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Best Coffee

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Coffee

Best Coffee

We tested 83 coffee to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Coffee based on the following criteria:

  • Price per lb. ($)
  • Cost per six oz. brewed ($)
  • Darker roast
  • Type
  • Container size (oz.)

Below lists the Coffee that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Coffee is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Coffee

Best Coffee for Price per lb. ($)

Approximate retail price per pound.


This Coffee which tested best for Price per lb. ($) has the following features: Earthy, Fruity, Cherry, Chocolate, Caramel, Nutty, Darker roast, Dull woody, Papery and Fairly to very bitter.

Best Coffee for Cost per six oz. brewed ($)

The cost to brew each six ounce cup of coffee.


This Coffee which tested best for Cost per six oz. brewed ($) has the following features: Earthy, Fruity, Green/sharp, Floral, Chocolate, Caramel, Nutty and Fairly to very bitter.

Best Coffee for Darker roast

The degree to which the coffee beans have been roasted as reflected in the aromatics. A light or underroasted product is described as having a "raw green bean" character. A very dark roasted product is described as a "charred," "burnt,"or "espresso-type product."


This Coffee which tested best for Darker roast has the following features: Earthy, Fruity, Nutty, Darker roast and Fairly to very bitter.

Best Coffee for Type

Ground or whole bean.


This Coffee which tested best for Type has the following features: Earthy, Fruity, Nutty, Dull woody and Fairly to very bitter.

Best Coffee for Container size (oz.)

The size of the container in ounces.


This Coffee which tested best for Container size (oz.) has the following features: Earthy, Fruity, Some brightness, Darker roast, Trace chocolate, Papery and Fairly to very bitter.

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