BUYING COFFEE BEANS
We know how almost everyone loves coffee. Whether nursing a cup of java early morning or savouring a coffee-based frappe in the afternoon, you can consume the caffeine that kicks in and it makes a world of difference. That’s why as much as possible, you want to have a stock of good, speciality grade coffee at home.
When it comes to buying coffee beans online or other coffee related products, you can visit your local stores or purchase them online. The latter option seems to be more viable. Why? For one, local coffee shops or stores tied to certain suppliers have limited options as compared to what the online shops can offer. Two, you can’t really experiment with the limited coffee bean types provided by your local market.
Well, there’s a lot of coffee varieties online. However, there are a few steps to follow to ensure you understand coffee better. For your guide, here are three factors to take into consideration when buying speciality coffee beans online.
In general, coffee beans are classified based on their region or location. However, there are basically two main varieties of coffee beans - Arabica and Robusta. Arabica is generally regarded to be a higher-quality coffee bean with a much fuller flavour. On the other hand, Robusta coffee beans are generally a cheaper option with a lesser taste and aroma. Some coffee suppliers do mix both types in one coffee supply. If you want to go for high-quality beans, then Arabica is your best bet. Here at the Proper Coffee Co., we only use grade-1 speciality coffee beans.
TRY A FEW DIFFERENT
COFFEE BEAN VARIETIES
When it comes to coffee beans, you have to factor in these four key attributes: flavour, aroma, body, and acidity. Coffee lovers usually go for coffee with a bittersweet taste and poignant aroma. Others want a coffee with less acidity and bearing not too much weight. No matter what your preference is, it’s always a good idea to purchase and test a selection of coffees and see what works for you. After all, there’s no harm in trying — and this applies to coffee as well.
After having purchased different coffee beans to try at home, you can now experiment with various preparation methods, all of which vary the flavours and tone. We have some great coffee preparation guides for you to follow. While you’re at it, don’t forget to factor in the four key attributes mentioned above. While the type of coffee beans play a crucial role in your overall coffee experience, know that the process of grinding and brewing the coffee beans can greatly impact its taste and flavour. Even the coffee machines and the techniques you use can have a say in how your coffee will turn out to be.
These are the basics of buying coffee beans online and can serve as a guide. Make sure to follow the steps online, and don’t forget to read online reviews, buy small quantities to sample and experiment with various preparation and coffee brewing methods.
As a coffee lover, the coffee supply is always at your disposal. In just a few clicks online, you can have your speciality coffee beans delivered right to your doorstep, and you can savour the aroma and flavour of coffee in no time!
We have a hand-picked selection of speciality coffee for you to try available as a single purchase or as a coffee subscription – let us know which is your favourite!