How to Buy Green Coffee Beans

Our Coffee buying guide to understand and enjoy the freshest coffee. 

Buying a green coffee for home roasting may seem like a daunting task to many folks new to the joys of home roasting. You will find it amazingly easy and part of the fun once armed with the basic coffee information that follows.

Aroma, Flavor, Body, Acidity, and Finish are inherent characteristics of the Green (raw) Specialty coffee beans you select (see section 2). The Size, Processing method, Variety, and Grade can all affect taste characteristics in the cup (section 1). The Roast may be the scariest facet to those coffee lovers new to Home Coffee Roasting, however you will discover in just a few tries Roasting coffee Beans is easy and rewarding (sections 3 and 6). Where a coffee is grown, known as its’ Origin, sets the base of the unroasted coffee’s profile depending on soil, climate, elevation, and unique conditions (section 5). Last but not least how you store your coffee beans can easily keep it fresh or make it foul (section 4).

We have assembled this coffee primer for Beginners in five basic sections plus a sixth section on How to roast coffee for beginners, and some extras as follows:

  1. Green Coffee Bean Basics (Glossary)
  2. Coffee Descriptions and Coffee Tasting (cupping) Terms
  3. Coffee Roasting Terms and Roast Level Descriptions
  4. Storing Coffee
  5. Coffee Origins; How growing location affects taste
  6. How to Roast Coffee for Beginners
  7. Free Downloads
  8. Go Green