8.24.2013

The post in which I admit.... we are currently drinking.... Folger's.


This week we (Mr. Coffee and I) are currently drinking....  Folger's.  I know!  Right?  Here's the deal.  Folger's is a joke in our family because it's the coffee my parents drink - and brewed to about the color of tea in their traditional coffee maker.  It's what my Grandmother bought, it's what my parents bought.  It's what the ladies at church buy for coffee and donut Sundays.  It's what the office buys for the disgusting 'office coffee' that is served to guests.  Although I do not consider myself a coffee snob - ground Folger's from the big can is just... awful.  

So WHAT am I doing drinking Folger's and why in the world would I admit it?



This past week Mr. Coffee and I have been busy doing a kazillion household projects.  He took one of his allotted vacations from work and instead of spending it on the beach, by a lake, in the midst of casino's or another relaxing way... we've been doing household improvement projects.  And those projects and supplies cost money.  And that money is the same money I had to split to do the grocery shopping last week.  While walking through our local Sam's Club I stopped to pick up coffee and stared at the Starbucks Pike Place k-cups I wanted.  Granted, I hate Pike Place coffee from their coffee shops - no matter the shop, no matter the store, no matter the state I'm in or the time of day, it tastes burnt.  But the k-cup version brewed at home in my Keurig?  Love it.  But I don't love the price.

As I reached past the Pike Place to my typical Colombian Sam's Club Daily Chef brand I saw Folger's k-cups were Colombian.  My current favorite coffee.  While I could get Daily Chef for about $23, it only comes with 54 k-cups.  The Starbucks brand is only 54 cups for $45 but the Folger's was 80 cups for $37.  Let's give it a try!

Not bad.  I brew my k-cups at the 8 oz. size (the middle button for those with Keurigs that brew at 6, 8 and 10).  While I would love to brew at 10 oz. just to get a couple more swallows of coffee, it's not worth it if the flavor isn't enjoyable.  So I brew at either 6 or 8 oz.  and I've the Folger's k-cups in Colombian style (only) to be absolutely acceptable for a home brewed coffee.  Piping hot (at 192 degrees), strong and black, it's a good tasting smooth, bold cup.  When it starts to cool down the flavor will change - but all coffee's do that.  Piping hot, it does not taste like your Grandma's coffee.  Brewed at the 8 oz. size I found it to be rich and full bodied, just as a Colombian brew should be. 

And now... back to my coffee.






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