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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by g-man:
mauna loa kona cofee


Sounds great.


my sister loves hawaii (goes back twice a year) and has a friend who loves around the area.

but it's stupidly expensive

i have a tiny half lb bag my sister brought back and i'm embarassed to know how much it cost.

that said, rich roasting, sweet mature fruit, almost a touch like syrah but 0 bitterness.

a very special coffee


Yum! Cool

I'm not a Hawaii guy, but serve on an advisory board for a company based in California with an office in Hawaii. I will see if they can send me a bag to try.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Double espresso ( Starbucks beans) in the courtyard this morning.

Sitting in the courtyard with the fountain dripping, the fire pit on, lizards looking for a sunny spot in the rock garden and bees going from one flower to another all while cello music playing make for a fine start to the day. .....with a BHK 54 Cool



fixed it for you Smile


I'm down to only one. Frown

Remember your friends please next time you reload! Wink



I hear ya pal....issue is they are much harder to come by now and the price keeps going up Frown I am curious what they are getting for them north of the border...
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Originally posted by marcb7:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Double espresso ( Starbucks beans) in the courtyard this morning.
.....with a BHK 54 Cool

fixed it for you Smile

I'm down to only one. Frown

Remember your friends please next time you reload! Wink

I hear ya pal....issue is they are much harder to come by now and the price keeps going up Frown I am curious what they are getting for them north of the border...

A year+ ago I was able to get a friend to bring them back from Cuba when he'd go.

Since then he has a much more difficult time finding them, period. I let those I have left age.
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
What is your favorite everyday coffee?
Just upgraded the coffeemaker and am getting a Breville smart grinder, now looking for good coffee beans. I drink multiple cups a day so would like a reasonably priced bean. I like medium to full bodied coffee.


Starbucks Verona should fit the bill, with easy availability. Full-bodied without any burnt/harsh notes.
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
What is your favorite everyday coffee?
Just upgraded the coffeemaker and am getting a Breville smart grinder, now looking for good coffee beans. I drink multiple cups a day so would like a reasonably priced bean. I like medium to full bodied coffee.


TT I think Costco Kirkland coffees are the best QPR out there. I brew in a Bialetti Moka stovetop espresso. I like the following in order of preference:

Kirkland Riwanda
Kirkland Costa Rica
Kirkland Sumatra
Kirkland Guatamala
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Originally posted by ThistlinTom:
Thanks for the recommendations so far.

Most of the coffee recommended comes from Costco in packages over 2 lbs up to 5 lbs. I like the prices by buying large packages, but how do you store them?

I read that storing them in the freezer is not good for them which surprised me. Maybe vacuum pack a portion of the beans?


TT simply store your beans in a opaque, air-tight container in a cool dark place. Never store your beans in fridge/freezer as it absorbs the oder and moisture, plus taints the coffee oils. Only grind what you need at the moment of brewing.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by PD2K:
Mayorga Cubano Dark Roast Coffee


I like it. It's up for tomorrow morning.


Yeah it's pretty good. So far my Costco power rankings are:

Kirkland Riwanda
Kirkland Costa Rica
Kirkland Sumatra
Kirkland Guatamala
Mayorga Cubano Dark Roast Coffee
Starbucks French Roast

Didn't add Kirkland Columbian because I only do dark roast, and I don't drink automatic drip.
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Originally posted by mdsphoto:
Peet's Arabian Mocha Java.

I love this coffee. The Peet's near my house recently closed, unfortunately, but they always had at least 10 different freshly-roasted coffees available, and this was one of my favorite. I miss that place. I still buy their ground stuff in the grocery store when the alternatives are convenient.
So I got myself educated about coffee as well as espresso equipment.

Many hundreds of dollars later (but still less than a case of a good Barolo), a fabulous espresso maker arrived at my doorstep and off I went making espresso.

I now decided that the favorite coffees of mine are, in no particular order:

Counter culture forty six
Intelligentsia black cat espresso blend
Stumptown Ethiopian single origin that "y" word i can't type after some glasses of Unum can franc tonight.

I have to get me a better grinder I think but that's on the list for when I decide it's a lifestyle change not a passing obsession. Should be next week I think.

Anyone have ideas or suggestions about their favorite grinder and espresso maker?

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