if you find Starbucks coffee harsh, here is smooooooth!
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smooth, low-acid, reduced caffeine
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Here's what I wrote to the fellow who runs "howtobrewcoffee.com". I think it applies here as well:
As one who happens to like cold brewed coffee, I can see why you don't. If you like Starbucks coffee generally, and French Roast in particular, you like coffee that is acidic, edgy, and burnt. I don't mean that necessarily as a criticism. The whole idea of cold brewed is for people who like coffee gentle, smooth, and deeply flavored. So for hot methods we don't like Starbucks to begin with, because from our point of view it "over-roasts" the beans. Just a personal preference, but a strong one! ;-)