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Please recommend some coffee beans!

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mamaslave18 Sat 08-Dec-18 07:58:22

I recently ditched my coffee pod machine and replaced with a bean to cup. I have not had a decent cup of coffee yet 😫
I’ve tried 3 different types of beans. Lavazza ones in a red and silver packet, and two different types of Waitrose own ones. All yuk!

Before I resort to digging my Tassimo out again please recommend some nice beans that won’t be too bitter, too burnt tasting or too watery.

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Ricekrispie22 Sat 08-Dec-18 09:57:39

I'd go to whittards where you can taste before you buy.

jenthehen Sat 08-Dec-18 10:00:18

Try the co-op (where we live they only do one) it's a fair trade pack. Best we've found so far.

Katkat222 Sat 08-Dec-18 10:05:25

I don’t know about the Waitrose one, but the lavazza one you mention isn’t 100% arabica beans (I was a bit surprised by this)
The lavazza ones in the black packet are nicer.

Seaelf Sat 08-Dec-18 10:06:19 take your pick! Free delivery if you spend over £10 .

Xiaoxiong Sat 08-Dec-18 11:23:35

I get coffee at Ikea, their whole beans are excellent!

mamaslave18 Sat 08-Dec-18 14:07:08

Our Whittaker’s has closed down and there’s no Ikea near.
I looked in the Co-op but they only had ground coffee.

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kikashi Sat 08-Dec-18 19:19:01

My DH uses the black bags of Lavazza. You need a lot more beans than you'd think. DH grinds 2 and half coffee scoops worth every morning to make a medium cafetiere ( to make 2 smallish mugs worth). You also need to experiment to find the grind you like. If the grind is large then the coffee can be really weak and insipid, too small and it can be bitter an dunsuitable for the cafetiere and more suited to a mocha pot.

Branleuse Thu 13-Dec-18 17:19:34

What is wrong with the cups youve been making?

I use ground coffee, but im quite fussy. I havent found a bad Java so far from any shop. Also taylors - after dark is reliable. Do they do a bean?

goose1964 Thu 13-Dec-18 17:36:30

Our Waitrose has a brand that does Guatemalan coffee , it's delicious less bitter than most coffees but still a great coffee flavour

Branleuse Thu 13-Dec-18 17:52:06

I think lavazza is overrated

MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Thu 13-Dec-18 18:31:54

i mostly buy tesco italian ground, but I don't think I have ever seen beans in that range. It is very consistent and not bitter or burned.

Aldi and lidl often have beans in and their italian ones are lovely, as are the taylors ones at twice the price (not twice as lovely mind you!) Also have noted that the aldi range has very similar names/colours and blurb on the packet as the Taylors stuff.

I really like Sumatran Mandheling , and get that in bean form in tesco quite often

and if you can get to Costco I just bought a 2kg bag of SanFranciscoBay Rainforest blend beans and that is the nicest coffee I have had in forever!! .. the flavour totally matches the smell. I hope they have it in next time. I usually do not buy large quantities, just in case it is not nice and I have to battle on through to the finish, but they were not at all dear and I do sometimes put iffy beans into candle jars with tea lights to make the house smell nice, so had that as a back up plan!

I am another who is really not keen on Lavazza. When we are in Edinburgh I try to get beans from Forth coffee Roasters, they have some really super stuuff in and do it all themselves, so you know it hasn't been hanging about

Branleuse Thu 13-Dec-18 19:51:27

for a really good cup of coffee, can i recommend an aeropress

hugoagogo Thu 13-Dec-18 19:58:40

My local independent coffee shop does a lovely Guatemalan at the moment- try visiting a coffee shop and seeing what they've got or could recommend?

UnaOfStormhold Thu 13-Dec-18 20:09:24

Another fan of Aldi Italian beans here.

Lucked Thu 13-Dec-18 20:11:51

What sort of coffee do you like?

I like Taylor’s of Harrogate and someone once told me they supply M&S

katonic Thu 13-Dec-18 20:12:14

We get pact coffee delivered, I think once you opt for bean to cup you need a bean with a roasted on date, pact always send freshly roasted coffee beans and they are very aromatic. Cost £7 a bag, you can choose the frequency of delivery.

JennyHolzersGhost Thu 13-Dec-18 20:13:05

Hasbean. By post. They do various different grinds, or beans if you prefer to grind at home.

MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Thu 13-Dec-18 21:59:40

i did not like Pact at all....I had quite a few deliveries from them and they all seemed dry and stale

SirVixofVixHall Thu 13-Dec-18 22:03:43

I’ve been buying Bird and Wild , bird friendly shade grown coffee. It is v nice.

whatnametopick Fri 14-Dec-18 20:18:00

Compass coffee, mocha italia beans

HundredMilesAnHour Fri 14-Dec-18 20:23:02

I am a horrible coffee snob. I'm that person in the shop asking when the beans were roasted (more than 6 weeks ago and I'm not interested).

This is my go-to-roastery for quality, full flavoured, freshly roasted beans. Their East blend is my favourite coffee of all time. And they deliver for free.

cdtaylornats Fri 14-Dec-18 20:58:34

I like Pact - I had the different bean each delivery until I found the one I liked.

I used Brown Bear for a while as well.

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