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Is Folgers Coffee Worth Your Morning Investment? Get the Whole Story

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Erica Cervenkova

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When it comes to coffee, quality can be a subjective matter. Some folks swear by the bold, complex flavors of single-origin beans, freshly ground just moments before brewing. 

Others, however, may find comfort in the familiar taste of a brand like Folgers, which has been a staple in grocery stores for years.

That being said:

Does Folgers offer great quality coffee worthy of being your first cup every morning? What exactly does quality coffee entail, and does Folgers meet up to this standard?

If you’re a coffee lover seeking clarity, here’s what you should know.

Is Folgers Coffee Worth It

Is Folgers Coffee Good?

In the coffee world, quality is subjective. It’s a matter of personal taste. For some, the familiar and comforting taste of a classic brew like Folgers Coffee is perfection. It carries a consistency in quality and emerges as an affordable choice. However, the intricacy of flavors that some coffee lovers seek might not be met with Folgers.

Consumer Opinions and Experiences

I reached out to other coffee enjoyers for some objective answers. There was an obvious split in opinions that I find interesting.

For instance:

Joyce said, “Yes Folgers coffee is awesome I’m drinking a cup of it now.” Others shared their opinion, some like Christina expressing that Folgers is all they drink.

In addition: 

William was passionate about one of the blends. He said, “Folgers black silk coffee is my favorite, good taste, good price, good kick to it, in my opinion.”

On the other hand, some consumers find flaws in the taste, complexity, and depth of Folgers. For instance, this coffee enjoyer had strong opinions about why people enjoy Folgers.

He said:

“Why do people like cheap and mediocre things in general? Because cheap and ‘good enough’ is wise and financially stable in the long run. Same for why people buy in bulk.”

Adding to this:

Folger’s decision to shift to plastic packaging hasn’t gone well with some of its consumers, as concerns have been raised about a potential alteration in taste and the brand’s environmental footprint.


The continuous popularity that Folgers commands is a testament to its ability to cater to a spectrum of tastes and preferences. Taste, as we all know, is subjective. 

What’s a drawback for one can be a positive attribute for another. It’s also noteworthy to consider the convenience and consistency of Folgers, especially when combined with competitive pricing, becoming a favorite choice for many households.

Compared with Other Coffee Brands

Care for a quick comparison of Folger’s with some other brands? Let’s dive in:

FolgersNescafe Maxwell HouseCommunity CoffeeDunkin
QualityConsistentGenerally HighVariesConsistentVaries
ProcessSpray drying; Freeze dryingSpray drying; Freeze dryingSpray drying; Freeze dryingSpray drying; Freeze dryingSpray drying; Freeze drying


All of these companies have devised processes to create good quality instant coffees.

Regardless of the brand, the process involves a method known as spray drying, where the brewed coffee is dehydrated almost instantaneously. This leaves behind coffee crystals and powder.

All things considered:

Folgers offers a passable experience at a reasonable price. Many households swear by the classic blend, which would make an excellent addition to your shelves. 


You might decide that one of the alternatives is more your speed. Either way is fine, as long as you enjoy that glorious first cup every morning.

Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.


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