There’s no doubt that coffee pods are a legitimate product that’s here to stay for a while when Folgers starts making them. If you know anything about coffee, you recognize the name Folgers, even if they’re not exactly your favorite brand. Let’s take a look at Folgers Coffee Pods and see how they compare to some of the more popular brands. We’ll also see what other single cup solutions Folgers offers.
Who Is Folgers?
Folgers is an old name in the United States. They were founded in San Francisco in 1850, so Folgers coffee is about as American as it gets. From the very beginning, the idea was to make coffee convenient by distributing it, already roasted and ground, in labeled tins. Since they’ve been packaging coffee for over 150 years, it makes sense that they’d get in on the coffee pods craze pretty early. Although Folgers was owned by Procter and Gamble for nearly half a century, they were acquired by The J M Smucker Company in 2008. Throughout all of this, though, they’ve remained relatively unchanged as a company.
Folgers In Your Pod Coffee Maker
Your own personal coffee pod machine will probably take Folgers product just fine. Folgers labels their pods as being part of the Home Cafe system. The Home Cafe system is really just a trademarked version of a generic pod, owned by the company that made some of the first pod coffee makers, Bunn. Make sure when you order, though, that you’re ordering the right product. There can be some confusion with a few of Folgers products. Double check that any product you plan to use with a coffee pod maker is labeled Home Cafe, and called Folgers Pods.
Are There Other Single Cup Coffees By Folgers?
The only other single cup coffees from Folgers are Folgers Singles. These are not designed for coffee pod makers. They are actually more like tea bags than pods, and certainly will not fit in anything designed to accommodate a pod. They are, however, a great choice for those who either don’t want, or can’t afford a coffee pod brewer. Folgers does not currently make T-Discs or K-Cups and since they seem to have invested in the Home Cafe name, they probably won’t, either. There are some folks out there who say that they have had exceptionally good luck forcing these particular pods to work with the Keurig machines, but that’s another story entirely, and not at all what they are intended for.
Are Folgers Pods Better?
As far as cost goes, Folgers pods are not the cheapest, but the reviews suggest they are worth it. Folgers has always been well known for making coffee that was on the stronger side, so in pod form, that should work quite well for them. After all, the entire point of this product is to create a stronger, fresher coffee drinking experience. There’s no word of any Folgers cappuccino or espresso coffee pods, though, so don’t look for Folgers unless you’re only interested in standard or decaffeinated pods.