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(Time)   New survey finds the top selling U.S. brand of coffee is Folgers. Maxwell House disagrees with the study, says the findings could be grounds for a lawsuit   (newsfeed.time.com) divider line 54
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2013-08-24 09:47:22 AM  
Wakka wakka, Subby.
 
2013-08-24 10:07:39 AM  
Duh. When I make coffee at home, before work, I want something that tastes good, is quick, and I can dump into the old mister coffee with out having to pull out some special super duper extra slow assed coffee thingy hand made and imported from farkitstan.

I just want my coffee hot, decaffeinate, and not tasting like a french woman's armpit, something Starbucks can't quite seem to understand. Then again I also don't add 900 calories of shiat to my coffee, a little cream or milk and I'm good to go, black if I'm in a hurry.
 
2013-08-24 10:10:00 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: Duh. When I make coffee at home, before work, I want something that tastes good, is quick, and I can dump into the old mister coffee with out having to pull out some special super duper extra slow assed coffee thingy hand made and imported from farkitstan.

I just want my coffee hot, decaffeinate, and not tasting like a french woman's armpit, something Starbucks can't quite seem to understand. Then again I also don't add 900 calories of shiat to my coffee, a little cream or milk and I'm good to go, black if I'm in a hurry.


Decaf?  Avoid DD.  Tastes like it went through a gym suck then some fresh cut grass.  Trader Joe's makes some nice decaf brands.

/likes SBUX decaf, but they usually only have the really dark roast
 
2013-08-24 10:11:59 AM  

fatalvenom: Wakka wakka, Subby.



Yeah, some days I wish 40below would come out of retirement. Fark headlines used to be a little more inspired back in the day.
 
2013-08-24 10:19:22 AM  
Meh. If I'm going for the big can of coffee (because I can't afford to drink Kona all of the time) I prefer Yuban over Folgers or Maxwell House. Made the mistake of buying Great Value once, because I wanted a metal can to make into a grill starter. I think I brewed about 4 pots of that swill before throwing the rest of it into the composter.
 
2013-08-24 10:26:58 AM  
I buy Folgers when I buy coffee because other than the store brand, it tends to be cheaper.  I'm hesitant on buying the store brand for coffee because I don't know how good it tastes although many store brands are comparable to national and regional brands.
 
2013-08-24 10:51:30 AM  
If you are at all serious about coffee, you need to google "home coffee roasting" and get on with it.
 
2013-08-24 10:54:22 AM  
I'm on my 4th mug of "Community Dark Roast" while reading this.
 
2013-08-24 10:55:40 AM  
Sounds like trouble is brewing
 
2013-08-24 11:01:10 AM  
1. Grind beans.
2. Fill kettle with hot water.  Turn on.
3. Put coffee grounds in french press.
4. Add hot water and stir.
5. Wait five minutes.

Six minutes, tops.  Five spent waiting.  What's so hard about this?

/Fark you Mr. Coffee.  You are what's wrong with America.
 
2013-08-24 11:05:40 AM  
I buy Folgers on a good deal or Aldi store-brand for the office drip machine.  Which is where I get 90% of my caffeination from.  Is there far better?  Sure, but nobody is going to spring for that for a shared pot.
 
2013-08-24 11:06:49 AM  
I don't need you to tell me how farking good my coffee is, okay? I'm the one who buys it. I know how good it is. When Bonnie goes shopping she buys shiat. I buy the gourmet expensive stuff because when I drink it I want to taste it.
 
2013-08-24 11:06:49 AM  
I'm using a Keurig lately and I'm sold on it. Getting my cup of coffee in 10 seconds with no farking around with filters and loose grounds is a huge time saver.
 
2013-08-24 11:08:11 AM  
As for Folgers, my wife bought a can of that from Costco because it was more expensive than the Kirkland brand can. Expensive = better, she thought.

We threw that shiat out after the first pot. Terrible, terrible coffee.
 
2013-08-24 11:12:37 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: Duh. When I make coffee at home, before work, I want something that tastes good, is quick, and I can dump into the old mister coffee with out having to pull out some special super duper extra slow assed coffee thingy hand made and imported from farkitstan.

I just want my coffee hot, decaffeinate, and not tasting like a french woman's armpit, something Starbucks can't quite seem to understand. Then again I also don't add 900 calories of shiat to my coffee, a little cream or milk and I'm good to go, black if I'm in a hurry.


www.durangojoes.com


When I worked in a coffee shop, the code for decaf was "why bother", as in: "One 20oz why bother, triple cream, triple sugar."
 
2013-08-24 11:15:06 AM  
I buy a lot more Folgers after I started going to Costco and gave up on being a snob.
 
2013-08-24 11:19:24 AM  

Wireless Joe: Slaves2Darkness: Duh. When I make coffee at home, before work, I want something that tastes good, is quick, and I can dump into the old mister coffee with out having to pull out some special super duper extra slow assed coffee thingy hand made and imported from farkitstan.

I just want my coffee hot, decaffeinate, and not tasting like a french woman's armpit, something Starbucks can't quite seem to understand. Then again I also don't add 900 calories of shiat to my coffee, a little cream or milk and I'm good to go, black if I'm in a hurry.

[www.durangojoes.com image 272x300]

When I worked in a coffee shop, the code for decaf was "why bother", as in: "One 20oz why bother, triple cream, triple sugar."


I used to drink a lot of coffee (and soda and booze and...) and wound up with a rather nasty heart condition.  Still like coffee, but I've been pretty much caffeine-free for about 6 years with no recurrences of the problem.
 
2013-08-24 11:30:21 AM  

buzzcut73: Meh. If I'm going for the big can of coffee (because I can't afford to drink Kona all of the time) I prefer Yuban over Folgers or Maxwell House. Made the mistake of buying Great Value once, because I wanted a metal can to make into a grill starter. I think I brewed about 4 pots of that swill before throwing the rest of it into the composter.


I agree! I'm currently drinking the Yuban brand now. It's inexpensive, tasty and I can buy a whole pound- instead of the 11 oz bags. Plus I can reuse those big plastic tubs it comes in. I've only ever tried the dark roast Yuban stuff, but I really like it. much better than Folgers or Maxwell house in my opinion.
 
2013-08-24 11:35:03 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm using a Keurig lately and I'm sold on it. Getting my cup of coffee in 10 seconds with no farking around with filters and loose grounds is a huge time saver.


The boyfriend just bought one. I'm not a coffee drinker, so I was initially wary about the price, but even I will admit that it cuts out time in our morning routine. I also love that I'm not finding damp coffee grounds on the floor next to the trash can.
 
2013-08-24 11:36:17 AM  
maxwell house columbian in the mr coffee, black no shiat added
 
2013-08-24 12:02:31 PM  
I've had Jamaican Blue Mountain.

Folgers tastes like Jamaican Blue Mountain but for 1% of the price.
 
2013-08-24 12:10:04 PM  
folgers really isn't that bad as a cheap coffee.  Usually drink Peet's when I get in a coffee mood.
 
2013-08-24 12:25:26 PM  
i2.listal.com

Knows a thing or two about good coffee.
 
2013-08-24 01:14:44 PM  

divx88: folgers really isn't that bad as a cheap coffee.  Usually drink Peet's when I get in a coffee mood.


Exactly, it's the coors of the coffee world.  It's nobody's favorite but everybody will drink it.
 
2013-08-24 01:43:19 PM  
Maxwell House is nasty. At least Folgers is, while not great, drinkable without objection. Something wasn't great about the Yuban when I tried it, but I didn't try the dark roast. On the list...
 
2013-08-24 01:57:12 PM  
Jim never has a second cup of coffee at home...

Wireless Joe: When I worked in a coffee shop, the code for decaf was "why bother", as in: "One 20oz why bother, triple cream, triple sugar."


When I was down in Australia, I wanted to get some decaf at a coffee shop. So I ask the guy I was working with "what do you call decaf down here?" (the Aussies are crazy about coffee and use all these strange (to me at least) names for various coffee drinks). He looks at me and goes "Why f*cking bother?"

Your opinion is not uncommon.
 
2013-08-24 01:58:42 PM  
My emergency goto has always been Cafe Bustelo. Maybe it's a sentimental thing.
 
2013-08-24 02:14:33 PM  
I buy the cheap stuff for myself. I drink so much coffee now that buying the expensive stuff would put me in the pour house. I do keep a select variety of the good stuff for when I have ladies over. Can't exactly bust out the jumbo tub of caffeinated sawdust in a situation like that.
 
2013-08-24 03:22:59 PM  
We have been drinking Yuban lately. It's pretty good.
 
2013-08-24 03:28:20 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: My emergency goto has always been Cafe Bustelo. Maybe it's a sentimental thing.


Cafe Bustelo and Folgers are both brands of Smuckers inc.
 
2013-08-24 03:39:50 PM  
I try to avoid anything in crystal form, so those jumbo cans of insecticide laden "coffee" are not going in my body.....Trader Joe's, Dillano's, Johnson Brothers, and Intelligentsia are my caffeine delivery sources of choice.
 
2013-08-24 03:49:41 PM  

kingflower: I try to avoid anything in crystal form, so those jumbo cans of insecticide laden "coffee" are not going in my body.....Trader Joe's, Dillano's, Johnson Brothers, and Intelligentsia are my caffeine delivery sources of choice.


i believe you are referring to an instant product like sanka, now that is some gawdawful shiat
 
2013-08-24 04:40:49 PM  
To be honest, I've always preferred Folgers over Starbucks. Starbucks coffee tastes like it was made from shavings shaken out of some grade school's pencil sharpener.
 
2013-08-24 04:47:25 PM  

TV's Vinnie: To be honest, I've always preferred Folgers over Starbucks. Starbucks coffee tastes like it was made from shavings shaken out of some grade school's pencil sharpener.


Starbucks tastes like the carafe that's been sitting on the hot plate in the shop all day long.
 
2013-08-24 05:34:49 PM  

PainInTheASP: Six minutes, tops.  Five spent waiting.  What's so hard about this?


1. Open hopper lid
2. Select desired coffee pod
3. Place pod in hopper
4. Close hopper
5. Select "Brew"
6. If you can do the above in less than 10 seconds, place mug under spout before brewing occurs
7. 20 seconds later, enjoy coffee

No cleaning, grinding, washing, measuring.  Yes I am a lazy sack of shiat.
 
2013-08-24 05:41:24 PM  

Giltric: TV's Vinnie: To be honest, I've always preferred Folgers over Starbucks. Starbucks coffee tastes like it was made from shavings shaken out of some grade school's pencil sharpener.

Starbucks tastes like the carafe that's been sitting on the hot plate in the shop all day long.


Agree on Starbucks coffee tasting like bitter, burnt bilgewater and always wondered why they couldn't get that stuff right when any bakery/bagels store manages to brew decent pots for their customers. Figure it must be to push patrons towards purchasing the more expensive (sugar-laden) specialty drinks.
 
2013-08-24 07:43:57 PM  

haywatchthis: i believe you are referring to an instant product like sanka, now that is some gawdawful shiat


I like instant Folgers. As a drink, not coffee.

Coffee is much, much better, But if I'm camping or stuck in some ridiculous small town motel room, instant Folgers is OK.
 
2013-08-24 08:55:18 PM  
I always thought Folger's was meh at best.  It's probably the most popular because it's served in most cube farms.  I usually have Maxwell House at home but just recently treated myself to 8 O'clock.  Any opinions on Chock Full O Nuts?  I might try that next time.  Most of my coffee drinking however is done from the gas station.  God bless you Speedway barista!
 
2013-08-24 09:30:14 PM  
They need surveys to figure out the top-selling coffee?
There's no sales figures?

//DNRTFA
 
2013-08-24 09:51:23 PM  
I truly pity people who drink either of those "coffees" or even Starbucks. Please, for the love of god, buy a bag of Blue Bottle or Stumptown. Coffee is capable of tasting so much better.
 
2013-08-24 10:44:22 PM  
Trader Joes Kona Blend
 
2013-08-25 12:08:45 AM  

NoblePatrick: I always thought Folger's was meh at best.  It's probably the most popular because it's served in most cube farms.  I usually have Maxwell House at home but just recently treated myself to 8 O'clock.  Any opinions on Chock Full O Nuts?  I might try that next time.  Most of my coffee drinking however is done from the gas station.  God bless you Speedway barista!


Chock full of nuts (or the preferred nonmenclature, cock full of nuts) its a really good coffee and despite my love for millstone and dunkin, if columbian CFN is on sale then I am all about it.  That is a really good cup of coffee.
 
2013-08-25 12:18:36 AM  
Have a friend who goes on and on about his outrageously priced gourmet coffee, ground fresh and made with a french press. He then proceeds to dump several spoons full of sugar into it and pour the cream till it's almost white in color. Believe what you want, but you could be drinking sewer water and not notice with that much crap in it.
 
2013-08-25 12:30:13 AM  
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/nothing is obscure on Fark
 
2013-08-25 12:42:30 AM  
I'm a Dapper Dan Folgers Man!

But seriously, Folgers has been around in my life ever since I was a kid. My parent's liked the instant stuff (I can take it or leave it myself but if the water is microwaved it gets this weird foam thing going on so I don't buy it). I do get the grounds and one thing that's true with it, like any pre-ground coffee, is that as soon as you open it it starts to lose its flavor and aroma. You can get by this for the most part by buying the smaller containers of it but that kinda defeats the idea of inexpensive coffee.
 
2013-08-25 01:05:56 AM  

autark: Giltric: TV's Vinnie: To be honest, I've always preferred Folgers over Starbucks. Starbucks coffee tastes like it was made from shavings shaken out of some grade school's pencil sharpener.

Starbucks tastes like the carafe that's been sitting on the hot plate in the shop all day long.

Agree on Starbucks coffee tasting like bitter, burnt bilgewater and always wondered why they couldn't get that stuff right when any bakery/bagels store manages to brew decent pots for their customers. Figure it must be to push patrons towards purchasing the more expensive (sugar-laden) specialty drinks.


Lately I've been trying out the various beans sold at the local supermarket, and earlier this year I got a 12oz bag of Starbucks Colombia beans. This will not be a repeat purchase. Although they consider it a medium roast, the beans were darker than a French roast from most other brands I've tried. The roast was uneven, too - some of the beans were completely burned in places, and a few were still partially brown (the color one would expect from a medium roast).

One of these days, I might try one of their light roasts that they started doing a few years ago. Based on my past experience, I'd expect them to be the equivalent of anyone else's medium roast.
 
2013-08-25 01:15:33 AM  
You want more coffee flavor, grind it finer
Food Lion close-out 10oz. vacuum-packed bricks of expresso grind $1.99. I been driving a 25 mile diameter buying all I can, that is some good azzshiat through a Mr.Coffee and keeps during hurricane season
 
2013-08-25 02:07:57 AM  
Geez compared to y'all I must be a coffee snob. My favorite is La Madeline's French Roast but I buy that every other pound. In between that one I usually purchase a bulk variety from my local Central Market or Tom Thumb. I love Ethiopian blends or any dark roast non-flavored coffee.

But I cannot STAND Folgers. Only if it's the only source of coffee in a desperate desire for caffeine will I drink that yucky stuff.

But I also only drink 1-2 cups of coffee 3-5 days a week. It depends on my mood. I don't drink the stuff for the caffeine.
 
2013-08-25 02:14:21 AM  

Krieghund: [d3gtl9l2a4fn1j.cloudfront.net image 850x478]

/nothing is obscure on Fark


Get enough people together in one place and one or two are bound to know what you're referring to, that doesn't mean it's not obscure.
 
2013-08-25 03:02:27 AM  
Those of you who are impatient should look into a stove top percolator.  Takes the amount of time that a small volume of water needs to boil, and then you just pour and add water/milk.
 
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