Now, we are going to talk to the next level. Since you already know how to choose the best coffee beans, now it’s time to hunt and explore where to get good coffee beans. To find best whole coffee beans, you need to set foot to place you never been before. Don’t go look on supermarket or grocery store; instead, look around at your nearby coffee shops and roasters. Supermarket and grocery store will be the very last option for you.
But, if you truly want to find the very best experience in coffee, you need to expand your wings to explore more. Trust me; there are more good coffee beans around the world. And sometimes, it’s not sold locally.
FIND LOCAL COFFEE SHOPS AND ROASTERS
Start to hunt on your local area by looking for it online. It is the first way to find where to get good coffee beans. If your area is popular with coffee, you may find some local coffee shops or small batch roasters where you can get good whole coffee beans. If possible, seek for coffee shop which roasts their own beans. This way, you can actually try the beans before you decide to buy.
If you already find local coffee shop nearby your area, visit them. Try their best coffee and if you feel satisfy, you may need to ask the owner where they get their beans from. They may share the roaster with you. You may also ask for the details like, what type of coffee they sell and roast type. Just remember the tips I have shared before. Get the information from few shops if possible, so you will get more information also.
When you are done with those works, now it’s time to go to the roasters. With the information you have, pick different whole beans coffee from the roasters and take it home with you. Important notes to remember check on the roasting date before you take the bag. Ensure that the whole beans are roasted recently or nearest current date. The nearest roasting date, the better it is. After a week, those beans will lose the special flavor.
If possible, take the smallest bag available so you can use it while it’s on the freshest state. Oh, yeah, do you already find your grinder?
FIND ONLINE ROASTERS
Next places on where to get good coffee beans are world-wide online roasters. There are lot choices of world class roasters with high quality beans, which happily ship their coffee beans around the globe. That is a great way to explore different coffee and flavors. Simple and save more energy and money also. But, it worth every cent you spend if you really want to learn more and explore coffee.
Some of them are Intelligentsia Coffee, Counter Culture, Blue Bottle Coffee, Tonx, Mistobox, and Coffee CSA. They also have service based on subscription like Coffee CSA, Tonx and Mistobox which will deliver you in regular basis. It is recommended for you who decide to start a coffee shop, or sell coffee beans.
Don’t forget to read all information on the label before buying anything. Find what you like, explore more, do some experiments and have fun! You may find the best suit by yourself.