It has a weird nauseating chemical smell and taste. I purchased the coffee a little over a week ago and this was my first cup. Lately, when drinking Maxwell House, I have severe abdominal pains and extreme burping and left chest pain. They changed the design for some reason and now it has a wide grip and you can no longer wrap your hand around the handle. I only been drinking it 2 years from the first month headache came. This is terrible! Got three cans of Maxwell House, one of the cans smelt like Dr.Pepper ... very pugnant but almost like a sweet cherry smell. That said, if Maxwell House formerly used a blend of both Arabica and Robusta beans in their blends, that would explain the change in taste. but i used some today and feel very ill again. So we went to another store, bought a brand new can but still didn't taste right. For over three weeks I had been horribly nauseous. Fresh ground organic coffee beans are the answer. Today I left the chocolate out so I didn't have to hit the bottom collection...Well, low and behold there was a scummy residue on the side of the cup where I had been drinking. It's been ground and put into a non-tight can to spoil. . What has happened to my good cup of coffee and when I open it up there is no fresh smell either ! I guess I will use a different brand fron here on out. I have been drinking Maxwell Instant Coffee since I can remember, this is because it is the only coffee I can tolerate. I only buy what I will use within 2 wks, as fresh coffee is perishable. The coffee leaves kind of an oily, bitter aftertaste. I have called the company but the lady couldn't tell me anything, so I'm hunting for a good tasting coffee again.Thanks, Don FitchANSWER:Don, hiI assume you have been buying the ground coffee, and not Maxwell House's instant coffee.I checked out their site and see that they have changed their packaging recently. Just realized this after losing 10 pounds in 2 weeks not being able to eat. okay, my husband and i are so glad to have found this message board. Thanks for letting me share! Any ideas. I quickly drove to the rest stop and it was coming out both ends at that point. I used to buy Chock Full of Nuts ground coffee as a filler for my roasted beans, (when they ran out or I just wanted some variety). It happens almost immediatly after i drank the coffee, it comes and go within half an hour. That's not what I remember with my dad.. MWH used to be really good cheap coffee!) Can anyone tell me what is in the coffee grounds? At first I thought I had some soap residue in the cup, but after thoroughly cleaning the cup and coffee pot, the bubbles remain. I'm taking it back and getting a refund! At first I thought my coffee pot was on the fritz. They have to make a profit to stay in business, which I understand, BUT for goodness sakes! Coupons with verified labels are working for most. Maxwell house and Folger's brands were mainstay's. Not that I am a coffee snob. I have had my last nasty cup. I am now on the look for a new brand. Tried 8 o'clock coffee and so far no bad after taste or ill effects. Just...buyer be ware. I don't plan on ever purchasing another product made by MH. I was wondering what happened to that great smell and taste. I have fructose Malabsorbtion and gluten intolerences. I went back to my normal brand which cost a little more, but in the end realized it was so worth it. I had to throw out the whole can .. It's also economical. are on But let's go back to when the larger jars started do vanish from the shelves of three different stores. Writing them now. Maxwell house is either using bad beans r were all getting stale coffee. Anyone else? I just called Maxxwell House customer service and they said they did change from 100% arabica to a robusta blend in 2009. I used to stock up when MH was on sale (watching Best By dates) & store appropriately. Started reading this thread as it dripped into the cup to see if any opinions were floating around out there. As for maxwell house, my family used to drink it and noticed a decline in taste. I have been drinking this coffee for years but plan to stop now. So I tried another brand still the something. Something to consider if your maker is new. As for me, I am still using Fred Meyer Breakfast Blend. Then a Miletta Hazelnut can showed up with the same characteristics. i was feel woozy, lightheaded and nauseous. It is the coffee. Interestingly enough, Kraft has used a gimmicky "flavor lock lid" as a way to cover up its real truth in the making of their coffee. New & improved is not always better. This is not good. It's gross and I don't like being ripped off. I will not spend one more dime for this awful coffee. never blamed the coffee, only myself.what coffee,instant, is safe to drink. I would like to know if anyone here has found anything comparable to the way Master Blend used to taste? Well recently we restocked and the "new" cans are horrible. MH use to taste good..not anymore! I am going from here to the Maxwell House site to complain. Sadly, returning to once what was Maxwell House will never be seen again. In the last year, the "cysts" have continued to get worse! Something is happening in the production process, or perhaps it may be due to pesticides used on the beans. Store and it tastes pretty bad. We are happy to find this site and are encouraged to contact the company. can of coffee? Can anyone verify if it has been discontinued? Maxwell House has not gone bad. I assume they no longer use Arabica beans in their coffee because it definitely tastes totally different. I am nowhere near a coffee connoisseur, but most everything else I have tried, I taste a 'bitter' aftertaste that I don't with Maxwell House. Maxwell house was my preferred coffee for the last 30 years. I started to suspect the coffee which is Maxwell House! Shocking to say I picked up a clump and it disentegrated in my hand . The headache. I have been enjoying the flavored ground Maxwell House coffees (Hazelnut and French Vanilla) for well over a decade, and I notice now that neither tastes like the flavors they're supposed to and the coffee smells and tastes nasty. Very strange. Customer Service knows nothing but "canned answers" & the like, which is what they're instructed to say. After reading this thread I'm tossing the coffee and sticking with Eight O'Clock's Bokar blend. But I do miss my MH instant it always reminded me of my childhood,and my Dad . I'm a huge coffee drinker have been for years and years not even the cheapest brand imaginable has made me sick like this. I have been drinking Maxwell House Columbian for as long as I can remember recently purchased a 2 pound can of Columbian it was house blend which I hate and will not drink it's expensive if it happens again I will not buy anymore Maxwell House, I developed a rash on my face, neck, chest & back. I have always preferred whole bean small batch coffees and I drink folgers or the costco/kirkland brand when my budget doesn't allow for fancy beans. So with this third try of using it in the french press, I realize I'm only having trouble when I drink this. I thought I was crazy too. Seriously it smelled like cat or dog pee. But, occassionally, will go and try lesser grades of coffees whenever I come across great supermarket sales. i've been drinking it for about two weeks now and have noticed a gradual onset of an awful tummy ache. Needless to say, I will not be drinking it again. Back in 2006 my Mom said that she was feeling sick to her stomach after drinking Folgers coffee. Hopefully it is not made in China now. I literally wondered if the can I got was somehow contaminated with some-whatever-thing gross and/or poisonous and that's why I started googling to find if this is actually the normal maxwell house flavor. That settled that!!. Has anyone else found bugs in theirs? I was searching the web to find out why the coffee was so bad and found this blog. It is a cardboard tube with a metal bottom. It made no difference. Last month I bought some Hills coffee on sale, and the diarrhea stopped, but I still didn't realise what was going on until I started a new can of Maxwell House last week, and now feel sick as a dog again. and same price as old 2 lb container also made to look like 2 lb container with the back cut away and formed into a handle so it still looks like a large container from the front view. This new so called handle is terrible. My Husband and I have drank Folgers coffee for years and for awhile now it seems to be making us sick. They sent me a coupon to buy another one . The use by date on the bottom of these containers is October 2017 and November 2017. I was thinking maybe it was just my taste buds have changed and I tried the medium roast. bag. I hadn't bought it in a while but did so recently; it's not the same! I'm glad I found his site, I had to give up coffee and switch to tea, it was making my stomach jump. But I'm not taking any chances, I now bring my own organic coffee to work and brew it separately in a french press. I use purified water and just got a brand new coffee maker. Have headaches everyday. He had bought the item on sale as well. More Offers Of Store ››. And then *poof* it was gone and the supermarket said it wasn't available anymore. I then felt out of it like my equilibrium was off, even blurred vision, periods of fatigue , Then sat on the toilet for a long time I thought I must of had a bug .Drank a cup the next morning and started the same thing I new it was the coffee .Was on the toilet 3 times that day with headache I went and bought Starbucks and felt great again . After opening the sealed container, it did not smell right. 1-800-432-6333 is the number. I switched and tryed several other coffees the symtoms subsided. Saw Maxwell House and bought it, today after 2 cups of coffee my husband and I are both having stomach cramps and diarrhea, miserable! Be sure to recycle the cups! I am going to see how to have it tested. Our coffee smells like skunk when being made. So months back I noticed it tasted very bitter. I drank a Maxwell House coffee and it was really good. Undrinkable. not the best..but ok. been around for a while ya know. I quit smoking because of the heartburn 3 years ago and thought maybe I quit too late, burn did not subside. Followed by a dash to the washroom. I still like it but I'm not buying another can of MH. Needless, to say I didn't buy any coffee and won't either! That's just sad, I loved MH!! It seems that every time I drink a cup of Maxwell house coffee I soon after have a terrible headache. I have always bragged about how it is good to the last drop but since the beginning of this year, it has been good to the last dump down the drain. I need to try something else. I will never buy MH again. Too much of an instant or a ground can produce an acrid tasting sludge in your cup. I do use lots of honey and milk in it, by the way. On the weekends I brew Maxwell Master Blend. I will NEVER buy or drink Folger's again. I'll have to shop around now to find a coffee I like, but this new master blend is so bad I wont' even bother finishing the brand new container. so I think it is something to do with the beans or cultivation or process of the beans ?, I just hope someone finds out and let us know and fix it. tastes like dirty dish water. I bought a container of Maxwell House, which was on sale, rather than my usual coffee. Switched to Maxell House and are experiencing the same thing!! If you buy k cups you are buying arabica. I am new to coffee drinking, and used to drink Maxwell houses instant coffee with no issues. I thought I didn't like coffee until I tried fresh beans from a "boutique" shop when visiting family in San Francisco back in the mid '80's (before the onslaught of Starbucks). I now have to buy my Maxwell House online at a higher price. For years I've been buying MH French Roast and Dark Roast, with no complaints. So I am off to not drinking coffee for a few days and than go back to drinking it again and see the difference. It was Maxwell house. Local roasters will also grind your coffee for you. After 4 days of not getting better, we started to think it is the coffee. Currently it is a bogo. Something is definitely up and wrong with Maxwell house coffee. A burning feeling if you will and someone just told me to stop buying the coffee I am drinking. bake coffee cakes? The nerve! Food company Kraft Heinz KHC 2.94%,has struggled to sell the Maxwell House coffee brand since putting it up for sale in February for about $2.5 billion, the New York Post reported Thursday. We've been trying to get through the can and just... CANT. I have gone broke buying different bags. Going back to the cheap stuff which is so much better... Folger's and Maxwell House have given me the runs, headaches, and a nauseated feeling. I kept buying different kinds of MH and still no differnece. I threw it out. Had a 12 oz cup today & I'm miserable. Coffee these days has a stale smell. It is so bitter, and doesn't smell fresh from the get-go! We don't buy this anymore. Being weak-willed (with coffee :) I drank some again a while back with no problems! Then, I stopped drinking Maxwell house and went back to my good old coffee house bagged coffee. I kept having to bring it back, I thought maybe because it was a plastic jar now, so I switched to Nescafe, and then the same was happening to that coffee. Love it! Had a different type brand new in a box, same results. I thought it was my coffee maker, so I bought a new one. Gosh I miss the old rich taste of my Maxwell ! what is the method used to decaffeinate Maxwell coffee? Bought the Maxwell House Smooth Bold. My problem is with Organic Arabica coffee sold at walmart. No more. I have done research and found that many coffee drinkers have associated their same symptoms to the Maxwell House coffee! 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