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Is it me?
Posted by Mapape on 11/16/2009
I don't know if it is my taste buds, but my Mom says the same thing about Folgers Coffee. Have they changed the taste of their coffee? IT seems to be bitter. I have chabged the amount I use and still it is bitter. Are they using a different bean or what? Has anyone else noticed the difference in taste?
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Posted by Slimjim on 2009-11-16:
I usually make a cup of the instant each morning and I can't say I've seen a difference myself.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-16:
I drink Folgers and I have noticed a slight change in the taste. It is a little more bitter than it used to be. If you find it bitter, than add a sweetener, such as vanilla or hazlenut. That should mask the bitterness
Posted by mapape on 2009-11-17:
Well, I don't like the fact I have to sweeten it to mask the bitterness. I will just buy Maxellhouse next time.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-11-17:
another option if you want to explore is to switch to a mild blend coffee

the mild blends are not so bitter because they aren't roasted as long

but don't let the word "mild" mislead you.
i use to think "bold flavor" meant strong coffee with more caffeine. And I was wrong.

The roasting process eventually starts to destroy the caffeine
so if you go with a lighter roast, the flavor will be less bitter, and you'll get more caffeine kick.

Another option is to switch to brewed coffee and use a paper filter. The paper will help absorb some of the bean oils (which i believe contain the bitter flavors).

(Don't use a coffee press... i mean well you can, but the press won't take any of those oils out).

happy coffee drinking! =)
Posted by mapape on 2009-11-18:
I alredy brew my coffee and use a ppaer filter. I am gonna try a mild blend next time.
Posted by coffeeman on 2011-12-30:
After buying a can of folgers coffee i noticed that it was not sealed to hold the flavor in,to be sure that it was not just my coffee i went back to store and guess what none of the cans were sealed. That's why my coffee tast's bad,this is my last can of folgers. Will try Maxwell house.

Posted by Veronica on 2013-01-23:
Absolutely , the flavor has changed , I have already tried the mild blend , breakfast blend , classic , they are all different and taste bitter . A lot of people are complaining about it .
Posted by jenn on 2013-02-15:
Mine tastes watered down and disgusting!
Posted by frank on 2013-12-29:
sent email to folgers to tell them about bitter taste and they said they would send coupons. sure hope these coupons make the coffee better when I add them to the pot
Posted by edward phillips on 2014-03-05:
Taste watered down. Lost the flavor it used to have.
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Explosion of Coffee !
Posted by Amateras on 05/26/2009
I bought a 27.8oz container of Folgers and when I pulled back the foil seal, the coffee exploded up and out of the container. Coffee was on my counter, clothes and cabinets.

Be careful !
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Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-26:
Good lord! I use their Breakfast Blend in these containers..I wonder if I should aim it at the neighbors with the barking dog behind me. :D
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-26:
Sounds like a malfunction of the coffee container's check valve. The containers can actually explode when the check valve doesn't operate properly. I would not use the coffee instead I would take it back to the store for an exchange or refund.

Good review!
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2009-05-26:
What pressure was the relief valve set for? How much pressure was indicated on the pressure gauge? Did this container have the warning label: "This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects"? Were you wearing the required safety glasses at the time? Did you provide the neighbors with adequate evacuation notice? Have you contacted Sokolove Law, LLC?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-26:
LMAO, chuck!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-26:
Exploding coffee... I would never even think of this being a possibility but I guess anything that is vaccuumed packed could.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2009-05-26:
Just a point of technicality. A "vacuum packed" container cannot explode. It will IMPLODE.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-26:
Chuck, Here's a write-up about the check valve and other technology in a folger's plastic container. Coffee produces a lot of gas. If the check valve in the plastic coffee container malfunctions the container can EXPLODE. I don't make this stuff up people. I take these reviews as opportunity to LEARN something. Then I forget it and relearn it next time. Anyway it's a good read Chuck you might enjoy it.

Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-26:
LOL well maybe it imploded at such a force that the coffee spilled out over the sides?!?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-26:
I get Folgers too and have spilled coffee grounds after I pulled back the foil. I had to use the force within me to get the foil off and that's why it spilled all over.
Posted by Amateras on 2009-05-26:
BokiBean : LOL !
Posted by Amateras on 2009-05-26:
littleyaya : Oh yes! I have had that same situation, but I have never heard of coffee shooting out of the container before. Scared me silly!
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-05-26:
it is called vaccum sealed for a reason. at least it was fresh.
Posted by Slimjim on 2009-05-26:
Now that will wake you up.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2009-05-27:
Actually, when I drink Folgers coffee it causes an explosion of a different kind.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-05-27:
Hahaha@RedHead! Lordy..
Posted by tlcnict on 2013-01-09:
I don't mean to be gross but the only explosion of this Folger's Gourmet Supreme Dark Coffee was on the toilet.... :( I totally feel sorry for the folks at the sewage treatment plant because it had me in tears and seemed to linger...ya know.. the smell... Sorry, I don't usually say stuffs like that, but is anyone else having this issue? I love the taste of this coffee and don't want to change, but my insides do not agree with my idea of liking it... Thanks... tlcnict
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Coffee Flavor is Off
Posted by Sandyb35 on 04/30/2013
I recently bought 3 large cans of Folger's French Roast Coffee from Kroger on sale. All taste totally different from previous containers with a flat taste. Has Folger's changed the ingredients and messed up a good thing like so many other companies are doing? We will probably switch brands because of it......
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Posted by wjk898 on 2013-04-30:
I have experienced the same thing with Folger's Gourmet Supreme - but not consistently. Coffee prices fluctuate and the American dollar does too..so I think there is considerable diddling with these coffee mixes. The last batch I bought was fine but the previous two were weak and flavorless. I have gone back to perked coffee. It has more flavor and I don't know....pizzazz? It's just better and you can use cheaper coffee and just perk it longer. Drip coffee just tastes like Kool-Aid.
Posted by Nohandle on 2013-04-30:
I don't use the Folger's brand (it was always too strong/bitter tasting to me in the past) but the coffee I've purchased the past year or so has an entirely different flavor to me. It's just not as good. What on earth is going on? Is it being processed differently?
Posted by Chaparrita on 2013-05-01:
I like Chock Full O Nuts. It's cheaper than most brands and has a great mild flavor.
Posted by Jhk on 2013-06-05:
I have the same problem. I have bought 5 different cans of Folgers classic roast from different stores, and returned them all for the same bitterness after taste. Something must be going terribly wrong since I have tried 8o'clock and Hills bros with similar aftertastes, they don't taste like real coffee anymore.
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