If you are looking to have a great start to your day, you should start with a hot breakfast a great cup of fresh coffee. Seriously, I cannot think of anything better to great you in the morning that the sweet aroma of coffee, luring you into a sweet wake-up. But did you know that there are different coffees to suit your needs? You are not limited to one kind of coffee or one brew of coffee. There is an entire world of coffee out there waiting for you!
Brands of Coffee
If you are looking in the grocery store for coffee, you could be overwhelmed by the different brands of coffee that are out there. Most of the major chains of coffee stands actually sell their coffee grounds in super markets nowadays so you can enjoy an entire pot of fresh coffee the morning without ever leaving your kitchen.
The best brands you can buy are:
- McDonalds: Yes I know this one is surprising, but McDonalds makes some seriously amazing coffee. They are highly rated over and over again in taste tests. And while buying it from a McDonalds restaurant won’t break the bank, you can now buy the grounds themselves and brew fresh coffee right at home. This is the only nationwide chain I’m including on the list, but it is so easy to find compared to the others, that I feel like it really needs to be included.
- Slate Coffee Roasters: While Seattle is best-known for being the birthplace of the Starbucks industry, they do have other brands that are actually more amazing than the Starbucks that you have grown to know and love over time. Slate strays as far away as possible from Starbucks by using an exposure roasting technique that increases the amount of aroma that comes off the coffee.
- Stumptown Roasters: Keeping with the amazing coffee that comes from the Pacific Northwest, Stumptown has made a name for themselves from having the very memorable Hair Bender blend. People have scoffed because the brand was bought by Peet’s Coffee, but that has not changed how Stumptown operates or compromised that quality of coffee that we have grown to love.
- Verve Coffee Roasters: This Santa Cruz roaster is really part of the upper echelon of American coffee culture. They are so specific and fantastic that Santa Cruz’s reputation for coffee is rapidly and unexpectedly perhaps, booming.
- Lofted Coffee: Lofted Coffee, of Brooklyn, New York, is a boutique roaster, meaning that their coffee is really in a small batch and they are anti-blending. They celebrate that each type of coffee is completely unique.
What are the Common Types of Coffee Beans?
There are many different coffee beans out there so it can be confusing if you aren’t sure what you are accustomed to drinking and enjoying.
The most common types of coffee beans are:
- Arabica: This is a flavorful bean, but it contains less caffeine than other beans. The different areas it is grown has a great effect over what the flavor of the coffee winds up being like.
- Robusta: The Robusta bean is less oily than the Arabica bean, which results in a more acidic taste. Usually Robusta beans are cheaper and is commonly blended into other types of coffee beans.
Where Should I Get My Coffee From
Getting your fresh brewed coffee from your local coffee house and independent roaster is the ideal situation. Though admittedly, sometimes you simply just want to be able to enjoy your coffee right at home. If that is the case, see if you can get fresh beans or grounds from a local roaster and enjoy!