This post has been sponsored by the J.M. Smucker Company. I received product and compensation, but all opinions are my own.
Nomsters! It’s been a long time since we’ve gotten this excited about coffee, but this is really something awesome. Folgers is one of the most well-known brands in the coffee world, and they’ve been around since the founders moved to San Francisco, CA and started the company in 1850 during the Gold Rush. For years they’ve had original blends that have energized people around the country and have come to represent a nostalgia and comfort within American households. And while this deep rooted cultural and societal connection won’t change, they’ve decided to branch out with a new, exciting brand set to inspire and push boundaries in all aspects of life.
1850 Brand Coffee
Folgers is stepping outside the box a bit and away from their traditional image to introduce their new bolder and richer 1850 Brand Coffee blends. This stuff is delicious, full-bodied, and is definitely crafted for those who love trying new things. And their desired reach and impact extends far beyond simply making bold coffee – they want to help foster creativity, progression, and innovation all across the world. To start, they have put together what they’re calling the Bold Pioneer Contest in which contestants from all over the US will pitch their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for a chance to win the Bold Grant of $18,500. Keep an eye out in November when they’ll be airing a TV segment highlighting the contest! We love it when a brand not only has a strong mission, but takes action to make it a reality, and inspiring people to be bold and progress the world is something we can truly get behind.
To help launch and spread the word about 1850 Brand Coffee, they hosted an amazing popup cafe at The Academy in San Francisco from October 17-19. The location had several different areas and was, overall, a fun, intimate, upbeat environment that brought the community together over yummy, free cups of coffee. There was a super chill outdoor seating area in the backyard with a couple couches, chairs, and even a table with a fire heated centerpiece because, ya know, San Francisco.
We bet you’re wondering what exactly the 1850 Brand Coffee blends are… well, we’ve got you covered! They’ve boldly crafted four distinct flavors made from a special blend of 100% Arabica beans that have been fire-roasted and steel cut. Let’s get into the specs real quick!
Lantern Glow is their light blend, which has notes of lemongrass and jasmine tea with sweet, lemony undertones. We never thought of coffee as being refreshing, but a cup of this has us reconsidering.
This is their medium roast for a bold, balanced, and smooth cup with hints of roasted nuts.
The Trailblazer is their medium-dark roast with notes of strong roasted nut flavors and chocolate undertones.
If you’re feeling as bold as it gets, their dark roast, Black Gold, is the one for you. It’s a smooth cup that’s balanced with dark chocolatey notes and sweetness. You don’t typically associate sweetness with a dark roast, but the way they subtly sneak it in there works perfectly with the complementing flavors and aromas.
If you’re more of a Keurig and espresso pods kind of person, 1850 Brand Coffee has every blend ready to go for your machine at home. We’re big fans of these coffee makers because of how easy and quick they are, which makes it easy to make a perfect cup of coffee and get right back to work, so we’re definitely going for these! They even thought about the people who are constantly on the move and/or enjoy sweeter coffee drinks, so they’ve released iced coffees in a bottle. They come in vanilla or mocha flavors so make sure to keep an eye out for those!
We were blown away by 1850 Brand Coffee’s attention to detail and their ability to take something so familiar and really put a bold twist on it. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or you just drink it for the pick-me-up effect, we 100% recommend you give the new brand a try, and let us know what you think! Till next time, Nomsters!