I also like the Major Dickenson’s Blend from Peet's. I can pick up a lb of it at the supermarket on sale for like $8.99. It's definitely my favorite of the 'big' brands you can get at the market. Also, I think that is pretty cheap for good coffee, and I am very picky. I don't like starbucks coffee, or their beans. They over roast them, in my opinion.
I highly recommend Peet's if it is available near you.
I use a French press for very strong individual cups of coffee every morning.
Peet's coffee is usually $11 a bag at my grocery store, not sure if it's a full pound. It is good though.