Best Coffee Beans In The World (Whole Bean Coffee)

There are thousands of choices when it comes to choosing good coffee beans. But if you make the wrong choice your coffee is doomed and your money wasted!

In this guide, I’ll show you the 3 simple questions that you should ask yourself when choosing coffee beans. It will make choosing the perfect coffee beans easy, and your coffee will taste so much better. I’ll also reveal the common ‘choosing beans’ mistake that most coffee lovers make when ordering online. I made this mistake for years.

Finally, I’ve put together a list of some of the best coffee beans as rated by coffee experts and connoisseurs. Read on with us as we travel the globe and answer the question: what are the best coffee beans for you?

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Where Do You Buy The Best Coffee Beans?

The best coffee comes from people who care about coffee. And stop for a moment and ask yourself: who cares about coffee MORE than you do?

The FIRST answer is local roasters. When you buy coffee directly from a (good) local roaster; you’re buying a high-quality, fresh roasted product from someone who cares. Your first step in buying great coffee is to start exploring any roasters nearby and trying their coffee.

Using a ‘coffee of the month’ club is a great way to sample some of the nation’s best local roasters, without having to do hours of research. These are our favorite coffee subscriptions right now, but if you’re wanting to sample some of the best North American Roasters (without leaving your kitchen) we’d recommend checking out Bean Box.

Don’t have access to a great local roaster? Or can’t be bothered to spend a weekend finding one? The next best thing is ordering from an online roaster. What’s important is that you choose a company who clearly says that they only roast coffee AFTER it’s ordered. You don’t want them roasting coffee months in advance of shipping it. This is why we love Volcanica coffee:

And here comes the biggest mistake when choosing coffee online. There are a few places that you should definitely not buy coffee from. Avoid the temptation to buy from:

  • The Grocery store (often sell low-quality beans with a long shelf life…the exception here is Whole Foods and other artisan stores)
  • Amazon – Yes, thats right. It’s a question of freshness. It is often roasted ahead of time so it could be packaged, shipped and stocked in the warehouse. Just do your research.

Even if the Amazon listing says “Fresh Roasted,” it might be 6 months old, as that is fresh in comparison with many of the other store-bought beans. Yikes!