The Finest Coffee
If you were asked what the finest coffee is, how would you answer? Your answer would depend on whether you are a coffee drinker and if you are a coffee drinker what sort of coffee do you drink.
If you are the sort of person who gets up and must have that first cup of caffeine in the form of coffee to give you a kick start in the morning then you probably have an electric coffee maker that you can preset to start making that coffee so it is completely brewed when you grab your coffee cup from the cupboard. You pout that cup and almost inhale it then go about your morning rituals. If this is you then to you the finest coffee would be that which you get from a restaurant when you go out for breakfast. You are so used to your coffee maker that you really give no thought to what type of coffee is being brewed and in many cases it will be that three pound can that was on sale last week at the supermarket.
On the other hand if you savor your coffee and making it is a ritual in the morning then your finest coffee may be made from the bean or bean blend that you are currently enjoying. There are many different types of coffee beans that are available from many specialty or gourmet coffee roasters in the world. And different companies often train their roasters for years before they become maser roasters. Some coffee roasters are so highly trained they can tell in less than a second or with just one sniff when the beans they are roasting are at the stage of completion. They will come up with blends and varieties that become their specialty. They will often travel to the various countries and regions that grow the coffee beans to talk with the growers and even exchange growing ideas. For this person they will say they roast the finest coffee. So it is all a matter of opinion.
Since green coffee beans are actually an agricultural commodity that is traded or sold on the commodity exchange, coffee is a very valuable crop and end product. If the weather in the coffee growers region is bad and they have a poor crop all of the coffee beans sold will go up in price. This means if you favorite coffee bean is Kenya AA and Africa has a bad weather year then you coffee beans will cost you more.
But there is a vast variety of different beans grown from all parts of the world so there are many choices you have to make your coffee. If you are new to gourmet coffee or specialty roasted coffees you should start by buying small quantities of beans from different regions. This is also true if you only buy one type of bean or bean mix. Expand your horizons and try beans from Indonesia, the Americas, and Africa so you can learn to taste the difference.