Cuban coffee

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Cuban coffee

Post by brothers » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:05 pm

Looking for recommendations. I've never tried it. I've started seeing one brand of it (yellow label?) on grocery store shelves. I prefer my coffee a little on the mild side, not so much into the bold dark robust etc.
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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by malocchio » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:48 pm

Then be careful , Bustelo coffee is Arabica low grade beans mixed with bitter Robusta beans....Most Cubans use sweetened condensed milk or plenty of sugar in their aluminum mocha pot made coffee, you better taste a Greek coffee first, they use lots of Robusta beans as well....

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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by fallingwickets » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:42 am

Gary if you like your coffee on the light side, cuban isnt the way to go im sorry to say....to my taste it is stronger than expresso by a long shot

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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by Rufus » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:48 am

fallingwickets wrote:Gary if you like your coffee on the light side, cuban isnt the way to go im sorry to say....to my taste it is stronger than expresso by a long shot

clive
I must give Cuban coffee a try since I like my coffee strong, complex and flavourful.
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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by brothers » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:45 pm

fallingwickets wrote:Gary if you like your coffee on the light side, cuban isnt the way to go im sorry to say....to my taste it is stronger than expresso by a long shot

clive
Clive, I think you are right about that! I'll probably mark that one off my list.
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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by CMur12 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:13 pm

I like my coffee very strong (If light shines through it, it's too weak!), full-bodied, and mellow, so it sounds like I would probably like Cuban coffee.

Weak coffee, on the other hand, is like drinking from a puddle. I'd rather not.

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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by Gene » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:38 am

I prefer a more robust coffee myself. Cuban is nice when done well.

On a side note - the ever-funny French feel this way about American coffee:

"...The nickname which the French give to corporate brands of coffee such as Starbucks: jus de chaussettes..."

Translated: Sock Juice
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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by brothers » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:04 pm

Only twice have I forked over the big bucks and got the "regular" coffee from Starbucks. That stuff is so strong and bitter I can't even drink it.
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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by CMur12 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:58 pm

I've never really liked Starbucks brewed coffee. It's a very dark roast, which I'm guessing is what you didn't like about it, Gary.

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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by Rufus » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:30 am

CMur12 wrote:I've never really liked Starbucks brewed coffee. It's a very dark roast, which I'm guessing is what you didn't like about it, Gary.

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Definitely YMWV. My favourite coffee is Starbucks' Kamodo Dragon, which is about as strong as it gets at Starbucks. I buy the beans and brew it at home in an Italian Mocha Pot. Puts hair on your chest, as my father would say. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by brothers » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:51 am

You're a better man than me, Gunga Din! :D
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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by Squire » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:35 am

The appeal of Cuban Coffee (Starbucks as well) is heavy flavoring so the underlying coffee only has to be strong.
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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by Sam » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:49 am

brothers wrote:Only twice have I forked over the big bucks and got the "regular" coffee from Starbucks. That stuff is so strong and bitter I can't even drink it.

A barista I respect told me that Starbucks over-roasts the beans to give it a distinctive flavor profile so that people recognize it.

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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by Squire » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:20 am

I agree Sam, the over roast is intentional, not to make a better cup of coffee but to increase profit by selling the additional flavorings.
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Re: Cuban coffee

Post by Rufus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:19 am

Nonetheless, and I have no basis on which to refute or support this claim, I love Starbucks Kamodo Dragon. I brew mine at home in an Italian moka pot every morning. I take it without any flavouring or additives and it’s my favourite cup of “Joe”.
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