Here in the Uk there aren't too many choices. Usually the store's brand, and maybe one other one. I just get the store's brand , because I've tried the other and there's no difference; and the store brand comes in "italian", "espresso", and "french" at least. We can't get coffee in a 4-gallon barrel for $10 (maxwell house, etc) like in America
If I am somewhere where there is a specialty shop I will just get what appeals to me.
If I had my choice of any coffee brand, I would probably go for Arbuckles'. I have only seen it a couple places in NY. They have the BEST flavors! mmmm Blueberry Muffin......
Grocery Store Coffee? I'd have to say when I do the grocery store run for coffee I don't go for the beans generally I do the big ol' cans or smaller bags. Last few times the coffee I have purchased has been the big red one and then Don Francisco's Coffee has been a choice of mine when I want something different.
I try a new coffee or brand every other month or so to keep it mixed up. But thats about all for store bought coffees'
#1: Don Francisco COLOMBIA SUPREMO
rich, bold and delicious. Best brewed strong, not over-ground (i.e., bitter) add hot water to a cup if it's too strong
#2: Don Francisco KONA BLEND
slightly nutty and milder overall, great daily drink
#3: Don Francisco MOKA JAVA
I tried and enjoyed this in our percolator at work a few years back. I think we made it too strong, because I could hear my teeth buzzing and my eyes were twitching slightly... YAY! Needless to say I worked REALLY fast that day at half my capacity. A little Kahlua would balance the effect out nicely.
I normally try hazelnut, or dark french roasts, but i normally don't ever remmeber which ones taste better then others. i just buy whatever looks tasty =) hehe. I'm going to try to pickup some holiday blend from borders next time i remmeber, that stuff was good!