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New coffee. #4889864 10/07/18 09:04 AM
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I have been a coffee snob of sorts for many years now and I am always looking for a good cuppa.

I heard about Black Rifle coffee on the radio. Owned and operated by veterans. Lots of good reviews. So, I decided to give them a try. I ordered three different dark roasts as that is my preference. Apparently they roast the beans just prior to shipping so it’s very fresh.

I got the package last Friday and first up was their Beyond Black blend. The hype is real. This is excellent coffee. Nice dark oily beans. Very smooth and aromatic. Acidity is low.

I also got their Blackbeard’s Delight and Black Buffalo blends.

If anyone is looking for a good cuppa, I highly recommend these guys.


https://www.blackriflecoffee.com/


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Re: New coffee. [Re: PimTac] #4889871 10/07/18 09:11 AM
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Chock Full of Nuts NY Roast is my go-to lately. (Though I can't always find it.)


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Re: New coffee. [Re: PimTac] #4889873 10/07/18 09:14 AM
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snobs are good.

Re: New coffee. [Re: CT8] #4889887 10/07/18 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by CT8
snobs are good.





In this case, yep.

Years ago when I was working I despised the cheap grocery store coffee that our Dept used for the employee coffee room. One day I brought in my electric percolator and some Peet’s coffee. Before the pot was done brewing people were stopping by smelling that coffee and asking for a cup.

It became a daily ritual for me. Soon all the employees pitched in and we bought a new machine and good coffee for all.


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Re: New coffee. [Re: PimTac] #4889899 10/07/18 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Nice dark oily beans.
I try to avoid oily beans as they tend to gunk up the grinder.

From my end, I can whole hardheartedly recommend these two:

https://redbirdcoffee.com/collections/featured-coffees/products/red-bird-espresso

http://espressovivace.com/our-coffee/blends/ (Vivace Dolce)

Fantastic coffee, especially for espresso-based drinks. This is all I used to order before I finally found a good local roaster.


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Re: New coffee. [Re: PimTac] #4889902 10/07/18 09:48 AM
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I knew I should not have clicked on this I’ve been on the fence for months about this company and hearing all excellent reviews now I gotta give it a try.

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Re: New coffee. [Re: PimTac] #4889913 10/07/18 10:04 AM
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Where are the beans from?
Ethiopia? Columbia? Brazil?
Arabica (the best).
Robusto (not good at all)

The beans are more important than the roaster. We have many roasters in my area of Central Florida. The one I am most familiar with gets his beans shipped to him in Burlap Sack. Showed me how his roaster works. Fantastic.

Try reading the book;
"I Love Coffee" by Susan Zimmer.


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Re: New coffee. [Re: PimTac] #4889914 10/07/18 10:07 AM
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Not sure where youre from Pim, but if you have a Fairway market near you check them out. Usually 30-50 types of beans roasted on location, very fair pricing too. I hate buying it anywhere else. This week I got a lb of Ethiopian Harrar and a lb of fair trade Mexican organic for 21$. Youd probably like Sumatran or Sulawesi coffee if you like the darker oily stuff.


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Re: New coffee. [Re: PimTac] #4889929 10/07/18 10:20 AM
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Have you ever thought about roasting your own? We started doing this about 3 years ago and we get amazing coffee, for the price of Folger's. It's not really that hard to do either.


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Re: New coffee. [Re: Audios] #4889957 10/07/18 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Audios
Not sure where youre from Pim, but if you have a Fairway market near you check them out. Usually 30-50 types of beans roasted on location, very fair pricing too. I hate buying it anywhere else. This week I got a lb of Ethiopian Harrar and a lb of fair trade Mexican organic for 21$. Youd probably like Sumatran or Sulawesi coffee if you like the darker oily stuff.

Originally Posted by Audios
Not sure where youre from Pim, but if you have a Fairway market near you check them out. Usually 30-50 types of beans roasted on location, very fair pricing too. I hate buying it anywhere else. This week I got a lb of Ethiopian Harrar and a lb of fair trade Mexican organic for 21$. Youd probably like Sumatran or Sulawesi coffee if you like the darker oily stuff.



No Fairway markets in my neck of the woods.


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Re: New coffee. [Re: ctrcbob] #4889959 10/07/18 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ctrcbob
Where are the beans from?
Ethiopia? Columbia? Brazil?
Arabica (the best).
Robusto (not good at all)

The beans are more important than the roaster. We have many roasters in my area of Central Florida. The one I am most familiar with gets his beans shipped to him in Burlap Sack. Showed me how his roaster works. Fantastic.

Try reading the book;
"I Love Coffee" by Susan Zimmer.




For the Beyond Black the beans are from Columbia.


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Re: New coffee. [Re: CARJ] #4889960 10/07/18 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by CARJ
Have you ever thought about roasting your own? We started doing this about 3 years ago and we get amazing coffee, for the price of Folger's. It's not really that hard to do either.




I’ve thought of that but I am slowing down in my older age.


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Re: New coffee. [Re: PimTac] #4889961 10/07/18 10:57 AM
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roasting on your own, nothing beats it; all organic and natural; however, anything you buy you're paying premium for the advertisement and the product is usually just mediocre but it is loaded with atificials for sure


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Re: New coffee. [Re: PimTac] #4889964 10/07/18 11:00 AM
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I love a good cup or robust coffee. I love the way I brew my own.


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