Whether you’re a caffeine connoisseur – or just someone who sees a cuppa as an essential morning pick-me-up –
it’s nice to know that whatever you’re drinking not only tastes good, but does good, too.
The best independent coffees can tick both boxes.
You’ll enjoy carefully selected beans, often sourced direct or semi-direct from family growers, therefore supporting the ‘lil guys at the source.
And, the little outfits here in the UK – indie businesses, from regional roasteries to neighborhood cafes, that could use a lift after a trying pandemic year.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Some independent coffees even let you get behind other causes you believe in, whether that’s sustainability –
say, protecting wild birds – or economic equity (by paying above standard Fairtrade pricing, for example).
When choosing a coffee, you’ll want to consider your own tastes:
the variety of bean, the country of origin and the darkness of the roast will all have an impact on final flavor, as well as how you brew it.
Like your coffee dark, chocolatey and rich? Try South American.
Prefer bright, floral and fruity? Chances are you’ll be a fan of African.
And the great thing is with an independent roaster is that they can help guide you through the selection process.
If in doubt, give them a ring and chat about what you like before you click and buy online.