I'm not a coffee snob. I usually buy and drink the American mass-market brands: Maxwell House, Folgers, Chock Full o'Nuts (my most recent) - all perfectly fine. On sale, of course. And I was drinking Wegmans' store brand coffee for a while this year; the price was right and the quality quite good. Especially their French Roast.
This month I was in more dire straits than usual and was shopping at the dollar store. (Dollar Tree, to be precise.) They had ground coffee available. 7 ounces for $1.
I brewed it this morning.
Never again. It is horrible.
I think I'll even throw out the coffee remaining. It is so bad.