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nolken
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 7:48pm
Subject: Re: Store bought beans; Which way am I better off?
 

I've heard they were pretty good, but of course they are nowhere around here. I went to every store that sells coffee that i know of in this area, and all they had was starbucks, eight o'clock and the private selection one from kroger. everything else was ground.
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 8:45pm
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Ok, so you have a Kroger there but no Dunkin on the shelf?  See if anyone posts about the others I mentioned.  Guess that just leaves 8 O'Clock or the Private Selection, right?
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 8:51pm
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there is no whole-bean DD, there is only ground DD. so yeah there is only private selection and 8 o'clock.
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 9:43pm
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It's possible that Kroger would allow you to return the Private Selection IF it was not good (to your liking) since it's their store brand.  Don't know about the 8 O'Clock but wouldn't hurt to ask.  IF you end up not finding whole bean that you like then your only alternative IS pre-ground.  Years ago, when I used to drink Maxwell House and/or Folgers, I actually had fairly good luck with those in my French press----didn't know what I was doing at the time either.  I drank those brands daily brewed in a brewer that didn't reach temp range for proper extraction-- they turn out better brewed at lower temps.  As of 2009-2010 both those brands actually changed what they use in their ground coffees.  Maxwell House used to be 100% Aribica but not anymore, can't remember exactly what was said about Folgers but similar---these companies cut their quality to stay competitive, still make profit.  Prices have increased while quality decreased.  That's what drove me to drink better tasting coffee.  Keep checking back here for more comments---who knows, someone may have tried one of those brands in whole bean.  I wish you luck in coffee AND school.

BTW, did you get a new Baratza or a refurb?  Oh, is there a Walmart close by?  Maybe someone will comment on Seattle's Best and/or Green Mountain.
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:07pm
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Is there some reason you can't order good beans from an online roaster?

 
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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:44pm
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the 8 oclock would be the best try....
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013, 7:16am
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Why can't you order beans online? Store bought coffee isn't really any cheaper, actually sometimes more expensive then fresh roasted order online. I mean Starbucks at my Publix is like $14 for a 12oz bag os stale ass coffee lol. One place I order from will fresh roast and ship 2lbs of beans for about 20 bucks, so a few more dollars means more beans and waaaaaaay higher quality.

Where in Missouri do you live, b/c I did a quick search online and found a bunch of roasters around, or shops that carry beans fresh roasted
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013, 7:43am
Subject: Re: Store bought beans; Which way am I better off?
 

Unless you are very VERY VERY lucky, you will not get anything even close to fresh off the shelf in a supermarket. For quality coffee, properly roasted, $1 per oz is a fair starting point, sorry about that. You can't expect to be eating lobster in a Mc Donnalds  Fish sandwitch.

Anything less and you are asking which is better Mc D or Jack in the box, neither is all that great but they will fill your belly iif it is empty but don't expect to be eating Five star food either.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013, 8:17am
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CMIN.....  You're right, I wasn't thinking but YES brands in groceries ARE sold per 12oz NOT by the lb BUT Kroger puts them on sale quite often---I was keeping Nolkin's budget in mind, hoping there might be something fairly exceptable there.  The 2lbs you got for $20---w/be great value for Nolkin.  Having a local roasterI've not yet ordered online myself.
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:04am
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CMIN Said:

Why can't you order beans online? Store bought coffee isn't really any cheaper, actually sometimes more expensive then fresh roasted order online. I mean Starbucks at my Publix is like $14 for a 12oz bag os stale ass coffee lol. One place I order from will fresh roast and ship 2lbs of beans for about 20 bucks, so a few more dollars means more beans and waaaaaaay higher quality.

Where in Missouri do you live, b/c I did a quick search online and found a bunch of roasters around, or shops that carry beans fresh roasted

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i'm in mid-mo, the closest roaster to me is over 100 miles away. starbucks by me is $8/12 oz, 8 o'clock is $6/11 oz.

my original post stated why i can't buy online.
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