NFR Favorite Angler's Roast

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  1. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    I like my coffee with creamer and sweetener, so keep that in mind.
    I like a strong brew that still tastes like coffee even after I doctor it. For that reason I like Starbucks drip in the store. For home use I've been very pleased with Kirkland House Blend from Costco (roasted by Starbucks). It's a medium roast in a 2# bag(whole bean) at about $5 a pound if memory serves. They also have a French Roast and an Espresso.
    One thing I REALLY hate is being on a road trip, stopping for coffee and finding nothing but "farmer coffee" (my term). Looks about like a medium tea. I think they brew it like that so the farmers can drink coffee constantly all day long and not get over-caffeinated! Anyway, that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!
     
  2. Codioos

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    Strong french roast is my favorite right now. It has to slap me awake! then kick me in the ass!
     
  3. Salmo_g

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    Olympic Roasters in Lacey/Oly. House blend. Drip thru a cone filter. Not exclusive; other coffee is good too. But like micro brew, small craft coffee roasters make a better product, and I like many that I've tried.
     
  4. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Did not know that...certainly would have thought the opposite.
     
  5. Skysoldier

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    Forza's Italian Roast,whole bean.......dark and strong. Drinking a cup as I type this;)
    Not a fan of Starbucks at all but like Steve if I need coffee I will drink just about anything.....I thank the Army for that.
     
  6. Evan Burck

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    The raw bean is the most caffeine you will get. The more you roast it, the more things break down, and the more caffeine you lose.
     
  7. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    During my military years of working swings and graves on the flightline I drank black coffee. When I was a kid I read a book that I think was titled The Crucible that was the story of Johnny Tremain. In the book he was in Boston and after smelling the aroma of coffee coming from a shop he just had to buy a cup. His reaction was "How can anything that smells so good taste so bad?" When I finally separated form the military, I came to the conclusion that I really didn't like the taste of coffee so i stopped drinking it. I drink tea now but most teas have as little as 1/3 the caffeine as coffee. Now if I drink a cup of coffee or have more than a 12 oz can of soda I get the shakes and feel like I'm going to puke, so I "just say No". However everyone I know drinks coffee so I keep some on hand in the freezer to offer house guests. What I insist on and buy for them is a roast that when served black has a full robust flavor, but no (zero) acetic after taste.
     
  8. Ed Call

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    Love the smell, never acquired the taste. Dropped soda from my intake list a few years ago. I do drink tea from time to time. Great reading about your favorites though. Funniest part of me not liking coffee, my wife owns a coffe shack.
     
  9. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    Two brands for me; Gevalia Swedish coffee's traditional roast, and on those days when I really need to get going, Deadman's Reach from Raven's Blend. I grind my own beans. On occasion, I've been known to put a snort of good Irish whiskey into the brew, and top it off with a squirt of whipped cream...La vie, c'est dur!
     
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    Strong French Roast for me. I buy the bulk bag of Starbucks at costco and run it through the burr grinder right before I brew it. Variegated espresso or through a Malitta filter. I also push the grind to the fine side, but in the paper filter i've gotten it so fine that it overflows argh
     
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    Methow Valley Coffee Roasters Cowbow Mud is a nice one that we always drink while in Winthrop. At home we mix Gold Coast Blend and Espresso Decaf in equal parts. A nice blend with fewer shakes (if I'm tying flies that day!) As a dentist, I need steady hands so no caffeine during the work week for me. On the weekends I go a little crazy however! Rick
     
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    I've had their stuff, and was really quite impressed. Love my micro roasters like I like my craft beers!
     
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    A client gave us a box of coffee at Christmas (don't recall the brand) that had a slogan "At last, a coffee you can sleep with". WTF izzat?
    I like good coffee, mostly strong, but can live without it just fine too. My wife however is a latte-holic. She games that espresso machine like a pinball junkie.
    Tea is for pussies.
     
  14. Steve Call

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    For years I drank 10 to 12 cups a day. Some folks said I was jittery, but I used to refer to it as caffeine aerobics.

    But for the last decade I've cut way back - two cups in the morning and sometimes one after lunch. A doctor made me quit once - it was three months of hell!

    What would life be like without coffee and alcohol...........and fishing?
     
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    I have been drinking Millstone Italian Roast for years. I try others but always come back to Millstone. I used to live on the stuff but now only have a cup or two in the morning. The best tasting coffee is on the river. I cannot think of anything that tastes better than a steaming hot cup of coffee from the thermos after finishing the 1st steelhead run of the morning.