Maybe more expensive coffee is still in metal cans?
I hate throwing away the cardboard ones - I keep thinking I could put something in them.
Safeway's house brand of 100% Colombian is still sold in a metal can, last time I checked.
The ones with cardboard sides would be good planters for gowing or starting vegetables; they won’t get as hot as the metal ones. just punch a drain hole in the bottom.
Our CountryMart/Alps store brands Always Save and Best Choice are still in metal cans. I noticed that name brands such as Folgers and Maxwell House are in plastic.
With the cardboard cans, I have poked holes in bottom, and made planters to use indoors for herbs. If you use aluminum foil or Florist Paper to dress them up they look pretty too.
My MIL used to use the 1 lb cans for baking bread. The recipe was a no-knead yeast bread. She put the dough in the cans and let it rise. Then put it in the oven(you have to take the top rack out of the oven or move it to the bottom)to make coffee can bread.
When we were kids we used them to make short stilts. Punched some holes in the sides, and put shoe laces through and tied them on our feet/long rope to hold with our hands.
Granny kept the toilet paper in the coffee can in the out house. Kept it clean and kept the critters out.
Hills Brothers coffee is still sold in a metal can - bought one last week.
You could use a large steel can of vegetables but you wouldn’t have a lid for it.
Walmart MasterBlend .. 33oz @ $5.28 .. in metal can with an easily removable label
Chock Full O’Nuts still has metal cans.
And Target’s generic coffee is in a metal can.