I like my coffee with creamer and sweetener, so keep that in mind. I like a strong brew that still tastes like coffee even after I doctor it. For that reason I like Starbucks drip in the store. For home use I've been very pleased with Kirkland House Blend from Costco (roasted by Starbucks). It's a medium roast in a 2# bag(whole bean) at about $5 a pound if memory serves. They also have a French Roast and an Espresso. One thing I REALLY hate is being on a road trip, stopping for coffee and finding nothing but "farmer coffee" (my term). Looks about like a medium tea. I think they brew it like that so the farmers can drink coffee constantly all day long and not get over-caffeinated! Anyway, that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!