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Oct 23, 2013 06:51 AM

Kirkland coffee- any good?

I'm going to Costco and want to get a big bag of coffee. I got the Starbucks dark roast last time and wasn't too happy with it. it tasted meh to me. I know Costco is different regionally but I think they sell the Kirkland brand everywhere. Is it any good? Any other one's that are better?

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  1. Probably better than average. About 13 years ago I got some and it was not bad. But if you know the kind of coffee you like, then you are likely to get something better than Kirkland. But chances are you may like it.

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    1. re: Tripeler

      well, I enjoy Peets and Tully's but they don't come in the big old size. Price wise those bags make sense for my family. I just don't want to be stuck with a big ol' bag of meh again.

    2. Used to take the Kirkland can to work when it was my turn to supply the coffee machine. People liked it better than Folgers. But I liked the canned Yuban too.

      I buy beans for home use- There's an espresso roast by Starbucks (in a red bag) at Costco that I like better than the Meridian by Starbucks (green bag). Both are good and measuring correct ratio of grounds to water is essential.

      1. Try the whole bean Kirkland roasted by Starbucks in the green bag.

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        1. re: treb

          That is what I use. Special occasions I treat myself to my favorite beans roasted at a local place but the Kirkland whole bean is far more affordable and tastes just fine, IMO.

        2. The Kirkland ground is okay. Certainly not on par with freshly ground beans (we get the ones in silver package with, I think, a jaguar on the front), but decent for ground coffee at a really low price.

          1. It's been awhile that I bought the whole bean Kirkland coffee roasted by Starbucks but I am not a fan of SB and find their coffee taste burnt to me.
            I like the Guatemalan Coffee in the 3 pound blue bag for around $14+.
            Organic Peruvian for a 2.5 pound whole bean is about $11 and its mellow.

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            1. re: Beach Chick

              is the Guatemalan coffee in the blue bag "Kirkland" brand or some other brand? I don't care if it's Kirkland but just curious so I know what to look for.

              1. re: trolley

                I can't's the only one in a bright blue bag with Guatemalan Coffee..can't miss it.

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  yeah, I figured I won't be able to miss it. After all, it's Costco and not needle in a haystack ;) thank you. I'll give that a whirl.

                  1. re: trolley

                    Yes, the Guatemalan in the bright blue bag is Kirkland - it's our house coffee, when we can find it (our local Costco stopped carrying it for a while, but they had it on our most recent trip). Very good for a basic dark roast. We are working on a bag of the Costa Rican whole bean right now (red bag) - it's pretty good as well, but not as good as the Guatemalan. We also bought a bag of the Rwandan (brown bag) once but had to return it - it was truly awful.