:06 pm
It doesn't work like that. That's like saying you like to drink pop and then asking what kind of alcoholic drink you would like... one drowned in pop. The flavor of coffee ranges from burnt ashes to light battery acid, what makes a coffee good is the subtle aromas and flavours hidden in between the taste of ash and acid. Based on hot chocolate and french vanilla the coffee you're going to like most is one drowned in cream and sugar.
Feb 9th, 2019 9:07 pm
You're going to start a war by saying that, I'm sure there are many devotees that swear by those chains.
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Feb 9th, 2019 11:10 pm
If you want to get into cupping/tasting (in other words treating coffee like wine) read nabiul's post above, follow those instructions, and you'll be well on your way. I will agree that the best coffees are enjoyed black. You shoudn't have to add any sugar or cream or flavored syrups or chocolate or cinnamon or whatever to it.
Feb 10th, 2019 11:02 am