How to choose the best coffee for your coffee machine

Coffee roasted for espresso

Thefirst and most important step in choosing a coffee machine, regardless of whether it's a lever or automatic, is choosing the correct roasting style. Always focus on espresso coffee not filter coffee. This is because espresso coffee is usually roasted slightly darker.

This is because the entire extraction of espresso is based on hot water pressure. If you were to use light roast filter coffee for espresso, the result would be a rather acidic espresso. Longer roasting of the coffee will suppress the acidity and bring out the sweet to caramel flavors. In addition, it will ensure better dissolution of the substances contained in the coffee.

Espresso is also the basis for other drinks such as cappuccino, caffe latte or flat white. So for their preparation too, reach for espresso roasted beans.

The best coffee beans for the coffee machine

What's the best coffee for you? For a start, it's better to focus on theflavour profilerather than the country of origin .

Arabica and robusta blend for the coffee machine

Do you prefer a stronger coffee with a slight bitterness? A coffee with notes of chocolate and nuts? In that case, we have a bean coffee for you - a blend of Arabica and Robusta with 10 or 20% Robusta. This ensures a full flavour in your cup of coffee. Robusta is also less sensitive to environmental influences (such as changes in humidity or temperature) and will thus be a certainty for every day.

100% arabica for both automatic and lever coffee machines

Do you prefer 100% Arabica? Brazil is a safe bet and you definitely won't go wrong with it. It is also ideal not only for espresso, but also for milk drinks, which will get along very well with this profile.

Selected decaffeinated coffee

For pregnant women. For those who have a lower caffeine tolerance. For those who like to have even a 6th cup of coffee in a day. We have something for everyone, so among our espresso coffees you will also find our decaffeinated coffee. Although it's decaffeinated, it's full of flavour. So you won't know the difference about the caffeinated one.

Coffee by country of origin or travel the world with coffee

According to the country of origin, we can assume a certain taste profile of coffee, but this is often a nice dogma. The specific region where the coffee comes from will give you more information. Because it is the climatic conditions or altitude that have a greater influence on how the final coffee tastes.

In the case of Ethiopia, you will most often come across coffees with a floral profile. Coffees that have citrus, jasmine or black tea in their flavour profile. But you can also come across Ethiopias with a purely fruity profile.

Brazil is characterised by notes of chocolate, nuts and dried fruits, but it is no exception to the small and stone fruits such as apples, pears and plums.

However, the resulting flavour profile depends on the processing of the beans. In the case ofcoffee from Kenya, for example, you will find virtually no natural processing. The reasons are both cultural and economic.

In other African countries, on the other hand, washed processed coffees are unaffordable due to water scarcity.