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Recently, I have developed a taste for pike roast flavor of Starbucks. I was wondering if I can make coffee with the same taste in my home? What would be the coffee bean and an appropriate coffee maker for that?

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Definitely belongs to Cooking SE. –  sharptooth Jun 7 '13 at 9:49

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The simplest answer is: buy the Pike coffee blend from Starbucks, they sell their beans.

Brew it at home with any method you prefer. The coffee maker you use is a matter of preference. Starbucks themselves use a large drip pot, which is the most common home type.

If you want to avoid using Starbucks beans, from the description of the roast (I haven't tasted it in quite a while, and it didn't make an impression), it sounds like a mountain grown coffee, something like Kenyan would be a good choice. Since they describe it as low acidity, I am guessing that it might be somewhat less over-roasted than Starbucks coffee usually is, so I would suggest a Full City Roast, or perhaps a Vienna roast.

Its certainly a blend, so no single bean will replicate it. I would suggest finding a blend from a reputable coffee roaster that you like, or simply buying the Pike blend from Starbucks.

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