Gourmet Coffee vs. Supermarket Coffee

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Vacuum packed cans of ground coffee available on supermarket coffee shelves are the quick fix to a thinning stock of coffee in the office break room. However, you should think twice before supplementing your coffee stock with supermarket coffee.

While supermarket coffee makes up the largest percentage of coffee purchased today, it is surely not because of taste, brewing quality or freshness. It is due to the convenience of purchasing it just around the corner from your office and the product's low price. But what if gourmet coffee could be purchased conveniently, at a low price and be guaranteed fresh? You would certainly have a lot of happy employees and office guests. Ordering gourmet coffee through a cheaper coffee distributor would save you time, money and always keep your break room stocked with the best coffee available!

So what's the big difference between gourmet coffee and supermarket coffee anyway?

Gourmet Coffee

Gourmet coffee is often bought in whole beans that can be ground to the desired consistency but, thanks to coffee distributors, is now also available in pre-measure, pre-ground packages.

Gourmet coffee comes in a wide variety of blends and flavors. It is often made from Arabica beans that are grown in small quantities on bushes at higher altitudes with cooler temperatures. These beans are handpicked resulting in a higher price than their supermarket counterparts. However, the price difference should not deter you from purchasing this type of coffee for your office.

Gourmet coffee has a substantially better taste than supermarket coffee; the beans and grounds are fresher, more flavorful and higher quality. The best manufacturers slow roast their gourmet beans to properly bring out each blend's unique flavors. Beans that have been roasted too fast during mass production can easily become burnt and bitter. Even a non-coffee drinker can tell the difference in quality and roast just from the aroma!

Supermarket Coffee

Supermarket coffee often comes from Robusta beans that are grown in high quantities on coffee trees at low altitudes. These beans are harvested quickly and dried in a less delicate manner that their gourmet counterparts. The focus here is on efficient and mass production resulting in the flavor regularities of supermarket coffee.

Many people believe they can prepare supermarket coffee with more or less water and produce a richer taste. The important thing to remember here is that you cannot change the actual flavor of the grounds with water. You must start with a rich tasting bean to obtain a rich, flavorful pot of coffee.

Buying gourmet coffee from a cheaper coffee distributor is so easy! Simply create an account with the coffee distributor online or over the phone, place your order and have the coffee delivered right to your location in pre-measured packages at wholesale prices. The next time you place your order with the coffee distributor they will remember your account and can help you place that exact order or edit your current order according to your preferences. No more shopping lists, calculating just how much your office will need to get by, buying expensive beans from corner coffee shops or last minute trips to the grocery store to pick up supermarket coffee! Keep your break room stocked with delicious gourmet coffee with the help of the experts at a cheaper coffee distributor.

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With over 40 years of office coffee experience we are a Preferred Starbucks Distributor, Authorized Keurig K-Cup Distributor, Caribou and Green Mountain coffee distributor. We can provide you everything you need at wholesale prices to keep your break-room stocked. Orders are normally shipped the same day when they are placed by 11 a.m. EST. Live operators are available 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. Please visit: http://cheapercoffee.com/ or call 888-779-3952


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This article was published on 2010/10/15