Coffee is a staple for many Australians. On average, Australians consume 1.92 kilos of coffee per person per year. For a quick, convenient offering such as in a workplace or healthcare setting, you might be looking to provide instant coffee. If you’re brewing the coffee at your shop, café or restaurant, consider buying coffee beans in bulk. As with most products, you’re likely to save on money while still getting a high-quality product. When deciding how big your order should be, think about how long it takes to get through the batch. Coffee doesn’t necessarily go bad, but it loses flavour over time. The average shelf life is three or four weeks after roasting. The benefits of saving money and time ordering bulk batches won’t outweigh a disappointed customer if they get a below average cuppa. If you want to expand your beverage menu, consider trying different coffee recipes. There are dozens of different ways to make coffee. Offering variations will make sure your customers can find what they’re looking for.
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What drinks to make with wholesale coffee beans
There are a variety of different types of coffee you can make for your customers. A good cuppa starts with freshly ground beans. From there you can add milk, steamed milk, milk foam, chocolate, water, ice cream, even whisky to satisfy any craving. From black coffee to a flat white to a latte, most coffee drinkers are very particular about their drink order. To accommodate for customers that don’t drink dairy products, look into nut milks made for baritas. These products ensure the nut milk foams like normal milk without curdling.
Buying wholesale coffee beans help to make sure you never run out of stock. Take note of how much coffee you go through in a week so you can accurately buy a couple weeks’ worth of coffee at a time. Any more than three weeks since roasting and the coffee beans will start to lose their flavour.
Types of coffee beans
There are four main types of coffee beans around the world: Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa. Arabica is the most commonly found coffee bean around the world with more than a whopping 60% share of the world’s coffee production. It is the most delicate of the beans both to grow and by taste, which drives up its price. The second most common coffee bean is Robusta. Aptly named, it’s a sturdier bean that is easier to grow than Arabica. It also has more caffeine and a bitter taste, making it a cheaper option that works well when mixed with milk or other add-ins that can cut through the flavour. Liberica and Excelsa coffee beans do not make up a large percentage of coffee production. For that reason, they aren’t widely available and are hard to find outside of the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
When buying coffee beans, you can find them blended or single origin. Blended coffee combines coffee from a variety of locations or different types of coffee beans (most often a blend of Arabica and Robusta). Single origin coffee comes from a single geographical location.