I love coffee! I also really like beer and brew my own. It took a long time to tell the difference between a good beer and a bad beer, personal preference of course. It's taken me about the same amount of time to train my pallet for coffee. I still don't have wine down and a cheap bottle of Cab tastes great to me.
As for coffee I'll drink any of it for the most part but I really enjoy a good cup. I grew up and work in the lumber/building industry so to me a cheap cup of hot coffee has a special place in my heart, even the bad stuff. When it's all you have to keep you warm in a 38 degree rainy day in January in Seattle ... you'll take it.
I've been wanting to pick up a burr grinder but haven't yet. We have a small local place that I love to buy my beans from. They ship anywhere and promise to ship it within 48 hours of being roasted. I highly recommend you give them a shot. (My dad actually built the place for them, I sold him most of the lumber)
Overall I think Starbucks is all bitter. My wife works there and they give their employees free coffee weekly so I drink a lot of it. It's over rated but not bad for mass production.
I like the Aeropress or the french press we have at work. If you get the temperature of the water right both of those make a great cup of coffee.
Here's Camano Islands coffee brewing guide: http://www.camanoislandcoffee.com/co...brewing-guide/