Folgers (Costco)

Classic Roast

Location: Orrville, Ohio

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $11.04/48 ounces

Review Date: November 2012

Agtron: 0/52

Aroma: 4

Acidity: 3

Body: 6

Flavor: 1

Aftertaste: 3

Blind Assessment:

Flat and woody with a cloying, disturbing sweetness and not much else in way of flavor or aroma. The sweetness could be taken as slightly composty or slightly chocolaty or both. Virtually no acidity; smooth but leanish mouthfeel. The composty sweetness is most intense and unpleasant in the cup, less so in the finish.


Purchased in pre-ground format at Costco in San Leandro, California for an equivalent of $3.66 per pound. Folgers is a 160-year old coffee brand founded in San Francisco, acquired in 1963 by Procter & Gamble, and sold in 2008 to the J.M. Smucker Company. Visit www.folgers.com or call 800-937-9745 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Very low price; very, very poor quality by any standard that we know of.

This review originally appeared in the November, 2012 tasting report: Big Box Value Coffees

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