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The Best Tasting Coffee Brands According to Consumer Reports

Shortly after I wrote the article on the top 10 coffee brands, an online friend convinced me to write this one. It’s a condensed version of what she wrote. Her website is now long gone.

Unlike the top 10 coffee brands by sales, these are lists of the best tasting coffee. Like the list in the other article, these lists haven’t been updated since 2010.

The Best Tasting 10 Caffeinated Coffee Brands with a “Good” Rating

1. Starbucks House Blend – $11.37 per pound, 26 cents per cup
2. Green Mountain Signature Nantucket Blend – $11.21 per pound, 23 cents per cup
3. Dunkin’ Donuts Dark Roast – $11.39 per pound, 28 cents per cup
4. Allegro Blend Light Roast (Whole Foods) – $13.32 per pound, 32 cents per cup
5. Archer Farms Breakfast Blend (Target) – $8.56 per pound, 29 cents per cup
6. Kickapoo Organic Driftless Morning – $13.32 per pound, 32 cents per cup
7. Peet’s House Blend – $12.91 per pound, 30 cents per cup
8. Sam’s Choice House Blend Medium Roast (Walmart) – $8.00 per pound, 18 cents per cup
9. Eight O’Clock Original – $7.35 per pound, 16 cents per cup
10. Melitta Classic Blend Medium Roast – $7.08 per pound, 11 cents per cup

The Best Tasting Top 10 Caffeinated Coffee Brands with a “Fair” Rating

1. Caribou Daybreak Morning Blend – $11.52 per lb, 42 cents per cup
2. New England Breakfast Blend – $7.12 per lb, 11 cents per cup
3. Folgers Gourmet Selections Morning Café – $8.29 per lb, 9 cents per cup
4. Chock full o’ Nuts Original – $4.75 per lb, 12 cents per cup
5. Maxwell Breakfast Blend Mild – $5.00 per lb, 4 cents per cup
6. Folgers Breakfast Blend Mild – $5.39 per lb, 6 cents per cup
7. Bucks County Breakfast Blend – $11.95 per lb, 44 cents per cup
8. Maxwell House Original Roast Medium – $4.94 per lb, 5 cents per cup
9. Maxwell House Master Blend Mild – $4.72 per lb, 4 cents per cup
10. Folgers Classic Roast Medium – $5.69 per lb, 5 cents per cup

The Best Tasting Decaffeinated Coffee Brands with a “Good” Rating

1. Allegro Organic Decaf Blend Medium Dark (Whole Foods) – $18.65 per lb, 42 cents per cup
2. Starbucks Decaf House Blend – $12.36 per lb, 28 cents per cup
3. Peet’s Decaf House Blend – $12.80 per lb, 29 cents per cup
4. Caribou Daybreak Morning Blend Decaf – $13.99 per lb, 46 cents per cup
5. Archer Farms Breakfast Blend Decaffeinated (Target) – $9.05 per lb, 34 cents per cup
6. Seattle’s Best Blend Decaf Light Roast – $9.59 per lb, 15 cents per cup
7. Kickapoo Organic Decaf Breakfast Blend – $14.65 per lb, 32 cents per cup
8. Sam’s Choice Organic Blend Decaffeinated – $8.00 per lb, 18 cents per cup
9. Bucks County Decaf Breakfast Blend – $11.70 per lb, 42 cents per cup

The Best Tasting Decaffeinated Coffee Brands with a “Fair” Rating

I have no prices on these:

1. Maxwell House Decaf Original Roast Medium
2. Eight O’Clock Decaffeinated Original
3. Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkin’ Decaf
4. Folgers Classic Decaf Medium coffees

I honestly don’t agree with the taste testers of Consumer Reports. Taste is something as individual as fingerprints. What you like and what I like may be complete opposites.


April 28, 2018
Coffee

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