Coffee Bean Buying Guide: How to Get the Most for Your Money

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Millions of people enjoy it everyday. Some people consider their first sip of coffee as the official start of their day. If you’re a coffee-lover yourself then it’s important that you find the best coffee beans that are available (lately I’ve been purchasing my espresso beans from and I absolutely love them).

To help guide you, here are the best coffee beans that you can get

Blue Mountain Coffee

This is a rare coffee which comes from Jamaica. As its name suggests, this coffee bean is grown only at a high elevation. There are several factors which contribute to the rarity of this coffee bean:

  • The limited area where it can be grown
  • The 10-month harvest period of the beans
  • The labor-intensive process of growing it
  • Around 80% of the small amount of this coffee bean produced each year, goes straight to the Japanese market

The high cost of the beans is worth it however as the resulting beans can produce a well-balanced cup that  is characterized by medium acidity and sweet taste.

Kona Coffee Beans

Hawaii is the only coffee-producing state in the U.S.A. and Kona coffee is its pride. Grown in the island of Kona, which offers the perfect combination of sun, rain, and volcanic soil which is ideal for growing coffee, Kona coffee is one of the most expensive beans in the world.

The high cost of this coffee bean is owed to its limited production and high demand. The fact that it is grown in the United States, where farming is much more expensive, is also a factor.

It delivers a medium body, rich taste, and low acidity.

 Kenyan AA Coffee Beans

AA is the largest size in a classification of the coffee bean size. When it comes to coffee beans that come from Kenya, the biggest beans are the best. Kenyan coffee farmers go through great lengths to process and clean the big beans that they harvest.

Kenyan AA coffee beans are characterized by fruity notes, wine-like acidity, and body that is syrupy. This kind of coffee bean is ideal for making drip coffee.

Dark Sumatra Mandheling Beans

Indonesia is a major coffee producing country and the Dark Sumatra Mandheling Beans is the best that they have to offer. It is named after the Mandailing people which cultivated coffee in the northern part of the island of Sumatra.

The coffee produced from these beans tend to have low acidity and a sweet, smooth body. The flavor of the coffee can vary widely.

It’s important to note that coffee from the island of Sumatra is processed using a hybrid method, which affects its flavor

Central American Geisha Coffee Beans

Geisha coffee beans can be grown in any part of the world, but they take on a special quality when they come from Panama or Costa Rica. Geisha coffee beans can produce tea-like body and various sparkling flavors. This coffee should only be taken black, which is why it is rarely found in coffee shops.

This is not a comprehensive list of the best coffee beans that you can get. There are many other varieties that are available. That is one of the fun things about being a coffee lover; there are so many beans and flavors that you can explore and discover. So, what are you waiting for? Drink up!

About the author: Amanda Bentley has 5 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry and currently works as a Content writer at Qavashop ( is an online store for all the “coffee aficionados” located in the GCC. Apart from providing its customers with quality coffee machines and consumables, it also provides them with skilled, knowledgeable advice on how to make their own restaurant quality espresso at home.

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