Mar 30, 2010, 6:22 PM
Post #17 of 34
As many posters have said, many Mexican coffees are weak, but some of them are excellent, but you usually must buy them at specialty shops that roast and grind their own coffee beans. Some of the Mexican brands of coffee that are packaged in paper bags and are not in cans have fillers in them and are not pure coffee, they usually are very weak.
Until about a year or two ago, Sams' Club here in Cuernavaca sold Folgers coffee and until about 3 months ago Costco here did too. Costco still sells Maxwell House coffee, it is a little too weak for me, but they do sell their own brand of Kirkland brand that is Colombian coffee, it is not great, but OK. Sams' Club also sells their own Bakers and Chefs brand of coffee, It is OK too, but I don't know where it is produced.
They used to sell Folgers brand coffee at the Superlake grocery in the Chapala area too, I haven't been over there in a few years, so I don't know if they still carry it there.
You will probably find coffee to your liking here, but you may need to experiment and shop around to find some to your liking. A few years ago, I used to buy a can of coffee at Sams' Cub, it was very weak, and a can of coffee at Costco, it was very strong and bitter. I used to mix them, and I had strong coffee with a good flavor.
We paid $179.03 Pesos ($14.47 US Dollars) for a 1.36 Kilo can (about 3 pounds) the last time we bought coffee at Costco, that is a reasonable price here. I personally drink so much coffee that it is not worth my time to look for cheaper coffee here.
As my dear old Dad told me when I was a boy, “there is no such thing as strong coffee, just weak people”.
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