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    I've been trying different coffees and so far Gevalia and Dunkin Donuts are my favorites. BUT if you want to try flavored coffee, I love roasted hazelnut from our local Ralph's Market and it is their Private Selection brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    The problem here is everybody likes different kinds of coffee. My grocery stores sells coffee by the pound, so if yours does, you could just buy a small amount of several of them and find one you like. Some times I see little bags of coffee, they use ten in gift baskets. If you want really good coffee you should buy whole beans and grind just enough for your one mug.
    Don't drink coffee here but on the news they said coffee makers are putting 'fiber' in the grind. So they suggested to buy the whole beans and grind them fresh to assure you get 'whole' coffee.

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    I just recently tried Gevalia coffee..it's pretty good
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammieJan View Post
    Can any of you recommend a good flavored coffee...just coffee itself, not a flavor added. I have been using the same old national brand for years and it just does not taste good anymore. I only drink one mug of coffee a day and it should be good!
    Thanks for replies... Janice
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    Dunkin-Donuts I buy the beans and grind them as I use them. It is a great coffee.
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    I don't really have a favorite coffee, although I drink Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee (best around) and Starbucks (different types) hot and black. I found it isn't so much as the brand of coffee you use, but how you make it. I only use a French Press (Bodum) for my hot coffee and either a Kerig or Mr. Coffee type machine for making pitchers of iced coffee. Especially important is the grind of the coffee...you need to match it to the pot type you are using. Different pots use different grinds. Best thing to do is buy whole bean and grind it yourself, a pot (or cup) at a time. Whole beans stay fresh longer than preground coffee.

    I don't drink flavored coffee, but my DD does and she highly recommends "Jamaican Me Crazy" a caramel/vanilla flavored coffee by Joffrey Coffee (they have a website). The best flavored coffees are the ones that have the flavor "roasted" into them, not added later. (DD works for Teavana a subsidiary of Starbucks).

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    Gevalia is good but I would opt for any local coffee bean roaster. It doesn't get fresher than that and they can usually help in getting the flavor and strength you want. I also find it much less acidic.
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    I love master blend maxwell house

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    of the brands and types i can afford, i prefer [walmart's] Great Value Dark Roast.
    if they are out, second choice is GV Colombian.
    third choice is Folger's Black Silk.

    i will sometimes indulge in a fancy shmancy brand but have not yet found one i like any better than the GV Dark Roast.
    that includes the grind-at-home whole bean types.
    woe be to my budget if i ever do. LOL LOL LOL
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    Coffee looses its flavour over time and gets stale. That happens MUCH faster with ground coffee. So to keep the flavour, buy freshly roasted whole beans (not some that have been on the shelf for already 6 months!), grind them yourselves in small portions. I'm never stocking more coffee at home than what I can drink in about a month.

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    I am drinking "Jamaican Me Crazy" right now. I also like their "Moose Tracks " coffee. They have a good selection.

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    I don't drink coffee (too bad you didn't ask about my favorite tea!) but my hubby does. In the past 2 years he has switched to using a French press, which provides enough for two cups rather than a whole pot since he is the only one drinking it. He grinds the beans fresh, only takes a moment. He doesn't like flavored coffee. After trying several brands of beans, he has settled on Aldis Beaumont brand. He really likes it and our SIL, a finicky coffee "snob" has even said what great coffee it is. And cheaper than a lot of other brands. If you have an Aldis grocery store you might want to check it out. (By the way, my favorite everyday tea is Red Rose, a Canadian brand.)
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    Being from Vermont, I am surprised no one has mentioned Green Mountain Coffee. They have a catalog and have a ton of different kinds. I think they invented the Keurig pods.

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    I am interested in hearing more about coffee technique. I am the only coffee drinker and would like to avoid getting out the large coffee maker to make one cup. Not interested in Keurig particularly either.

    Do you have a special brew basket? I tried googling but nothing came up that helped. Please post your details. I am so interested in this.

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    That is sort of the way I make mine, a little brew basket with coffee grounds inside,
    hanging from the top of a mug. Pour in boiling water, add the cover and let steep 7 min. I quit making by the pot when hubby lost his taste for coffee completely that last year he lived, he passed a couple years ago.

    Thanks for replies. I appreciate it. My cousin and her hubby visit me often from Dallas area, and they bring their own coffee, so maybe I should ask them what it is. They grind it themselves before they come.
    I will look at the store next time I shop and make a decision for a change. Leaning towards the grind your own, at the grocery.

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    The info on this thread is interesting......for those who grind the coffee beans........where does one buy a grinder? Walmart? I may look into that..makes sense...fresh bean=better tasting end product.......but if I am thinking right, bean coffee......is it available locally or does one have to order....oddly when I need coffee, I just add to my grocery list, head for Walmart or aldi and grab the can...never scan the shelf for other alternatives, but I certainly will now.......

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    I like my coffee strong, but not bitter or burnt. My coffee of choice, is CDM (Café Du Monde) Coffee & Chicory Automatic drip. This is a Between Roast coffee with ground chicory in it. I drink 2 mugs a day, which shows 3.5 cups on the coffee maker for one of the mugs. It takes me one heaping scoop of coffee to make this big mug or I can put 3 level scoops (each one is 1/8th cup) for a 12 cup pot. I make a dark, non-see thru coffee which has a slightly sweet taste coming from the chicory. One great thing about the chicory is that it has no caffeine in it. The chlorine in the water does affect the taste, so we use filtered water to make all our coffee.

    Oh yes.... I do add sugar & cream to my coffee. This makes it kind of like a hot coffee flavored cappuccino. Unfortunately, I have only seen the CDM coffee available for sale in Louisiana and Texas. The coffee is not for the faint of heart. This website will ship, but only buy it if you have tried it. It's way too strong for most people. http://www.reilyproducts.com/site.php

    Another side note, I have A-Fib, and this coffee doesn't make my heart flutter and a lot of the others do.

    I have had some of the Dunkin donut coffee made in a Keurig. It was okay, but not for me every day, unless they quit making my CDM.

    By the way, there is a famous outdoor restaurant in New Orleans, Café du Monde that serves my style coffee and you can get beignets to go with it. If you are ever in NO, please try it out. It's a treat to go down and enjoy.
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    I also have a Keurig, and fill the little cups myself. When I used the pre-made little cups for Keurig, I discovered I missed that smell of coffee you get when you're getting everything ready to brew. I have gotten hooked on World Market coffees. You can buy either whole beans or ground, and if you belong to the Rewards Club you get a free bag of coffee after you've bought six. It's more expensive, but not so bad when you factor in the seventh bag as free.
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    I had coffee at a friend's house and it was delicious. I asked her what flavor it was and she said she had bought it at some fancy store but it was a mixture of many with cinnamon added. I was tired of the flavor of our Folgers so I added some cinnamon to the pot of coffee, not the coffee grounds. Made my coffee so much better. The only thing is that cinnamon makes stains, so I use a little bleach once in a while to clean the cups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
    I like my coffee strong, but not bitter or burnt. My coffee of choice, is CDM (Café Du Monde) Coffee & Chicory Automatic drip. This is a Between Roast coffee with ground chicory in it. I drink 2 mugs a day, which shows 3.5 cups on the coffee maker for one of the mugs. It takes me one heaping scoop of coffee to make this big mug or I can put 3 level scoops (each one is 1/8th cup) for a 12 cup pot. I make a dark, non-see thru coffee which has a slightly sweet taste coming from the chicory. One great thing about the chicory is that it has no caffeine in it. The chlorine in the water does affect the taste, so we use filtered water to make all our coffee.

    Oh yes.... I do add sugar & cream to my coffee. This makes it kind of like a hot coffee flavored cappuccino. Unfortunately, I have only seen the CDM coffee available for sale in Louisiana and Texas. The coffee is not for the faint of heart. This website will ship, but only buy it if you have tried it. It's way too strong for most people. http://www.reilyproducts.com/site.php

    Another side note, I have A-Fib, and this coffee doesn't make my heart flutter and a lot of the others do.

    I have had some of the Dunkin donut coffee made in a Keurig. It was okay, but not for me every day, unless they quit making my CDM.

    By the way, there is a famous outdoor restaurant in New Orleans, Café du Monde that serves my style coffee and you can get beignets to go with it. If you are ever in NO, please try it out. It's a treat to go down and enjoy.
    A trip to Cafe du Monde was my favorite experience in New Orleans. We were there on a beautiful rainy day (I like rain) and the scent of the coffee and beignets was the best and the taste of both was excellent. I brought cans of the coffee home with me. Yes very good coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oh munner View Post
    We're REALLY BIG FANS of Dunkin Donuts coffee.
    I personally didn't find anything special about DD coffee, but many like it. I prefer Gevalia
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    At Costco we get Old San Francisco, and if they are out of that we get Starbucks. Love strong coffee!
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    By flavored, I think you mean a coffee that has good flavor...not one flavored with add-ins like vanilla, or chocolate, right? If you want a really good cup of coffee, brewed at home, you can't go wrong with Starbucks. I don't get anything at Starbucks other than plain coffee. I just don't think the price justifies the item. But their coffee IS good! It has great flavor every cup. I imagine other "gourmet" brands are good as well, but for consistency I stay with what I know. Starbucks.
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    Coffee is individuals to each person (as you've learned from these responses)! We love Columbian (8 o'clock) in a general fashion, but when I want o treat myself I have French Roast. Then there is the Kona!! yum! the ol standby Arabica, which isn't too strong and doesn't end up bitter.
    Have fun trying these, and remember that you can coffee taste at most all coffee shops!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by llong0233 View Post
    By flavored, I think you mean a coffee that has good flavor...not one flavored with add-ins like vanilla, or chocolate, right? If you want a really good cup of coffee, brewed at home, you can't go wrong with Starbucks. I don't get anything at Starbucks other than plain coffee. I just don't think the price justifies the item. But their coffee IS good! It has great flavor every cup. I imagine other "gourmet" brands are good as well, but for consistency I stay with what I know. Starbucks.
    Yes, that is exactly what I meant. I don't care for " flavored coffee" at all. Just coffee that tastes good. I have about decided that I am losing my appetite again. When that happened a couple years ago, it began with my coffee not tasting good. So, I started adding extra coffee grounds, but then I started having what I call "coffee nerves" or jitters. I quit coffee altogether and soon realized I had no appetite at all. This was happening while hubby was in hospice care. I lost 20 lbs before appetite returned. Will see.
    Time will tell.

    Thanks for all the replies, this has been interesting in that I did not know there were so many kinds .. (Brands) of coffee available. Small town here.

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    I have to agree with icul8rg8r and roast my own coffee beans and grind before every pot. The coffee is so much better than anything else I've tried and buying green beans is way less expensive than the grocery store (even Costco). My husband drinks coffee by the gallon and since I started roasting my own beans he doesn't have the heartburn that he used to get drinking coffee. Also have a Pfaff Ambition 1.0 and live in Pudget Sound area (Snohomish) are you the sister I never had?

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