Whether it's whole bean, pre-ground, pods, or capsules, your coffee machine needs coffee as much as you do. We feature Lavazza and Illy, two of the top names in Italian coffee and espresso. Also check out offerings from Marley Coffee, Segafredo, and others. Can't decide? Try one of our coffee and espresso sampler packs! Free shipping on all orders over $50!
As many coffee drinkers as there are in the world, very few actually know how a roasted, ready to grind coffee or espresso bean comes to be. At 1st in Coffee, our love for all things espresso drives us to follow your beans all the way from a tiny plant bud into a perfectly roasted, ready to use grind. Here is a brief look at how the process works.
Coffee plants produce raw fruit (sometimes called a cherry) that is harvested like any crop when it is ripe. The body of the cherry is removed leaving behind a seed or ‘bean’ which is dried. This is the raw form of a coffee or espresso bean usually called a ‘green bean.’ Before the bean can be ground and used to make coffee it must be roasted.
Roasting a bean is much of what gives a bean its particular coffee or espresso flavor. During the roasting process the bean’s molecules are emulsified and released causing the enhancement of natural taste and a darkening of color. The roasting process is not solely what determines a coffee bean’s flavor, however, much of a bean’s flavor is derived from its original geographical location and quality.
At 1st in Coffee we carry beans from all over the world, grown in several different climates, and roasted at many different temperatures. It is our aim to provide you with a wide selection so that you can find the perfect bean for your personal taste and style. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with our own personal list of favorite coffee and espresso blends. We look forward to helping you choose the perfect coffee bean for you!</p>In addition to having a quality grinder and brewing equipment, having the right type of beans is a quintessential ingredient in coffee making. For the different types of coffee making machines and equipment, there is the perfect type of coffee, whether whole bean, pre-ground, pods and even capsules.
1st in Coffee offers all types of coffee from Italian brands such as Lavazza and Illy, organic beans from Peru, authentic Mandheling coffee from Sumatra and even Hawaiian favorites such as such as our Kona coffee.
Here are some ideas on what is on offer. If you want a medium roast, whole bean coffee, the Illy Caffe whole bean medium roast is perfect for making espresso. Originating from Italy, this whole bean can be used for any type of preparation be it espresso, French press and even drip coffee. It is a 100% Arabica coffee. It is skillfully roasted and air cooled and then packed using an oxygen-free pressurized environment, which retains the coffee exquisite taste and keeping the blend consistent and fresh.
Another Illy product is the Iper Capsules with Ethopian coffee. The Ethiopian legend states that coffee is used as fuel for the human mind. These Iper capsules are sourced from the tropical forests of the Yirgacheffe region. Delicate, seductive and aromatic, the Iper coffee is grown on rich and fertile soil under shade. When it gets ripe, it is handpicked and expertly roasted. This 100% Arabica medium bodied coffee has hints of jasmine and citrus. The Indonesian Mandheling coffee is a definite pick if you want coffee that is low in acidity and has a strong body. The Sumatra Mandheling coffee turns out smooth, earthy, deep and complex. The beans are sourced and produced from the high hills of Balak Highlands in Sumatra and is 100% mountain grown Arabica coffee.
Segafredo is another well known brand name in the coffee industry. Segafredo Espresso Pods originating roasted in Italy is made with a blend of Arabica coffee from San Paolo in Brazil, combined with a well rounded and excellent quality Robusta. The pods produce long lasting crema, with a smooth body and delicate taste.
For a Grade 1 coffee experience from Central America, try Marley Coffee Simmer Down Whole Bean. This product is a distinctive offering of Swiss Water Decaf. It is a full-bodied dark roast simmer down that has mild acidity. Drinking this will leave you with a mild taste of nutmeg and spices with hints of cocoa aroma. This simmer down blend features a smooth finish.
Want an organic coffee experience? Then try our Peruvian Chanchamayo that is USDA certified. Grown on the western slopes of the Andes Mountains, this coffee is shade grown and has a bright acidity character. Well balanced and medium bodied, it also has subtle hints of nutty flavor.
Not sure what’s right for your taste buds? Why not try a sampler pack? The Illy Monoarabica comes in six cans of 8 ounces each. You can try coffees from Brazil, India, Ethiopia and Costa Rica. Each individual can has a distinctive, singular taste that highlights its geographical origin which will give you an idea of what coffee blend best fits your preferences. Sustainably grown, the coffee beans are roasted to expert perfection.