DetCoffeeCode – Show and Tell @ Barnes and Noble – December 14, 2013

logoAs a member and leader of a handful of Detroit tech groups I can say that the community is second to none. If you’re interested in anything tech related there is surely an event every day of the week to attend.

DetCoffeeCode is one of those  groups, free to attend, and offers a great place to learn and network. Their next meeting is real close to home, right on Wayne State’s campus at Barnes and Noble.

DetCoffeeCode – Show and Tell

The afternoon will start with a networking session. Later, people will be able to show and tell their projects for 2014 to the group. If you don’t have a completed project then cool, show us what you have so far and we’ll help you out. Follow the Meetup event or @detcoffeecode for the updates!


Saturday, December 14, 2013
1:00 PM to 


Barnes and Noble
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202,

Coffee Wars – The results are in!

Coffee WarsHave you ever had interoffice debates to what coffee tastes the best?  Well, we do and we finally decided to hold an office blind coffee taste testing and find out, which coffee is the best!

We wanted to get a blend of both popular “home brews” and retail chain coffees to see which actually tasted better.  We had everything from Starbucks coffee all the way to the basic canned coffee like Maxwell House.

Here were the specifics of the tasting:
We decided to taste-test it black, to keep a consistency across all the coffees.  Each taste cup was 1 oz and there was a total of 11 coffees being represented. We rated each coffee on a 1-10 rating scale and left a quick description of each coffee’s flavor. After it was all said and done, we were very surprised with the results. For you Dunkin Donuts fans, you might want to hide your eyes.

Rank 1 – Kirkland – Overall 87 – Average 6.21
Rank 2 – Panera – Overall 77 – Average 5.50
Rank 3 – Biggby – Overall 70 – Average 5
Rank 4 – Gevalia – Overall 68 – Average 4.86
Rank 5 – Folgers – Overall 65 – Average 4.64
Rank 6 – Caribou – Overall 63 – Average 4.50
Rank 7 – Starbucks – Overall 60 – Average 4.29
Rank 8 – Guatemala – Overall 53 – Average 3.79
Rank 9 – Einstein – Overall 52 – Average 3.71
Rank 10 – Maxwell – Overall 49 – Average 3.50
Rank 11 – Dunkin – Overall 40 – Average 2.86

Costco’s Kirkland ground coffee came in as the commanding champ, with Panera and Biggby following close behind. Next time your at the market you might think twice about buying that expensive, popular coffee!! Let us know your favorite coffee in the comments below and maybe there will be a second tasting in the near future.