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Old 01-09-2021, 01:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I can buy a canister of yuban perhaps 48 oz for $6.48 @ winco but only when there are no other options. It lasts a month at my current useage, but that's a month of pretty lousy coffee. I was comparing custom roast at Winco, but there is no version of light city roast or +FC as it is known in the trade. Can't get +FC from any of the custom roasters in town unless I want to buy a 25 lb bag then have it roasted.

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I've bought brand name coffee just to get the red HDPE it ships in.

Grocery Outlet is closer to me than Winco and the prices are similar. Their house brand is Hollis St. (100% Arabica), I think it's just as tasty as Black Rifle. I don't support Black Rifle because they didn't support Kyle Rittenhouse.
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The cost/benefit has more to do with time, thought and energy than the money. Coffee itself is dirt cheap. Last night I spent $3.99 on 11.3 ounces of Folgers, and it's going to last me a long time. Running a project and going through all the extra steps to do it all up at home would give me better coffee. But the extra enjoyment wouldn't outweigh the extra effort. I'm at just the right level of cost/effort/enjoyment right now.

I don't support Black Rifle because I consider guns to be tools, not fashion accessories.
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Just scouring the coffee stains off the Corian countertop is ritual enough for me.
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The cost/benefit has more to do with time, thought and energy than the money. Coffee itself is dirt cheap. Last night I spent $3.99 on 11.3 ounces of Folgers, and it's going to last me a long time. Running a project and going through all the extra steps to do it all up at home would give me better coffee. But the extra enjoyment wouldn't outweigh the extra effort. I'm at just the right level of cost/effort/enjoyment right now.

I don't support Black Rifle because I consider guns to be tools, not fashion accessories.
I suppose my issue is, I drink decaf only, and so if the coffee is lousy, I simply won't drink it. I've always found Folgers and Maxwell House to be nigh undrinkable even with copious cream and sugar, so it isn't hedonic adaptation.

For me, the minimum coffee I find I can enjoy is considerably more expensive than roasting at home appears to be.

Plus, I'm accustomed to spending a lot of time in the kitchen. A vast majority of what we eat is from scratch. E.g. soy milk from dried beans, pasta sauce from dumpster or canned tomatoes, herbs are mostly from the garden and dried, stocks we boil from veggies, then save the scraps to be blended into something like a split pea soup.

My wife and I tried making bran flake cereal from scratch for a while, and that turned out to be too much work for me. She's also onboard with grinding our own flour, but that's surprisingly not even cost effective.

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Fat Charlie: if you like folgers and whatsoever, I truly wish you all the success you desire in obtaining it and consuming it thereafter. I also thank you for the explanation of why.

Ecky: you nailed it. Double thanks
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I wasn't presenting it as being great stuff, I was just saying that my needs in that department aren't all too high. I've had really great coffee, but I'm not going to put in the effort to pursue it when mainly I just want some hot caffeine on the way to work.
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I wasn't presenting it as being great stuff, I was just saying that my needs in that department aren't all too high. I've had really great coffee, but I'm not going to put in the effort to pursue it when mainly I just want some hot caffeine on the way to work.
Yeah, I understand.
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Btw Ecky: are you aware that sweet marias has huge discount coupons, like 60% off or $3.30 @lb? Place called hotdeals or google sweet marias discounts
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Btw Ecky: are you aware that sweet marias has huge discount coupons, like 60% off or $3.30 @lb? Place called hotdeals or google sweet marias discounts
I had no idea. Next time I need beans I'll use that. Appreciated!

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