Dark Brazilian Santos: Discount Bulk Whole Bean Coffee
Try one of my favorite whole bean coffees, the Dark Brazilian Santos.
Coffee Bean Direct
Let me start off by saying that I'm no coffee snob. I've been perfectly happy with Maxwell House coffee from my local grocery store in the past, but my last few purchases I've ventured a bit out of that comfort zone.
The Coffee Bean Direct brand stood out because of their reasonable prices and large quantities. They had a wide range of coffee available in 5-lb bags. It's a bit much if you're just experimenting with flavors, but since I'm generally not that picky I took a chance.
The first coffee I tried was the Italian roast espresso whole bean coffee 5-lb bag. It was very good and I had no complaints. I enjoy darker coffee and this definitely satisfied that. I was pleased enough with it, but still wanted to try some other flavors.
Coffee Bean Direct's Whole Bean Italialian Roast Espresso is
- The company best seller
- A great dark coffee
- My second favorite behind the Brazilian
Italian Roast Espresso Whole Bean Coffee
|Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso, Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag|
This signature blend of artisan Italian roasted coffee beans from the Americas and India is packaged in foil-lined valved bags for maximum freshness. Our Italian Roast Espresso ...
|Coffee Bean Direct Italian Roast Espresso Ground Coffee, 5-Pound Bag|
This signature blend of artisan Italian roasted coffee beans from the Americas and India is packaged in foil-lined valved bags for maximum freshness. Our Italian Roast Espresso ...Only $44.18
Dark Brazilian Santos Whole Bean Coffee
My second purchase from Coffee Bean Direct ended up being the Dark Brazilian Santos. I was drawn to this particular flavor because of the high ratings on amazon and the description.
While it is classified as a dark roast coffee, it is also very smooth and not bitter like many of the other ones I've tried. This coffee has the perfect blend of dark flavor with a touch of "softness" as some other customers have described.
Flavor isn't an easy thing to pin down. After running out of my 5-lb bag though, I've noticed a very stark contrast in quality with some of the other coffees that I normally try. I'll continue to buy the Dark Brazilian Santos because it is one of the best coffees I've come across.
Dark Brazilian Santos Whole Bean Coffee is
- Full and dark, but also smooth
- My personal favorite
Dark Brazilian Santos Whole Bean Coffee
Dark Brazilian Santos
|Coffee Bean Direct Dark Brazilian Santos, Dark Roast, Whole Bean, 5 Pound|
Brazil is know the world over as one of the most prolific and dedicated of coffee producers. This artisan coffee from the Santos region is French roasted in small batches and pa...
|Coffee Bean Direct Dark Brazilian Santos, Dark Roast, Ground Coffee, 5 Pound|
Brazil is known the world over as one of the most prolific and dedicated of coffee producers. This selection from the Santos region is roasted to the French level. It produces a...Only $33.75
Why is Whole Bean Coffee Better Than Ground?
This is a common question that I can't really scientifically answer. From experience I can say that after grinding, you can smell the freshness of the oils and whatever else being released. I suspect that this is a large part of the benefit that comes from buying whole bean coffee.
Personally I've found much better flavor and success with whole bean coffees. It does require an extra step in the morning, but if you have a good coffee grinder it's a breeze. I'd recommend the Bodum Bistro grinder, which is a bit on the expensive side, but also can produce a very good consistency of ground coffee.
Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder
|Bodum Bistro Burr Grinder, Electronic Coffee Grinder with Continuously Adjustable Grind, Black|
The BISTRO Electric Burr Grinder crushes the coffee beans between conical burrs rather than chopping them, preventing the coffee from losing its characteristic taste and aroma. ...Only $94.00
|KitchenAid KCG0702OB Burr Coffee Grinder, Onyx Black|
Designed for the ultimate performance and reliability, the KitchenAid Burr Grinder uses stainless steel burrs to grind coffee consistently at any of the 15 available grind level...