Cheaper Brand Beats Starbucks

Consumer Reports recently tested 19 ground coffees and compared them for taste.  Surprisingly, the Starbucks Coffee Colombia medium, ($11.53 a pound), did not even make it into the category of top contenders.

The coffee that rated highest for taste and value was the decidedly untrendy Eight O'Clock Coffee, which sells for only $6.28 a pound.  The judges at Consumer Reports described Eight O'Clock as having "a complex blend of earthy and fruity, with a bright, pleasing sourness."

In the decaf category, Folger's took top honors.

Consumer Reports figured coffee-drinkers could save $25 to $79 a year by switching from the pricier brands to the cheaper ones that scored higher in the taste test.  Even if you drink only one 6-ounce cup a day.

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From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.

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My mother-in-law gave me a bag of Eight O'Clock coffee in my stocking one Christmas just as a stuffer. I've been drinking it ever since.

Whole bean hazelnut, fresh ground every morning, love it.
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