The Artist's Choice
Consumer Reports taste tests recently chose Eight O'Clock Colombian Coffee as the best brew for the money. I concur. This artist knows coffee, and needs it to start her work day. Good quality coffee, that is.
I've drunk enough American coffee to know what's good. For taste and value, I buy this brand in whole bean and grind it myself. We have both an electric grinder and an antique wooden hand-crank version in case the power is out.
Eight O'Clock brand, as with anything I like and can't get locally, is a luxury. So I load up the suitcase with a few bags when I'm in the States. The inconvenience of paying Customs duty is worth every cup.