Amazing coffee starts with good coffee beans. There are literally thousands of options when you select beans. Thousands make the wrong choice and you will not brew great coffee.
Whether you like a strong tasting espresso or a refreshingly flowery filter coffee, there is something for everyone on this list.
- light and bright coffee Central American Geisha Coffee Beans
- Highest quality Beans from the crop Peaberry Beans (Tanzania)
- Organic, Chocolaty and Soured Kicking Horse Coffee Decaf
- Oil Free with Cinnamon Flavor Koffee Kult Medium Roast Coffee Beans
- Very rare, sweet and complex Sulawesi Toraja Coffee Beans
- World’s Strongest Death Wish Coffee Beans
Keep reading as we travel around the world and answer the question: what are the coffee beans for you?
The best coffee comes from people who are interested. Who cares about coffee as much as you?
The first answer is local roasters. If you buy coffee directly from a local roaster, you can enjoy fresh roasted coffee. Local coffee companies tend to love the roasting craft. The first step in buying a good coffee is to explore all the roasters nearby and sample their coffee.
If you do not have an excellent local roaster: Order from an online roaster. Importantly, you choose a company that clearly states that it only roasts coffee after it’s been ordered. You do not want the coffee to be roasted 2 months before shipping.
While there are some places where you can find the best coffee, there are many places where you should not buy coffee.
Where to AVOID:
- Grocery – They often sell inferior coffee beans with long shelf life. (Exceptions are Whole Foods and other craft shops where coffee is transported by renowned roasters.)
- Amazon – Again, it’s about freshness. It is often prematurely roasted so it can be packaged, shipped and stored in the warehouse.
HOW to Choose The Best Coffee Beans
Arabica beans are far superior to Robusta in terms of taste and quality. They can be bred at higher altitudes, giving the beans more time to develop.
Robusta beans contain more caffeine than Arabica. They are also much more disease-resistant and produce a higher yield. That’s why farmers still like to grow Robusta, even though they sell at a much lower price.
Robusta is grown for companies that produce instant coffee and other mixed quality grocery store mixes. You probably will not see a roaster applying for Robusta coffee. Stay away if you love good coffee.
Should You Put Them In The Freezer?
Freezing coffee beans is a good long term solution, but there is a catch. They must be stored in an airtight and moisture-resistant container. In portions, use them within a few days if you take them out of the freezer.
If you open and close the freezer containers frequently, there is a risk that moisture will be introduced by condensation as the beans heat up. You know how an open sack of frozen vegetables gets ice crystals when it sits awhile? It’s okay with spinach, but not with your Yirgacheffe.
Worse still, exposing your coffee beans to the freezer in the air regularly can absorb odors from other things stored there. Nobody wants a cup of coffee that smells of remaining garlic shrimp.