How to Buy Coffee


Drinking coffee is part of the daily routine for many people. Some enjoy it early in the morning and need that caffeine boost, while others prefer a nice cup of coffee at work or a flavored moment after dinner. Some coffee enthusiasts would even label their love for the beverage as an addiction. Although coffee itself doesn’t create an addiction, its rich taste and smell encourage you to come back. If you love coffee, you need to know how to find the coffee that best suits your tastes.

  • If you want to get the best flavor, get a coffee grinder and grind coffee beans at home. Whole coffee beans tend to keep the flavor better than ground coffee.
  • Try to get freshly roasted coffee, as it tastes better. Also learn to differentiate between roasting methods. After a French roast or Italian roast, the coffee beans become darker and yield a stronger flavor. Medium or light roast means less flavorful coffee. Try coffee roasted in different styles and see which you prefer.

  • You can find many types of coffees on the market. Learn how to differentiate between them by closely analyzing the label. Some coffees result from blends, which means you will find a mix of coffee grown in different regions. You can also purchase flavored coffees. So if you like chocolate, nuts or vanilla, you can have your daily coffee with a hint of your favorite flavor. Remember, though, that flavored coffees don’t come from the best quality beans. If you want pure quality coffee, go for Colombian or Hawaiian beans.
  • You can buy coffee from a supermarket and read the labels to get the information, or you can go to a specialized shop where you will find people who know a lot about coffee and can give you advice. The coffee beans might prove more expensive in specialized shops, but you get what you pay for. Tully’s and Starbucks both offer good quality coffee, or you can visit a local gourmet shops that sells its own original blends.
  • Some regions in the world are renowned for growing coffee, including Latin America. While savoring your cup of coffee, go online and do some research on these regions and the types of coffees they grow. Many parameters determine the taste of your coffee, starting with the soil in which it grows and ending with the roasting method.
  • Some coffees have a long tradition and are known all over the world for their specific taste. Arabian coffee, for example, also goes by the name mocha and has a rich taste with a chocolate flavor. Brazilian coffee tends to be sweeter, while Colombian coffees are somewhat fruity. Hawaiian coffee is more delicate, while Kenyan coffee has an acidic taste. If you like organic food, you can find organic coffee on the market as well.
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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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