Coffee Brand Names in 2020 – Check This Shortlist of Popular American Coffee Brands: Part 1 of 5

By | September 8, 2020

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 best brands… they all look so promising! However, online, you’re faced with even more brands than you can shake a coffee spoon at! How can tell which is good coffee?

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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…! However, this report is not about me! It’s about you, or at least what the average American drinks.

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Which is the best known coffee consuming country these days?

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 per person. 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.

What are the best selling coffee brand names in America?

So these top coffee brand names 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. I ordered them from first to 20th position according to Amazon’s recent information on April 22nd, 2020. I omitted brands with less than 100 reviews to ensure that not too many unknown brands reach the list.

Here is a short list but what is the final order? Are there any surprises? Well, … the answers are: no, this is not the final order; and yes, there are quite a few surprises!

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.

Some old favorite coffee brand names that fell by the wayside

  1. Millstone Coffee
  2. Seattle’s Best
  3. Eight O’Clock

I’m beginning a deep dive, and will publish a final list that will show you the most talked, most popular coffee brands currently on sale on Amazon. I have collated the data from 150,000+ individual reviews, 110+ coffee brands, and over 300 individual products.

Then I crunched the data and am publishing those results on the top coffee brand names in the US as of April, 2020. Note: I didn’t say coffee products, I said brand names. Stay tuned!

What are the top coffee brand names in America today?

I’m pulling data from Amazon for this, so a lot of assumptions are baked in, including whatever assumptions Amazon makes in its ‘Customer Review’ section. I specified a minimum of 4* plus, though the final data including scores of 3.7* got included.

Data was used on 4/21/2020 ~ 12am. Prices are listed as:

  • $ for under $10 per bag/carton,
  • $$ for between $10 and $20,
  • $$$ for over $20 and under $30
  • over $30 ranks a $$$$!

Top Coffee Brands 2020 (all parts)

In 2020, we’re ranking the top 118 brands of coffee, and creating our own list of Amazon’s Best Coffee Brands:

#25: Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co., Hawaii

Our Coffee Brand Names Review Score: 85%  – Price $$

Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co. starts off our countdown in the quest for the most popular coffee brand right now. With 6 products in the list, this company is based in the Hawaiian Islands. A proud family-owned roaster, they are now 2nd generation business roasting 42 unique coffees.

You’ll find they have traditional coffee roasts, but their flavored coffees set them apart from most other popular coffee brand names. Products are sold in 10-oz bags or K-cup. Most of their coffee retails in $$ range.

Their number one product according to my data is their Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co. Kona Classic Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, 10 ounce bag featured below.

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Check the price of Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co.
Kona Classic Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, 10 ounce bag or K-Cup on Amazon

You can also find these other flavored coffee, like Macadamia, Hazelnut, and Vanilla in K-cup or 10-oz bags boosting their rankings. Check out the Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co. shelf at Amazon. I’m not a huge fan of flavored coffee, but I’ll definitely drink their other blends.

This seems to be called Crazy Cups but their products are listed variously in Amazon, including under the moniker CVP or Custom Variety Pack. I don’t know why. Anyway in our survey of the store, they came in with 7 products and over 3,000 total reviews (<0.5%) and a ranking of 83%.

So who are they? Well, they specialize in K-cups for the Keurig and capsules for Nespresso, but they also sell ground coffee, tea and other things on their website. The range is staggering, the prices keen, and the capsules are apparently recyclable. Check out their most popular flavors:

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • Coconut

On Amazon, their variety or sampler packs are particularly popular and include between 10 and 40 cups or capsules in each pack. Nice, if you like Keurig or Nespresso brewers.

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Check the price of their Crazy Cup Variety Pack Sampler
for Keurig or Nespresso 40 count on Amazon

You can also find these other flavored coffee, like Macadamia, Hazelnut, and Vanilla in K-cup or 10-oz bags boosting their rankings. Check out the Crazy Cup shelf at Amazon. There really is a crazy selection!

#23: Eight O’clock Coffee

Our Coffee Brand Names: 88%  – Price $

Eight O’Clock Coffee is an older brand that still has 3 products that slipped into the top 25. With a rank of 88% and thousands of reviews, clearly time has not stopped for this brand as our reviewer noted.

Though this is their only entry in the top 100, according to my data, it is quite popular as you can see. It’s a medium roasted, Arabica coffee grown in Colombia. They note “winey notes and a rich, elegant aroma with a full-body”. Reviews note a slightly fruity finish (like wine?), but perfectly fine even black. Add a splash of milk or cream, if you prefer.

Their number one product according to my data is their Eight O’Clock Ground Coffee 100% Colombian Peaks featured below which is 33 oz. bag not 8- or 12-oz! So definitely a good purchase if you drink a lot!

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Check the price of their Eight O’clock
100% Colombian Peaks Roast + Ground Coffee on Amazon

You don’t need to limit yourself to drinking coffee at 8:00am with this brand. In fact, drink it all day, every day!

#22: Lion Coffee

Our Coffee Brand Names: 90%  – Price $

Lion Coffee is a brand I’ve seen but never tried. So I was surprised to see it hit #22 on my list of top coffees with the most coffee products on the list of any brand, even the top brand.

Their best selling product was in fact (to my demise) a flavored coffee: a Vanilla Macadamia Flavor light roasted coffee bean in 24 oz bag, though I love Macamia nuts! It seems this blend drives people nuts for it!

Then I realized that like #25 it also hails from the Hawaii islands. For many customers, it reminds them of warm sunny holidays in those beautiful islands, so it’s a firm favorite. I shall have to come back and do a fuller review of this company.

Other choices that are popular include:

  • LION Award Winning Antioxidant Rich French Roast
  • Lion Coffee 24K Gold Roast 100% Kona Ground
  • Lion Coffee Hazelnut Ground Light Roast
  • Lion Coffee Toasted Coconut Light Roast
  • Lion Coffee Chocolate Macadamia Medium Roast

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Check the price of Lion Coffee
Vanilla Macadamia Flavor Light Roast 24 Oz on Amazon

The brand that truly roars like a lion. But it is perfectly approachable!

#21: Douwe Egberts Coffee

Our Coffee Brand Names: 88%  – Price $

This is a firm favorite, and one of the imported coffee brands on the list, so I don’t have much to add to my review. However, check out the range of products in the Amazon store. They managed to rank four times, but in fact for only 2 products, both ground coffees.

Though it is imported from the Netherlands, it is not a premium brand. You’ll note this from the packaging (typical vacuum packed) and pricing. It is rated as medium roast, medium ground roast so it is not suitable for espresso (too coarse), french press (too fine)… To get the best out of it, use a traditional coffee drip machine.

I recommend choosing their whole beans, over ground, and there is actually a bigger range than featured in our reviews including:

  • Douwe Egberts Intense Aroma
  • Douwe Egberts Intens Whole Bean Dark Roast
  • Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood Decaf and
  • Senseo pods for the Senseo

However, this product is their top product in our 25 brands. As noted, it is a blend of Arabica & Robusta, so perhaps it’s closer to an espresso roast. One reviewer recommended cold pressing this coffee over 24 hours.

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Check the price of Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood on Amazon

Check out the Douwe Egberts store on Amazon for more of their coffee range.

Top Coffee Brands 2020 (all parts)

In 2020, we’re ranking the top 118 brands of coffee, and creating our own list of Amazon’s Best Coffee Brands:

As this series of posts progresses, we’ll cover #20~16 next week! Stay tuned!


What are the best coffee brands, find out here!

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Author: Kenneth

My name is Kenneth from PurelyCoffeeBeans, and I love coffee; so I’m on a quest to find, buy, and even consume the best coffee brands and beans in the world. Then I plan to make the best coffee drinks I can! I will happily share my results with you, too! I hope you can join me here on PurelyCoffeeBeans.com or on my mailing list!