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The best coffee beans for a delicious home brew

The best coffee beans

Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or you see coffee as a necessity to get you up in the morning, the quality of the coffee does of course, make all the difference. And if you think home brews just don’t taste the same as your daily coffee shop run, then you can think again. We’re bringing to you a list of some of the best coffee beans so you can grind your own and achieve barista quality in the comfort of your own home. 

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Other than your personal taste, the main thing to consider when choosing the right coffee beans for you is your brewing method. Typically French pressed coffee usually tastes best with light roasts such as the Whittard Blue Mountain Coffee in our top spot. Filter coffee machines work well with a medium roast, and espresso and drip machines can create delicious tasting coffee with any type of roast or a blended roast. Check out our round up below to find your perfect blend.

The best coffee beans

1. Whittard Blue Mountain Coffee

A smooth and consistent quality with every cup

Weight: 125/250/500g | Origin: Jamaica | Roast: Light

Smooth taste
Full bodied but mild

If you’re not a fan of bitter coffee, then you may find that the smooth light roast of Whittard’s Blue Mountain coffee is just right for you. Those who have tried this blend found it to make a full-bodied but mild coffee both hot and cold. So if you don’t have one particular type of brew, then this is a versatile coffee bean that you can expect barista-style quality from in every cup.

Death Wish Coffee Whole Bean

2. Death Wish Coffee Whole Bean

If you’re all about that caffeine hit, try Death Wish, if you dare

Weight: 340g | Origin: YSA | Roast: Artisan

Powerful hit
Still fairly smooth

Okay, we’re kidding, it’s not actually a death wish; it’s a strong and powerful blend but not too overbearing. It’s rated highly among coffee lovers not only for its beautiful smell and rich taste, but for its well-designed and humorous packaging. If you’re an espresso drinker, you may find this slightly too rich for you, but add a dollop of frothy milk and you can expect something very smooth and palatable, despite the high caffeine content. 

Suma Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Coffee Beans

3. Suma Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Coffee Beans

Got a bit of a sweet tooth? Get a rich chocolatey taste with this mocha coffee bean

Weight: 1kg | Origin: Ethiopia | Roast: Medium

Great for mocha lovers
Fairly sourced

This is a Fairtrade blend which might appeal to those who have a little bit of a sweet tooth. The coffee bean Yirgacheffe is a mocha coffee bean, so you can expect to taste light floral and berry notes with a chocolatey body that gives this bean something unique. To make the most of the flavours, a French press is recommended, as you may not be able to fully experience what this bean has to offer in a filter or espresso coffee. 

Whittard Sulawesi Toraja Peaberry

4. Whittard Sulawesi Toraja Peaberry

Looking to expand your coffee palate? Try this unusually fruity blend

Weight: 125/250/500/1000g | Origin: Indonesia | Roast: Medium

Fruity taste

From the island of Sulawesi, this Jamaican coffee bean offers something a little different to the variety of flavours you might be used to. This bean is made entirely from peaberries which is said to make the coffee quite creamy with a very obvious fruity taste. It is recommended for brewing with a filter or drip machine for best results. 

Kicking Horse Coffee Three Sisters

5. Kicking Horse Coffee Three Sisters

An organic and Fairtrade coffee bean

Weight: 283.5g | Origin: Indonesia | Roast: Medium

Light and fresh

You can expect a fresh and somewhat fruity taste from this Three Sisters coffee that is bound to wake you up in the mornings. Recommended for brew via French press, drip machine or pour over methods, this versatile coffee can be used for all types of beverage both hot and cold depending on its grind. 

Lavazza Super Crema Coffee Beans

6. Lavazza Super Crema Coffee Beans

Traditional Italian taste you can count on

Weight: 1kg | Origin: Italy | Roast: Medium

Good all-rounder
Not too bitter

Coffee aficionados may pooh-pooh Lavazza as a brand, but in actual fact it’s difficult to argue that this Italian blend doesn’t taste good. Its slightly sweet, medium roast is good for anyone who has just started exploring the world of coffee as it’s not too bitter, and those who’ve tried it find it’s great to use for any type of coffee from espressos to lattes and cappuccinos. 

Redber Sumatra Mandheling

7. Redber Sumatra Mandheling

Something full-bodied and ground to your specifications

Weight: 250/500/1000g | Origin: Indonesia | Roast: Dark

Caramel and chocolate notes
Great for lattes and macchiatos

Coffee lovers looking to try something a little different might like the full-bodied texture of this dark roast. Containing 100% Arabica beans, you can expect notes of caramel and chocolate that would be palatable in a milk coffee such as a cappuccino or latte. These beans can also be ground to your desired coarseness for brewing in a cafetiere, filter machine or espresso machine.