You can find good quality coffee beans at your local supermarket. Look for beans that are whole and not split and are shaped nicely. Smell the beans. The aroma should be pleasing. Since individual taste in coffee varies, try several varieties to find the one perfect for you.
Eight O'Clock Coffee 100% Columbian
A medium roast coffee bean, Eight O'Clock's 100% Columbian blend has a balanced acidity that gives it a mild, rich flavour. In taste tests it rates higher than Starbucks. The blend is made from arabica beans.
Peet's Coffee Major Dickason's Blend
If you enjoy a dark roast, try Peet's Coffee Major Dickason's Blend. The coffee flavour is full bodied and it has a slight aftertaste that is smooth and not bitter. The coffee is made from arabica beans and has an earthy, nutty flavour.
Newman's Own Organics Nell's Breakfast Blend
Newman's Own offers organic coffee beans in several blends. Nell's Breakfast Blend is popular with coffee lovers due to its light roast flavour and mild taste. The beans are fair trade certified, making the product truly organic. In taste tests conducted by Real Simple, consumers detected hints of citrus and chocolate in the blend. The arabica beans are from Indonesia and Peru.
Starbucks Coffee Italian Roast
Starbucks is now available in some supermarkets. Their Italian roast blend is a very dark roast. This gives the coffee a smoky, nutty flavour. At Cooking.com, this coffee has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. It is made from a blend of Latin American beans.