When it comes to budget coffee brands, two big names come to mind: Maxwell House and Folgers. Although today, sales of both brands have been falling, these two brands are still recognizable names in the coffee industry. But what do we really know about these two brands? Who owns them and which one is better? Let's take a look at the history of both Folgers and Maxwell House, and find out which one is the better choice. Folgers is a product of The J. M.
Smucker Company, which has owned the nation's best-selling packaged coffee brand for 45 years. Not to be confused with the Maxwell House Company, which produces food and other items, Maxwell House was started by Roger Nolley Smith and Joel Cheek, who were trying to create the perfect coffee blend. This started with the supply of samples to Maxwell House Hotel, after which, the hotel bought the coffee directly from them. The famous slogan “Good to the Last Drop” was created by famous advertising executive Nesbitt Reeves in the 1920s and quickly partnered with Maxwell House Coffee. Maxwell House was actually the top supplier of instant coffee to the U.
S., while Folgers grew to become one of the largest coffee brands in the United States after World War II, when it created campaigns aimed at American housewives. Over time, the company's coffee has become increasingly diluted, even though it is still considered a high-quality brand. So which coffee is better, Maxwell House or Folgers? To fully understand which coffee is better, let's take a look at their similarities and differences. Both Maxwell House and Folgers are instant coffee, usually of lower quality and taste than regular ground coffee. However, Maxwell House has a slightly better aroma than Folgers.
For The Finest Roast, Maxwell House is a better coffee than Folgers. Maxwell House is popular because it is a family brand and has existed for many centuries in the U. S. It has a range of coffee products available that are extremely cheap, making it a great choice for low-income households. It tastes more like dinner coffee, darker in color and with a generic instant coffee flavor.
On the other hand, Folgers is a lighter coffee with higher acidity level and tastes more bitter than Maxwell House. When it comes to containing more caffeine, Maxwell House is the winner with 112 mg per cup compared to 40 mg per cup for Folgers. So if you want to get a morning boost, Maxwell House Coffee is your best option. All in all, both Maxwell House and Folgers have their advantages over each other. When it comes to who owns these two brands, Kraft Heinz decided to keep both Folgers and Maxwell House. JM Smucker's Folgers brand is the largest brand in North America, accounting for nearly 20% of retail volume.
On the other hand, Nestlé owns Nescafé and Nespresso brands and buys 870,000 tons of coffee a year. Tata Consumer Products owns Eight O'Clock Coffee. In conclusion, both Maxwell House and Folgers are recognizable names in the coffee industry that have been around for many years. Customers can easily identify these brands but only few people can distinguish one from the other due to their similarities. When it comes to flavor and caffeine content, Maxwell House is our preference as it has a slightly better aroma than Folgers and contains more caffeine per cup.