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Old 10-15-2008, 03:17 PM   #1
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So going into the Military I'm pretty sure coffee-drinking is a prerequisite. I don't even know where to begin in trying coffee, what should I start with?
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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I have been very fond of www.unclebeanz.com Roasts when you order, and IMO a very high quality product. I have about 6 or 7 bags right now that my wife is burning through. As I am typing this, I am enjoying a cup of Jibaro that she made this morning. I also really like the PR Jayuya peaberry prob. my fav however I have many more to try. Good luck and thank you for your choice to serve our country.

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Old 10-16-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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I suggest not starting on coffee (or solid foods) until after you have taken your oath and gotten to a training station. Best to start where you're at. Drink what they have if you need to stay awake. Report back. And good luck - and thx for your service to our country.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:47 PM   #4
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I cannot tell a difference between Folgers and the high priced coffee. Thank you for your choice to serve and protect our country.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:41 PM   #5
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Killer Beans has some awesome beans! I recommend the Nicaraguan Knife Fight or the Caribbean Cut-throat.

Gerald is cool, he works out of Indiana and does his business by the honor system. You order, shipment arrives, he sends you the bill. Anything you don't like, send back!

www.killerbeans.com

If you wanted to try some good coffee in a local grocery store, try Eight O'clock coffee. Some of the best store bought coffee around!

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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In my house, my South American wife drinks Cafe Bustello as she thinks my expresso and milk drinks are to strong.

In a pinch, or when in South Floridas many cafes, I will drink this happily.

If I have a choice, it's Jerry's Killer Beans or Uncle Norman's Uncle Beanz.

I need to get around to roasting one of these days I'm sure.
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I second Killer Beans as well. I really enjoyed the Caribbean Cut-throat.

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:18 PM   #8
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So going into the Military I'm pretty sure coffee-drinking is a prerequisite. I don't even know where to begin in trying coffee, what should I start with?
Thanks for starting this thread. I'm not a coffee newbie as I drink it everyday however I am a newbie to blends/brands that aren't commercial like Folgers, Maxwell house, or the local Wawa, Starbbucks, or the Keurig machine at works which uses Gloria Jean beans or something like that.

I've never lurked on the coffee forum before but was always intrigued, now that you all provided those links I think it's time to dive in and try something!
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:56 AM   #9
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Thank YOU for deciding to serve our country.

A vast world of taste awaits within the coffee world...
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:20 AM   #10
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I suggest not starting on coffee (or solid foods) until after you have taken your oath and gotten to a training station. Best to start where you're at. Drink what they have if you need to stay awake. Report back. And good luck - and thx for your service to our country.

I'm with Moo here (as usual).

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Start drinking the worst coffee you can find... this way what ever they have available where youre stationed will probably be an improvement. Its hard to go from the good stuff to the bad stuff.

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Old 10-27-2008, 12:33 PM   #11
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Default Re: Coffee Newb -- Where to start?

Not to threadjack, but I'm looking for a good supplier of roasted beans that will ship to my brother in Iraq.
I've added Uncle Beans and Killer Beans to the list.......

Any other good places to order mid to high end coffee that will ship to an APO?

Thanks,
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:40 PM   #12
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I hope I am in the correct thread.I have a question. Is this a starter level burr grinder?
http://www.ecost.com/detail.aspx?edp...i_sku=41249507

Will this grind the beans better and more evenly then the cheap one with a blade I have now? To step up my coffeeness (new word maybe?) should I even bother or do I need to spend lots of money on my grinder to taste a difference? I plan on brewing out of this when I get home.
http://www.thegourmetdepotco.com/sto....asp?item=3839

I look forward to the advice.
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I hope I am in the correct thread.I have a question. Is this a starter level burr grinder?
http://www.ecost.com/detail.aspx?edp...i_sku=41249507

Will this grind the beans better and more evenly then the cheap one with a blade I have now? To step up my coffeeness (new word maybe?) should I even bother or do I need to spend lots of money on my grinder to taste a difference? I plan on brewing out of this when I get home.
http://www.thegourmetdepotco.com/sto....asp?item=3839

I look forward to the advice.
New thread - Only Grinders - over yonder => http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2716
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