Coloradans love a good cup of joe. 

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As it would turn out, Colorado is one of the biggest states for coffee. 

A study done by looked to find the cities that searched the most for coffee shops. 

They found that Denver, Colorado was the city that searched for places to get their coffee fix the most. In a 12 month period from September 2020-2021, Denverites searched for coffee shops 74,900 times. 

However, there’s some coffee brands you can get here in Colorado that might not be a great option. Here’s the top three worst coffee brands in Colorado according to 24/7 Wall St.

Third Worst Coffee Brand in Colorado: Green Mountain Coffee

The third worst coffee brand you can buy here in Colorado is Green Mountain Coffee. 

24/7 Wall St. notes that the company used to be an independent coffee maker that had great ingredients. 

However, they were bought out by JAB Holding, and it shifted the culture around the company. Nowadays, you can find Green Mountain Coffee all across Colorado, almost always in Keurig K-Cup form. 

Second Worst Coffee Brand in Colorado: Death Wish Coffee

Death Wish, according to 24/7 Wall St., is the second worst coffee you can find in Colorado. 

As the name implies, a serving of this coffee truly has a ridiculous amount of caffeine. We’re talking 650 to 728 milligrams of caffeine in a 12 ounce container. For context, there’s typically 130-140 milligrams of caffeine in a normal 12 ounce coffee.

The reason 24/7 Wall St. placed it at second is because of its bean quality, particularly the Robusta beans. They also cite the price point of $20 a bag as being high for the quality of the product. 

However, as Coffee Chronicler notes, if you’re the type of person who only drinks coffee for the caffeine, this might be the brand for you. When it comes to all of these, it really is about your own preferences. 

Worst Coffee Brand in Colorado: Folgers

According to 24/7 Wall St., the worst coffee you can buy in Colorado is Folgers. The well known brand has been giving people pre grounded coffee ever since its founding in 1850.

They note that despite its status as being an American classic, the brand has declined in recent years. 

Their major concern is that they have no sustainability certifications, which means the beans they use could come from unethical sources. 

The quality concerns are showing. According to NPR, Folgers is getting less sales when it comes to the younger demographic. 

What do you think about these brands? Do you agree with 24/7 Wall St., or do you disagree with one or all of their picks?

Nasty 1-Star Google Reviews of Colorado's Nastiest Coffee Shops

Did you know that 91% of Americans buy coffee at a coffee shop at least once per week? Were you aware that 37% of Americans purchase coffee at restaurants or coffee shops four days a week or more? That info comes from a May 29, 2023 report from Craft Coffee Spot.

In my experience, coffee is like pizza, sex, and Star Trek in that even when it's bad, it's still pretty good. As a matter of fact, it's hard to recall the last time I had a bad cup of coffee at a shop or restaurant.

Judging by reviews posted on Google, evidence exists indicating some shops have been known to serve less-than-exquisite coffee. In some instances, the coffee was fine, but the staff was rude.

Some Google reviews were bitter (pun intended) while others were flat-out ridiculous. For your daily laugh, here's a look at some nastilicious 1-star Google Reviews of Colorado coffee houses. Keep in mind, most of these reviews are absolutely absurd, and this is all in fun.

Gallery Credit: Waylon Jordan

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