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Coffee Drinkers Surveyed

Read an article on the internet that surveyed coffee drinkers to see what the most preferred brand of coffee was. Surprising to me, the Starbucks coffees did not rank very well, as the people surveyed said that it was too bitter or too strong for their tastes. The top ranked coffee turned out to be the Eight O’clock brand, so I searched my grocery store coffee aisle for it and was surprised to find a package on the shelf. It was reasonably priced and comparable to the other brands – within a dollar – so I bought a 12 oz. package and took it home for my own taste test.

12 oz of 8 O'clock coffee

Eight O’clock Coffee

You know – you used to buy coffee by the pound. But now all the packages are 12 ounces for the same price as a pound used to be. In some cases, the outer packaging is the same size as the original pound, they have just put less coffee in it the package and charged the same as the pound price. So I got my groceries home, unloaded and all put away while I made the new coffee according to package directions in the same pot I use every day. I didn’t like it. I’ll find someone to give it to that might drink it as I hate to just throw it all away, but I have no intention of drinking anymore of it.

K-Cups on Sale

At Christmas I was looking for boxes of K-cups to send to my parents as a Christmas gift. They bought a Keurig single cup coffee maker last year and they love coffee throughout the day. Rather than make a full pot of coffee that gets scorched and bitter if left on the burner too long, the Keurig makes just one cup at a time, with a very short wait.

The Keurig coffee make works with little plastic cups filled with just enough coffee for one large mug. The cost about 50 cents a piece unless you can find them on sale. I’ve been looking for the best place to buy the K-cups, and so far have found them at Bed Bath & Beyond and at WalMart.