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Knowing your beans: quality over quantity

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My husband is in charge of our coffee. He grinds the beans and sets our Black and Decker Thermal Carafe coffee pot every night to begin brewing at 5 a.m. The thermal carafe is necessary since I drink coffee throughout the morning and really hate when it gets cold. We buy beans from Starbucks—the Italian roast, I think, because my husband likes bold coffee. (At least, I think bold is a term that can be used to describe it.) Sometimes we switch to the French roast, and he watches me take the first sip, eager to see if I notice the difference. I never do. Clearly, my palate needs training. And now might be a good time for me to…

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