I’m baffled again. Not that’s any kind of breaking news.

When I first began drinking coffee, you could buy ground coffee beans in one of two sizes; 1 pound and 3 pound containers. Tonight, I went to the store and found a plethora of container sizes. I ended up with with a container of Folger’s classic roast holding 33.9 ounces or 2 pounds and 1.9 ounces or 961 grams. What is that all about? Why such an odd amount? Is there some hidden Davinci code like meaning in this?
And another thing, the container brags that one can make 270 6 ounce cups of coffee out of the contents. There’s some funny business going on here, A cup contains 8 ounces unless you’re in the U.K. in which case, a cup contains 10 ounces. But as far as I know, there are no countries in the Western hemisphere where a cup contains 6 ounces.
It could be North Korea, I suppose. God only knows how big their cups are.


About geetwo

I am a 69 year old (in 2009) retired I.T. consultant. My wife, Susie and I travel in an RV 6 to 8 months a year. I write a humor / travel column for several print publications on a weekly basis.
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1 Response to I’m baffled again. Not that’s any kind of breaking news.

  1. Doug Fricke says:

    I’ll tell you what I think about that. The Sales and Marketing guys and gals want to make it as difficult as possible for us to compare products. They want us to buy on “Brand name” only. So, you bought your old favorite “Folgers” even though the House of Maxwell gives you more for your money, maybe.

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