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Graduate of CCS. All around creative person, science enthusiast, technological adept, heavy metal killing machine.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cheap Coffee

I'm not a particular fan of cheap coffee. I'll drink it, but I won't like it. I won't hate it either. Cheap coffee is a grey area for me, and it really depends on the brand of coffee. Maxwell House and Folger's are pretty bad, but drinkable. Coffee is like liquor, even if it's bad, it's still drinkable. However, I found a great cheap coffee a year-or-so ago: Eight O'Clock Coffee. It's really good for the price. You can get a bag of it for something like five bucks. It's not top of the line, but for the price, it's great! It's the most efficient coffee in the store.

By comparison, after my birthday, I bought a $10 bag of Starbucks Premium Limited Time Rwandan* Coffee. It was not worth the $10. Not. At. All. I tasted it, and there was almost no difference between it and really cheap coffee. I tried various levels of coffee in the filter, too. Making it stronger or weaker didn't help. After drinking many types of flavored coffee and coffees from "around the world",, according to the various coffee shops, this $10 dollar coffee was some of the worst.

I guess you can't judge everything by the price tag.

The other thing I wanted to bring up was making cheap coffee taste better. Right now, I really like spraying some whipped cream and sprinkling cinnamon on top. I'd like some ideas if anyone would care to add them in the comments.

*I think it was Rwandan, but I don't remember exactly. It was rare, gold bag, smaller than average, purple flowers on the label.