Everyone loves to debate the best coffee out there. Whether it was on vacation on the other side of the world, or down the street at their local coffee shop. The truth is, there is a lot of great coffee out there, but a few tips will find you the ones that are right for you, so you can make your favorite cup of coffee right at home! Discover which roasts are better at different times of day, and other tips to help you buy the best coffee beans.
The Best Coffee Beans for Getting Your Morning Started
It’s a common misconception that darker roasts have more caffeine in them. when it’s actually the lighter roasts. When you’re picking a morning brew and need that jolt to get your day going, a lighter roast will do the trick best. Skip the pre-ground blends and always opt for buying whole beans. As soon as the outer shell of a coffee bean is broken, the oxidation process is quickened and the flavor is slowly lost. Try to grind your coffee just before it’s brewed for the best flavor.
If you need a boost in the morning, try our High Energy coffee blend, which features citrusy notes. If you’re a wake and baker, this coffee blend can accentuate the fruity tones of popular Sativa strains like Grapefruit and Strawberry Cough.
Whole Beans for an Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
Arabica beans are known to produce the best-tasting coffee. Over 60% of the world’s coffee consumption is from Arabica beans, which are preferred for their fruity, sweeter taste, as well as their higher acidity. All in all, Arabica beans make very smooth coffee.
If you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up, you’ll probably want a medium roast for some caffeine-induced energy to get you through the rest of the day. Our Adventure coffee blend offers an earthy, subtly sweet taste.
A Relaxing Roast in the Evening
We’ve explained why buying whole beans is best and why arabica is king, but how much coffee should you be buying, and does it matter? It does! Always check the roast date on the coffee beans you’re purchasing and try to make your coffee between 4 days and 2 weeks after the roast date. When you think about making the best whole bean coffee, think of it like buying milk and do it in smaller quantities, with more frequency, depending on how much your household goes through.
When it comes to winding down in the evening, you may not think a cup of coffee is a good idea. “Won’t I be up all night?” In actuality, a hot cup of dark roast coffee in the evening can be very relaxing, and dark roast beans have the least amount of caffeine. For some extra relaxation, try pairing your cup of joe with an indica strain of CBD oil. Our Coasting blend paired with indica CBD oil can help soothe your body, allowing you to unwind from your day.
Once you’ve found your best-tasting coffee brand and the best coffee beans from that brand, there are a few more things you can personally do to ensure the best whole bean coffee every time. As soon as you get home, make sure your beans are in an airtight container and store it in a cool, dry, dark place. For the best-tasting coffee, never put your beans in the fridge or the freezer as this will make the beans lose their flavor.
Now that you’re a coffee bean purchasing pro, check out our 100% Arabica gourmet coffee bean blends and decide which one you’d like to try first!