What Are The Best Espresso Beans? Espresso Beans 2021 Buying Guide

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: January 24, 2022
  • Time to read: 3 min.

I’m a huge fan and consumer of Italian Roast Espresso coffee. I’ve been using a lot of different Latin American (incl. Brazilian coffee) beans, and fair-trade Arabica beans for my rich coffees with lots of flavors dripping out of the numerous espresso machines I used in the past years.

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Espresso Beans 2021 Buying Guide

You want a bean that has a strong, flavorful flavor and can withstand milk and sugar. There are several factors to consider while selecting the finest espresso beans.

The bean’s flavor profile is the most crucial aspect. Here are some things to think about while purchasing espresso beans.

Grind size

The grind size is the degree of fineness with which coffee beans are ground. Espresso needs finer grounds than regular coffee, so keep this in mind when buying espresso beans.

Origin and roast type 

Arabica beans offer a superior flavor profile than Robusta. However, there are many distinct Arabica and Robusta bean varieties to consider while purchasing espresso beans.

Espresso Beans 2021 Buying Guide

Whole bean vs pre-ground

Whole coffee beans have a more aromatic flavor than pre-ground, so if at all feasible, purchase whole coffee beans for your espresso. If you don’t have a grinder at home, pre-ground coffee is the way to go.

Price vs value 

In general, espresso beans are more expensive than normal coffee beans. The flavor and intensity you get from espresso beans, on the other hand, are well worth the cost. When it comes to a bag of espresso beans, think about your needs and tastes.

Whole Bean vs. Pre-ground Bean

Always choose whole bean coffee if you have a grinder at home. If you don’t, pre-ground is preferable to no coffee at all. I’ve been grinding my own beans for over 30 years.

My personal top 5 best coffee beans for espresso and cappuccino

My personal top 5 best espresso beans for espresso and cappuccino are

  1. Martella Maximum Class (my personal best espresso beans)
  2. Salimbene Kaffee Espresso
  3. Mauro Prestige
  4. Mauro Special Bar
  5. Hausbrandt Kaffee Espresso – Nonnetti
What Are The Best Espresso Beans? Espresso Beans 2021 Buying Guide

Coffee Martella Maximum Class Espresso

For the making of Max Class, Martella utilizes only top-grade Arabica and Robusta beans. The end product is a wonderfully flavorful, smooth coffee with a full body and balanced flavor.

Coffee Martella Maximum Class Espresso is made from slow-roasted 90% Arabica beans for a rich, super-smooth taste plus 10% robusta beans. I adore blending the finest Arabica’s delicate flavor with the body, cream, and rich taste of the greatest Robusta.

Every day I grind my Martella Maximum Class (an espresso blend) espresso coffee beans in my ECM grinder to enjoy my favorite drink to start my day from my ECM espresso machine together with a glass of water.

Conclusion

If I feel like it, I sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on top. During the day I continue also with an espresso shot dripping out of my espresso machine.

Now you learned about my favorite espresso beans I use to prepare in my espresso maker my personal most delicious Cappuccino, Espresso Macchiato, and Espresso.

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