I had my normal morning cup of coffee around 7:30 or so this morning. I'm still shaking from the caffeine three hours later. Wow. For the first time in a while we bought a big-ol-tub of coffee instead of the little $10 bags of Starbucks or Peet's gourmet coffee. You know, the French Roast, or the House Blend? Yeah, usually I try to be snobby. But this time I got sick of running out of coffee so I wanted a big bucket and went for the Folgers instead. This isn't the first time I've bought Folgers, but it's the first time I've purchased their "Breakfast Blend."
That's some seriously caffeinated coffee. Now the funny thing about this is that I felt that lately the coffee we've been drinking has been too strong (in taste). Too "bold" I guess is the nomenclature. So I looked at the different containers with their little graph of taste - and I assumed "strength" - and chose the one with the arrow on the far left. Mild. Yeah, that's what I wanted. Look at the picture above (of the old can, actually, I got the new plastic tub). See the nice shade of light orange and the sun rising over the mountains in the background? Ahh. A nice cup of mild coffee to start my day. When I was making it, I noticed that the coffee itself was lighter in color. Not the fine-grained black stuff from Starbucks, but granular and brown. It smelled nice too.
But what I wasn't expecting was the caffeine content. Oh. My. God. They seriously cranked up the ol' buzz in that tub, I'm telling you. I guess it makes sense, right? Morning is when we all need the boost. But WOW. Not only do I feel like I had three or four cups of coffee (seriously), but what makes it worse is that I wasn't expecting to! Thank god today is when I figured it out and not some day when I'm tired and quickly drink two cups to get me going. I would've had a heart attack.
So the moral of this story is: Don't believe packaging (as if you didn't know that), and, if you're looking for some decent coffee by the tub loaded with caffeine. This is *it*.