The Worst Cup of Coffee

October 30, 2005

Over on CoffeeGeek, they’re discussing “the worst cup of coffee you ever drank.”

It’s hard for me to pin down a specific worst, although I can describe it (yeesh — I can still taste it) — it was a nasty pot of some flavorless supermarket or institutional coffee, left to cook on a burner until it was burnt and rancid. Unfortunately, I’ve been served this drek enough times over the years, everywhere from greasy spoon diners to fine restaurants that no specific incident stands out…

Not to pick on Starbucks unnecessarily, but I’ve also been served some of their drip brews that stand a very close second; they may have been (reasonably) freshly prepared, but the over-roasted and stale nature of the beans imparted a nasty “chemical” taste to the cup.

What’s the worst cup of coffee YOU’VE ever drank?

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3 Responses to “The Worst Cup of Coffee”

  1. Corwin on October 31st, 2005 6:05 pm

    I drank some coffee with mold floating on the top, once. I didn’t notice the mold until after I drank half the cup. It was pretty bad.

  2. Chuck Lawson on November 8th, 2005 12:30 pm

    My youngest — he’ll drink coffee with mold, but he won’t drink my coffee. Go figure.

  3. mike ruthven on March 29th, 2011 4:38 pm

    What is the name of the mold thaat grows on coffee?

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