7 Best Coffees to Try For Any Brewing Method

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I live in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by so many great coffee roasters. This gives me ample opportunities to try the best coffees and find my favorites. These 7 coffees are my go-to coffees no matter what brewing method I use. Whether it’s my Aeropress, drip coffee maker, Chemex, or French Press, these are some of the best coffees I’ve found. I highly recommend you purchase these coffee beans whole and grind them yourself at home for the best results.

1) Fonte Coffee's Portofino Blend

For those who read my article on How to Easily Make French Press Coffee, you know how much I love the Portofino Blend sold by Bean Box. The Portofino Blend is one of the best coffees I have ever tried, and it is so versatile! Although I love it in my French Press, it is also good in my Chemex and Aeropress. Honestly, I think this coffee blend works with every coffee brewing method. I highly recommend you try it!

  • Roast: Dark
  • Flavors: Chocolate and Hazelnut
  • Best for: All Brewing Methods (Drip, Espresso, French Press, Pour Over)

2) Vashon Island Coffee's Costa Rica Reserve

The Costa Rica Reserve #401 blend is another favorite coffee of mine. Honestly, I think Costa Rican coffees are some of the best coffees in the world. I hope to visit Costa Rica soon and perhaps get to try some locally roasted coffee when I’m there. This medium roast coffee is also great in everything I’ve tried it in, including my drip coffee maker. If you enjoy medium roasted coffee with a nutty caramel flavor, then make sure to try the Costa Rica Reserve.

  • Roast: Medium
  • Flavors: Caramel and Nutty
  • Best for: All Brewing Methods (Drip, French Press, Pour Over)

3) Keala's Honolulu Blend

I don’t believe I’ve met a Hawaiian coffee that I didn’t like.  Hawaii truly makes some of the best coffee in the world. It comes at a price, but I think it’s worth it!  Keala’s Honolulu Blend #40 is a smooth medium roast blend that has a nutty flavor.  I enjoy this in my drip coffee maker and my Chemex. I need to try it in my French Press next, but I have no doubt I will like it using that method too.

  • Roast: Medium
  • Flavors: Bold and Nutty
  • Best for: Chemex (Pour Over), French Press & Drip Coffee Makers

4) Broadcast Coffee Roaster's Johnson House Blend

The Johnson House Blend is one of the best coffees I’ve found for brewing in a traditional drip coffee maker. It is a wonderful coffee to drink first thing in the morning. It has a fantastic aroma that hits your senses, and it also has some toffee notes in it, which I love! If you want to try something new for your morning coffee, but you tend to be more of a traditionalist, then the Johnson House Blend is a perfect coffee for you to try!

  • Roast: Medium
  • Flavors: Toffee with hints of chocolate
  • Best for: Chemex (Pour Over), French Press & Drip Machines, Iced Coffee

5) Peet's Cafe Domingo

Peet’s Coffee has been around for over 50 years, and you can typically find their coffee in your local grocery store. However, I have difficulty finding their Cafe Domingo blend in stores, so I usually order it online. The Cafe Domingo blend tastes wonderful in a traditional drip coffee maker, and it is also great for the French Press. Additionally, if you’re someone who only uses a K-cup coffee maker, they also sell Cafe Domingo K-cups, which are also quite good!

  • Roast: Medium
  • Flavors: Toasted Toffee
  • Best for: French Press, Drip Machines, and K-cup Brewers

6) Altruistic Joe's Big Iron Blend

Altruistic Joe is a coffee roasting company I learned of last year. They are a veteran-owned small business that happens to make one of the best coffees for your morning pick-me-up! Plus, they give back 20% to deserving charities with every purchase. It’s a win-win scenario! You can read all about them in Altruistic Joe: Coffee With a Cause.  

As soon as I tried their Big Iron Blend, I was hooked! It is now one of my favorite coffees to use in my drip coffee maker and French Press. They have a variety of other coffees to choose from, so make sure to check them out.

  • Roast: Medium-Dark
  • Flavors: Bold with notes of Caramel and Chocolate and a hint of smokiness
  • Best for: French Press & Drip Machines

7) Boona Boona's Blueberry Brandy Ethiopian

If you’re more of an adventurous coffee drinker, then consider trying this light and fruity blend made with Ethiopian coffee beans. It’s well-known that Ethiopia produces some of the best coffee beans globally, and the Blueberry Brandy Ethiopian blend is sure to surprise and delight your senses. I recommend trying it in an Aeropress, pour-over, or your espresso machine.

  • Roast: Light
  • Flavors: Blueberry, Fruity with a bit of Spice
  • Best for: Espresso, Aeropress, Chemex

Finding the Best Coffees for Every Brewing Method

Whether traveling or finding your favorite cup of coffee, the key is to be adventurous and always curious. One of the reasons I love using Bean Box and have been using them for years is the huge variety of coffee roasters they partner with. They always have a new blend to try, but they also keep the favorites around so you can continue to purchase the ones you know you love while exploring new options.

I recommend looking up any roasters that operate locally near your home and purchase some freshly roasted beans there. Ask them about the flavor profiles and get recommendations based on the types of coffee you like to drink and the brewing methods you use. It’s always fun to talk coffee with others who share your passion. Plus, you may find a new favorite coffee!

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