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[Real Canadian Superstore] Kicking horse coffee - $9.88

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[Real Canadian Superstore] Kicking horse coffee - $9.88

On front page of RCSS flyer. This is 454 gram whole beans. Sale starts tomorrow. Great deal and great coffee.
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Rocking Horse? Thinking Face
Has Kicking Horse become so popular that they've got knock-off brands?!
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 1:46 pm
Rocking Horse? Thinking Face
Has Kicking Horse become so popular that they've got knock-off brands?!
lol fixed.
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I've always been amazed as to how popular this brand got. It tastes like incredibly average to me.
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IceCreamGee wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 2:11 pm
I've always been amazed as to how popular this brand got. It tastes like incredibly average to me.
It's not bad, but I wouldn't buy it at this normal "sale" price. At <$5, maybe.
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IceCreamGee wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 2:11 pm
I've always been amazed as to how popular this brand got. It tastes like incredibly average to me.
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Same here. Bought 2 bags last time, not impressed with the hype.
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IceCreamGee wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 2:11 pm
I've always been amazed as to how popular this brand got. It tastes like incredibly average to me.
JoelK22976 wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 2:28 pm
It's not bad, but I wouldn't buy it at this normal "sale" price. At <$5, maybe.
I normally buy my coffee from a local roaster, and grind it fresh right before pulling perfect espresso shots that would make any coffee geek proud. But Kicking Horse is an amazing back-up. It is easily the best option for being able to just rush down to the store, grab a bag of beans, and be content that it is reasonably fresh, will grind consistently, and produce a tasty enough shot. And at <$10/lb, who can possibly complain about that?

If you are getting truly terrible results, perhaps you need to try a different blend, or a different prep method for a particular blend.
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OneAndTrueHeir wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 2:34 pm
I normally buy my coffee from a local roaster, and grind it fresh right before pulling perfect espresso shots that would make any coffee geek proud. But Kicking Horse is an amazing back-up. It is easily the best option for being able to just rush down to the store, grab a bag of beans, and be content that it is reasonably fresh, will grind consistently, and produce a tasty enough shot. And at <$10/lb, who can possibly complain about that?

If you are getting truly terrible results, perhaps you need to try a different blend, or a different prep method for a particular blend.
Maybe because I got Kicking Horse for $1.15/bag before (price error), I can't justify $10/bag. I find KH just okay, but I'm also perfectly content with McDonald's coffee. To each their own.
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How it compares to Eight O'Clock Coffee?
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JoelK22976 wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 2:41 pm
…… but I'm also perfectly content with McDonald's coffee. To each their own.
Oh God, gross. To each their own indeed!
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OneAndTrueHeir wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 2:49 pm
Oh God, gross. To each their own indeed!
You're calling a lot of people on this forum gross, we go nuts for our $1 XL coffees from McD's.. ;)
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The funny part is $20 for 908 grams is considered a "great deal", while you can easily buy 1 kg for $12-$16 pretty much everywhere (Costco etc.).
Lavazza, Melitta, Zavida etc.
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northgraves wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 2:55 pm
The funny part is $20 for 908 grams is considered a "great deal", while you can easily buy 1 kg for $12-$16 pretty much everywhere (Costco etc.).
Lavazza, Melitta, Zavida etc.
For the money, they all make terrible espresso.
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OneAndTrueHeir wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 2:59 pm
For the money, they all make terrible espresso.
I like Costco's Lavazza brand but I'm not a coffee snob. What do you recommend at a reasonable price?
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sandav wrote:
Mar 13th, 2019 3:04 pm
I like Costco's Lavazza brand but I'm not a coffee snob. What do you recommend at a reasonable price?
Of the Kicking Horse blends recommended for espresso, I think I like Smart Ass best. Good balance of old-world bitter versus new-world bright, good hint of chocolate. Cliff Hanger and Z-wrangler are both pretty good, but are less distinct. Haven't tried to Hoodoo Jo yet.

I should note, I drink these as flat whites. Sort of like a cappuccino without the foam, or a latte with much less milk, or macchiato with a lot more milk. All bets are off if you prepare anything different!

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