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The Best Whole Bean Coffee

by Jahasia Cooper Updated: March 13, 2020 3 min read

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We all want the best of the best when it comes to our machines and our coffee. Many of us scour the internet in search of coffee with amazing aromas and delicious flavor notes. Some of us (me) rely on coffee experts like Marc Buckman for all things coffee and espresso.

Summer is, unfortunately, coming to an end and as the season of pumpkin spice lattes and salted caramel flavors swing in, I’ve been looking for new flavors to try out and figured why not ask one of Whole Latte Love’s coffee experts himself about his top 5 favorite coffee as we head into a new season.

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Maromas Orphea

Are you an espresso lover that loves a good dose of sugar? Maromas Orphea might convince you otherwise. With low acidity and bitterness, you’ll be surprised that your cup of espresso will be bursting with a balanced flavor and a full blend of flavors including chocolate, toffee, and nutty flavor notes topped with a rich and lasting crema. The medium roast beans are of Central American and Indian origins, roasted in Italy and are perfect for anyone who likes a strong kick of coffee to jumpstart their day.

Fun Fact: Marc loves using Orphea for his morning espresso or espresso lungo with the Gaggia Babila.

Maromas Orphea Whole Bean Espresso

Maromas Orphea Whole Bean Espresso

268 Reviews
It is usually ORPHEA that seduces people to start drinking their espresso without sugar. The only thing you will really miss is the long lasting phase that the sugar normally takes to sink into the...

Lavazza Qualita Oro

Lavazza Qualita Oro is filled with sweet bliss—honey, dried fruit, and floral flavor notes. The medium roasted beans are described by satisfied customers as “gold,” “smooth and nutty,” “balanced,” and most of all “the go-to espresso beans.” A taste of Italy could be sitting in your kitchen—or for Marc, at his desk—because this pack is perfect for Drip Coffee, French Press or espresso and milk-based beverage lovers.

Lavazza Qualita Oro Whole Bean 100% Arabica Medium Roast

Lavazza Qualita Oro Whole Bean 100% Arabica Medium Roast

99 Reviews
Lavazza Qualita Oro Whole Bean 100% Arabica Medium Roast is an extraordinarily sweet full bodied coffee that is smooth and aromatic roasted in the traditional style in Italy for true coffee connois...

Maromas Guatemala Single-Origin Espresso

Who doesn’t love a good single-origin bean? The coffee is unique, traceable, and has all of the great qualities of the environment and culture where it was originally sourced. Maromas Guatemala Single-Origin Espresso possesses the characteristics of the Finca Santa Rita farm in Guatemala.

Harvested at an elevation of 1,400 meters, this single-origin bean is balanced with orange, grape and maple syrup flavor notes. The beans roast until the first crack to maintain many of the natural, fruity flavors from this Guatemalan farm, making this pack perfect for your traditional espresso.

Maromas Guatemala Single Origin Espresso

Maromas Guatemala Single Origin Espresso

1 Reviews
Maromas Single Origin Guatemala is a city roast of 100% arabica, harvested at the Finca Santa Rita farm in Guatemala at an elevation of 1,400 m. This coffee is best for traditional espresso—balance...

Lavazza Top Class

Espresso or drip coffee, whatever’s your jam, Top Class is a carefully curated bag of Central American and Brazilian flavored goodness. Not only can it produce a thick and creamy crema, but it also acts as the perfect foundation for latte art, and I’m not just saying this. I mean, check out one of our customer’s latte art using Top Class.

If you’re considering going with Lavazza Top Class, Marc knows the good stuff, your taste palette won’t be disappointed.

Lavazza Top Class Espresso Coffee

Lavazza Top Class Espresso Coffee

87 Reviews
A blend made up of a selection of the sweetest and roundest Asian varieties carefully combined with the fragrant milds of Central American mountains and smooth Brazilian varieties. Available in vac...

Gimme! Leftist

If Gimme! Leftist doesn’t give you Fall vibes, I don’t know what will. Baked spice and toasted caramel topped with concord grapes flavor notes makes me want to wrap in a cozy sweater and hang out on a Sunday morning with my espresso.

If you find yourself having a hard time choosing one single-origin coffee, Marc suggests trying Leftist because it blends a number of single-origin coffees that can brew espresso with ease and cut through milk nicely.

Gimme! Coffee Leftist Espresso Blend

Gimme! Coffee Leftist Espresso Blend

3 Reviews
One of Gimme! Coffee's most popular blends, Leftist is a mix of a number of single origin coffees that has been optimized for espresso brewing, but works nicely with other preparation methods as we...

Best Dark Roast Coffee

If you love dark roasted coffee with smokey, intense and bold flavors, then we’re excited to share our best selling coffee with you. The coffees below are equally loved by our staff and customers, so we’re sure you’ll love them too, check it out.

Lavazza Gran Riserva Whole Bean

Lavazza Gran Riserva Whole Bean

103 Reviews
Lavazza Gran Riserva showcases Central American and Brazilian coffee with a balanced dark roast. Fine Indian Kaapi Royale washed Robusta has also been added to the blend to deliver rich, persistent...
Kimbo Premium Whole Bean Espresso

Kimbo Premium Whole Bean Espresso

19 Reviews
The decisive flavor of Kimbo's Premium blend is bound to make an impression. A select blend of coffees with various origins and characteristics come together for an espresso made in the Neapolitan ...
Cafe La Semeuse Whole Bean Versailles Classique Coffee

Cafe La Semeuse Whole Bean Versailles Classique Coffee

17 Reviews
Cafe La Semeuse Versailles Classique coffee maintains the Swiss reputation for low-acidity and smoothness. The coffee is roasted at a high altitude which allows the flavor to develop longer and slo...
Trinidad Coffee Mocha Java 2.2LB Whole Bean

Trinidad Coffee Mocha Java 2.2LB Whole Bean

18 Reviews
 A certified fair-trade 100% Arabica blend, Trinidad Coffee Mocha Java is a robust offering for the adventurous drinker, with a deep, inviting aroma and a rich, hearty flavor to match. Mildly acidi...
illy Arabica Selection Whole Bean Brasile

illy Arabica Selection Whole Bean Brasile

8 Reviews
Brasile - Intense Taste Intense and full flavored, with notes of caramel Discover illy Arabica Selection Brasile single origin coffee that individually highlights one of the unique flavor notes fou...

We hope you’ve enjoyed Marc’s top recommendations as much as we have. Which coffee are you excited to try out?

Jahasia Cooper
Jahasia Cooper

Jahasia is the newest Copywriter at Whole Latte Love. She has previous experience working as a Barista and on the management team at a coffee shop and is happy to share everything she knows and loves about the world of coffee and espresso. While she's not writing awesome content for Whole Latte Love, you can find her sipping on her daily cup of joe and daydreaming about becoming an empowered female Gazorpian.