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The Most Popular Coffee Brands

It’s no secret that Americans love their coffee. According to Statistics Brain, 54 percent of the population over age 18 enjoys an average of three cups every day. Add in the teenagers hanging out in coffee houses with their specialty drinks and the number is even higher.

Americans aren’t only grabbing coffee on the go. Plenty of people enjoy their morning brew at home with brands that can be picked up at the grocery store. Here are ten of the most popular coffees that Americans love to drink.


Distributed by the J.M. Smucker Company, Folgers has been bringing its iconic jingle into American homes since 1985. Sales accounted for a whopping 31.6 percent of the market share in 2013 and netted $1.4 billion. This includes sales of ground coffee, instant varieties, single-serve and K-Cup packs. Flavor offerings range from classic and decaf to French vanilla and hazelnut. While most Folgers coffees are basic medium blends, the line also offers mild and dark roasts to appeal to all tastes.

Maxwell House

This coffee, known for its “good to the last drop” tagline, made over $4.6 million in 2012. That’s a lot of money shelled out for their wide range of products. Most recognizable is the ground coffee you see in their iconic blue tins at the grocery store, but look closer and you’ll also find instant granules and iced coffee concentrate for “coffee on the go.” If flavored coffee is more your thing, check out their café-style flavored coffees available in small specialty tins. With 16 percent of the market share belonging to this Kraft Foods product in 2013, Maxwell House is here to stay.


The Starbucks House Blend recently ranked highest in a Consumer Reports poll of coffee drinkers. Though it only accounted for 7.7 percent of the market share in 2013, people are still snapping up whole bean and ground varieties to brew at home. Special reserve and single origin blends are available for adventurous coffee lovers.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Enough Americans are hitting the drive-thru at this well-known chain to warrant the slogan “America runs on Dunkin’.” Another offering from the J.M. Smucker Company, this coffee brand is also available right at your local grocery store. Flavors like French vanilla and hazelnut serve to round out the offerings which also include Dunkin’s original blend and decaf coffees. Sales of these ground and whole bean coffees rose 6 percent in the middle part of 2013.

Green Mountain

Keurig Green Mountain, formerly known as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, is seen as a more upscale coffee company thanks to their attention to environmental and social issues. Many of their unique blends are sourced using Fair Trade practices and the company prides itself on working with small farms to bring the best possible coffee to its customers. Though overall this coffee ranks a bit lower in popularity, it did top the list in a 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend Rating. This may be due in part to its wide variety of light, medium and dark roast coffees as well as a range of specialty flavors including indulgences such as mocha nut fudge.