Do you run a coffee shop and you want to know where to buy coffee at the best rate? If YES, here are 6 best places big coffee shops buy their coffee from.

In a bid to get the perfect coffee, a lot of coffee shops try to regulate the water temperature, brew duration, pour over and so many other factors. However, the truth still remains that irrespective of the many variations you make to your brewing method, it will mean very little if the coffee beans themselves have very little quality. All the fancy coffee-brewing devices in the world can’t turn trash into something delicious.

The cash spent outfitting a kitchen with fancy gadgetry would be for naught if you’re going to bring back low quality beans. If you’re not buying the best coffee beans possible, you’re cheating yourself out of truly delicious, high-quality coffee.

In addition to buying the right bean, you will also have to store it properly else it will lose its flavor before you even get the chance to grind it. So before you pour good money—and what could’ve been good coffee—down the drain, learn what to look for in your coffee beans, and then what to do with them once you get them home. Here are some places where coffee shops can buy top quality coffee.

6 Best Places Coffee Shops Buy Their Coffee from

1. Local roaster: there are a lot of people who make a business out of selling roasted coffee beans and they are scattered in all states of the country. Consider approaching local roasters in your area. Often local roasters would be delighted to work with someone who is buying coffee from them – even at wholesale rates.

2. Online: there are a lot of websites on the internet that sell coffee of almost every type. Some of these websites include Kaldi and Amazon. And what’s more, they offer delivery at your doorstep making them very convenient.

3. Costa Rica Gourmet: Costa Rica coffee is full-bodied coffee with a deep, pungent flavor, excellent acidity, and a hint of smokiness. Beans grown in Costa Rica are the result of a unique combination of climate, elevation and soil. Just right – you can taste the special care that goes into every cup.

4. Tarrazu Coffee: Located at the more remote lands up the Pirris River basin in the Tarrazú Highlands, this Tarrazú county Estate represents the Costa Rican Tarrazú coffee character, where the coffee is clearly farmed for quality and not quantity, and the altitude is clearly in the cup

5. Jamaican Blue Mountain: Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is one of the most sought after coffees in the world. This “Rolls-Royce of coffee” has been satisfying coffee connoisseurs around the globe for more than two centuries and is famous for its exquisite flavor.

6. Brazil: Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer. In 2016, Brazil produced a staggering 2,595,000 metric tons of coffee beans. It is not a new development, as Brazil has been the highest global producer of coffee beans for over 150 years.

Coffee plantations cover about 27,000 square kilometers of Brazil with the majority located in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, and Parana, three southeastern states where the climate and temperature are ideal for coffee production.

Brazil also distinguishes itself from other coffee producing nations in that Brazilians process coffee with the dry process (unwashed coffee), where the coffee cherries are dried in the sun rather than washed in a wet process. It is very possible to get your coffee from Brazil at a cheaper rate (if you are buying in bulk). Other popular destination from where coffee shops get their coffee include Vietnam, Columbia, Indonesia, Ethiopia et al.

Ajaero Tony Martins