I have recently decided to cut back on my sugar consumption,,
so, the sugar had to go out of the occasional coffee that I drink,,
In the past, I drank black coffee in the Navy (1970's) and I drank it black, no "additives" ,, and I really liked it!!
Well, after deleting the sugar,, (no milk, cream or anything else,,) I found that I hated coffee,,
Over the past couple weeks, I have purchased over a half dozen 12 ounce bags of various coffee's,
I hated ALL of them,,
I tried no less than 5 different brewing techniques,, everything was a failure,,,
Well, two days ago, I decided to try one more,,
it is Breakfast Blend from New England Coffee Company,, from Walmart,,
The coffee was perfect on the first attempt!!
Then, I noticed,, the coffee grounds did not "smell"
I quickly checked the scent of the other coffee bags,, yep, they all had a strong essential oil scent,,
The smell is so strong, it is overwhelming,,,
So, I think I found MY issue,
the different coffee brands are trying to differentiate themselves with essential oil or some other additive that changes the coffee.
I was not bothered by the scent, as long as I covered it with sugar,, etc,,,
Are you a black coffee drinker? Does this scent in some coffee bother you??
I am glad I found a "plain" coffee,,,