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How To Find The Best Coffee Brands To Brew at Home + Our Favorites

So over the years, Stephen and I have become pretty particular when it comes to what coffee we drink. I know I am going to offend some people here, but Dunkin coffee is not cutting it in this house lol. And some of y’all may know that lately I’ve been drinking less coffee and taking Cumulus instead, but I obviously still love a good cup of coffee, especially on the weekends when we are just having a slower morning at home. That being said, today I thought I would share a few of our favorite brands, and also a great way for you to find some new (favorites) that you can brew at home.

Over the years, out of all the brands we’ve tried, Counter Culture remains one of our favorites. Maybe we are biased because they are out of Durham, but we love every blend of theirs we’ve gotten! We tend to mix it up with the blends we buy from them (we get it at Harris Teeter) and whenever we see seasonal blends at local coffee shops, we always grab a bag of that too. Another brand we love is Onyx. We discovered this brand earlier this year through trying their Monarch blend and we were obsessed. We even typically go for lighter brews, but this one Stephen and I both loved. It was so good. We’ve also had some blends we really like from GGET, Middle State, and Deeper Roots. Our good friends also love Cafe Femenino Coffee (they buy it at Whole Foods) and it’s a coffee farm owned and operated by women – it’s on our list to try!

If you’re looking to step up your coffee game home, for starters, definitely start grinding your own beans if you don’t already. We have had this grinder for about 4 years and it’s been great! As far as finding new, quality coffee brands to try, a subscription service can be a great place to start. There’s a good amount of them out there, but this one looks like a great option that I think Stephen and I will try! I like this one because some coffee subscription services are just different blends from the one roastery, where as Trade has over 400 different roasters to choose from. They have Onyx (that brand we love), and several other brands that Stephen’s brother in law and has sent us to try (and he knows good coffee). Earlier this year, Stephen’s BIL and sister actually sent us a different brand of coffee to every month as our Christmas present from them, and then I thought – wait, an actual subscription service is a great way to try different brands. So if you’re someone that wants to start getting more adventurous with your coffee drinking, or are coffee lover and want to discover new roasters, a subscription service is a great place to start.

Do you guys have any coffee brands/blends that you love? Share below!

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  1. Kiara says:

    Claire, thank you so much for sharing this! I am currently in the market for a new coffee marker and the one I am interested in is $$$ so I am waiting to add it to my Christmas list

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