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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
    alright but what the fuck does morning blend and house blend and all these blends mean?
    Doesn't mean a damn thing. Different beans, different roasts, and everybody makes up their own name for their "special blend"

    Breakfast blends tend to be a light roast. House blend has no rhyme or reason. 2 brands of "house blend" are no more likely to be similar than any other 2 random blends you pulled off the shelf.

    I'd assume anything "evening" or "midnight" blend would be on the darker roasted side. Sorry we can't be more help.

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    From here: What Is a Coffee Blend? (with pictures)

    The phrase “coffee blend” typically refers to a coffee bean mixture that is made up of different roasts, styles, or tastes of coffee, though it can also sometimes refer to coffee drinks that contain flavoring syrups or other additives designed to change their overall taste profile. When coffee purists talk about blends, they are almost always discussing the actual bean mixture that gives rise to the brew in the first place. Mixtures can be made up of beans of different roasts, different varieties, or different flavor profiles.
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    Blends usually suck, and are a great opportunity for roasters to hide the crappy quality of bad beans into a mixture and sell at the same price as other beans.

    Get a batch of roasted beans from one farm and you'll appreciate the different taste of real coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakura_girl View Post
    Blends usually suck, and are a great opportunity for roasters to hide the crappy quality of bad beans into a mixture and sell at the same price as other beans.

    Get a batch of roasted beans from one farm and you'll appreciate the different taste of real coffee.
    While blends can suck, it's also true that a proper blend can bring out the best in the varieties used in a way that is greater than the sum of the whole. I used to roast and blend my own beans, and I definitely recommend it as not only a learning tool, but a way to save money.

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    Ah alright that helps me. But I'd still like a recomendation on some brand of coffee that is on the lighter to medium roast side side , but im really open to anything, that is spectacular and will knock my socks off. I've been drinking caribou coffee daybreak morning blend as i was given a few bags but i fell ike my taste buds deserve a better cup of coffee.

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    1. There's another method of making coffee called a "pour over" which are ceramic or plastic funnels that sit on top of a coffee cup. You put a filter in there, and some grounds, then pour hot (just cooled from boiling) water over it. Lots of the benefits of a french press, but far less cleanup.

    2. I threw this out there a few weeks ago: https://www.alterracoffee.com/Home.aspx
    That coffee roaster is located in Milwaukee, near where I used to live. I still order their coffee online, as I haven't found anything I like as much in the past three years of moving around the country. The best thing I've found about their website are the flavor profiles. They give numeric values to a few different properties, and once you find a coffee you like, you can look at the flavor profile and find other similar ones. Or something completely different. For me, the biggest factor is the acidity, which I prefer low. You might even get them to send you a sampler pack of several different small bags, if you call and talk to a manager.

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    Also, make sure you're making it strong enough. For some reason the flavor is terrible if the coffee is too weak.

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    You have to leave North America. There is no other way to learn about good coffee
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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    While blends can suck, it's also true that a proper blend can bring out the best in the varieties used in a way that is greater than the sum of the whole. I used to roast and blend my own beans, and I definitely recommend it as not only a learning tool, but a way to save money.
    Fair enough. I put a blanket statement on coffee chains.

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