Buying coffee beans can be very confusing. There are so many available to you, yet so many are deeply disappointing when you then actually make yourself a coffee. We have all wasted money on beans, but there has to be an element of trial and error in this process. Sometimes you won't know what you like until you try out a full range of different coffee beans. There is also the issue of taste, so no-one can tell you what you will like.
Whatever any one says, buying your beans from your favourite supermarket or covenience store will never give you the same flavour and texture as an artisan cafe or coffee shop. Primarily this is because the beans will have been roasted weeks or even months ago and then packed. Check out our guide to coffee from around the world to get you started.