Reader’s Questions: Buy Brazilian coffee, but which one?

By | November 26, 2015

At PurelyCoffeeBeans, I’ve answered lots of questions over the years. You’ll find the questions and their answers scattered throughout the site!

I’m always open to more questions, if you’re frustrated or curious, why don’t you drop me a line! This week we welcome …

I’d like to buy Brazilian coffee, but which one?

by Ann from Michigan


I have a friend who loves brazilian coffee, could you tell me where I can order or buy some for a christmas gift? I am not a coffee drinker, so I don’t know much about it. Thank you.

Dear Ann,

It’s really hard to know what your friend loves most about Brazilian coffee. I will say that it’s likely that by spending a bit more on the
beans, you’re likely to find a much better coffee. Don’t go for volume over quality! I already outlined some suggestions on my Brazil Coffee page, and you can explore them.

I would add: don’t buy ground, buy freshly roasted (if you can); avoid popular brand names (including the biggest)… you can find better
quality elsewhere; and if you live in a city, you should certainly be able to find locally roasted coffee. Just google “City” + coffee roaster. If you don’t live in a city, why not check out

I have enjoyed coffee also from Guatemala, Colombia, … so don’t feel constrained if you can’t find something palatable from Brazil.

Please feel free to let me know if I missed anything or your experience is different!

Best Wishes