We look for the best combination of taste and price as well as what coffee to drink if you are on a tight budget.
Look for the best combination of taste and price. Don't count on familiar brand names. Some coffees from venerable companies such as Maxwell House and Folgers languish at the bottom of our test results.
Connoisseurs have their own terms for describing the characteristics of a brew. Generally, subtle flavors and aromas are described as "notes." Top or low notes are good, off-notes are bad. Knowing the lingo can help you analyze and appreciate your coffee (and impress your coffee-loving friends).