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I remember reading that Ohio was in the top 3 worst USPS wait times in the country. Everything I've sent or ordered this year within the past 1 1/2 months has been late. Some VERY late. The last order I got from Iron Bean took 9 days. It usually takes 2 tops.
April was like a month, iirc.
Can't remember because I've blocked most of this year out.
 

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I remember reading that Ohio was in the top 3 worst USPS wait times in the country. Everything I've sent or ordered this year within the past 1 1/2 months has been late. Some VERY late. The last order I got from Iron Bean took 9 days. It usually takes 2 tops.
My last order from Black Rifle shipped on 11/29 and didn't get here until 12/11. I did laugh when I saw the "USPS 2-day Priority" label on it.
 

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some Kona natural processed, from Koa Coffee.

i buy something from them once or twice a year when they run some promotions.


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Black Rifle Company "Murdered Out" It's the darkest roast from Black Rifle and it's really smoky, smooth and not bitter at all.

Beans ground in a cheap little, manual burr grinder. The grinder holds just enough beans to make the perfect 16oz cup.
 

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Office coffee, stale Folger's. I want to perform "seppuku"
Ok, not really, but this shit is nasty.
 

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Starbucks French Roast Via French Press all week Long!:vs_cool:
 

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Have you tried the Major Dickason's Blend? If so, how does it compare?
I have tried it but that was months ago so I really don't remember -- I have a really bad memory:frown2: I would say that overall I prefer Peet's versus Starbucks (less bitterness) if that is of any help.

For a lighter-to-medium roast I also get Big Bang as my wife likes it and her nose & taste buds are superior to mine. However, she's not a serious coffee drinker (very sensitive to caffine), mixing a tiny scoop of sugar with a very healthy dollop of milk, which is why she finds Big Bang tolerable. Darker roasts are too bold for her palate but because mine is so weak I need the stronger ones to get any "flavor". It sucks, I wish I had her ability.
 

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Gonna be a plain old Maxwell House Week.:vs_cool:
 
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I have tried it but that was months ago so I really don't remember -- I have a really bad memory:frown2: I would say that overall I prefer Peet's versus Starbucks (less bitterness) if that is of any help.

For a lighter-to-medium roast I also get Big Bang as my wife likes it and her nose & taste buds are superior to mine. However, she's not a serious coffee drinker (very sensitive to caffine), mixing a tiny scoop of sugar with a very healthy dollop of milk, which is why she finds Big Bang tolerable. Darker roasts are too bold for her palate but because mine is so weak I need the stronger ones to get any "flavor". It sucks, I wish I had her ability.
Thanks!

I grew up on espresso and can't handle lighter roasts. If given a choice of weak coffee, or no coffee at all, I'd skip the the coffee altogether.

With the exception of their Italian espresso roast, I don't care for Starbucks coffee. Not a fan of the burnt taste.

The Major Dickason's has a rich, bold, flavor, without the bitterness. It's my "back-up" coffee that I buy when it's on sale. I buy it ground and use it when I'm too lazy to mess with the grinder.
 

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... I buy it ground and use it when I'm too lazy to mess with the grinder.
I skip down to the local Peet's when we need coffee. I get it by the 1/2 pound to keep it fairly fresh and they grind it for me ("cone, paper filter grind, please" is all they need). I do want a good burr grinder so I can do it myself but get mired in analysis-paralysis of which one to get. I don't want to break the bank but I want quality, too. :nerd2: Suggestions?
 

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I skip down to the local Peet's when we need coffee. I get it by the 1/2 pound to keep it fairly fresh and they grind it for me ("cone, paper filter grind, please" is all they need). I do want a good burr grinder so I can do it myself but get mired in analysis-paralysis of which one to get. I don't want to break the bank but I want quality, too. :nerd2: Suggestions?
https://www.amazon.com/KRUPS-GX550850-Precision-Espresso-PourOver/dp/B07Q622YLB

works really good and does not break the bank
 

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I skip down to the local Peet's when we need coffee. I get it by the 1/2 pound to keep it fairly fresh and they grind it for me ("cone, paper filter grind, please" is all they need). I do want a good burr grinder so I can do it myself but get mired in analysis-paralysis of which one to get. I don't want to break the bank but I want quality, too. :nerd2: Suggestions?
I have this one, works great
https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-Bu...11631375&sprefix=cusinart+burr,aps,229&sr=8-4
 

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Have you tried the Major Dickason's Blend? If so, how does it compare?
I have tried it but that was months ago so I really don't remember -- I have a really bad memory/forums/vb/images/Puff_2015/smilies/tango_face_sad.png I would say that overall I prefer Peet's versus Starbucks (less bitterness) if that is of any help.

For a lighter-to-medium roast I also get Big Bang as my wife likes it and her nose & taste buds are superior to mine. However, she's not a serious coffee drinker (very sensitive to caffine), mixing a tiny scoop of sugar with a very healthy dollop of milk, which is why she finds Big Bang tolerable. Darker roasts are too bold for her palate but because mine is so weak I need the stronger ones to get any "flavor". It sucks, I wish I had her ability.
I'd highly suggest trying Peet's Sumatra and Italian Blend. Both nice bold blends with nuttiness and never bitter as long as you are not over extracting.
 

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I skip down to the local Peet's when we need coffee. I get it by the 1/2 pound to keep it fairly fresh and they grind it for me ("cone, paper filter grind, please" is all they need). I do want a good burr grinder so I can do it myself but get mired in analysis-paralysis of which one to get. I don't want to break the bank but I want quality, too. :nerd2: Suggestions?
I suffer from "analysis-paralysis" too. I got this one. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CSVDCZB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's cheap, and works great with one caveat. It's only big enough to grind about 4 TBS of beans, which is a single 16 oz serving for me. Mrs. Skinsfan doesn't drink coffee, so it's no big deal.

It's a manual grinder and takes about 3-4 minutes to completely grind 4 TBS of beans. Hope this helps!
 

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Stumptown Hair bender blend this week.
it's quite nice.

but i still like their single origin ethiopian or indonesian better.


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It's a manual grinder and takes about 3-4 minutes to completely grind 4 TBS of beans. Hope this helps!
i gave up on manual grinders.
got a few cheap ones, got a few expensive ones, none of them worked great, and i really got tired of grinding manually every day, don't want to work for my coffee in the. morning :)

finally broke down and got myself a Virtuoso+ grinder. NO regrets! :)

J.
 
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