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Listing 1504 specialty coffee beans from 121 independent coffee roasters in the United Kingdom. Find freshly roasted coffee beans by tasting notes, origin, variety, process, roast level. Updated .

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Featured Coffee Beans

Below is just a few specialty coffee beans, from the full listing of 1504 coffee beans from 121 specialty coffee roasters, which you can filter by taste notes, origin, variety, process, roast level, and the roaster, and find other beans that are similar.

Django Coffee Co
Brazil Bom Jesus
Django Coffee Co
£7.45
r.p. 250g
£7.45 / 250g
Origin
:
  • Brazil
Variety
:
  • Mundo Novo
Process
:
  • Natural
Roast
:
  • Medium
  • Omni
Flavour
:
  • Brown Sugar
  • Chocolate
  • Maple Syrup
Seven Districts
King Canute – Ethiopia Gidey
Seven Districts
£8.50
r.p. 250g
£8.50 / 250g
Origin
:
  • Ethiopia
Variety
:
  • Ethiopia / Sudan Assesion
Process
:
  • Washed
Flavour
:
  • Sweet
  • Floral
  • Fermented
  • Caramelized
  • Floral
  • Lemon
  • Spices
  • Bitter
Coffee Compass
Ethiopia Rocko Mountain Reserve Natural Process
Coffee Compass
£6.25
r.p. 250g
£12.50 / 500g
Origin
:
  • Ethiopia
Variety
:
  • Ethiopia / Sudan Assesion
Process
:
  • Natural
Flavour
:
  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Overripe
  • Citrus Fruit
  • Fruity
  • Cherry
Clumsy Goat
Peruvian
Clumsy Goat
£6.50
r.p. 250g
£6.50 / 250g
Origin
:
  • Peru
Variety
:
  • Arabica
Roast
:
  • Medium
Flavour
:
  • Nutty
  • Chocolate
  • Caramelized
Salford Roasters
Mexico (mountain Water) Decaffeinated Coffee
Salford Roasters
£6.77
r.p. 250g
£6.50 / 240g
Origin
:
  • Mexico
Process
:
  • Decaf
  • Washed, Mountain Water
Roast
:
  • Medium
Flavour
:
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Citrus Fruit
  • Lemon

See full listing of 1504 coffee beans from 121 specialty coffee roasters, filtered by taste notes, origin, variety, process, roast level, and the roaster, as well as find similar beans.

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Coffee Beans Listings

Coffee Diff helps you to find and list the coffee beans that match your preferences, such as flavour notes, roast level, origin, variety, process, from many UK specialty roasters, all in one place, with quick links to the roaster website, where you can by freshly roasted beans online and delivered to your door. You can compare similar coffee beans, with a single click.

Coffee Beans Listings by Tasting Notes

No information about coffee tasting notes (or flavour notes) can avoid mentioning Taster’s Flavor Wheel, a methodology, developed with the help of Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and World Coffee Research.

Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel

Taster’s Flavor Wheel is a semantic sensory lexicon of definitions of flavour, aroma and intensity of taste and the relationships between them. When roasters use the lexicon in their description of coffee, they are trying to describe the sensory experience you'd expect from the coffee, as defined in the flavour wheel. Here is a link to a high resolution flavour wheel image: SCAA Flavor Wheel.

The taste notes arise naturally from the coffee bean variety, growing conditions and roasting technique and are not added flavours. Here, at Coffee Diff, you can filter 1504 currently listed specialty coffee beans by any of 110 tasting notes from the sensory lexicon, or their combinations or compositions. Most people can detect the taste notes from the inner flavour wheel after short period of enjoying well prepared specialty coffee. Quick links below will take you to the coffee listings by these main tasting notes:

RoastedSpicesNutty/CocoaSweetFloralFruity

A few comments about the links above. These are a selected few, out of 9 main tasting notes (inner wheel). The full set of roast levels is available in the advanced search. Please bear in mind that some roasters use non-standard terms describing the taste notes (e.g. watermelon, tiramisu, ...). At Coffee Diff, we try our best to convert/normalise this data, but it always a good idea to click on the roaster's website link for accurate and up to date information.

Coffee Beans Listings by Origin

The coffee belt comprises dozens of countries or hundreds of geographical and administrative regions. Some coffee lovers like to explore specialty coffee by origin. Each origin adds a set of subtle taste notes to the overall coffee profile, owing to the specifics of the terrain, altitude, weather conditions, and many more factors. This is one of the reasons why coffee lovers may prefer coffee beans sourced from certain origins.

Coffee Growing Belt Map

Coffee Diff currently lists 1504 specialty coffee beans from the following origins:

Colombia (275), Brazil (209), Ethiopia (198), Guatemala (188), El Salvador (105), Kenya (105), Costa Rica (100), Rwanda (90), Honduras (85), Indonesia (77), Peru (70), Nicaragua (60), India (48), Mexico (46), Papua New Guinea (19), Uganda (17), Burundi (17), Tanzania (17), Myanmar (15), Panama (13), Vietnam (12), D.R. Congo (7), Cuba (7), Bolivia (7), China (7), Jamaica (7), Ecuador (5), Thailand (5), Australia (4), Haiti (3), Dominican Republic (3), Yemen (3), Venezuela (2), Malaysia (2), Paraguay (1), Cameroon (1), Timor (1).

We hope you join (if not already joined) the growing number of specialty coffee lovers who appreciate differences in cup profiles from different origins. These naturally occurring differences in flavour, body, sweetness and acidity, are preserved by small farmers, and further protected and developed by local specialty coffee roasters, so you can enjoy unique flavour of single origin coffee from higher grade beans. Often each bag of coffee beans, bought from a small independent roaster, can be traced back to a specific farm or a coffee growing family. This is a very different offer, compared to big coffee chains, that sell lower grade mixed beans with no provenance.

Coffee Beans Listings by Roast Level

The roast level, in simple terms, is the amount of heat applied to green beans (raw dried beans). It is probably the least objective factor or a property of the coffee bean but the one that can change the flavour dramatically. It is least objective factor, because the effect of roast level depends largely on the coffee bean (its size, variety, growing altitude, etc) and, thus, by itself, is not an accurate indicator of expected tasting notes.

On one hand, the higher the altitude where the coffee is grown, the harder is the bean and, therefore, the darker it can or should be roasted. Such coffee beans can take a higher level of heat without burning. Coffee grown on at a lower altitude may burn at the darker roast levels. On the other hand, the larger the bean size the darker this bean can or should be roasted to open up its desired flavour notes. Therefore the bigger and higher grown coffee beans provide a wider roasting range, resulting in bigger flavour range after roasting.

Many specialty coffee roasters do not mention the roast level of their beans precisely for its limited usefulness. Nonetheless, the roast level is an indicator that many of the Coffee Diff users like to see, especially if they compare similar coffee beans (e.g. same variety and origin). For this reason we try to capture this parameter when possible, so that you can differentiate and filter the coffee beans by this indicator as well. Here, you can filter 1504 currently listed specialty coffee beans by any of 10 roast levels individually or their compositions. Quick links below will take you to the coffee listings of the following roast levels:

GreenMedium LightMediumMedium DarkDark

Few things to add about the links above. These are a selected few, out of 10 roast levels. The full set of roast levels is available in the advanced search. Please bear in mind that many roasters do not supply this information and be sure to select Unknown roast level, so you don't miss your favourite beans. Green beans are un-roasted beans. Some coffee enthusiasts like to roast their own beans, and many specialty rosters offer green beans for sale. There is a loose correlation between the roast level and coffee extraction method best suited for the bean. For example, the darker roasts are usually best suited for espresso coffee, and lighter beans are usually best suited for drip coffee and similar. In the coffee listings, we indicate, whenever possible, whether the roast is espresso or filter roast.

Coffee Beans Listings by Process

There are several common processes that turns coffee cherries on the tree into dry coffee beans in the hessian bag. The process describes the way the bean was dried. The most common three types are washed, honey (or pulped natural) and natural. In simple terms, they describe how much of a soft cherry is allowed to dry together with the bean. In the washed process, the bean is thoroughly washed with all the cherry removed before it set to dry. In the honey process, the bean has some of the cherry or pulp remaining as it set to dry. In the natural process, the cherry and the bean in its entirety are dried together, then soft part of the cherry (also known as cascara) is removed.

Here, at Coffee Diff, you can filter 1504 currently listed specialty coffee beans by any of 11 bean process types. Quick links below will take you to the coffee listings of the following process beans:

WashedHoneyNaturalMonsoonedWet Hulled

For decaffeinated beans, the process may also describes how the caffeine was removed from the bean. Some of the decaffeination processes are Swiss Water, Mountain Water, Sparkling Water (CO2). Quick links below will take you to the coffee listings of the beans with following decaffeination process:

All DecafSwiss WaterMountain WaterSparkling Water (CO2)

Few things to add about the links above. These are a selected few, out of 14 process combinations available on the site. The full set of process types is available in the advanced search. Please bear in mind that some roasters may not supply the information about the process and be sure to select Unknown process, so you don't miss your favourite beans. Whenever we could not ascertain the process of the specific beans, it is often the Washed process, but it always a good idea to click on the roaster's website link to confirm.

Coffee Beans Listings by Bean Variety (Cultivar)

Similar to origin of the coffee bean, the coffee variety brings a set of subtle taste notes that is usually expected from the bean of this variety. The some coffee varieties can grow in many places on the coffee belt, others can only grow at specific origins and altitudes. There are hundreds of coffee bean varieties, with complex relationships between them. Coffee Diff currently lists 1504 specialty coffee beans of the following varieties:

Caturra (357), Bourbon (305), Catuai (192), Typica (171), Arabica (159), Ethiopia / Sudan Assesion (151), Colombia (142), Castillo (92), Red Bourbon (71), SL-28 (70), SL-34 (54), Catimor / Ateng (48), Mundo Novo (48), Pacamara (29), Pache Comum (28), Robusta (28), Yellow Bourbon (25), Robiaceae Coffea (24), Pacas (23), Ruiru 11 (22), Red Catuai (21), Java (Cultivar) (19), Icatu (19), Yellow Catuai (15), Gesha / Abyssinia (14), Tabi (14), Blue Mountain (12), S795 (12), Kaffa (11), Acaia (10), Villa Sarchi (10), San Ramon (9), Hybrido de Timor (9), Maragogype (9), Red Caturra (9), Lempira (8), Arusha (8), Batian (8), Parainema (7), Kent (6), SL-14 (6), Longberry (6), Topázio (6), Selection 9 (5), IHCAFE 90 (5), Deiga/Dega (5), Maracaturra (4), Kumie (4), Criollo (4), K7 (4), Sigarar Utang (4), Yellow Caturra (4), Rubi (4), Mayaguez (4), Mokka (4), Wilsho (4), Jackson (3), Obata (3), Catisic (2), Bergendal / Sumatra (2), French Mission (2), Tupi (2), Liberica (2), F6 (2), Cera (2), Pink Bourbon (2), Orange Bourbon (1), ICAFE 95 (1), Sarchimor (1), Catiguá-MG2 (1), Laurina / Bourbon Pointu (1), USDA (1), Cauvery (1), Coffea Canefora (1).

Coffee Beans Listings by Roaster

Below, is a snippet with a few independent coffee roasters. To see full list, follow All Roasters link. Currently, the filtering of coffee beans by the roaster can be done via Beans List button, on the roasters list page, or via Advanced Search button, on the main coffee beans listing page.

Django Coffee Co
Min and Max Price per 250g (actual offer)
Roasted: Min £5.36 (£21.45/1kg), Max £8.5 (£8.5/250g)
Beans In Stock/Total
All: 5/5 , Roasted: 5/5
Seven Districts
Min and Max Price per 250g (actual offer)
Roasted: Min £2.38 (£9.5/1kg), Max £11.67 (£35/750g)
Beans In Stock/Total
All: 9/9 , Roasted: 9/9 , Decaf: 1/1
Union
Min and Max Price per 250g (actual offer)
Roasted: Min £5.95 (£23.8/1kg), Max £9.38 (£7.5/200g)
Beans In Stock/Total
All: 20/20 , Roasted: 20/20 , Decaf: 3/3
Clumsy Goat
Min and Max Price per 250g (actual offer)
Roasted: Min £2.04 (£9.1/1.113kg), Max £46.88 (£53.63/286g)
Beans In Stock/Total
All: 7/7 , Roasted: 7/7 , Decaf: 1/1
Salford Roasters
Min and Max Price per 250g (actual offer)
Roasted: Min £6 (£12/500g), Max £27.08 (£26/240g)
Beans In Stock/Total
All: 7/8 , Roasted: 7/8 , Decaf: 1/1
Coffee Compass
Min and Max Price per 250g (actual offer)
Roasted: Min £2.94 (£23.5/2kg), Max £13.25 (£26.5/500g)
Beans In Stock/Total
All: 55/62 , Roasted: 55/62 , Decaf: 6/6

See full list of 130 specialty coffee roasters and their stats.

See all 130 specialty coffee roasters.

At Coffee Diff, we currently list specialty coffee beans from 121 (out of 130) independent artisan coffee roasters, who, together, offer 1504 specialty coffee beans to buy online. Total of 66 coffee beans are out of stock. The information about roaster and bean availability as well as pricing is updated at least once a day. More specialty coffee roasters are added on continuous basis. If you're one of such roasters and want to be added, feel free to reach out via contacts below.

About Coffee Diff

The current aim of Coffee Diff project is to explore independent specialty coffee roasters in the United Kingdom and their coffee beans which you can buy online, listing or presenting them in the most convenient way to you. We're constantly trying to re-evaluate what most convenient way might be, and always happy to receive your suggestions. This project is in constant development, so make sure you check in often.

Contacts

We are based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Currently, you can reach us via the following methods: , or email: ukcoffeediff@gmail.com

If you are a coffee connoisseur, looking for freshly roasted beans and want to access information easier, or want more specific information, delivered as it changes (e.g. notifications, email,...) please contact us with feature requests, ideas and suggestions (it's free to ask :) ). If you're a roaster who wants their products to appear on these pages, feel free to contact us - the standard listing (the listing you see) is free! If you have related project, website or business, and have ideas on how we can collaborate, we'd like to hear from you.

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