Folgers is a well-known coffee brand that has been around since the 19th century. It is a mass-market brand that produces pre-ground coffee as a blend, combining cheaper Robusta beans with more expensive and tastier Arabica beans. Folgers Classic Roast is one of the best-selling brands in the mass market and contains 100% coffee, with no additives or preservatives. The company's website states that Folgers coffee is made with Robusta and Arabica beans that are roasted on a moderately mountainous site for a rich and creamy flavor.
Folger's Classic Roast is a blend of Robusta and Arabica that Arabica uses to reduce the roughness of Robusta. The rich and lively flavor is achieved by mixing quality with care in the original batch of Folgers Colombia 100%. Folgers originated in California during the gold rush era, when San Francisco-based coffee company Pioneer saw a niche market for ready-to-brew coffee, rather than unroasted green beans. The company was later acquired by Smucker's, and Folger's Classic Roast has become very popular.
Although some Internet sites and web forums serving the celiac and gluten intolerant community have received reports of adverse reactions from Folger's coffee, the company's position is that their product does not contain natural gluten and that they take all appropriate measures to avoid cross-contamination. Folgers was the best-selling coffee in the United States for many years until the late 1980s and is currently (around 200 seconds) only after Folgers, now owned by The J. When the deal was closed, the Folgers entity merged with a subsidiary of Smucker, surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary by Smucker.