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What's the worst coffee worldwide?

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I see ads for home-duty espresso machines for under $200, and some under $100, even. The reviews are not entirely negative. Some do a passable job, it’s said.

They look decidedly light-duty — plastic bodies, thinnish metal components. I wouldn’t expect them to last more than a year or two in regular use (a couple times or more per day on average, say).

For those less than obsessive about their coffee (I’d never go the lengths some do), I’d think these low-end machines would prove more than adequate.
 

Aloysius

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Admittedly I haven’t read all of the pages so far but from the first post it’s pretty clear that OP is misdiagnosing his coffee problems…

To use an analogy from other parts of the site, it is a bit like saying “I don’t like two-button jackets because my jacket is too warm”. There are far more important factors being ignored.
 
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Admittedly I haven’t read all of the pages so far but from the first post it’s pretty clear that OP is misdiagnosing his coffee problems…

To use an analogy from other parts of the site, it is a bit like saying “I don’t like two-button jackets because my jacket is too warm”. There are far more important factors being ignored.

No problems actually. Having nice cone mill grinder, now.
 

Fifty150

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A pound generic coffee, the store brand, is almost double what a gallon of gas cost.

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@Turnip
Ever tried them?
Don't listen to what some folks may say. THIS is tasty "soft" coffee, believe me!

I freakin' love them, that 's my shit! Well balanced, maybe call it "chocolaty". AND very low on caffeine, if you like that!
And all of the three bags were equal tasting.

But avoid "gut&günstig" and "ja!". Totally different, I tell you. I would say "burned". Bah...
 

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That's a better price than what I'm paying.

Some months ago, when I started self grinding, they even were on 7,99 EUR, the sack!

We got cheaper basic line around the storebrands, here, called "Gustoso", now priced 7,99 EUR, Arabica-Robusta mix, but I would never buy this. This is only for the "impact drinkers".
 

Fifty150

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I grew up drinking coffee. Not fancy coffee. Or at least I don't think it's anything fancy. In my neighborhood, there was more than 1 coffee roaster. Same way there's more than 1 butcher, produce store, sandwich shop, etc. We just bought coffee from the closest coffee roaster. I think that to this day, it's the smell of coffee that excites my senses. Not the taste. I can drink coffee from 7-Eleven in the middle of the night. I don't care. What I really enjoy is the aroma. Which, I guess, makes me a little less than sophisticated.
 

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