What are the best coffee beans for espresso machines?

What are the best coffee beans for espresso machines?

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  1. I would disagree slightly with Niels’ otherwise very fine answer in that I think that whilst there is not necessarily a ‘best’ type of beans, there are definitely certain varietals and roasts that make much better espresso than others.
    I’d agree with Niels about seeking out local roasteries and asking them about their beans, but most roasteries will actually have an espresso blend or a single origin which they’ve cultivated to be a great espresso bean. This usually (but not exclusively) involves the bean or blend in question being roasted darker than beans you might use for filter, cafetiere or Aeropress. You will however also find light roasts that work very well for espresso, yielding a much lighter, fruitier flavour than traditional espresso roasts.

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  2. Medium roasted beans will perform the best , on the other side Italian roasters are known for their high quality, as well as other western european countries such as Portugal due to its heritage in South America, Germany with it high quality technology, Netherlands is always a tough player based on its legacy in Indonesia

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  3. There is no best coffee beans. It heavily depends on what you look for in a cup of coffee and what kind of coffee you like to drink. There are some general rules of thumb for coffee though.

    Get freshly roasted beans. (preferably no older then 3 weeks)
    Grind your beans just before you brew your coffee.
    The more specific the information about the origin of your coffee is, the better quality they usually are. (for example if you know form what farm on what height your coffee.

    My advice would be to just buy some coffees from from different roasters and origins. Ask them them advice on how you should brew brew with that specific coffee and taste them side to side in order to find out what coffee is is best for you.

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  4. For me, the best of the best beans are any beans that has been roasted with an espresso roast profile. However, instead of getting the best beans, improve on your barista skills because all balanced shots are the sweetest shots, unless you’re searching for the God shot, then good luck !

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