Coffee Brand Names: Check Your Shortlist of Popular Coffee Brands

By | June 15, 2016

There are so many coffee brand names on the market, in the supermarket, or the local market. It can be really hard to find or choose the coffee brand you would like. I used to be loyal to just a couple of coffee brands, and even a couple of regular blends. Now I’ve become omnivorous (not that’s about eating), omnipotent (eh, no! I’m not god), … omni-something-that-drinks-all-kinds-of-coffee…!

While you may have already quite a few different brands, you would be surprised at how big the complete lists actually could be. To help, I’ve created checklists of popular brands. 

Coffee brand names are different Down Under!

But first a question: where does the coffee brand name above come from? If you don’t know where this brand comes from, just look a little closer, and you’ll find out the answer!

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On this page, you’ll find the coffee brands broken into three groups: United States of America, Canada and the UK. There are so many brands and not surprising these vary a great deal from country to country, though there are still a few brand names that are present in most developed markets.

I will present the top twelve brand names in each market, so let’s get started looking at brands in the US, the UK, and Canada.

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Currently the US coffee market is the biggest marketplace in the world in terms of cups served and dollars earned. However, surprisingly, the US is not the heaviest per capita consumer either.

According to recent statistics, it ranks next to Portugal! Canada consumes more. The UK far less. And the top consumer: Finland at 12kgs per person (I’m not sure what their secret is apart from long winter nights).

Some reports suggest that Americans consume approx. 400 million cups of coffee per day! I’m sure that is probably why the US market reigns supreme and has sales of about $18 billion per year, so it’s a big gulp of the global market.

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List of US Coffee Brand Names

So these top brands are actually making the biggest dent in the US market, with many brands being available nationwide.


You can check out some of the US brands available.

  1. Keurig
  2. Folgers
  3. Starbucks
  4. Maxwell House
  5. Dunkin Donuts
  6. Peet’s Coffee & Tea
  7. Millstone
  8. Seattle’s Best
  9. Eight O’Clock
  10. Yuban
  11. Green Mountain Roasters
  12. Caribou

Brands like Folgers and Maxwell House focus more on the at home market with their instant and pre-ground products, etc. While Dunkin Donuts, Peet’s, Starbucks, Seattle’s Best are found in specialist shops primarily, though you can find them in the supermarkets, too.

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List of UK Coffee Brand Names

There is some overlap with the US market, so you’ll find some familiar names:


While some names are truly international, I was dismayed by how many names are still producing instant coffee. It’s hard to change lifetime habits… but once you change you can never go back to instant coffee!

  1. Maxwell House
  2. Nescafe
  3. Starbucks
  4. illy
  5. Douwe Egberts
  6. Kenco
  7. Carte Noire
  8. Lavazza
  9. Rombouts
  10. Caffe Nero
  11. Melitta
  12. Twinings

But there are also popular local brands that have both cafes and in-supermarket products, too. In recent years, there has been quite a surge in demand for coffee, especially quality products in the UK. Even despite the recently poor economic situation, the number of cafes operated by the well-known chains has grown by over 1/3 in the past three years alone.

Coffee consumption in the UK is however considerably less than in the States. By some estimates, we only consume about half of the US figure at about 2.8kgs per person per year! Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by this because we consume so much tea! There are many UK coffee brands available, too.

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List of Canadian Coffee Brand Names

  1. Tim Horton’s
  2. Maxwell House
  3. Nescafe
  4. Starbucks
  5. illy
  6. Douwe Egberts
  7. Lavazza
  8. Timothy’s World
  9. Melitta
  10. Van Houtte
  11. Nabob

I’ve only found about 11 popular brands from Canada, though I could be missing a few! Canadian coffee consumption is a staggering 6.5kgs per person per year! Making the Canadian consumer our #1 out of the three countries surveyed in this report!


The premier brand by the longest distance is of course, Tim Horton’s Coffee which has become iconic in Canada. There are no competitors that come even close in market share because Canadians are tremendously loyal to this brand. You can check out some of the Canadian coffee brands here.

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If you know of any other brands, or indeed other brand names that I’ve forgotten in any of the three markets, please drop me a line or share in the box below!

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