Food & Drink Lifestyle

Best Coffee and Coffee Pods

Start the day the right way, with a shot of high-quality coffee – because life’s too short to drink instant. With these divine beans, grounds and blends you can bring the barista experience straight into your kitchen, without having to set a foot outside the front door.

Dark Woods Coffee – Good Morning Sunshine Ground Coffee

Wake up to a clean-tasting Central American medium roast crafted from Arabica beans. Full-bodied, it contains notes of cherry, apricot, cocoa, toffee and French toast. Dark Woods is based in the moors of the West Yorkshire Pennines, out of a riverside Victorian textile mill.

Buy This Product

Grind Coffee – Black Blend Ground Coffee

Presented in an uber-trendy sugar almond pink reusable tin, this is one to show off on the shelf. Designed for espresso and black coffee drinkers, it’s floral and light but packs a caffeine punch. The brand launched via a Crowdfunding campaign five years ago. Soon after, it opened a roastery and barista training lab from a warehouse in London’s hip Shoreditch district.

Buy This Product

Dark Woods Coffee – Colombia Finca El Jordan Single Estate Ground Coffee

 

Another taste sensation from the Dark Woods vintage Probat drum roaster, this blend originates from the volcanic soils of El Jordan near Gaitania in Colombia. The beans are washed to give a fresh, clean taste, with the sweet and zingy flavours of citrus, marzipan and caramel emanating through the brew.

Buy This Product

Harrods – La Perla Negra Coffee Beans

If you’d rather grind your own, then invest in a few packs of these 100% La Perla Negra coffee beans. They’re sourced from Costa Rica and sold exclusively by Harrods. Suitable for all-day drinking, they contain notes of sweet toffee, sweet blueberry and sticky blackcurrant.

Buy This Product

Harrods – Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Beans

 

Also exclusive to the iconic Knightsbridge department store, these Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Beans are grown on some of the highest mountains in the Caribbean. The whole beans offer a mild, mellow texture perfect for those who dislike any bitter after taste.

Buy This Product

Fortnum & Mason – Queen’s Blend Coffee

 

Feel like royalty as you sip on a cup of Queen’s Blend from Fortnum and Mason. It was originally created for the early 20th century for Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII and derives from the beans of small-batch farmers in East Africa and South America. Intense, dark roasted and spicy, it comes in a pretty, feminine, floral caddy that makes for a charming gift.

Buy This Product

Coffeegram – Panama Geisha Coffee Pods

 

Those seeking some new pods to pop into the machine can try the exotic Panama Geisha blend of jasmine, plum and Assam tea found in this sleekly packaged pack of 10. Coffeegram tailors its brews to individual preferences, so you’re bound to find one that suits your tastes.

Buy This Product

Rare – 10 Coffee Pods


Shop sustainably with Roar Gill’s 100% compostable carbon-neutral capsules. The brand has a policy of additional tree planting to offset emissions, with beans coming from the oldest coffee plantations in the Brazilian Cerrado region. Compatible with original style Nespresso machines, the product was Awarded Best Indy Buy 2020 for Eco Pods by the Independent Newspaper and featured in the Observer’s 50 Things We Love in Food & Drink in 2020.

Buy This Product

Fortnum & Mason – Connoisseur Coffee Pods

 

Most suited to after-dinner libations, this Connoisseur Blend Coffee comes from South American Arabica beans. Strong, smooth and rich, the Fortnum and Mason coffee is also compatible with Nespresso machines and comes in bright cheery packaging.

Buy This Product

Grind – Compostable Nespresso Pods

 

Grind’s British roasted range extends to pods, with these compostable, convenient postable packs. A Which best buy, the organic product is 0% plastic and 100% vegan. It comes in a pretty pastel pink pack of 30 servings, with siganture house, black or decaf options for every type of caffeine imbiber.

Buy This Product