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Coffee conundrum continues in a coffee klatch

Post by News Tribune Staff on Jan. 23, 2008 at 9:59 am | No Comments »
January 23, 2008 9:59 am

Having attempted to taste-test a kilo of coffee — Commencement Bay to Batdorf and Bronson to Valhalla to Forza to Stumptown to whole bunch more beans that all seem to blend together after five or 10 cups — my palate and my kidneys are stumped.


Coffee’s a personal preference. The chasm between my definition of “room for cream” and Starbucks’ definition of “room for cream” is about as wide as a set of hips with a three-Frappuccino-a-day habit.


Rich?


Flavorful?


Aromatic?


Nice words.


What the heck do they mean in your mouth?


And what is “coffee” anymore? The brew in the urn? Double-shot Americanos? Something with whipped cream on top?


Who roasts your favorite beans? Who brews your favorite cups?


Need room for cream?

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