Thursday, July 11, 2013

Arbuckle's Coffee

The American Cowboy Magazine for Aug/Sep 2013 has a short article on the History of Arbuckle's Coffee, which I found interesting. For one thing, I didn't know it was still being made, and in Tucson, AZ, of all places. The Organic Happy Trail Blend is priced at $17.00 per package. That's a pretty high price to pay for coffee, not even Starbucks charges that much, but, if you want the real thing, it's going to cost you.

The article notes that Arbuckle's started up around 1864-65 by the Arbuckle brothers, John and Charles.
Folgers came along in 1850 and Maxwell House in 1892.

My father used to drink "cowboy coffee," not necessarily Arbuckle, but Folgers and Maxwell House when I was growing up, before he started using the percolator at my Mom's urging. I was too young to drink coffee of any type, which was frowned on by our religion, the Mormons. I've made up for it since as have about everyone in the family. To me it's a necessity, not a luxury and not a sin.


  1. You wouldn't think a western trail coffee would be so expensive. I guess it's all in the demand.

    1. Uh-huh, I didn't know they were still making it. I think I'll pick up a package to give it a try.