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Date: 04 Nov 2006 10:26:24
From: FERRANTE
Subject: Best canned (store) coffee?
For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?

Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
best.

k




 
Date: 09 Nov 2006 07:49:04
From: John S.
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
Yes, I know. The can that looks like a one pounder is decidedly
lighter now. I don't know whether they shrunk the can some and covered
the downsizing with artwork or whether the contents were somehow
expanded to take up more room.

Periodic price increases that are hidden by downweighing borders on the
deceptive. At some point the gradually shrinking standard size
container will be supplemented by a larger family or supersize and the
process will begin again. I may be somewhat unusual in that I actually
pay attention to the unit price information available in grocery stores
and shop accordingly.

keting shenanigans like that make a real pound of coffee from a
favorite specialty roaster look like an even better deal.

Jack Denver wrote:
> Of course they are labeled as to net weight as required by law. Many years
> ago a standard can of coffee contained one lb. (just as a standard container
> of milk still contains some multiple of a quart). At some point when the
> price of coffee jumped (in the 70's I think) they started shorting the cans
> ...14, 13, 12, 11 oz. I don't think they made the cans any smaller, just
> filled them less. They hoped that consumers wouldn't notice, as long as
> their can of Folgers still costs $2.99, who reads the fine print as to the
> weight?
>
> This goes on with other products. In the last year, I noticed Dannon
> yogurts went from 8 oz. to 6 (at no decrease in price) and a "half-gallon"
> of ice cream is now 56 oz (again with no corresponding cut price).
>
> My favorite are paper goods - the standard size roll of paper towels or
> toilet paper got smaller and smaller, until they introduced the "double
> roll" which was the same size as a "single roll" had been once upon a time
> (but now at twice the price).
>
> If they shrink the can of coffee down to 8 oz., they can then introduce the
> "double can", which will be a lb. again.
>
>
>
>
>
> "John S." <hjsjms@cs.com> wrote in message
> news:1162992780.826712.52600@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > Jack Denver wrote:
> >> "Alan Truism" <alan.truism@yahoo.com> wrote in message >> >
> >> >> There's no accounting for taste, but this stuff tastes like rubber
> >> >> tires
> >> >> due
> >> >> to the high robusta content. If you make it in a moka pot and add lots
> >> >> and
> >> >> lots of sugar you might not notice as much.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> > Perhaps.
> >> >
> >> > I haven't touched the stuff in 15 years so my memory may be unreliable.
> >> >
> >>
> >> As time has gone on , the cheap canned coffees have become more and more
> >> robusta filled (and a " one pound" can of coffee no longer weighs 16
> >> oz.).
> >
> > A pound can of coffee no longer weighs 16 ounces???
> >



 
Date: 08 Nov 2006 05:33:00
From: John S.
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?

Jack Denver wrote:
> "Alan Truism" <alan.truism@yahoo.com> wrote in message >> >
> >> There's no accounting for taste, but this stuff tastes like rubber tires
> >> due
> >> to the high robusta content. If you make it in a moka pot and add lots
> >> and
> >> lots of sugar you might not notice as much.
> >>
> >>
> > Perhaps.
> >
> > I haven't touched the stuff in 15 years so my memory may be unreliable.
> >
>
> As time has gone on , the cheap canned coffees have become more and more
> robusta filled (and a " one pound" can of coffee no longer weighs 16 oz.).

A pound can of coffee no longer weighs 16 ounces???



  
Date: 08 Nov 2006 19:19:45
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
Of course they are labeled as to net weight as required by law. Many years
ago a standard can of coffee contained one lb. (just as a standard container
of milk still contains some multiple of a quart). At some point when the
price of coffee jumped (in the 70's I think) they started shorting the cans
...14, 13, 12, 11 oz. I don't think they made the cans any smaller, just
filled them less. They hoped that consumers wouldn't notice, as long as
their can of Folgers still costs $2.99, who reads the fine print as to the
weight?

This goes on with other products. In the last year, I noticed Dannon
yogurts went from 8 oz. to 6 (at no decrease in price) and a "half-gallon"
of ice cream is now 56 oz (again with no corresponding cut price).

My favorite are paper goods - the standard size roll of paper towels or
toilet paper got smaller and smaller, until they introduced the "double
roll" which was the same size as a "single roll" had been once upon a time
(but now at twice the price).

If they shrink the can of coffee down to 8 oz., they can then introduce the
"double can", which will be a lb. again.





"John S." <hjsjms@cs.com > wrote in message
news:1162992780.826712.52600@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>
> Jack Denver wrote:
>> "Alan Truism" <alan.truism@yahoo.com> wrote in message >> >
>> >> There's no accounting for taste, but this stuff tastes like rubber
>> >> tires
>> >> due
>> >> to the high robusta content. If you make it in a moka pot and add lots
>> >> and
>> >> lots of sugar you might not notice as much.
>> >>
>> >>
>> > Perhaps.
>> >
>> > I haven't touched the stuff in 15 years so my memory may be unreliable.
>> >
>>
>> As time has gone on , the cheap canned coffees have become more and more
>> robusta filled (and a " one pound" can of coffee no longer weighs 16
>> oz.).
>
> A pound can of coffee no longer weighs 16 ounces???
>




 
Date: 08 Nov 2006 05:31:13
From: John S.
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?

FERRANTE wrote:
> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
> best.
>
> k

If I wasn't willing to pay for overnight delivery from Intelligentsia
there are several good choices that don't involve pre-ground canned
coffee. Most grocery stores sell good quality whole bean coffee,
including starbucks, so I would opt for one of those. Additionally,
almost every strip mall these days has at least one coffee specialty
shop so some good beans would be available there.

But if I was in a location where the only store around sold just canned
ground coffee, I would look for the one on sale. Stores like that
won't have anything more exotic than Yuban, Maxwell House, house brand,
etc., so the choice really doesn't matter. The result will be the same
- drinkable coffee that will provide a nice end to a meal. Or, if I
was finishing up a dinner of gumbo I might try some Luziannne.



 
Date: 06 Nov 2006 17:31:36
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?

Danny wrote:
> Flasherly wrote:
> -snip-
> > Whatever is an assumption if within what it's not neither belies a
> > sense of ironic skepticism...
>
> I give in - does that sentence actually make (grammatical) sense, even
> if not remotely understandable?


Within the construction of beliefs, that what is a belief follows from
such a premise upon which it is not. Things may be many things, at
times not all of potential things, yet within an assumption to remain
from a pragmatic sense one we are likely to utilize if to embody
belief. So far, I've advanced two classes: 1) a belief of many things,
and 2) a belief of, potentially, many more, which should nicely sum up
the point of non-belief, of what essences belief are not to be;-
extensibly, for ironic skepticism then to fit into the sum as a clause
by means to approach disbelief. The website and links to raintree
deforrestation for coffee harvests seemed to me a fair representative
of skepticism in practise.



  
Date: 07 Nov 2006 01:22:04
From: Gary D
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
Seriously, The best superket ground coffee I have ever found is
Wal-t's Great Value 100% Arabica in a vacuum brick (not the can). Had
to buy some ground coffee for when the power goes out (I live in the
mountains and have to deal with morning power outages quite frequently).
It was recommended by a friend so I gave it a shot and it is
surprisingly good, especially for the price. I always keep a brick
handy. Don't laugh until you try it.



   
Date: 07 Nov 2006 16:10:44
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
On Tue, 7 Nov 2006 01:22:04 -0700, lolajoker@webtv.net (Gary D) wrote:

>
>It was recommended by a friend so I gave it a shot and it is
>surprisingly good, especially for the price. I always keep a brick
>handy. Don't laugh until you try it.

There's people who prefer a McDonald's hamburger over fresh ground
sirloin on a fresh roll. IMO, the best coffee is fresh roasted, fresh
ground, and fresh brewed. There's really no reason to drink anything
else, except for the convenience factor.

I had a lady come into my shop today, exclaiming about a single
serving convenience pack of ground coffee that she received in Japan.
She said that one pours hot water over it, and receives a delicious
cup of coffee. I nodded and sold her some fresh roasted, fresh
ground, fresh brewed coffee.





    
Date: 08 Nov 2006 05:28:06
From: Alan Truism
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
Gary D wrote:
> <<<<There's people who prefer a McDonald's hamburger over fresh ground
> sirloin on a fresh roll. IMO, the best coffee is fresh roasted, fresh
> ground, and fresh brewed. There's really no reason to drink anything

Has anyone tried McDonald's coffee lately? It is almost drinkable now.



    
Date: 08 Nov 2006 02:25:35
From: Gary D
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
<<<<There's people who prefer a McDonald's hamburger over fresh ground
sirloin on a fresh roll. IMO, the best coffee is fresh roasted, fresh
ground, and fresh brewed. There's really no reason to drink anything
else, except for the convenience factor.
I had a lady come into my shop today, exclaiming about a single serving
convenience pack of ground coffee that she received in Japan. She said
that one pours hot water over it, and receives a delicious cup of
coffee. I nodded and sold her some fresh roasted, fresh ground, fresh
brewed coffee. >>>>

You didn't read my post! I never said I drink it all the time. Living in
the Colorado mountains we have occational morning power outages which
make it impossible to use a grinder so I like to keep some ready ground
coffee handy for those occations. For pre-ground coffee to be used in a
pinch, the "Great Value 100% Arabica vacuum brick" is the best I have
found.



     
Date: 08 Nov 2006 19:36:28
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 02:25:35 -0700, lolajoker@webtv.net (Gary D) wrote:

><<<<There's people who prefer a McDonald's hamburger over fresh ground
>sirloin on a fresh roll. IMO, the best coffee is fresh roasted, fresh
>ground, and fresh brewed. There's really no reason to drink anything
>else, except for the convenience factor.
>I had a lady come into my shop today, exclaiming about a single serving
>convenience pack of ground coffee that she received in Japan. She said
>that one pours hot water over it, and receives a delicious cup of
>coffee. I nodded and sold her some fresh roasted, fresh ground, fresh
>brewed coffee.>>>>
>
>You didn't read my post! I never said I drink it all the time. Living in
>the Colorado mountains we have occational morning power outages which
>make it impossible to use a grinder so I like to keep some ready ground
>coffee handy for those occations. For pre-ground coffee to be used in a
>pinch, the "Great Value 100% Arabica vacuum brick" is the best I have
>found.

I read and understood your post. I'm offering another opinion: that
there is no best canned coffee; it's all stale and tastes bad to me.

During power outages, I use a manual grinder. They're fairly
inexpensive and pretty good execise. And definitely worth the
inconvenience if seeking the best cup.

Congrats on living in the Colorado mountains. Beautiful country.
I've hiked Grays Peak a few times; one of my favorite day hikes.

North Sullivan




      
Date: 08 Nov 2006 21:35:10
From: Gary D
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
<<<<I read and understood your post. I'm offering another opinion: that
there is no best canned coffee; it's all stale and tastes bad to me.
During power outages, I use a manual grinder. They're fairly inexpensive
and pretty good execise. And definitely worth the inconvenience if
seeking the best cup.
Congrats on living in the Colorado mountains. Beautiful country. I've
hiked Grays Peak a few times; one of my favorite day hikes.
North Sullivan >>>>

I guess we don't have enough power outages for me to consider getting a
manual grinder but enough to keep some pre-ground on hand. And since
it's in a vacuum brick, it seems to taste pretty fresh for pre-ground.
To me, it tastes better than Starbucks superket beans. I've tried the
can version and it is horrible so it must be the vacuum brick that
preserves some freshness. But, as you said, It doesn't compare to fresh
ground, fresh beans. It is just a lot better than Folgers, Yuban,
Maxwell House etc.



     
Date: 09 Nov 2006 00:37:29
From: Alan
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?

"Gary D" wrote
(North Sullivan wrote)
>>There's people who prefer a McDonald's hamburger over fresh ground
>>sirloin on a fresh roll. IMO, the best coffee is fresh roasted, fresh
>>ground, and fresh brewed. There's really no reason to drink anything
>> else, except for the convenience factor.
>> I had a lady come into my shop today, exclaiming about a single serving
>> convenience pack of ground coffee that she received in Japan. She said
>> that one pours hot water over it, and receives a delicious cup of
>> coffee. I nodded and sold her some fresh roasted, fresh ground, fresh
>> brewed coffee.
>
> You didn't read my post! I never said I drink it all the time. Living in
> the Colorado mountains we have occational morning power outages which
> make it impossible to use a grinder so I like to keep some ready ground
> coffee handy for those occations. For pre-ground coffee to be used in a
> pinch, the "Great Value 100% Arabica vacuum brick" is the best I have
> found.

From your use of the exclamation k, I'd say you're pretty indignant about
the poster having failed to grasp your point. I'm afraid, though, that it's
pretty much par for the course.
Remember all those standardized tests we were saddled with in high school?
A cursory look at the "replies" posted here reveals that (conservatively) at
least a third of the posters here were among those who consistently did
poorly on the "Reading Comprehension" unit. Then there's at least another
third who, although fully understanding your point, will choose ignore it in
order to provide a lead-in for their favorite polemic. The remaining third
can often be worth a read . . .




 
Date: 05 Nov 2006 22:20:21
From: Heat + Beans
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
Can't answer for "so many," but here's a guess based on my N of 1: My
controlled, brew-cupping skills lie somewhere between "lame" and
"I-know-what-I-like." Espresso, on the other hand, offers in-your-face
gradations and a learning curve that even this numb-tongue'd Philistine
can ascend in the privacy of his kitchen.

The likelihood of my ever voluntarily subjecting myself to Medglia
D'Oro, Yuban, or Postum is pretty slim. Not only would I have to be
absent an espresso machine (which I happen to be at the moment), but
I'd have to lose my heatgun, my press pot and my mind. I drink
espresso and feel modestly competent to think and speak about it. Not
so with brewed coffee, though I'll admit to having some preferences.

But enough about me. Like you, I'd be interested in others'
speculation about the general dismissiveness among many alties for
brewed coffee.

tin (who is trying to recall if his grandmother drank Postum or
smoked it)






shall wrote:

> Why do so many alties read "coffee" and think "espresso?"
>
> BTW, Medglia D'Oro is American owned and roasted (Florida, actually).
>
> shall



 
Date: 05 Nov 2006 15:33:49
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?

Danny O'Keefe wrote:
> I'm curious if anyone has tried the new Yuban that's wearing the "green
> Rainforest Alliance approved (30% minimum content)" banner. They are
> starting to advertise two blends and are putting money into it. I assume
> it's another case of "greenwash". I'm curious enough to ask but not to buy
> it.

Not so sure about the greenwash of technified/sun* coffee, although did
see a horror story on S.American rubber industry barons and rain
forrest indians.

Yuban, apparently, is Phillip Morris. Wonder if ol' Greenspan's still
as loaded with MO as he was during office and tax disclosure time.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?t=my&s=KFT&l=on&z=m&q=l&c=mo&c=%5EGSPC&c=%5EIXIC&c=%5EDJI

Whatever is an assumption if within what it's not neither belies a
sense of ironic skepticism...

* http://www.coffeehabitat.com/2006/10/yuban_ad_campai.html



  
Date: 06 Nov 2006 16:49:00
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
Flasherly wrote:
-snip-
> Whatever is an assumption if within what it's not neither belies a
> sense of ironic skepticism...

I give in - does that sentence actually make (grammatical) sense, even
if not remotely understandable?

Methinks you are tripping up in your attempts at crucifying our language.


--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



 
Date: 05 Nov 2006 20:54:15
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
FERRANTE wrote:
> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
> best.
>
> k

Assuming you have a grinder (since you mention whole beans), then
either Illy or Lavazza, for espresso. For other brewing methods there
are many, many whole roasted bean choices. I usually go for Columbian
in the Vacpot since I don't roast much and all the coffee in this
house is espresso blend. You can't beat Vacpot for the base of a nice
Irish coffee...

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



  
Date: 06 Nov 2006 01:15:25
From: Alan
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?

"Danny" <danny@nospam.gaggia-espresso.com > wrote in message
news:4r71agFpoq38U1@individual.net...
> FERRANTE wrote:
>> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
>> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
>> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>>
>> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
>> best.
>>
>> k
>
> Assuming you have a grinder (since you mention whole beans), then either
> Illy or Lavazza, for espresso.
[...]

Since you're talking "grocery store", (something on the order of Albertson's
or Safeway, I imagine), I seriously doubt that you'll ever encounter Illy or
Lavazza. However, some of the larger grocery stores (on the West Coast
anyway) carry a pretty widely distributed Italian brand called "Medaglia
D'Oro". Although it can't match fresh-roasted and fresh-ground, it's really
not too bad and is certainly head-and-shoulders above Maxwell House or
Folgers . . . .




   
Date: 06 Nov 2006 01:24:27
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
On Mon, 06 Nov 2006 01:15:25 GMT, "Alan" <in_flagrante@hotmail.com >
wrote:

>
>"Danny" <danny@nospam.gaggia-espresso.com> wrote in message
>news:4r71agFpoq38U1@individual.net...
>> FERRANTE wrote:
>>> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
>>> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
>>> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>>>
>>> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
>>> best.
>>>
>>> k
>>
>> Assuming you have a grinder (since you mention whole beans), then either
>> Illy or Lavazza, for espresso.
>[...]
>
>Since you're talking "grocery store", (something on the order of Albertson's
>or Safeway, I imagine), I seriously doubt that you'll ever encounter Illy or
>Lavazza. However, some of the larger grocery stores (on the West Coast
>anyway) carry a pretty widely distributed Italian brand called "Medaglia
>D'Oro". Although it can't match fresh-roasted and fresh-ground, it's really
>not too bad and is certainly head-and-shoulders above Maxwell House or
>Folgers . . . .
>

Why do so many alties read "coffee" and think "espresso?"

BTW, Medglia D'Oro is American owned and roasted (Florida, actually).

shall


    
Date: 07 Nov 2006 01:14:57
From: Alan
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?

"shall" wrote >
"Alan"
> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Danny"wrote
>>> FERRANTE wrote:
>>>> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
>>>> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
>>>> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>>>>
>>>> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
>>>> best.
>>>>
>>>> k
>>>
>>> Assuming you have a grinder (since you mention whole beans), then either
>>> Illy or Lavazza, for espresso.
>>[...]
>>
>>Since you're talking "grocery store", (something on the order of
>>Albertson's
>>or Safeway, I imagine), I seriously doubt that you'll ever encounter Illy
>>or
>>Lavazza. However, some of the larger grocery stores (on the West Coast
>>anyway) carry a pretty widely distributed Italian brand called "Medaglia
>>D'Oro". Although it can't match fresh-roasted and fresh-ground, it's
>>really
>>not too bad and is certainly head-and-shoulders above Maxwell House or
>>Folgers . . . .
>>
>
> Why do so many alties read "coffee" and think "espresso?"
>
> BTW, Medglia D'Oro is American owned and roasted (Florida, actually).
>
> shall

Just for the record, I didn't recommend it specifically for espresso, I just
made the very subjective observation that it was superior to Folgers or
Maxwell House. My mother used to use Medaglia d'Oro in her aluminum drip
pot and I remember it being much tastier than the other major brands.
Thanks for clearing that up, though, about its US origin --- guess I never
read the can closely enough . . .




    
Date: 06 Nov 2006 06:29:39
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
shall wrote:

> Why do so many alties read "coffee" and think "espresso?"

I didn't. I gave advice for espresso and non-espresso.


--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



 
Date: 05 Nov 2006 11:51:50
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
EskWIRED@spamblock.panix.com wrote:
> In alt.coffee, FERRANTE <ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> > coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> > them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
> Illy.
>
> But I usually get 8 O'Clock.

8 O'Clock's the best I've had in local store for the lowest price. The
darker city roast they call a morning blend, or their black-bagged
African Boku (no sheen to the beans like the morning roast). Also the
Arabica is worth a look. An Albertsons grocery store has sales on
their 12oz. bags every few months for half off -- $2.5 a bag tops
anything else in cans or bags at or under $5. Only 8 O'Clock bagged to
grind, but then there's a grinder also in the coffee section. $5
store bean-bin blends aren't so bad, either. Last couple can/bagged
preground brandname purchases were thrown out after a cup or two.



  
Date: 05 Nov 2006 12:51:53
From: Danny O'Keefe
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
I'm curious if anyone has tried the new Yuban that's wearing the "green
Rainforest Alliance approved (30% minimum content)" banner. They are
starting to advertise two blends and are putting money into it. I assume
it's another case of "greenwash". I'm curious enough to ask but not to buy
it.

D. O'Keefe

"Flasherly" <gjerrell@ij.net > wrote in message
news:1162756310.175271.236640@h54g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> EskWIRED@spamblock.panix.com wrote:
>> In alt.coffee, FERRANTE <ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> > For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
>> > coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
>> > them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>>
>> Illy.
>>
>> But I usually get 8 O'Clock.
>
> 8 O'Clock's the best I've had in local store for the lowest price. The
> darker city roast they call a morning blend, or their black-bagged
> African Boku (no sheen to the beans like the morning roast). Also the
> Arabica is worth a look. An Albertsons grocery store has sales on
> their 12oz. bags every few months for half off -- $2.5 a bag tops
> anything else in cans or bags at or under $5. Only 8 O'Clock bagged to
> grind, but then there's a grinder also in the coffee section. $5
> store bean-bin blends aren't so bad, either. Last couple can/bagged
> preground brandname purchases were thrown out after a cup or two.
>




 
Date: 05 Nov 2006 17:34:45
From:
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
In alt.coffee, FERRANTE <ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com > wrote:
> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?

Illy.

But I usually get 8 O'Clock.

--
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
--Edward R. Murrow


 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 14:45:52
From: DougW
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
FERRANTE wrote:
> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
> best.

Yet to find a real good store bought coffee... except for maybe the
vacuum brick ones. Usually I get Folgers dark roast. But *$ ground
coffee is also an option. They all go stale quickly after opening.

--
DougW




 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 11:59:51
From: daveb
Subject: Best canned (store) coffee?
aren't any.
[no flames]

:(

daveb

FERRANTE wrote:
> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
> best.
>
> k



 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 11:12:57
From: Alan Truism
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
Jack Denver wrote:
Alan Truism" <alan.truism@yahoo.com > wrote in message
> news:1162663311.300568.105900@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > FERRANTE wrote:
> >> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> >> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> >> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
> >>
> >> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
> >> best.
> >>
> >
> > If you must drink coffee out of a can you might want to try Cafe
> > Bustelo:
> > http://products.peapod.com/4946.html
> >
> > As far as grocery store coffee goes it isn't that bad.
> >
> > I must add that an old roomie used to refer to it as Cafe Enema due to
> > a certain side effect. Personally I do not believe that Cafe Bustelo
> > has a stronger laxative effect than any other coffee but you couldn't
> > tell him that.
> >
> > http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Poop_Cuisine
> >
> There's no accounting for taste, but this stuff tastes like rubber tires due
> to the high robusta content. If you make it in a moka pot and add lots and
> lots of sugar you might not notice as much.
>
>
Perhaps.

I haven't touched the stuff in 15 years so my memory may be unreliable.



  
Date: 04 Nov 2006 14:45:18
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?

"Alan Truism" <alan.truism@yahoo.com > wrote in message >> >
>> There's no accounting for taste, but this stuff tastes like rubber tires
>> due
>> to the high robusta content. If you make it in a moka pot and add lots
>> and
>> lots of sugar you might not notice as much.
>>
>>
> Perhaps.
>
> I haven't touched the stuff in 15 years so my memory may be unreliable.
>

As time has gone on , the cheap canned coffees have become more and more
robusta filled (and a " one pound" can of coffee no longer weighs 16 oz.).




 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 19:05:08
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
On Sat, 04 Nov 2006 10:26:24 -0500, FERRANTE
<ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com > wrote:

>For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
>coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
>them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
>Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
>best.
>
>k

I prefer the headache...


 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 10:01:51
From: Alan Truism
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?

FERRANTE wrote:
> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
> best.
>

If you must drink coffee out of a can you might want to try Cafe
Bustelo:
http://products.peapod.com/4946.html

As far as grocery store coffee goes it isn't that bad.

I must add that an old roomie used to refer to it as Cafe Enema due to
a certain side effect. Personally I do not believe that Cafe Bustelo
has a stronger laxative effect than any other coffee but you couldn't
tell him that.

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Poop_Cuisine



  
Date: 04 Nov 2006 13:35:01
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
There's no accounting for taste, but this stuff tastes like rubber tires due
to the high robusta content. If you make it in a moka pot and add lots and
lots of sugar you might not notice as much.




"Alan Truism" <alan.truism@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1162663311.300568.105900@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com...
>
> FERRANTE wrote:
>> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
>> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
>> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>>
>> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
>> best.
>>
>
> If you must drink coffee out of a can you might want to try Cafe
> Bustelo:
> http://products.peapod.com/4946.html
>
> As far as grocery store coffee goes it isn't that bad.
>
> I must add that an old roomie used to refer to it as Cafe Enema due to
> a certain side effect. Personally I do not believe that Cafe Bustelo
> has a stronger laxative effect than any other coffee but you couldn't
> tell him that.
>
> http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Poop_Cuisine
>




 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 12:39:49
From: Alice Faber
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
In article <b2cpk21neo5b60cgp5g37ni91ue7h679ui@4ax.com >,
FERRANTE <ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com > wrote:

> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
> best.

I can get the following brands of whole bean coffee in bags in my local
superkets: Peets, Starbucks, Green Mountain, New England Coffee (and
perhaps some others that I'm forgetting). There are also bins of loose
beans of many varieties. The Peets has *relatively* transparent roast
dates on the packages. This is in the superkets I shop in regularly.
If I'm going to Trader Joes anyway, there are more options.

--
AF
"Non Sequitur U has a really, really lousy debate team."
--artyw raises the bar on rec.sport.baseball


 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 12:11:46
From: Jack Denver
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
If it really comes down to a can (and it shouldn't nowadays - almost any
superket will have a grinder and bags of whole bean coffee), then get
something that is labeled "100% Colombian" - at least that way you'll be
getting all Arabica (no robusta may be legally grown in Colombia - they
don't mind about coca, but robusta will get you in real trouble). Again,
preferably get whole bean (in a valve bag, not loose and stale in the bins)
and grind it in the store grinder if you must or buy a whirly or get a hand
grinder - rarely is there an excuse for pre-ground except laziness. Eight
O'clock brand, Dunkin Donuts are all reliable if not spectacular mass
produced coffee.

The Cafe du Monde that Barry mentioned has chicory in it and is an acquired
taste. Definitely needs milk to be palatable and you have to reduce the
usual amound of grounds. It can be tasty if done right but it's not a
conventional cup of coffee.





"FERRANTE" <ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:b2cpk21neo5b60cgp5g37ni91ue7h679ui@4ax.com...
> For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
> coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
> them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
> Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
> best.
>
> k




 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 09:02:23
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
FERRANTE <ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com > wrote:

>For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
>coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
>them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>

Why not keep a grinder handy, and if you have to go to the store for
an emergency supply, just get some whole-bean coffee instead of a can
of coffee?

FOLGERS!? Geeeze...


And seriously, I would just not have coffee if it came down to that
choice.



Randy "Step 1: admit you have a problem" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com




 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 16:20:25
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
On Sat, 04 Nov 2006 10:26:24 -0500, FERRANTE
<ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com > wrote:

>For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
>coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
>them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?
>
>Please no flames as I know that fresh gound beans are the absolute
>best.
>
>k

Unless you're posting from a South Pole research lab, the choices are
much better than that at nearly any superket.

shall


 
Date: 04 Nov 2006 15:49:47
From: Barry Jarrett
Subject: Re: Best canned (store) coffee?
On Sat, 04 Nov 2006 10:26:24 -0500, FERRANTE
<ferrante276-ng@yahoo.com > wrote:

>For the times when you run out of beans and just have to get a can of
>coffee in a grocery store, which brand would you say is the best of
>them? Maxwell House? Folgers? Others? And which blend of that brand?

cafe du monde. yellow can.