Cuban coffee is delicious.hard to get here in England.
Colombian dark roast is my coffee of choice but I've recently found the Brazilian roast ...And it's beautifully aromatic.
I like Java too but the king of coffees for me has to be the Ethiopian bean ...
That's is black gold and best drunk with no sugar or milk.....
OK, OK, I'm sure that Jamaican and Cuban are great. But, in my book it's very hard to top the Peruvian coffee from James' Gourmet Coffee. It ain't cheap, but in my book it's roasted to perfection rather than to perdition and is the ultimate antidote to a **** day. Give it a try, and if you don't like it, pm me and I'll give you my address so you can send any remaining to me!!
Roasting technique matters as much as source.
Coffee beans are roasted less than a mile from my house here in the village.
As good as or better than anything else from BC (Kicking Horse).
Retail is $15/lb.
The best I've ever had was back when I was a kid. My parents found an old fashioned, wall mounted hand grinder like they grew up with (before pre-ground coffee was sold in stores) Somewhere Daddy found green coffee beans (again, the way they had grown up buying before they were sold already parched) and we parched them ourselves the old fashioned way at home in the oven before grinding them.
Edit to add: Just surfing around the net and it appears green coffee beans are much easier to than when I was a kid.
That looks the business, Santaman2000
I do have a little grinder, and it does get used, but tbh, coffee….hmmm, I'd rather have tea. Himself won't drink tea though, so I try to buy him decent coffee. Kenyan Blue Mountain was his favourite for years, but last couple of times I bought it, it just wasn't the same. It was terribly bland somehow.
He uses a Bodum pebo set up to brew his coffee….well, old science teacher, y'know? all that bubbling chemically aparatus type set up still has an appeal, just he has to use a wee spirit burner instead of the gas bunsen
I suspect the taste difference would be minimal for most people. Even the way I described it as being the "best I've ever had" was likely to be due to the enthusiasm of a boy seeing his parents and grandparents showing him the way they had grown up.
Have a look at these guys ~ http://www.edscoffeehouse.co.uk/eds-coffees.php . You'll need to scroll down past the caff'd :sad6: The list needs updating as the Brazilian Santos Decaff has recently been replaced with a Mexican Decaff (decaff'd Mexican Finca Muxbal, iirc).
(Their alcohol flavoured beans are all alcohol free)