The are countless coffee products in the coffee and tea aisle in the grocery store, which can be both confusing and intimidating. Choosing the right coffee can truly be a headache. It’s easy to be swayed by brand name and commercials, but nothing beats personal experience. From years of trying different types of grocery store coffees, a few coffee brands commonly found in supermarkets stand above their competitors and will give you the best bang for your buck. Now the different types of coffee available within each brand are up to personal taste, but here are four brands that have withstood numerous taste tests and stand out as the best.
3. Illy’s – This is another brand of pre-ground coffee that’s great for espressos. However, you can still drink it as your regular coffee and it’s just as good. The quality of their product is without question very high. The price point is a little bit higher than the previously mentioned brands and will cost about $10-12 per a small can. Some people feel that this is worth it and enjoys the taste, personally I would still go with Lavazza. However, Illy’s still remain in the top 3 in terms of quality and price.
4. Nescafe – The king of instant coffee is just that. Nescafe is quick, simple, cheap, and not too bad tasting. While the other three coffees mentioned above will have to be brewed, you can just add hot water to the instant Nescafe products and have pretty decent coffee. A word of caution is the the “premium” Nescafe can be tempting, but the the taste is not much different from the normal type. Personally, I actually prefer the instant IPOH 3-in-1 white coffee packets found in Asian stores over instant Nescafe, but that is more difficult to find. Also, the 3-in-1 packets are not good for black coffee drinkers as the cream and sugar are already mixed with the instant grounds.
Finding the right coffee for you and your family can be quite a fun adventure and really should be explored personally. Hopefully this guides gives you a starting point on where to find economical yet delicious brews. Another fun place to hunt for coffee would be the local coffee bean roasters or small coffee shops. Until next time, drink well and prosper!