If you are a coffee lover, whether that is sticking to just a couple of cups per day or drinking coffee more regularly, you will always want to stick to a decent coffee brand that provides you with the best tasting coffee available. If you like a certain coffee brand that is the cheapest on the market then why not? It’s ok going with the cheaper coffee brands as sometimes that is all some people fancy, but there isn’t much point in buying coffee beans just for the sake of them being cheap and you not enjoying them. There are of course a few other reasons why you should try and avoid cheap coffee brands and here are a few reasons why:
- You don’t get the taste you deserve – Some people prefer the taste from cheaper coffee brands but most of the time they don’t taste anywhere near as good as the more expensive brands. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean the more expensive coffee is always going to taste nicer, but in most cases it takes more money for the beans to grow in better environments which in turn makes the costs higher for better tasting coffee.
- You won’t get the same coffee making experience – Cheaper coffee beans don’t stay fresh as long and you will often find your coffee grinding experience doesn’t go as smoothly as it normally would with more expensive brands. Cheaper coffee beans are usually a lot harder and don’t grind down as consistently as more expensive beans usually would. This would then mean the coffee loses a lot of its tastes because the flavours don’t get through the filters as they should.
- Cheap coffee beans means they were grown in the cheapest of environments – This isn’t always necessarily true but it is a fact of life, you only get what you pay for and it’s the same with the coffee bean companies. Some of them find the cheapest land possible and hire the cheapest workers in the worst environments where nobody is happy, and when nobody is happy nobody really cares about the job in hand – and that’s to produce the freshest and nicest tasting coffee beans.
- Cheap coffee beans don’t stay fresh as long – When buying cheaper coffee beans you will often find that they don’t stay as fresh for as long as more expensive beans. This could potentially mean that you are actually spending more on cheaper coffee beans because you are always chucking them out. Instead, go with more expensive coffee beans that are going to keep their freshness. Of course, it all depends on how you keep them fresh as well but most of the time cheaper beans don’t stay fresh no matter what you do.
- Lack of knowledge in the industry – The cheapest coffee brands out there might not be as serious as the more expensive brands in terms of experience and knowledge of the industry. The experience of an expensive company is the difference between the best tasting coffee beans and the worst tasting coffee beans. Cheaper coffee bean producers don’t invest as much money into their research when it comes to coffee beans which means they don’t know about the most important things when it comes to growing coffee beans.
If you want some more in-depth information about coffee and it’s quality around the world, as well as statistics on it’s production, check out the International Coffee Organization website. It has some really interesting statistics concerning coffee sales and how they fluctuate.
These are just a few of the reasons why it’s better to spend a bit of extra money on coffee beans as it will almost guarantee a much better coffee tasting experience. There are some very popular cheap coffee brands on the market today and none of the above applies to all of the companies in the industry, but it certainly applies to most of them.