I do love my morning coffee. And while I acquire many pantry staples from Trader Joes, on a recent nudge from my mom, I purchased their French Roast coffee. $9.99 for 26oz., it comes whole bean, dark, rich and smelling just the way great coffee should smell. The canister is colorful but I just had to transfer the beans to my flea market find jar.
Another coffee rave review is for SLO Roasted Coffee out of San Luis Obispo, CA. I have been a fan of their coffee since the late 90's. For my dads' 70th birthday, my siblings and I pooled our funds for coffee for a year. He enjoyed a pound of coffee/month. Teds' top picks: