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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We Got A Champion Barista To Rank The Sub-Par Coffee your Parents Drink

We Got A Champion Barista To Rank The Sub-Par Coffee your Parents Drink
Dan Gentile
Link: http://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/what-s-the-best-grocery-store-coffee-folgers-chock-full-onuts?ref=facebook-869

Thank to my Aeropress, no... I take it back, thanks to my Father-in-Law I have become a major coffee snob.

For me its, Klatch Coffee, Whole Beans and my trusty Aeropress.  Everything else is crap!

"For coffee aficionados, it can be hard to remember the days before fair-trade, adjective-heavy specialty coffee. But before Counter Culture, or even Starbucks, there were first-wave roasters peddling steel cans of grounds (gasp!), the likes of which are now only seen on visits to your parents' house.

So to see if any of these coffees are actually good to the last drop, we asked Lorenzo Perkins, certified coffee instructor at Cuvée and executive council member of the Barista Guild of America, to put five of the biggest coffee brands through the same rigorous blind-tasting process that his roasting company applies to their own beans.

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Fish oil, wet wool, unhappy children and despair are some of the words to describe crap coffee

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