Top 20 Coffee Buying Guide

Bestseller No. 1
Folgers Coffee, Classic(Medium) Roast, 2 Count, 51 Ounce
  • Folgers Classic
  • 51 Ounce Canister
  • Aroma Seal Canister
  • Medium Roast
Bestseller No. 2
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SF Coffee OneCUP /Dark Roast Compostable Coffee Pods, K Cup Compatible Including Keurig 2.0 (Packaging May Vary), French Roast, 80 Count (Pack of 1)
  • One of our most popular coffees, French Roast is sourced from Central and South America arabica beans; We roast it dark, creating a bold, full-bodied coffee with a smoky finish; Satisfaction in a cup
  • KEURIG COMPATIBLE: Our OneCup Coffee Pods are specially designed for use with K-cup style single serve brewers including Keurig 2.0; SF Bay Coffee is not affiliated with Keurig Green Mountain
  • QUALITY COFFEE: San Francisco Bay Coffee uses only 100% arabica coffee and certified Kosher coffee beans; Hand picked and grown in high altitude; We're so confident you'll love it, we back it with a satisfaction guarantee
  • ECO-FRIENDLY, COMPOSTABLE: OneCup pods, including the outer bag and one-way coffee valve, are made from plant-based materials and are certified commercially compostable by BPI
  • SF BAY COFFEE is a family owned, American made company with a rich tradition; Our reputation reflects on us as a family so if you're ever not happy with your purchase, call us and we'll make it right
Bestseller No. 3
McCafe Premium Roast, Medium Roast Ground Coffee, 30 oz Canister
  • One 30 oz. can of McCafe Premium Roast Medium Ground Coffee
  • McCafe Premium Roast Medium Ground Coffee lets you enjoy the McCafe experience at home or at work
  • Medium roast caffeinated coffee delivers a balanced flavor, rich aroma and smooth body
  • Great for those keeping Kosher
  • 100 percent Arabica bean coffee
Bestseller No. 4
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Our Blend Coffee
  • Mild, smooth and aromatic blend
  • Made from Central and South American coffees for authentic taste
  • 100% Arabica coffee
  • Use in standard coffeemakers
  • Conveniently pre-measured
SaleBestseller No. 6
Raising the Coffee Bar, Sofia Coffee Recipe Book (CBCFO80)
  • Bringing the Coffeehouse Home
  • 100 Coffee Recipes: Perfect for entertaining
  • Including a foreword by Sofia Vergara, along with 20 of her delicious signature recipes
  • Classic, Rich, Over Ice, and Specialty recipes
  • 100 Irresistible Hot, Iced & Specialty Brews
SaleBestseller No. 7
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Brew Over Ice Hazelnut Cream, Single Serve Keurig K-Cup Pods, Flavored Iced Coffee, 12 Count
  • TASTE: Enjoy the rich hazelnut flavor with the sweet, creamy taste of vanilla is this full-flavored medium roast, caffeinated coffee
  • COMPATIBILITY: Contains genuine Keurig K-Cup pods, engineered for guaranteed quality and compatibility with all Keurig K-Cup coffee makers
  • QUALITY: Each K-Cup pod is made with 100 percent Arabica coffee. Certified Orthodox Union Kosher
Bestseller No. 8
Peet's Coffee, Dark Roast Ground Coffee - Major Dickason's Blend 18 Ounce Bag
  • Major Dickason`s Blend: Conceived by Mr. Peet and his most discerning customer, Major Dickason’s Blend has become the coffee that epitomizes the rich, flavorful taste of Peet`s
  • Flavor and Roast: Incomparable world blend, rich, complex, and full-bodied. Dark roast. 100% Arabica Coffee
  • Signature Blends: Alfred Peet was renowned for achieving perfection through his blends, bringing together coffees so exceptional, each could stand on its own. For unparalleled complexity and nuance, look no further than our signature blends
  • Our Commitment: To achieve our signature rich flavor, we source the world’s best coffee beans, hand-roast them in small batches, and uphold the strictest standard of freshness
  • Contents: 1- 18 Ounce Bag of Peet`s Major Dickason`s Blend Dark Roast Ground Coffee
Bestseller No. 9
Starbucks Medium Roast K-Cup Coffee Pods — Breakfast Blend for Keurig Brewers — 6 boxes (60 pods total),10 Count (Pack of 6)
  • FLAVOR AND ROAST: Starbucks Breakfast Blend is a blend of coffees with bright citrus notes. It is a medium-roasted coffee: Smooth and balanced with rich, approachable flavors
  • FOR KEURIG BREWERS: Starbucks K-Cup pods are designed for use with the Keurig Single Cup Brewing System
  • ENJOY AT HOME: Enjoy the Starbucks coffee you love without leaving your home or office
  • CONTENTS: Includes 6 boxes of 10 K-Cup pods of Starbucks Breakfast Blend Coffee
Bestseller No. 10
Amazon Brand - 100 Ct. Solimo Dark Roast Coffee Pods, French Roast, Compatible with Keurig 2.0 K-Cup Brewers
  • 100 French Roast coffee pods
  • 100% Arabica coffee
  • A hot, refreshing, intense cup of coffee, made with a very bold dark roast coffee profile that has some bold, smoky notes
  • Compatible with 1.0 and 2.0 k-cup brewers
  • Satisfaction Guarantee: We're proud of our products. If you aren't satisfied, we'll refund you for any reason within a year of purchase. 1-877-485-0385
  • An Amazon brand
SaleBestseller No. 12
AmazonFresh Colombia Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, 32 Ounce
  • Balanced, full-bodied medium roast with a smooth finish
  • One 32-ounce bag of ground coffee
  • 100% Arabica coffee grown in Colombia
  • Roasted and packed in the U.S.A.
  • Shown as a serving suggestion
  • Satisfaction Guarantee: We’re proud of our products. If you aren’t satisfied, we’ll refund you for any reason within a year of purchase. 1-877-485-0385
  • An Amazon brand
Bestseller No. 13
Dunkin' Original Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee, 30 Ounce
  • Contains 1 - 30 ounce canister of ground coffee
  • Original Blend is the coffee that made Dunkin' famous, featuring a rich, smooth taste unmatched by others
  • Medium roast coffee, specially blended and roasted to deliver the same great taste as the brewed Dunkin' coffee available in Dunkin' shops
  • Pre-ground, ready to brew at home sweet home
  • Enjoy the great taste of Dunkin’ at home
Bestseller No. 14
Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean Coffee Blend, Medium Espresso Roast, 2.2LB (Pack of 1) Authentic Italian,Produced in a nut-free facility center, Mild and creamy with notes of hazelnuts and brown sugar
  • One 2.2 pounds bag of Lavazza Super Crema Italian whole coffee beans
  • Mild and creamy medium espresso roast with notes of hazelnut and brown sugar
  • 60% Arabica and 40% Robusta
  • Best used with an espresso machine
  • Produced in a nut-free facility
  • Contains only coffee
Bestseller No. 15
Folgers Classic Roast Coffee Filter Packs, 0.9 Oz, Box Of 160 Packs
  • Delicious and easy to prepare, Folgers Classic Roast Coffee helps you jump-start your day the right way. Between the rich taste and the mouthwatering aroma, Folgers coffee is a must-have at home and at the office.
  • Classic roast ground coffee.
  • Designed for quick and easy preparation.
  • Folgers classic roast filter packs come in a box of 160.
SaleBestseller No. 16
The Original Donut Shop Regular, Single-Serve Keurig K-Cup Pods, Medium Roast Coffee Pods, 96 Count
  • BRAND STORY: Dive headfirst into a cup of delicious coffee. With our full-bodied taste, you can reimagine the limits of coffee and turn every day into a treat -no matter how sweet and creamy you make it. Drink up and set your taste buds to discovery mode.
  • TASTE: Full-bodied, bold, and flavorful, our Regular coffee is, quite simply, a cup full of happiness.
  • ROAST: Medium Roast caffeinated coffee and is certified Orthodox Union Kosher
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Committed to 100 percent responsibly sourced coffee
  • COMPATIBILITY: Contains genuine Keurig K-Cup pods, engineered for guaranteed quality and compatibility with all Keurig K-Cup pod coffee makers
  • RECYCLABLE K-CUP PODS: Simple. Delicious. And Recyclable. Enjoy the same great-tasting coffee you know and love, and when you’re done just peel, empty and recycle. Check locally, not recycled in all communities. Packaging may vary.
  • Contains 96 K-Cups
  • Medium roast extra bold coffee
  • Trans fat, kosher and gluten free
  • K-Cup perfect for Keurig Single Cup Brewers
  • K-cups also compatible with new Keurig 2.0 Brewer
Bestseller No. 17
Folgers House Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee, 24.2 Ounces
  • Contains 1 - 24.2 Ounce AromaSeal Canister of Folgers House Blend Ground Coffee
  • A delicious medium roast coffee with a blend of nutty and roasted flavors
  • Carefully crafted by our experienced Roast Masters
  • Works with a wide range of home coffee makers, and is specially recommended for French press and cold brew coffee making
  • Makes up to 210 suggested strength 6 fl oz servings per canister
Bestseller No. 18
Colonial Coffee Packets, Pre Ground Coffee Packs, Colombian Medium Roast, Bulk Bags for Drip Coffee Makers, (2.5 oz Bags, Pack of 100)
  • PREMEASURED COFFEE POUCHES FOR BREWING A SINGLE POT – Easy & simple to brew. Each portioned frac pack is filled with 2.5 ounces of coffee. Our packets yield approximately 50-64 fl ounces of drip coffee (10 or 12 cup pot) depending on desired strength. The individual fraction packs keep your coffee fresh for longer!
  • 100% COLOMBIAN GROUND COFFEE – This Arabica coffee bean from Colombia is grown at high mountain altitudes and is the finest in the region. Our premium Colombian beans are freshly roasted and ground before being packed.
  • MEDIUM ROASTED COFFEE - Our roasting process ensures a strong, bold taste that is also very well balanced and smooth. Delivers a rich, mild, and full-bodied taste that is great to drink black or with cream and sugar.
  • SOLD IN 32 COUNT OR 100 COUNT BULK BOXES – Our commercial bulk coffee offerings work with any drip coffee brewing machine and are food service friendly. They are great for offices, cafes, schools, hotels, businesses, and restaurants.
  • ROASTED & PACKED IN THE USA – Colonial Coffee Roasters (located in Miami, FL) was founded in 1945, our legacy spans three generations of pride, heritage, expertise, & tradition.
Bestseller No. 19
Maxwell House The Original Roast Medium Roast Ground Coffee (30.6 oz Canister)
  • One 30.6 oz. canister of Maxwell House Medium Roast Original Roast Ground Coffee
  • Medium original roast coffee has a classic, smooth flavor
  • Maxwell House Medium Roast Original Roast Ground Coffee has a consistently great taste
  • Made with 100% pure coffee
  • Great served black or with cream and sugar. Try it with Maxwell House International Cafe as creamer.
  • Perfect for use in automatic drip coffee makers
  • Maxwell House coffee is packaged in a resealable canister to lock in flavor
  • Certified Kosher ground coffee
  • SNAP & EBT eligible food item
Bestseller No. 20
Folgers Classic Roast Ground Coffee, 48 oz. - 6 pk.
  • Contains 6 - 48oz. Cans
  • Classic Medium roast finely ground coffee
  • Folgers Classic Roast Coffee has been The Best Part of Wakin' Up for more than 150 years.
  • Made from Mountain Grown beans, the world's richest and most aromatic
  • Packaged in our Aroma Seal canister to help seal in the aroma and flavor that Folgers drinkers had come to know and love

What Is The History Of Coffee?

 

The Origins of Coffee

No one knows for certain how or when coffee was found, yet there are several tales surrounding its discovery.

Ethiopian Folklore

Coffee cultivated all over the world may be traced back centuries to the ancient coffee woods of the Ethiopian plateau. Legend has it that the goat herder Kaldi recognized the potential of these treasured beans there.

According to legend, Kaldi discovered coffee after seeing that after consuming the berries from a certain tree, his goats became so energized that they refused to sleep at night.

Kaldi reported his discoveries to the local monastery’s abbot, who concocted a drink from the berries and discovered that it kept him attentive throughout the lengthy hours of nightly prayer. The abbot informed the other monks at the monastery about his discovery, and word of the stimulating berries spread.

As news spread east and coffee reached the Arabian peninsula, it began a voyage that would take these beans all the way around the world.

 

Arabian Peninsula

The Arabian Peninsula was the birthplace of coffee cultivation and trading. Coffee was grown in Arabia’s Yemini area by the 15th century, and by the 16th century, it was known in Persia, Egypt, Syria, and Turkey.

Coffee was consumed not just in households, but also at the many public coffee shops, known as qahveh khaneh, that began to sprout in cities throughout the Near East. People attended coffee shops for all types of social activities, and their popularity was unparalleled.

Customers not only drank coffee and conversed, but they also listened to music, watched entertainers, played chess, and read the news. Coffee shops rapidly became such an important hub for knowledge sharing that they were dubbed “Schools of the Wise.”

With thousands of visitors from all over the globe visiting the holy city of Mecca each year, word of this “wine of Araby” spread.

 

Coffee Has Arrived in Europe

European visitors to the Near East returned with tales of a unique dark black liquor. Coffee had found its way to Europe by the 17th century and was growing popular throughout the continent.

Some viewed this new beverage with distrust or terror, dubbing it the “bitter creation of Satan.” When coffee arrived in Venice in 1615, the local church denounced it. The debate was so heated that Pope Clement VIII was summoned to intercede. He decided to try the beverage before making a judgment, and he found it so delicious that he gave it papal permission.

Despite the controversy, coffee shops were soon becoming hubs of social activity and communication in major cities across the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Germany, and Holland. In England, “penny colleges” came up, so-called because a cup of coffee and interesting discussion could be had for the price of a penny.

Coffee began to supplant the popular morning beverages of the period, beer and wine. Those who drank coffee instead of alcohol started the day alert and invigorated, and unsurprisingly, the quality of their work increased significantly. (We like to think of this as the forerunner of today’s workplace coffee service.)

By the mid-17th century, London had over 300 coffee shops, many of which drew like-minded clientele such as businessmen, shippers, brokers, and artists.

These specialty coffee shops spawned a slew of new enterprises. Lloyd’s of London, for example, was founded as Edward Lloyd’s Coffee House.

 

Coffee In The Modern Era

Coffee was imported to New Amsterdam, subsequently renamed New York by the British, in the mid-1600s.

Though coffee establishments sprung up quickly, tea remained the preferred beverage in the New World until 1773, when colonists revolted over King George III’s hefty tax on tea. The Boston Tea Party revolution would forever transform the American drinking preference to coffee.

“Coffee is the civilized world’s favorite drink.” – Jefferson, Thomas
Plantations Throughout the World
As the beverage’s popularity grew, there was tremendous rivalry to plant coffee outside of Arabia.

In the latter half of the 17th century, the Dutch finally obtained seedlings. Their early attempts to plant them in India were unsuccessful, but they were successful in Batavia, on the island of Java in what is now Indonesia.

The plants flourished, and the Dutch soon had a thriving coffee trade. They then introduced coffee tree farming to the Sumatra and Celebes islands.

 

Arriving in the Americas

The Mayor of Amsterdam presented King Louis XIV of France with a seedling coffee plant in 1714. It was ordered by the King to be planted at the Royal Botanical Garden in Paris. Gabriel de Clieu, a young naval officer, received a seedling from the King’s plant in 1723. Despite a difficult trip that included horrible weather, a saboteur who attempted to destroy the seedling, and a pirate raid, he was able to carry it safely to Martinique.

The seedling not only flourished once planted, but it is credited with the spread of over 18 million coffee trees on the island of Martinique during the following 50 years. Even more amazing, this seedling was the progenitor of all coffee plants in the Caribbean, South and Central America.

Francisco de Mello Palheta, who was dispatched by the emperor to French Guiana to get coffee seedlings, is responsible for the legendary Brazilian coffee. The French were unwilling to share, but the French Governor’s wife, taken with his excellent looks, handed him a big bouquet of flowers as he left, burying enough coffee seeds to start what is now a billion-dollar enterprise.

Coffee seeds were carried to other areas by missionaries and travelers, traders and colonists, and coffee plants were planted all over the world. Plantations were created in beautiful tropical jungles as well as severe alpine altitudes. Some crops thrived, while others went dormant. Coffee economies helped to form new nations. Fortunes have been made and lost. Coffee had become one of the world’s most valuable export crops by the end of the 18th century. Coffee is the most sought-after commodity in the world, second only to crude oil.

 

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