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LATECHgradLSUfan
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Minden, LA
Member since Sep 2007
2728 posts

need a new coffee
I am very tired of the same old coffee every morning. I have been drinking Community Signature and I like it just tired of it.

what do you guys drink...what is your suggestion for a new brew?


AbitaFan08
LSU Fan
Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
20456 posts

re: need a new coffee
Grounds and Hounds

My MIL got me a monthly subscription here and it’s really good coffee. Plus some of the proceeds go to animal rescue, which I’m all about. So it’s a win/win.


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Lester Earl
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Member since Nov 2003
251457 posts

re: need a new coffee
Kirkland brand Colombia bean cold brew


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t00f
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re: need a new coffee
Been drinking a lot of this lately. Excellent



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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
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re: need a new coffee
I'm old school, or just plain old, but my go-to is your basic CDM Coffee & Chickory. Been drinking that stuff since I was allowed to have it as a kid.


BIG Texan
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Jun 2012
1428 posts

re: need a new coffee
I like HEB cafe ole brands, Houston blend. If you don't have that try Gevalia Kaffe bold.

Some times hard to find but really good.


Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
62652 posts

re: need a new coffee
HEB San Antonio blend is good too


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Loungefly85
Louisiana Tech Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2016
7094 posts

re: need a new coffee
Eight O’Clock. It’s the old A&P brand. Cheap as shite and delicious.


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ruzil
Southeastern LA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2012
14048 posts

re: need a new coffee
I have been enjoying French Trucks Peruvian coffee as of late.


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WhiteMandingo
Member since Jan 2016
1841 posts

re: need a new coffee
I mix a big bag of community and the vacuum pack of cdm coffee and chikory. Its got the perfect amount of both flavors, or its the way my grand pa made it and i aint changing.


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BRPHXCoffee
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Member since Oct 2019
69 posts

re: need a new coffee
So you basically have three broad options when choosing coffee:
-1st Wave: Folgers/Maxwell House, diner style coffee who's main claim of quality is "well, it's coffee". You'll taste mostly burnt suit, but it'll get you going and is cheap.
-2nd Wave: Starbucks/Community, you'll see origins printed on bags, but they all taste roughly the same. Almost all are roasted to second crack (around 437*F), and the lighter options usually have too many defects from the farm (picked unripe, too many size variations, etc.) to be roasted properly and avoid the sour/tangy notes. Usually will brag on the packaging about only using 100% Arabica, which is about as indicative of quality as Taco Bell saying "we only use 100% real beef"—I would hope so. Drinkable, but still nothing to write home about.
-3rd Wave: This is the most recent revelation of coffee (started about 20 years ago). Quality is everything, and the "specialty coffee" designation means that only coffees scoring 80 points or higher are sourced. The grading scale is based on tangible observations that ultimately lead to better coffee, and a professional Q grader will look at sorting/screen size, the amount of defects/mutations in the lot (can cause major problems during roasting), and about 20 other variables. Most major cities have at least one specialty/third wave roaster. Here are a few of my favorites (I don't work for any of these, but do purchase their coffee):
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Specialty coffee is about where craft beer was in the early 90's. It's growing, and people are starting to pay attention as they realize that coffee can be an experience, much like wine or scotch. Grab a full natural Ethiopian (something with big notes of strawberry/blueberry) and it will change your life.

Good luck, and happy brewing!


BigPerm30
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: need a new coffee
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Most major cities have at least one specialty/third wave roaster.
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Have a suggestion for the New Orleans area? T00f’s taste in coffee is probably like his taste in brown. Bad


t00f
Tulane Fan
Eating with a mask in the zone
Member since Jul 2016
38694 posts
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re: need a new coffee
Wtf


BigPerm30
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Aug 2011
17153 posts
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re: need a new coffee
I’m busting balls. Never hear of them flambaws . Any good?


Shotgun Willie
Member since Apr 2016
1696 posts

re: need a new coffee
Try some Black Rifle.. Pretty good


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GreenRockTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2020
245 posts

re: need a new coffee
For something you can just pick up in a grocery store ... Lavazza

It's Italian roasted ... very, very good. A couple of bucks more than Community, but very good. It was the coffee that was served at El Bulli ... which was considered the best restaurant in the world until the chef got bored and closed it. (If that even matters to you)

Other than that, you might want to see if there are any local roasters you could try. There are a few in the NOLA/BRLA/MS Gulf Coast area ... but I'm not familiar with any "up north."


t00f
Tulane Fan
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Member since Jul 2016
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re: need a new coffee
I know you are.
It’s really good. Drinking it straight, no dairy

Get it from these guys. They are leaving town for a week tho

laughing Buddha


ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
3865 posts

re: need a new coffee
Starbucks Breakfast Blend or Pikes Peak.

I used to drink Community and it really went downhill 5-10 years ago.

The Starbucks retails for $10-12 but Albertsons, Target, and CVS have sales at $5-6 and I stock up.


BigPerm30
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Aug 2011
17153 posts
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re: need a new coffee
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Drinking it straight, no dairy


I’m not a vagina. Plus dairy gives me the shits.


t00f
Tulane Fan
Eating with a mask in the zone
Member since Jul 2016
38694 posts
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re: need a new coffee
You can’t eat cheese. Sorry baw.


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