Where to find A & P branded coffees?

by michael d.
(wonderful Fort Pierce Florida)

A&P Coffees

A&P Coffees

Before A&P closed their stores for years,for decades they sold their own branded coffee in bags in whole bean and you would grind it at the register.


They were:

Eight O'Clock the red bag

Red Circle the yellow bag

Bokar the black bag

they were prices with 8' oclock and the least expensive and Bokar the most,,,, each had a distinctly different taste.

8 O'clock,, the thinnest and least flavorful of all no matter how much grounds you used

Bokar was always edgy, winey and sharp,,,, strong but not a full rich flavor....

Red Circle was KING,, the best a fully rounded and deeply textured rich flavorful coffee....at a Very reasonable price.

and,,,,,,,,

that was the one they stopped making,,,,,

It is like trying to find a long lost love,,,,, and having no luck at all.......

okay,,,, any suggestions!??!

michael d.

pi_stachio@yahoo.com


ps I think that the Eight O'clock " Columbian" coffee is excellent !

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Apr 15, 2013
Numerous Places carry A&P Coffee brand
by: Bill Bowen

In this area (NE Ohio) a number of stores carry the A&P Eight O'Clock coffee, including Wal-Mart and Giant Eagle (a lot of the old A&P stores became Giant Eagles, including my old A&P in Verona, PA).

The Eight O'Clock Bold Italian Roast reminds me a LOT more of a cross between Red Circle and Bokar. This is one blend that is even available in Keurig "K Cups", and you can buy the Eight O'Clock K Cups on Keurig's web site. About 95% as good as the Tully's Italian Roast for 30% less cost. Can't beat that combo with a stick!!

I'll admit I was a bit leary the first time I bought the "new" Eight O'Clock, remembering as a kid that this brand was the "wimpy coffee" of the A&P brand, but I was pleasantly surprised at how good it actually is.

Jun 19, 2012
Best flavor
by: ET

The best coffee I ever had was at a friend's home, so I asked what it was. She said it was an equal mixture of the 3 A&P coffees! Of course, now I can only find 8 o'clock. What a shame.

Aug 22, 2011
A&P Coffee Canister
by: Anonymous

I would like to get info on a A&P Coffee Service self measuring canister distributed by A&P Food Stores.It is a round tin canister about the size of a pound of coffee that measures out a serving of ground coffee with each pull of the handle.

Jun 18, 2010
Eight O'clock coffee, found it!
by: Mama Geri

Hi!
For years our super Walmart has stocked the coffee you are looking for. Just look on the coffee isle on the top shelf. towards the end. I purchase it often. If you do not see it there ask one of the stock people or ask at the customer service desk. I also live in Florida I'm sure it's there for you. If you have a Winn-Dixie grocery store they also stock it. It's easy to overlook it due to all the different brands for sale. Best wishes!

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