How Do You Find a Good Coffee Brand?
Do you look forward to a steaming cup of well-made coffee every morning? Or a cold brew of strong coffee to restore your energy after a tiring day at work?
While caffeine does power you, the quality of the coffee powder you are using plays an important role too. You can have coffee that bends in giving a smooth taste, or one that gives you a ‘smokey’ flavour – it all depends on what you’re looking for.
What is a Good Coffee Brand?
Choosing a good brand is important if you truly want to experience what coffee has to offer. Whether you buy coffee beans and then grind it, or you directly purchase powdered instant coffee- all good brands need to meet certain parameters.
Check Out The Information on the Labels
A lot of us tend to ignore reading the label, but that is extremely important.
- Try to locate the details about the origin. Cheap coffee brands often do not bother to print particular information like the names of the region or country from where the beans come. The more specific the details, the better the quality of the coffee will be.
- Always check how fresh the coffee is before buying. Good brands provide the “Roasted on” date on the label itself.
- A coffee brand that goes out of its way to tell you details about the harvest and brewing of the beans is trustworthy. It means that they have crafted the coffee with attention to details.
- Look for certification details and check for their authenticity.
- Any label that reiterates the same thing over and over again is trying to cover up for the lack of specificities they can give to the public. Avoid these brands.
- A good coffee brand will print the amount of caffeine on the label itself, so a customer does not have any difficulty later one.
Have a clear sense of coffee topography:
The flavour of the coffee differs according to the region they are grown in. Unless you know what to expect, you will not be able to evaluate a brand for its authenticity.
- East African/Arabian: For a fruity undertone with the traditional coffee flavour, you should opt for this variety.
- Central American: With a rather chocolatey and nutty flavour, this coffee is a sweet alternative.
- Asian: If you love your coffee earthy and bitter, try this variety. It also tends to have a richer flavour.
- Indonesian: This coffee has s spicy flavour that is a perfect accompaniment to the earthiness.
- Columbian: Striking the perfect balance between floral sweetness and bitterness, it is very popular right now!
Do They Have Something For You?
- Quality coffee brands often provide a range of flavoured coffees– vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate and more- without compromising on the taste of the coffee itself.
- A well-rounded premium brand will give you the option between coffee of single origin or blended origins. They will not deceive you about the variety they are trying to sell as they will have something to suit everyone’s preferences.
Check the Roasted Level
A good coffee brand is very particular about the roast of their coffee. You need to know about the different kinds of roasts if you want to check if the brand is delivering what they are promising
Light roast: You should be able to detect sourness underneath the bitterness.
Medium roast: Its ability to preserve flavours during and after brewing is its identity.
Dark roast: This should have a bittersweet taste.
If a brand ticks all of the above, you can be sure that it is a good one!