Originally Posted by CakePoet
I guess she means standard brand of american coffee.
I don't think there is any such thing.
When I walk into the store I'm confronted with a choice of at least
a dozen different brands, if not more. Although Folgers and Maxwell House are still around, I wouldn't say they are standard anymore. I don't think I've bought either brand in over 30 years.
I used to buy only Lavazza, an Italian brand. It worked best in my espresso maker due to the fact that the beans weren't overly oily. Since my divorce, I've been using a cheap drip coffee maker, only because I don't have much counter space and it has a very small footprint. I still buy good coffee, though. Lately I've been getting it from Fresh Thyme grocery, where it's normally $6.99 a pound. Kona blend and Jamaican Blue Mountain are my favorite drip brews.