I remember my first cup of coffee. I was only a child at my grandmothers house, out in the sticks of Possum Holler, Ark. Sitting down at the kitchen table, on a chilly morning . My grandmother was percolating coffee. I asked for a cup, she kept saying you are to young to drink coffee. I begged her for a cup. She finally gave in. It was not what I had expected, but it was good non the less.
My real coffee drinking started 17 years later when I was working the Grave Yard Shift at the Capitol Building, with Pat. Pat asked me if I wanted a cup of her coffee. I agreed with her. I thought this would help me stay awake. I will have to say one thing, Pat made the strongest coffee. Even the other co-workers agreed.
Pat's way to make coffee :
1 12 cup coffee machine, 1 filter, 1 cup of coffee grounds, 12 cups of water. Let it brew. Once it is done brewing, take out the used coffee grounds, put in a new filter, add 1 cup coffee grounds into the filter, pour the brewed coffee into the coffee machine and re brew. You do this step 3 times.This was back in the early 90's before Starbucks was even known about.
20 years of drinking coffee I consider myself a EXPERT in this field.
Now that you know that I am an EXPERT, I will get on with this. Folgers vs Maxwell House.
I found a special where Maxwell House Coffee was on sale. It was almost $2.00 cheaper than Folgers. I thought I would be open minded to trying a different brand, for less. Every penny counts these days.
I decided to do a taste test when I got home. I brewed both coffees:
I give Folgers 6 of my fabulous stars.
I dont like Maxwell House. ewwww I will know next time to go ahead and pay the extra money. I learned my lesson.