Which Are the Best Coffee Beans in the World? | Coffee Bean Ranking

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It’s one of the most common questions brought to coffee specialists worldwide.

That being – which are the very best coffee beans in the world?

The short answer…it depends whom you ask. Personal preferences play a huge role in determining the best coffee beans in the world from one person to the next. While some swear by Kona coffee Hawaii above and beyond all others, some will tell you the buck stops with Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.

That said, there are certain types of whole bean coffee that have consistently earned the highest possible ratings from expert judging panels worldwide. In terms of flavour, aroma and quality in general, every coffee bean is most certainly not created equal.

So while it’s up to you to determine the perfect coffee bean to you, here’s a quick rundown of a few of the best coffee beans in the world, according to those in the know:

Kona Coffee Hawaii

One of our all-time favourites, Kona Coffee Hawaii can only be grown in the tiniest of regions on the slopes of Mauna Loa and Hualalai Volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawaii. Bright, clean and with just the right amount of acidity, there’s a subtle spiciness to Kona Coffee Hawaii and a buttery-smooth finish you just can’t get enough of. Great to experiment with – different Kona Coffee Hawaii farms producing entirely unique final products.

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Another absolute winner in every sense of the word is Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. Frequently singled out as the best coffee beans in the world by leading experts, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is rare, exclusive and unashamedly expensive. The enjoyment that comes with this rich, decadent, fruity and uplifting brew is second to none. In fact, you haven’t experienced true gourmet coffee until you’ve tried Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.

Panama Geisha Coffee (aka Gesha coffee)

With Panama Geisha coffee, you know you’re in for something special the moment the water hits the grounds. It’s almost as if the entire cup explodes into a dazzling light show, with beautiful floral and bergamot notes flying all over the place. One of the most complex and genuinely enjoyable coffees ever produced, Panama Geisha coffee is truly a connoisseur’s cup.

Tanzania Peaberry Coffee

Cultivated on Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, this coffee has a reputation for being one truly enjoyable Arabica coffee and one of the best on the face of the earth.  Complex and floral, a good cup of Tanzania Peaberry coffee has notes of citrus, sweet pineapple and sometimes even coconut, with a lingering chocolaty finish that is no less than luxurious. A really outstanding whole bean coffee and one of the best you will ever taste.

Guatemalan Antigua Coffee

Last but not least, Guatemalan Antigua coffee is grown at elevations of at least 4,600 feet above sea level, resulting in an ultra-premium product with a delightfully smoky and often spicy taste. If looking to sample Guatemalan Antigua coffee however, freshness is a must – this stuff loses its fragrance and flavour profile far too quick to leave it hanging around.

Hayman specializes in the best coffee beans in the world, which are always fresh roasted for you. Our  coffee bean selection includes legendary and rare coffees, such as Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, best Kona coffee Hawaii, and Panama Geisha coffee beans (aka Gesha coffee). All these coffees are available as whole bean coffee, best ground coffee, and Nespresso compatible pods *, and coffee pods compatible with Keurig K Cup coffee makers (incl. Keurig 2.0 models)** – click here to order today, we ship worldwide!


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