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grapelape
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Posted Wed Apr 14, 2004, 6:52am
Subject: Brim Coffee
 

Remember that awful Brim coffee?  There was something about it not really being made from coffee beans.  Does anyone know what it was made of?
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Posted Wed Apr 14, 2004, 6:58am
Subject: Re: Brim Coffee
 

Didn't the advertisement say that it was low acid, or was that the line for "Kava", another brand which (I believe) is lost in the mists of time? "Fill it to the rim...with Brim"

Steve
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Posted Wed Apr 14, 2004, 7:43am
Subject: Re: Brim Coffee
 

Perhaps we can start a series of commentaries about truly awful coffee, both past and present.  I am currently rueing the purchase of two pounds of "Pride of Arabia" coffee from Loblaws (Canadian geeks should be well familiar with this brand).  It says 100% Arabica beans, and would appear to be roasted not that long ago, but it is close to the worst coffee I have ever had.  I have tried espresso, drip, and french press, but there is NO FLAVOUR to this "coffee" whatsoever.  The beans could have been made from play-dough and I would get more coffee flavour from them .  It makes simply a hot, brown liquid that leaves me longing for a Folger's!  It reminds me of my favourite "Archie" coffee joke:

Reggie: "Ecch!! This coffee tastes like mud!"

Jughead: "Funny, it was just ground this morning".  

(Get it?  "ground"?  As in "dirt"; "earth"; "soil"?).  That Jughead cracks me up!
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Posted Fri Apr 16, 2004, 3:25pm
Subject: Re: Brim Coffee
 

Sanka anyone?

How about a Folgers coffee single. mmmmmmm!

My wife had the unfortunate luck to be admitted to the hospital for a 6 week stay. This was before I started in the coffee business. The machine in the vending room had this freeze dried crap that was pretty darn good. I looked forward to it nightly. At least it was better than the Folgers singles if I remember correctly.



Doctor, every time I drink coffee I get a sharp pain in my eye. Try removing the spoon from the cup. (Bazooka Joe, circa 1965)
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Posted Fri Apr 16, 2004, 10:57pm
Subject: Re: Brim Coffee
 

You might be thinking of chicory. It's a common extender in canned coffee. You can get away with a little but greed sets in and things get really bad.

Do you remember Brim pods? They were just like espresso pods only about the size of a jelly donut. One of the early efforts to sell convenience at a hefty profit. Didn't work then but they've gotten better at it.

My contribution for the worst was a coffee service product we once had at work. It was a thick liquid made by brewing coffee and then boiling it down to remove most of the water. It came in a poly bladder inside a cardboard box. The dispensing machine re-diluted it with hot water into your cup. It  tasted like something that had been on the hot plate overnight.
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