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The Best Coffee Ever

Updated on April 13, 2014

A Memory Made With Coffee

Coffee is more then something hot you get speeding through a drive-thru. It's a rich deep flavored beverage that is great hot or cold. Coffee can pick you up and at the same time morph into a deeply relaxing drink.

We can all remember a time sitting alone looking out the window while drinking a hot cup of coffee. The Coffee helped focus our daydreaming out through the window into the world at large. Nothing else would have painted that picture in our memory like a cup of deep dark coffee.

Your first apartment making coffee to go with chocolate cake, your first birthday living on our own brewing fresh coffee. Remember sharing coffee in front of a fire while camping or a fireplace with someone you loved. Coffee adds to the moment when we are happy, coffee gives us ground when we are sad. A moment colored and frozen by coffee's impeccable belonging and robust flavor.

So what is the Best Coffee Ever? The simple answer is, the best coffee is the coffee you love, the coffee you make for yourself or the specialty your favorite barista makes for you.

It could be a cup of Zen, just naked and black with steam rising to color and warm your view of reality. Maybe the best coffee is chilled over ice with mint and cream and just the perfect dash of sugar, or maybe it was that espresso you had while sitting in the corner of a dingy cafe in Boston's North End.

Coffee is as individual as you are. Search around, try lots of flavors and different beans and you'll find the Best Coffee Ever

Is It Possible?

just wait till they get a morgage, then they will drink it :)

Only 37% of young adults between 18 to 24 drink coffee, compared with 60% for those between 40 and 59 and 74% for Americans over 60, according to National Coffee Assn. data.

Ok come clean, how many cups of coffee do you drink in a day?

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Aerobie AreoPress

Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker
Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Over the years I've used many varieties of the Percolator, French Press, Vacuum and Drip coffee makers, all of them have made good coffee and on occasion great coffee. I think the vacuum coffee maker is by far the best of the lot but I no longer want to spend hundreds of dollars nor spend the cleaning time it requires to live with a vacuum coffee maker. Sure I can get one that is less expensive but the trade off is not being able to brew with a hot enough temputure and that to me makes all the difference in the taste.

Recently I put away my French Press and bought an AreoPress. The AreoPress makes smooth coffee like the vacuum coffee maker and has none of the bitterness of the French Press.

 

If You Could Be A Cup Of Coffee Which Would you Be ?

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Coffee Roasters

if these coffee roasters are not in your

neighborhood go online & give them a try

Simple Coffee Maker - a daily coffee maker need not be expensive

Mr. Coffee 8-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker, Black
Mr. Coffee 8-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker, Black

* Measures 11 by 7-3/4 by 13 inches; 1-year limited warranty

* 8-cup programmable coffeemaker can be set in advance for "wake up" coffee

* Double-wall stainless-steel thermal carafe keeps coffee hot and fresh for hours

* Brew-pause function; handy "on/off" switch lights up; automatic shut-off function

* Dual water windows; removable filter insert provides easy filling and cleaning; cord storage

 

Espresso - Simple, Inexpensive & Chic - sometmes you just need an espresso....

The Original Bialetti Moka Express Made in Italy 3-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker with Patented Valve
The Original Bialetti Moka Express Made in Italy 3-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker with Patented Valve

Adding eclectic character to the kitchen stovetop, this polished-aluminum coffee pot features a unique octagon shape that was first designed in Italy in 1933. The unit makes three 2-ounce espresso cups of coffee in just four to five minutes and is extremely simple to use. Just fill the lower chamber with water and the top filter with fine-ground coffee. Then place the pot on the stove and heat until the water boils

 

Coffee, Egg & Donut Chains

pull up a chair at one of these neighborhood

joints & keep the coffee coming

Are You Drinking Coffee Right Now?

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent writing approach to a coffee topic. Enjoyable lens to the last drop. Very nice combination of content, video and suggestions for Kona coffee brands (one of the best worldwide indeed) & coffee machines. I always drink coffee while reading lenses. Cheers:=)

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      I like coffee however if I drink more than a cup or two in the morning, I will come over to your house paint it, do the gardening and any other chores you may have around the house.

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      It's been almost a year since I visited your delightful lens, so I'm way overdue! I just love the way you wrote "A Memory Made With Coffee."

      My mom, whose parents were from Sweden, drank coffee her whole life. She even remembers drinking it before she went to school in the morning as a small child. My father was horrified to learn this; as a result, we kids weren't allowed to drink it until we were 17. And then it was an event. We sat there with our first cup, trying to act nonchalant, trying to act like we LIKED it. :) Truly a moment frozen in time and remembered many long years later. And yes, all of us acquired a love of the wonderful stuff.

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      DLeighAlexander 5 years ago

      No, not drinking coffee right now. Didn't see Caribou coffee in your lens, get that every time I go to Minnesota.

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      Zen Automat 6 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks for dropping over to take a look, I'm glad you initiated your son into the love coffee world.

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      Rose Jones 6 years ago

      Not drinking it now, but I've had 2 cups already today. And I proudly say that my 17 year old son now likes coffee. I had to stop by this lens - I am picky about my coffee and I am glad that there finally are lots of great opportunities to find good coffee outside of Italy. That barrista school in New Zealand sounds awesome!

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      Zen Automat 6 years ago

      @daphnedangerlov1: Now that is what I like to hear..drinking coffee while reading a coffee lens.. Thanks for stopping by.

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      daphnedangerlov1 6 years ago

      Actually, I had one in my hand while I was reading your lens! ;-)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes I have a cup of coffee in front of me and I am one of those people that is going to be really honest and tell you that I have way to many cups in a day but I never started drinking coffee until I was in my 40's so I guess that I am making up for lost time. Love your lens

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      elyria 6 years ago

      I don't usually drink coffee at home (prefer tea) but when Starbucks temp me to come in and get a drink, it is usually a non-fat mocha with lots of whip cream :)

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      plrsource 6 years ago

      Yes.....

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      plrsource 6 years ago

      Love the Lens,I have to be the biggest coffee lover on the planet.I'm an addict....Love it Great Lens.....

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      plrsource 6 years ago

      @Zen Automat: I drink high test in the AM and throughout the day and 50/50 at night.

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      Jim Sterling 6 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Not at the moment, though I have recently discovered the beauty of a cup.

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      Zen Automat 6 years ago

      @emmaklarkins: I know what you mean, those late cups of coffee really wreck a good nights sleep...thanks for stopping over.

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      I wish! Unfortunately, it's past 10 pm :(

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      lesliesinclair 6 years ago

      Not drinking it right now - it's too hot, and I was going to fix chai this evening, but your lens makes me think of coffee.......and I do have the beans and the milk. hmmmmmm

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      Philipuk1983 6 years ago

      Wake up with a mild cup of fresh coffee and they get stronger as the dat goes along

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Right now I'm enjoying a mug of Kona Coffee with a little sugar, my sister sends me special coffee now and then and what a treat!

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      cyberwizzard 6 years ago

      As a matter of fact, I'm having my second cup right now. I have been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember. I regard having a good tasting cup of coffee as one of life's simple pleasures. Thanks for a great lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Coffee is my quicker waker upper. I love vanilla Cappuccinos too. Nice lens with plenty of info.

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      Toolesque LM 6 years ago

      AWESOME lens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have one on my poetry lens I wrote about a coffee inspired moment. Thank you for this. Sharing on facebook and twitter.

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      Johanna Eisler 6 years ago

      As a matter of fact, I am! How did you know!!!??? Hey, we're always drinking coffee at the Coffee House!

      My son-in-law has more coffee makers than anyone I know, since there are so many ways to create his favorite beverage. So what did I get him for an anniversary present? Yet another one. This one is the Aerobie Coffee Press. I've heard nothing but rave reviews about it, so I hope he likes it. If not, I'll be more than happy to take it back and add it to MY collection!

      Great site! Happy coffee!

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      sushilkin lm 6 years ago

      Its nice to read your informative knowledge. Thanks

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      bkarsono 6 years ago

      Have tried McDonald's coffee? It'll knock your socks off...!!

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      NYThroughTheLens 6 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      ShamanicShift 6 years ago

      Great stuff -- any dark roast does it for me -- I even crunch coffee beans without chocolate!

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      I tend to prefer tea - but every now and then a good cup of coffee is nice in the mornings. In fact, I may have one now...

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      ratetea 6 years ago

      I'm more of a tea person but I do drink coffee from time to time. I like your take on the best coffee--how the best coffee for you is the coffee you like most. I would say that the same is true of tea, or anything for that matter. =)

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      Khalid-Osman 6 years ago

      This is a good lens. The page smells of coffee ;-) even before it loads completely.

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      AngryBaker 6 years ago

      Great lens... I'm a huge fan of Peet's myself- every morning at 7:30, every afternoon around 3. Goes great with a cookie....

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      onecoffeeonecup 6 years ago

      Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is really good! It processed sun dried and if you brew it cold brew style, its unbelievable.

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      Zen Automat 6 years ago

      @WorldVisionary: Glad you were able to stop over and have a cup...

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      I drink a lot of coffee, so thanks for this fun lens! Blessed by a Squid Angel

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      Coffee addict!

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      Great lens! I love coffee. Right now my favorite is Vanilla Iced Coffee from McDonald's. Blessed by a squid angel.

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      I ration my intake now but that gives me the excuse to buy the best and to experiment.

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      Zen Automat 6 years ago

      @Light-in-me: Some mornings I've thought about going back to sleep so I can have two first cups... :)

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      Light-in-me 6 years ago

      I love the smell of coffee in the morning! The first cup is always the best.

      Robin :)

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      Howard 6 years ago from Michigan

      Just finished 2 cups of folger's classic roast. That is my favorite can/jar brand. Love your coffee lens. First thing I do when I get up is have a couple cups of coffee. Even at work I have to bring a thermos with me of coffee. Can anything beat the smell of coffee brewing in the morning?

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      Zen Automat 6 years ago

      @GabrielaFargasch: I agree, coffee is the best thing in the morning the 2nd best thing is starring out the kitchen window while sipping the coffee... Thanks for stopping by

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      GabrielaFargasch 6 years ago

      Yes!! I just had two huge cups of coffee with cream, no sugar, in a row! It's the best thing in the morning! I absolutely love coffee!!! Great lens!

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      Tonie Cook 6 years ago from USA

      Ahhhh. I happen to be drinking a cup of coffee right now.

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      rewards4life info 6 years ago

      I just finished a cup of it. Mmmmm...

      Cracking lens, well done!

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      Ha! You caught me. I have a cup beside me. I love drinking and even thinking about coffee and that's why I enjoyed reading this lens. This made me smile, "just wait till they get a mortgage, then they will drink it :)." Oh yes, you nailed it.

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      Not a coffee drinker but I love the smell of it!

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      fadibody 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing a very interesting post. I had so much fun going through your article.

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      Shelly Sellers 6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I am drinking my last cup of the day....black, please :)

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 6 years ago from FL

      Oh, it is too late for coffee now and you have me almost smelling it brewing.

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      MissBuffySpears 6 years ago

      I wanted some today but darn it - I am out of sugar!

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      mmmm....I love coffee! Just having a cup now.

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      No. I am only 11. I made a poll about coffee! Come check it out!

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      WerewolfCustoms1 6 years ago

      Not yet... But I'll be in a minute or two... :)

      My guess is, that, I'm addicted to coffee. Is there such thing as coffee addiction? <<< Hypothetical question...

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! I am a huge coffee fan and can smell those roasted beans!

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      Zen Automat 6 years ago

      @Mickie Gee: I could use a Cafe Americano so I'll join you at Starbucks... thanks for stopping by...

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      No, sorry to say I am not. Kinda wish I had a decaf Christmas Mint Latte from Starbucks, tho.

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      JVandewalker LM 6 years ago

      I never drank coffee until I owned a home. So I guess it is true for me! Now I drink a half a pot a day.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes I am drinking a coffee right now..I always seem to have a pot on whenever I go online!

      Hope you didn't mind but I added a Canadian coffee instutition (Tim Hortons) to your list!

      Great coffee site by the way!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like the many flavors of coffee, the awesome beverage loved by most in the world.

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      Pete Schultz 7 years ago

      coffee is great in the monring, but the caffeine is troubling me later in the day, and decaf coffe....just ain't.

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      reflectionhaiku 7 years ago

      Coffee offers inspiration in a cup. Thanks for sharing this tasteful lens -

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      Zen Automat 7 years ago

      @MyFairLadyah2: I like coffee with or without milk and sugar, just so long as its fresh.. thanks for stopping by...

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      MyFairLadyah2 7 years ago

      I love my coffee strong and rich

      But I add some sugar and milk

      I know straight black is a preferred niche

      My husband's of that ilk

      nice lens!

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      Bluesssman 7 years ago

      Absolutely! I love my coffee bold and black, served in my favorite giant cup. Oh yea...

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      jlshernandez 7 years ago

      I love flavored coffee. The ones with hazelnut, raspberry, kahlua, etc. My husband insist on gridning coffee beans every morning. I don't mind the pre-ground ones. Great lens.

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      Zen Automat 7 years ago

      @Marelisa: Marelisa I'm with you "everything" I'm constantly amazed at how new flavors pop up in coffee I've drank hundreds of times...thanks for dropping by

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      Zen Automat 7 years ago

      @anonymous: LucyClaire, thanks for dropping over to try a cup... :)

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      Marelisa 7 years ago

      I'm from Panama and I grew up in Costa Rica--both countries grow coffee--, so I'm a big coffee drinker. I love coffee. The way it wakes me up in the morning, the way it smells, the way it tastes, everything!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      We have Costa Coffee in the Uk, it does a great latte, simple and strong

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      Zen Automat 7 years ago

      @AlexCH: Alex thanks for stopping by, I hear only good things about your new espresso maker.

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      AlexCH 7 years ago

      Excellent lens for all coffee heads.

      I've just reviewed Gaggia 14101 Classic. Just curious of your opinion...:-)

      Cheers

      A

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      Zen Automat 7 years ago

      @spritequeen lm: Thanks for stopping by my little coffee shop :) I'm drinking coffee too.....

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      spritequeen lm 7 years ago

      Yes, I am! YUMMY! :-) Great lens!

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      WriterBuzz 7 years ago

      This is a great lens. Thanks for making it. Very informative. I gave you a thumbs up

      cause I like your lens.

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      Jaxxoneh 7 years ago

      Now this article make my just as LOADED as a couple of pitch black and steaming hot cups of coffee make me in the morning. Going to get me another cup right now! Great lens!

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      succes2010 7 years ago

      good lens- I cofee lover

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      The_Daz 9 years ago

      Excellent Lens - Coffee is the best thing!!

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      LABELSTONE 9 years ago

      Love the lens. Now I need my cuppa!

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      alicesy 9 years ago

      Excellent Lens. I like the quality insight you have provided here about The Best Coffee Ever. Keep up the good work.

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      Zee7 9 years ago

      Great lens! How did you do it? I'm a newbie, i could use some pointers. =) I'm a coffee lover too so among your many lenses, this one caught my eye first! Will be reading your other lenses =)

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      lifelongfitness 9 years ago

      "Only 37% of young adults between 18 to 24 drink coffee"

      I bet that's a lot higher in Canada. Nice lens 5*

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      alicesy 9 years ago

      Excellent Lens. I like the quality insight you have provided here about The Best Coffee Ever. Keep up the good work.

      Please check out my Police Jobs Blog.

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      chef_filipina 9 years ago

      Very informative.

      Great lens. Rated it 5 stars.

      Feel free to visit Filipino Food Recipes.

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      JavaLength 9 years ago

      I hear that Cobblestone Coffee Roastery (cobblestonecoffee.com) is a great place to pick up a pound of *just* roasted, top of the line coffees. I drink it all of the time...

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      MiamiWillie 9 years ago

      I love my coffee in the morning. Great lens! Five stars.

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      MiamiWillie 9 years ago

      I love my coffee in the morning. Great lens! Five stars.

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      Rob Hemphill 9 years ago from Ireland

      Love good coffee, this is a great lens. My father used to grow it in Kenya many years ago when I was a lad! 5 stars!

      You may like to take a peek at my All About Irish Coffee lens.

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      GreenRevolution 9 years ago

      Cool lens! I can't imagine how people lived without coffee before it was discovered. I guess they took a lot of naps :) Great job!

      5*****

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi, you have great and very informative lens. 5 stars of course.

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      mosaic lm 9 years ago

      Go coffee! Clover-brewed coffee! Okay, I like Starbucks. But only because now they're gonna have Clovers!

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      bobtyndall 9 years ago

      I love Great! coffee. I am familiar with most of the ones here. I think the very best blend I have had so far is a Dutch blend I found at a small micro roaster.

      Good information.

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      sophistix 9 years ago

      interesting!

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      Lisabeee 9 years ago

      nice site.......check out my coffee blog too!

      I have cute COffee Critters!!!

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      Donna_Fallon 9 years ago

      Hiya

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      LeslieBrenner 9 years ago

      I have to have a cup of coffee in the morning. Very nice lens.

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      Thanks for an eye-opening 5* lens.

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      splendidbaker lm 9 years ago

      Very nice lens. Can't live without my java in the morning!

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      AKdude 9 years ago

      My day doesn't start until I've had my coffee! Nice lens.

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      DennisG 10 years ago

      Great Lens.

      I just love my coffee in the morning.

      I even have a coffee machine in my cube at work, as I don't want to walk to Starbucks every time I want to drink a coffee.

      I started my own website on coffee at: http://black-coffee.com/blog any suggestions would be great.

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      desertgrace 10 years ago

      MMMMM coffee....love it!