What kind of coffee do you like? What kind of coffe do you usually find in your country and do you like any?
Apr 13, 2019 10:55 PM
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I like a nice dark roast of coffee grown at an altitude of at least 1400 meters. Preferably black and without sugar, although I may have it with milk if I need the protein and calories. The coffee here is usually finely ground, so it’s best when prepared using a “pour-over” method or the Italian “stove-top espresso” maker.

April 13, 2019

Since about 1980, people have gotten more sophisticated about coffee in the United States. However, I'm not a gourmet.

I buy a popular national brand of ground coffee, "Folger's Classic Roast." Gourmets buy coffee in the form of roasted beans and grind them just before brewing, but I don't. If you were go into a little convenience store that only had a few kinds of coffee, Folger's Classic Roast is one they would probably have; Maxwell House is another.

These kinds of coffee are blends. The manufacturers change the composition and sources, but their tasters are able choose kinds and blend them to have a consistent taste. The blend is a secret. Folger's Classic Roast is, likely, a mixture of Brazilian and Colombian coffee. 

Colombian coffee growers have been very successful in promoting Colombian coffee. Many national brands will offer a "regular" blend and a "100% Colombian" blend. With the rise in interest in gourmet coffee, supermarkets will carry packages labeled as "Guatemalan" or "Sumatran" or "Ethiopian." I am very sorry to say that I have never seen anything labeled as "Brazilian coffee."

In the last ten years, a company called Keurig has been very successful at marketing a home coffee system that brews one cup at a time, using little "K-cups." These are sealed plastic cups, with about 10 grams of ground coffee in each cup. The system makes fairly good coffee. It is a disaster, both in terms of cost and environmentally. A box of twelve K-cups (i.e. about 120 grams) costs around $8, about the same as a plastic tub of 800 grams. And you end up throwing out twelve little plastic cups that can't be recycled.

April 14, 2019
I like coffee anyway, at work everyone drinks all the time.
April 13, 2019
When I say, in the house, I mean in my kitchen.
April 13, 2019
At any one time I probably have 10 different flavors of coffee in the house.
April 13, 2019
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