Thursday, April 23, 2015

McCafe Breakfast Blend

Spied this one on the shelf at the local grocery store. It's McCafe Breakfast Blend coffee; now we can brew a fresh pot anytime we want! Tastes great!

Rating: Good, It'll Do, Bad
- Brand Name: McCafe
- Where Purchased: Neighborhood Walmart
- Blend: Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast
- Flavored: Yes / No
- Taste if Flavored:
- Price: $6.48

- Brewed: Just Brewed, Brewed Earlier but Still Fresh, No Longer Fresh
- Taste: Smooth, After Taste, Bitter
- Other Notes: Tastes like the one we get at McDonalds!



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Family Donut Coffee

Family Donut in Allen serving a piping hot cup of coffee. Tasty "as is" but even better with their Apple Fritters!

Rating: Good, It'll Do, Bad
- Brand Name: House Coffee at Family Donut
- Where Purchased: Family Donut, Allen, TX
- Blend: Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast
- Flavored: Yes / No
- Taste if Flavored:
- Price: $1.79

- Brewed: Just Brewed, Brewed Earlier but Still Fresh, No Longer Fresh
- Taste: Smooth, After Taste, Bitter
- Other Notes: Apple Fritters... Tasty Breakfast!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Starbucks Veranda Blend

Was out grocery shopping and decided a cup of coffee was needed. Stopped at the Starbucks Kiosk and ordered the Veranda Blend. This one gets an It'll Do Rating.

Rating: Good, It'll Do, Bad
- Brand Name: Starbucks Veranda Blend
- Where Purchased: Starbucks Kiosk
- Blend: Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast
- Flavored: Yes / No
- Taste if Flavored: NA
- Price: $2.00

- Brewed: Just Brewed, Brewed Earlier but Still Fresh, No Longer Fresh
- Taste: Smooth, After Taste, Bitter
- Other Notes: After taste is what brought the rating down on this one. Have noticed that Starbucks blend comes in smooth at first but soon an after taste follows. Much different than our favorite coffee - Sonic Drive-In's Red Button Roast!



Seattle's Best Coffee - Hazelnut Blend

Bold flavors are the norm with a Seattle's Best Coffee blends. Their Hazelnut does not disappoint. This one get a Good Cup of Coffee Rating.

Rating: Good, It'll Do, Bad
- Brand Name: Seattle's Best Coffee
- Where Purchased: Kroger Super Market
- Blend: Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast
- Flavored: Yes / No
- Taste if Flavored: Hazelnut
- Price: Oops... forgot again to note the price.

- Brewed: Just Brewed, Brewed Earlier but Still Fresh, No Longer Fresh
- Taste: Smooth, After Taste, Bitter
- Other Notes: Smooth taste combined with strong coffee flavor that characterizes Seattle's Best Coffee made for a Good Cup of Coffee!



Quick Trip House Blend

Headed to Oklahoma last weekend. Stopped at a Quick Trip along the route. Had a cup of coffee; went with the House Blend. Gave it an "It'll Do Rating".

Rating: Good, It'll Do, Bad
- Brand Name: Quick Trip House Blend
- Where Purchased: Quick Trip, Mckinney, Texas
- Blend: Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast
- Flavored: Yes / No
- Taste if Flavored: NA
- Price: $1.89

- Brewed: Just Brewed, Brewed Earlier but Still Fresh, No Longer Fresh
- Taste: Smooth, After Taste, Bitter
- Other Notes: Have found Quick Trip's coffee like 7-11's coffee is a hit or miss risk that depends on how long a pot has sat on the burner. In this case, this one was brewed earlier, remained fresh but a slight after taste brought the rating down.



Local Donut Shop House Coffee and an Apple Fritter

Hit the road last week. Stopped at the local Donut Shop for Coffee and an Apple Fritter. This combo always comes in with a Good Cup of Coffee Rating!


Rating: Good, It'll Do, Bad
- Brand Name: House Coffee - No Brand
- Where Purchased: Local Donut Shop
- Blend: Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast
- Flavored: Yes / No
- Taste if Flavored: NA
- Price: $1.79

- Brewed: Just Brewed, Brewed Earlier but Still Fresh, No Longer Fresh
- Taste: Smooth, After Taste, Bitter
- Other Notes: Gotta have the Apple Fritter when you order the coffee. Fritters are tasty with the right amount of crunch!



Yuban Traditional Roast

This one get's an It'll Do Rating. 2012 it earned a Good Rating. 2014 it dropped to an It'll Do Rating. Looks like this round, it stays as an It'll Do Rating.

Rating: Good, It'll Do, Bad
- Brand Name: Yuban
- Where Purchased: Neighborhood Walmart
- Blend: Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast
- Flavored: Yes / No
- Taste if Flavored: NA
- Price: Forgot to note this round.

- Brewed: Just Brewed, Brewed Earlier but Still Fresh, No Longer Fresh
- Taste: Smooth, After Taste, Bitter
- Other Notes: Slight after taste despite being brewed recently kept this one from being rated higher.



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