Ground Coffee or Whole Coffee Beans
Which is better to buy, ground coffee or whole coffee beans? If you buy ground coffee you do not have to get out the coffee grinder before brewing coffee. On the other hand ground coffee has a shorter shelf life than whole bean coffee. Colombian organic coffee brands, Panama Mountain Grown Organic Coffee, and coffee from Costa Rica are commonly shipped to the USA for roasting. This is because coffee starts to lose its flavor as soon as the roasting process is completed. So it is best to roast coffee close to the market where coffee will be sold. If the coffee is ground and packed by the roaster it is doubly important that roasting takes place close to where you live and that you purchase recently roasted and ground coffee. The issue of ground coffee or whole coffee beans also applies to the health aspects of drinking coffee.