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Cuban coffee

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby brothers » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:51 am

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