Taking someone else's word for coffee is like sending someone else to try on shoes for you. I have held off on writing a coffee review since I know everyone's taste is different. I am by no means a coffee-snob, but maybe if I give you an idea of the coffees I typically like, then you can get an idea how your taste compares to mine. At Starbuck's I order the Blonde Roast as I find the others to be too bitter and strong for my taste. Before I started shopping at ALDI we purchased a medium roast Seattle's Best and Dunkin Donuts (my husband's fav.) for our home drip. I enjoy flavored coffee as long as it is mild and doesn't go overboard with an artificial tasting flavor. I do not care for Folgers or Maxwell House or whatever is brewed in the waiting rooms of auto repair shops. Clear as mud?
1. Best Daily Drip: Specialty Selected Regular Roasted Ground Coffee: This is my go-to everyday coffee that we make in the morning. It is one of the ALDI "Fan Favorites" which is why we gave it a try in the first place. We served it at Thanksgiving and got complimented on the quality. $4.99/12 oz. = $.42 per ounce. (Update 3/21/15 - This coffee is now labeled "German Roasted Ground Coffee" - same stuff, still awesome.)
2. Best "K-Cup" Style Coffee: SimplyNature Organic Medium Roast (Cups-Keurig Compatible): Fair Trade Certified and USDA Organic, this one is our choice for our Keurig machine. It's a steal of a deal for cups at $4.99/12 or $.42 per cup. I was happy that ALDI rolled out an affordable and quality cup-based coffee.
3. Best Flavored Coffee: Barissimo Salted Caramel or Pumpkin Spice: Carolyn loves the Salted Caramel and I bought my store out of the Pumpkin Spice in the fall when it was marked down. $3.99/12 oz. makes it $.33 per ounce.
Are there any ALDI coffees you love?