When it comes to deciding between Maxwell House and Folgers coffee, the winner is a lighter coffee with a higher acidity level and a more bitter taste. Maxwell House has a more pleasant aroma, while Folgers offers a slightly sweeter taste and an increase in caffeine. However, both are mass-produced blends of coffee beans from all over the world, so they cannot afford to use high-quality grains. Pre-ground coffee will always taste rancid, no matter how it is packaged.
In terms of flavor, Folgers Classic Roast was a little more bitter than its competition. As a result, Maxwell House offered a slightly more pleasant coffee aroma. Many people have strong preferences for one over the other, but in our opinion, Folgers is the better cheap cup of coffee. It has a harmless aroma and taste that proves its notoriety is well deserved.
Café Bustelo is ground coffee, which is much finer than drip ground coffee. It is a perfectly reasonable (and quite cheap) starter coffee that does not sacrifice flavor for affordability. Maxwell House had to return to using arabica and robusta beans to save money, effectively losing the search for market control. Café du Monde coffee requires a particular type of taste bud to be truly appreciated.
If you want to have a perfect cup of coffee, you need to think about the brewing method, the device you are using to prepare the drink, and the ingredients themselves. Statista reports that Folgers has been the best-selling ground coffee in the United States since the 1990s, while Maxwell House was the most popular American coffee brand until the late 1980s (via Coffee Fandom). Starbucks has become more than just a fad in recent decades. Yuban's quality is now a thing of the past.
Cheeks Coffee switched to their original house mix, but their wealthy guests began to complain, prompting the hotel to order more from Mr. Peet. Nescafé is an extremely popular instant coffee brand, but it does not necessarily mean it is good. Canned coffees like Maxwell House are my personal favorite because they offer a perfect cup of coffee without sacrificing flavor for affordability. Gevaliamay has the most beautiful packaging of all the assembled coffees with distinctive yellow bags and stylized illustrations worthy of an IKEA. The Maxwell House Hotel guests were so positively surprised by the taste that they decided to buy the mix exclusively from Cheek.
Alfred Peet, founder of this self-titled coffee company, inspired Starbucks and provided the first roasted beans that the store would use in its Pike's Place store.