Some people consider drinking coffee to be an art form that has to be mastered. It takes time and patience to learn all about the different coffee flavors that are available in the market. I got my love for drinking coffee from my parents who were great drinkers of coffee themselves. My father traveled often because of his work and when he gets home he always has a sample of the coffee from places that he visited. That way we were able to sample the best coffee varieties from all over the world. I have come to master the differences in their taste. My skill in tasting coffee reached the point where I could tell if a coffee would taste great just by the aroma that it gave off.
I have come to prefer some coffee lately. My taste really varies from time to time but there are certain coffee brands and brews that are my favorite no matter what. Here are some of those that I have voted best coffee ever:
Cafe Bustelo- Aside from its great flavor the great thing about this brand is that it is not very expensive. Some consider it to be the gourmet coffee for the poor man. The company was founded in the 1920s by Gregario Bustelo and has been continuously making delicious and delightful coffee ever since. It has a trademark deep roasted style that has been long favored by Hispanic people. The 10 oz. package of the Cafe Bustelo can be bought for only $1.99.
Newman’s Own Coffee- The Newman brand which includes all sorts of organic products also has a great coffee offering. They package the Green Mountain Coffee from Vermont. The coffee beans that they use are all certified to be grown using organic processes only. The price for this brand can be quite high. You can get a 10 oz. package for about $7.50 but you are getting high quality and great taste at the same time so it should be worth it.
Jamaican Blue Mountain- This is actually not a brand but a regional variety. The Jamaican government controls the sale of this black gold which could fetch as much as $30 per pound making it a very profitable source of income for the their country.
Chock Full o’Nuts- During the depression businessman William Black was desperately trying to keep his nut shop business to stay afloat. He hit upon an idea and converted it to a coffee shop business without changing the name. Today it remains as an affordable yet great tasting coffee brand. A 13 oz. package can be bought for as low as $2.99.
Royal Kona- Like the Jamaican Blue Coffee this is another variety that’s regionally grown. It lays claim to the title of being the best coffee in the world. Royal Kona is grown and produced in the Hawaiian Islands. The fact that the volcanic terrain from which this coffee is produced prevents farmers from harvesting it mechanically pushes the price of this variety to as high as $30 per pound.