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Black Coffee Review

Updated on October 9, 2012

WELCOME....

Welcome to "Black Coffee Review", a Squidoo Lens about coffee without the additives like sugar, cream, mocha, etc...!

We like our coffee in its regular not unleaded form. Straight black and piping hot keeps us happy.

Our intent is to try coffees offered by restaurants, fast food chains, and specialty coffee houses and post our thoughts about them.

That said, we want to invite others to join us on our quest to taste different black coffees and rate them using a simple scale: "Good", "It'll Do", and "Bad".

  • A "Good" cup of coffee tastes freshly brewed and has no bitter aftertaste.

  • "It'll Do" satisfies the coffee urge but just does not make the grade of a "Good" cup of coffee.

  • And, a "Bad" cup of coffee is stale with an aftertaste that requires another beverage to wash it away.

Check us out from time to time, and please feel free to add to the "Black Coffee List". We look forward to your inputs!

Latest Coffee of Choice

We have found a contender to the Kauai Coffee Company's coffee blends (Single Estate Bold and Medium Roast). Both make great tasting cups of black coffee but we are liking the offering from Gevalia Kaffe of Sweden!

Gevalia Kaffe has a Traditional Roast in a medium blend that makes a great tasting cup of black coffee that equals (some of us say it is even better) Kauai's Single Estate Blends!

Give it a taste test and do let us know if you agree!

Coffee Maker

October 9, 2012

Bought a new coffee maker. Last one had a leak in the reservoir, so it was time to replace it.

We used to have a fancy coffee, cappuccino, and espresso maker. But, it broke when a thunderstorm caused power outages in our area which ended up shorting the coffee, cappuccino, and espresso maker!

Since then, we decided to buy low end coffee makers that brew 12 cups and have an automatic shut off. Then, we hope they last 2+ years.

The coffee maker that we replaced satisfied the requirements and lasted just over 2 years! So, this round we purchased a Mr Coffee Maker for about $25. It brews 12 cups and has an automatic shut off.

Now let's see if it lasts 2+ years!

Another One We Liked... - Port Aransas, Texas Souvenier Shop

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Another one we liked while on the road. This one comes from Port Aransas, Texas. It is a coffee cup offered by a souvenier shop that suggests one way to cut back on coffee. Not sure why one would do so, but regardless this suggestion is okay from our view!

Liked This One.... - "Brewed Awakenings" Groesbeck, TX

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While on the road, stopped at a Sandwich Shop in Groesbeck, Texas for a quick cup of java. Noticed this sign on the wall. Like it!

Coffee Gallery I

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French Market Coffee and ChicoryCafe' Bustelo Expresso CoffeeFlogers' Classic Roast - Hazlenut BlendChock full o'NutsMuldoon's Coffeehouse (located in College Station, TX)Legend's Coffee - Texas  Pecan (Bryan, TX)CEFE Convenience Store - Robust Bean (Kosse, TX)Petro's (Iron Skillet) - Petros Extreme (Weatherford, TX)TNT Convenience Store - Farmer Brothers Gourmet Coffee (Bridgeport, TX)Krogers Coffee Singles
French Market Coffee and Chicory
French Market Coffee and Chicory
Cafe' Bustelo Expresso Coffee
Cafe' Bustelo Expresso Coffee
Flogers' Classic Roast - Hazlenut Blend
Flogers' Classic Roast - Hazlenut Blend
Chock full o'Nuts
Chock full o'Nuts
Muldoon's Coffeehouse (located in College Station, TX)
Muldoon's Coffeehouse (located in College Station, TX)
Legend's Coffee - Texas  Pecan (Bryan, TX)
Legend's Coffee - Texas Pecan (Bryan, TX)
CEFE Convenience Store - Robust Bean (Kosse, TX)
CEFE Convenience Store - Robust Bean (Kosse, TX)
Petro's (Iron Skillet) - Petros Extreme (Weatherford, TX)
Petro's (Iron Skillet) - Petros Extreme (Weatherford, TX)
TNT Convenience Store - Farmer Brothers Gourmet Coffee (Bridgeport, TX)
TNT Convenience Store - Farmer Brothers Gourmet Coffee (Bridgeport, TX)
Krogers Coffee Singles
Krogers Coffee Singles

Coffee Gallery II

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Medaglio D'Oro - Cafe Espresso Italian RoastJava Alarm Select BlendHenderson Coffee Dark RoastStarbucks House BlendLove's Truck Stop - Java Amore's Brazilian Primo RichJava City - Holiday BlendPeppermill Resort and Casino - European Coffeehouse BlendIHOP - Endless Pot of CoffeeMelitta European Indulgence - Medium RoastDouwe Egberts
Medaglio D'Oro - Cafe Espresso Italian Roast
Medaglio D'Oro - Cafe Espresso Italian Roast
Java Alarm Select Blend
Java Alarm Select Blend
Henderson Coffee Dark Roast
Henderson Coffee Dark Roast
Starbucks House Blend
Starbucks House Blend
Love's Truck Stop - Java Amore's Brazilian Primo Rich
Love's Truck Stop - Java Amore's Brazilian Primo Rich
Java City - Holiday Blend
Java City - Holiday Blend
Peppermill Resort and Casino - European Coffeehouse Blend
Peppermill Resort and Casino - European Coffeehouse Blend
IHOP - Endless Pot of Coffee
IHOP - Endless Pot of Coffee
Melitta European Indulgence - Medium Roast
Melitta European Indulgence - Medium Roast
Douwe Egberts
Douwe Egberts

Coffee Gallery III

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Seattle Cafe House Blend from Kroger Grocery Store Chain!Eight O'Clock Original BlendCentral Market's Cafe - Signature Blend Medium RoastRace Trac's Vanilla Thrilla Medium BlendRace Trac's Molten JavaKauai Coffee Company - Bold Single EstateCEFCO Convenience Store - Texas PecanKauai Medium Roast Single Estate BlendSam's Choice Sumatra - Dark RoastJava City Donut Shop Blend - Dark Roast
Seattle Cafe House Blend from Kroger Grocery Store Chain!
Seattle Cafe House Blend from Kroger Grocery Store Chain!
Eight O'Clock Original Blend
Eight O'Clock Original Blend
Central Market's Cafe - Signature Blend Medium Roast
Central Market's Cafe - Signature Blend Medium Roast
Race Trac's Vanilla Thrilla Medium Blend
Race Trac's Vanilla Thrilla Medium Blend
Race Trac's Molten Java
Race Trac's Molten Java
Kauai Coffee Company - Bold Single Estate
Kauai Coffee Company - Bold Single Estate
CEFCO Convenience Store - Texas Pecan
CEFCO Convenience Store - Texas Pecan
Kauai Medium Roast Single Estate Blend
Kauai Medium Roast Single Estate Blend
Sam's Choice Sumatra - Dark Roast
Sam's Choice Sumatra - Dark Roast
Java City Donut Shop Blend - Dark Roast
Java City Donut Shop Blend - Dark Roast

Coffee Gallery IV

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Race Trac - Watt Up!Eight O'Clock Coffee - French Vanilla BlendMaster Chef - Ground Coffee ($1.88 a Can)Sam's Choice - French RoastMaxwell House - Original RoastMother Parkers - Texas PecanMaxwell House Breakfast BlendChoctaw Casino, Too's Premium Blend from Henderson CoffeeMargaritaville Coffee - Latitude Attitutude (Medium Roast)Naegelin Bakery's House Coffee (New Braunsfels, TX) and an Apple Turnover!
Race Trac - Watt Up!
Race Trac - Watt Up!
Eight O'Clock Coffee - French Vanilla Blend
Eight O'Clock Coffee - French Vanilla Blend
Master Chef - Ground Coffee ($1.88 a Can)
Master Chef - Ground Coffee ($1.88 a Can)
Sam's Choice - French Roast
Sam's Choice - French Roast
Maxwell House - Original Roast
Maxwell House - Original Roast
Mother Parkers - Texas Pecan
Mother Parkers - Texas Pecan
Maxwell House Breakfast Blend
Maxwell House Breakfast Blend
Choctaw Casino, Too's Premium Blend from Henderson Coffee
Choctaw Casino, Too's Premium Blend from Henderson Coffee
Margaritaville Coffee - Latitude Attitutude (Medium Roast)
Margaritaville Coffee - Latitude Attitutude (Medium Roast)
Naegelin Bakery's House Coffee (New Braunsfels, TX) and an Apple Turnover!
Naegelin Bakery's House Coffee (New Braunsfels, TX) and an Apple Turnover!

Coffee Gallery V

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7-11's Exclusive Blend Medium Roast.Melitta Classic Blend Medium RoastFolger's Black Silk Blend
7-11's Exclusive Blend Medium Roast.
7-11's Exclusive Blend Medium Roast.
Melitta Classic Blend Medium Roast
Melitta Classic Blend Medium Roast
Folger's Black Silk Blend
Folger's Black Silk Blend

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm looking to purchase the Vi Cafe Bold coffee also. It's not just good, it GREAT coffee. Have you found a location to purchase Vi Cafe Bold?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Has anyone heard of a Vi Cafe Bold coffee? If yes, who produces it and where can I purchase it. It's VERY good coffee.

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      fshng84 5 years ago

      Thanks for the comments; we do like Coffee!

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      BlueTrane 5 years ago

      Boca Java's Ethiopian Highlands is my black coffee choice. But then, coffee is such a personal thing. Great lens.

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      buckknife1 6 years ago

      Awesome brew. I love black coffee. Check out my blog that I started at http://www.maxwellhousecoffeecoupons.org. I'll be adding to it over time.