I tried ALL the Folgers coffees (hate Dunkin Donuts and won't spend the money on fancy coffees), and the winner BY FAR is their "Colombian." Don't pay more than $7 for the LARGE canister. I brew one big, 16-ounce mug at a time (just put in two level scoops of grounds and pour in one standard bottle of purified or spring water). I pour out the last ounce of water in the pot because it has grounds in it. Good coffee!
For even better coffee, go to Burger King ... they use Seattle's Best #3 beans and will brew a cup fresh for you (59 cents for us seniors!) ... this is good stuff! Seattle's Best (owned by Starbucks) is what you get when you order just a simple coffee at Starbucks, but it always tastes BURNT there ... I think their machines brew too hot. Anyway, I bought a small bag of SB #3 beans, ground them at home, and brewed them in this machine ... and, guess what? Not nearly as good as at Burger King! So I'm sticking with Folger's Colombian at home, and my 2nd cup of the day is at Burger King.
This coffee maker has a flaw and it does not heat the water to optimal temperature. If just does not get hot enough to get the right flavor from any coffee
I use the common method of 2 Tbsp's, (1/8 cup) to 6 oz water. I also use medium to dark roast coffee. It's all a matter of what you prefer.
Try Maxwell House French Roast and try upping the amount of coffee you use . If you don't put enough coffee in it , it will make a lousy cup of coffee . The more the merrier .
To me, there is nothing worse than weak coffee (I jokingly tell people that would rather drink hot water - ha!)
I am NOT a big fan of DD coffee, but that said, If use the scoop that came with the coffeemaker, 1 suggest 1 rounded scoop per number of cups to be brewed - if you are only brewing 2 cups or less, I suggest making those heaping scoops. (if the coffee is too strong, you can always add a little water.)
You might like Maxwell House FRENCH ROAST, as I think it is great coffee for the money! Good luck!
I tried 3 scoops. It came out very good.
Buy a coffee scoop, sold at most stores, and use one scoop per two cups of water. I usually make 8 cups in the morning, and with 4 (full) scoops of coffee grounds, this always makes wonderful coffee.