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What are the best beans from Supermarkets. Would I be better off sourcing beans online.

 

Best beans from supermarkets = none

Sourcing online = OK, but choose the right roasters and ones that put a roasted on date on the coffee.


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Modern Standard beans are a safe bet if you run out and need to go to a supermarket


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If you do run out, I would go Waitrose as they have Union Beans in store, which I am going to sample this week, So you don't run out take a subscription on quite a few to think about.


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Modern Standard beans are a safe bet if you run out and need to go to a supermarket
Agree. This is my Sainsburys go-to for coffee-scarce days.

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Thanks Chaps. I am just trying various beans cheap beans at the moment until I get good at making coffee.

Word of advice , learning to make coffee with bad beans ( Supermarket ones ) only teaches you to make bad coffee.


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I’ve recently ventured down the route of Stand alone roasters and its wonderful supporting and trying different coffees over the standard supermarket stuff for sure. Think there’s a huge list of UK roasters on the forums main page, we’re spoilt for choice - I’ve only managed to try about 3 different ones currently and I want to re order with each roaster, I just can’t get through the coffee quick enough haha!

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I've been shopping today.

 

Waitrose had Union beans, with a printed 'roast date' in December.

 

Tesco had none. (with roast date)

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As others have mentioned, Waitrose stock Union beans. I was stuck for beans in November and had visitors so i visited my local Waitrose on 12th November and they had some on the shelf with a roasted date of 3rd November apparently. There were other Union beans on the shelf that were up to a month from roasted date as well. Extracted ok and tasted average.

 

I use a semi local roaster now to ensure freshness (My own roaster is expected any time though so not for much longer)

 

depending on where you there maybe a roaster local to you.


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Hi, I've been through loads of different supermarket blends and Sainsburys fair trade original makes a good shot through my trusty old Gaggia. Weirdly the espresso beans and premium weren't as good but then flavour is very subjective.

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Illy if you like darker roasts

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Hi, I've been through loads of different supermarket blends and Sainsburys fair trade original makes a good shot through my trusty old Gaggia. Weirdly the espresso beans and premium weren't as good but then flavour is very subjective.
I've recently had Taylor's Lazy Sunday Beans, they were nicest I've had yet but I am only new to it

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In an emergency i pop to a local cafe and buy Segafredo Massimo beans loose.

 

They are excellent.

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Does anyone know how long ago Starbucks beans are roasted before getting to the UK? Presuming they are roasted in the USA.

 

Try some of the great roasts on here, there is so much better coffee to be had.


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Absolutely - I was just curious.

I know fresh roasted is best so just a question of experimenting and finding some that suits our palette. Thanks.

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Does anyone know how long ago Starbucks beans are roasted before getting to the UK? Presuming they are roasted in the USA.
I've no idea where starbucks beans are roasted nor how long they are stored for before ending up at the point of sale. I'd hazzard a guess it's probably similar to what you get in a supermarket though.

 

There are certainly a plentitude of decent roasters who provide roast dates (& roast to order) so I'm sure you'll find some you enjoy.


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