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Topic: coffee shop taste (22 msgs / 401 lines)
1) From: John Fellowes
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What bean most tastes like coffee shop coffee.  The commercial stuff.  I =
get friends to try some harar and they say they just want good old =
coffee.  I would like to get them to switch.

2) From: Rodney Stanton
UGH!
Unless you have very progressive coffee shops.
Rodney
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3) From: French Lewis
The colombians should be OK, as well as the brazil or
central americans (Guat. Huehuetenango comes to mind)
french
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4) From: Aaron Peterson
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Really?  I was thinking UGH was really bottom of the barrel stuff. 
Like the generic kroger brand version of Folgers at the supermarket or
some such.  I think most local coffee shops raise the bar several
levels above that.  It is nearly always over roasted in coffee shops
it seems, but besides that...
I'll be trying some UGH this week, so I guess I'll know for myself shortly =
:-)
Aaron Peterson
Versailles, KY

5) From:
l\John:
Plain old Columbian comes as close as you can get; you must remember to have them use double the amount of water when brewing??!!
Columbian is it, hands down.
ginny
roast darker for those who buy "gourmet coffee" from the local market.
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6) From: Rodney Stanton
From the way I read Tom's description, UGH! is the
best  of the common Robustas available.  That is to
say, its the best of the worst* .  I roast UGH! to
season new roasters before giving them to new
roasters(the person).  If taken to Vienna, the result
will Wow the average, pre ground, megamart purchased
coffee drinker.  It will also wow those who visit
non-progressive coffee houses, in my experience.  If
your coffee house carries fresh roasted varietals,
then that is another story all together.
I, however, can't stand to drink more than a few sips
of the stuff.  It's not snobbery, UGH! seems to tear
apart my stomach.  Must have more acids and caffeine.
Rodney
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7) From: Brett Mason
Hey all o yall be nice to my Colombians....
They are middle of the road coffee, and from SM are incredibly good...
Brett
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8) From:
Dude:
I am not saying they are not good. I am saying that most people will drink a Columbian and think they are drinking real coffee if you water it down and they put cream and sugar in it...
Remember most folks drink swill. 
Middle of the road, no, way right of center and rather bland if you do not roast it correctly. 
I could be wrong but my nieghbors were/are the most delighted when I roast a columbian, best they have ever had since they used to get their columbian from Safeway. The gourmet stuff.
ginny
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9) From: rnkyle
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Brazils, Mexican, columbians.
any of these will due.
RK

10) From: javafool
A good Costa Rican coffee tastes like. ... ..uh.... .. umm.. ..coffee. It doesn't have those funky aromas or flavors that a lot of the regular coffee drinkers don't care for. Costa Rican just tastes like how most people expect great coffee to taste. 
Sometimes I think they just miss that typical stale coffee flavor. So then you just grind it 3 or 4 days, leave the lid off the container, ahead and serve it up stale. (NOT!)
Hey all,
javafool
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11) From: John Fellowes
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Thanks for all the comments.  Perhaps it says something about my =
friends.  Maybe I just need a whole new group of friends that appreciate =
really good home roasted coffee.
John Fellowes
Gibsons

12) From: Aaron Peterson
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We're right here!  Of course, the good news is that you can have us
and your old friends too :-)
Aaron Peterson
Versailles, KY

13) From: Brett Mason
Tell me all about the Colombian!  Still my favorite.
I do have a can of Folgers at home now...  It's an old fashioned can,
and used as my knock box for Miss Silvia...
Brett
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Brett Mason
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14) From: Aaron
or just get your old friends to appreciate good coffee, and worship you 
as the 'one with the knowledge' of how to do it, and 'the provider of 
the scared beans'.  Might even start roasting beans for them, if they 
like it that much their habits can pay for yours as well.
Aaron

15) From: Tom Bellhouse
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"If you roast it, they will come..."
Tom in GA

16) From: Brett Mason
from the movie "Field of Greens"
Brett
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17) From: Tom Bellhouse
They played bean ball.
Tom in GA

18) From: Aaron Peterson
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(holding stomach and making puking gestures) ugh!
Aaron Peterson
Versailles, KY

19) From: Ebeneneezer Shay
Konas should have been mentioned here as well as the ever present
Sumatras, IMHO. I often wonder if one of the local coffee shops buys
from SM, his offerings seem suspiciously coincidental. If that fella
would just learn how to treat the beans from roast to pot, ah well the
upside is that that crappy coffee at even the best establishments is
what turned me to the most rewarding hobby I have ever had, so hats
off to crappy coffee pushers. :)~
-Ebeneezer

20) From: Brett Mason
Field of Dreams is a 45 minute trip from my house...  Great Place.  No
Coffee  :-(
Brett
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Brett Mason
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21) From: Ed Needham
Hi John,
What you might be looking for is a well crafted coffee blend.  Single 
varietals 'can' be incredibly wonderful, and for the record, I drink singles 
almost exclusively.  I do this partly because I love the experience of 
deciphering all the taste nuances the single varietal has to offer, and 
secondly, it helps me train my senses to recognize individual varietals.
A well made blend will be a very balanced cup and should be very drinkable. 
A single varietal may not meet that criteria, but could be interesting in 
it's own right.
Find a shop where you like their coffee and buy some that they use in the 
shop.
Hope this helps.
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22) From:
Brett:
I am going to do a suvey over the next few day and ask everyone I see what they drink, coffee wise...
ginny
results Monday!
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