top of page

This is the Best Coffee in the World

Two things excite me in this world: Ideas and Coffee. I want to bring you on a journey to explore them, so that we can create Amazing Coffee Experiences together.

When I am conducting coffee workshops at The Coffee Roaster Academy, one of the most common questions I get is, “What is the best coffee in the world?”, and that is a very interesting question indeed.

We seem to have an illusion of a ranking of all the coffees in the world, and yet, I think that I can actually tell you what the best coffee in the world is.

The Best Coffee in the World is the one you enjoy the most. Before you exit this page in disbelief, allow me to explain.

Making the Grade

Firstly, coffee itself is a product. It is a commodity that can be graded on a scale through a process known as cupping. There are metrics that are used on the cupping form commissioned by the Specialty Coffee Association and that includes aroma, acidity, body and balance.

A coffee that scores 80 points or more is classified as specialty grade and it is possible for coffees to score points as high as 97.

However, knowing which coffees scored the highest on the cupping scale appears more to satisfy one’s curiosity, than to genuinely impact the way we make our daily coffee decisions.

Experiencing Coffee

Next, the consumption of coffee is an experience in itself, and experiences are, by nature, highly personal. For the vast majority of you coffee drinkers, I am 100% certain that you will have no problems telling me about your most memorable coffee spots. You can go on and on, rambling about how the body is strong or how the taste profile transforms as the coffee cools.

At the height of these great coffee experiences, we no longer rely on objective coffee grading scores. We rely on our own individual metrics, carefully calibrated over years or even decades of coffee tasting.

Perhaps, as we embark on our own personal coffee journey, hopping from one café or local coffee shop to another, we discover more about ourselves than we discover coffees.

Here’s the thing: It does not matter whether you manage to find THE BEST coffee or not.

In fact, I don’t think you’ll even manage to finish trying every coffee in Singapore (where I’m from) or your own country, simply because there are just too many of them.

Therein lies the truth: The most beautiful part of this coffee journey is not the destination, because there isn’t one;

But rather, the fun, joy and laughter you have with your friends over coffee, the conversations you have with the baristas over coffee origins, or perhaps the serenity of sipping a brew by yourself, listening to the smooth jazz playing in the background of the café - these form the most beautiful parts of your unique coffee journey.

At the end of the day, the best out there may not be the most suitable for you, but the most suitable one is definitely the best for you.

82 views15 comments

Recent Posts

See All

15 Kommentare

neil jiohu
neil jiohu
4 days ago

传统教育体系中,学生的学习选择通常受限于学校提供的课程和专业。而通过网课代修 ,学生可以选择来自世界各地的优质大学和机构的课程。无论是自然科学、社会科学还是人文艺术,学生都能够找到适合自己的学习领域。这种自由选择不仅让学生充分发展自己的兴趣和潜能,还能拓宽他们的学术视野和职业发展机会。

Gefällt mir

After selling your house, it's essential to Buy property in Spain retain important documents for tax and legal purposes. Keep copies of the closing statement (HUD-1), deed, settlement statement, any home improvement receipts for potential tax deductions, and records of any warranties or guarantees transferred to the new owner.

Gefällt mir

Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
7 days ago

Digitale Werbung ist eine Form des Digitalagentur Nürnberg Marketings, mit der Unternehmen ihre Marke, ihr Produkt oder ihre Dienstleistung über digitale Kanäle bewerben. Es handelt sich um Aktionen in Webbrowsern, Social-Media-Seiten, Blogs, Apps oder jeder anderen Form der Kontaktaufnahme über das Internet.

Gefällt mir

Water damage is more common puroclean Reno than fire damage too. Whole houses can become unlivable due to water damage, often leaving a family with nowhere to live and huge costs of repair. In fact, when small fires occur in a home the most damage is caused by water the firefighters use to put out the fire, not the fire itself.

Gefällt mir

Semi gloss paint has a satin-like sheen interior painting san diego and is suitable for interior surfaces like cupboards, doors, trims or certain walls. Low sheen paints are hard-wearing, easy to maintain and the ideal choice for kitchens, hallways or laundry rooms. They're known to hide imperfections better than any other sheen types.

Gefällt mir
bottom of page