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    I recently tried some coffee after some prodding from Scott(life2short). I have tried a few different kinds in the past, all were foldgers and the sort. Never tried any good whole bean flavored coffee, well me and the wife were at a natural foods store and I noticed that they carried a large selection of flavored whole beans. We ended up getting a few different kinds to try. After a pretty unsuccessful attempt at grinding the beans in our food processor I had the wife stop at Wally world on the way home and pick up a grinder. My favorite of the bunch was a chocolate cherry flavored one and I ended up going back two days later and buying a pound of it. I don't know that I would like it if I didn't have half and half and sugar. But it is much better than the energy drinks I was drinking before. A big thanks to Scott for pushing me to try it. Any other flavor recommendations would be nice too. Thanks guys.
    Matt

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    A quick way to up your coffee game.

    http://www.amazon.com/AeroPress-Coff...614268&sr=1-23

    http://www.amazon.com/Hario-MSS-1B-M...ref=pd_sim_k_2

    Enjoy the new world you have entered!
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    Yeah a aeropress is on my list. And we just bought a cheap electric grinder. Any difference in an electric and the one you linked?
    Matt

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    The most important thing in coffee preparation is the consistency of the grind.

    There are basically two main types of grinders, burr and blade. Burr grinders give one a more consistent grind. The one I suggested is a hand burr grinder. The hand burr grinders don’t cost as much as the electric ones.
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    You should stop by a good coffee shop. YMMV but I personally prefer unflavored coffee. Good coffee IMO doesn't need syrups or flavorings added. However, it's purely a matter of personal preference. Shops like Starbucks make a killing pushing syrups. If you prefer flavored coffee then by all means go for it. I'm just recommending that you give some good, freshly roasted, freshly & properly ground and properly brewed beans a try before deciding. It can be an eye opener if you've only ever experienced used to instant, preground and/or mass-produced coffee.
    Last edited by takeshi; 03-26-2012 at 07:21 AM.

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