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Which green coffee to buy

The world of green coffees, growing regions, varieties and processing is a fascinating one. But it can also be very confusing. To help you decide, we have put together ideal combinations of coffees and preparation methods below.

  1. Green coffee for espresso
  2. Green coffee for cappuccino
  3. Green coffee for Café Crème / fully automatic coffee maker
  4. Green coffee for French Press
  5. Green coffee for Aeropress
  6. Green coffee for filter coffee
  7. Green coffee for Bialetti
  8. Green coffee for Cold Brew
Kaffee rösten für Espresso

Which green coffee for espresso

The perfect espresso is very full-bodied and balanced in sweetness and bitterness. It smells strong and slightly sweet and leaves a long-lasting, pleasant taste in the mouth. Typically, dry-processed beans are used for espresso, which give the coffee a nutty-chocolate note, or beans with a spicy yet sweet note. Robusta coffee is often mixed in with the beans, as it gives even more body and crema. 

We recommend these balanced green coffees with nutty-chocolatey or spicy-sweet notes for espresso:

Kaffee rösten für Cappuccino

Which green coffee for cappuccino

If you like your cappuccino very balanced with notes of nut and chocolate, we recommend beans from Brazil. 

But since the fine milk foam makes the coffee much sweeter and takes away a lot of the acidity, more acidic coffees with refreshing, fruity notes, for example from Ethiopia or Central and South America, also taste great.

We recommend these green coffees for cappuccino:


Which green coffee for Café Crème / fully automatic coffee maker

In our opinion, café crème and fully-automatic coffee tolerate less experimentation than, for example, espresso or cappuccino. Coffees with a little sweetness and at the same time little acidity as well as a medium body are best suited here: nutty-chocolatey beans or spicy beans. 

We recommend these green coffees for Café Crème / fully automatic coffee maker:

Kaffee rösten für French Press

Which green coffee for French Press

French Press gives the coffee a little more body and a fuller-bodied feeling when drinking. The coffee tastes good both black and as café au lait with milk. 

We recommend these green coffees for French Press:

Kaffee rösten für Aeropress

Which green coffee for the Aeropress

Of course, you can make any coffee with the Aeropress. However, we assume that as an Aeropress drinker you are already a little deeper into speciality coffees. 

We recommend these green coffees with a little more fruit and sweetness for Aeropress:

Kaffee rösten für Filterkaffee

Which green coffee for filter coffee

For filter coffee, you can take the more delicate beans, because you take more time to drink the filter coffee and can thus fully engage with the fine taste of the speciality coffees. 

We recommend these green coffees with flowery-fruity notes for filter coffee:

KAffee rösten für Bialetti Moka Kanne

Which green coffee for the Bialetti espresso maker

The Bialetti espresso maker gives a full and strong taste. Make sure you use it correctly so that the coffee does not become burnt and bitter.

Nutty, chocolatey beans from Brazil, for example, or spicy Robusta beans are suitable for the Bialetti espresso maker, also known as a Moka pot. 

For fruity, refreshing notes, you can also use (highland) beans from South and Central America. 

We recommend these green coffees for Bialetti espresso makers:

Kaffee rösten für Cold Brew

Which green coffee for Cold Brew

In the Cold Brew process, fewer bitter substances are dissolved and the coffee has less acidity and less bitterness than other coffees. We therefore recommend that you choose a coffee with very pronounced, delicate flavours that can fully develop in Cold Brew. 

We recommend these harmoniously balanced or fruity, refreshing green coffees for Cold Brew:

Kaffeeexperte Ingo Albrecht

More questions? We are here for you.

Do you have any further questions about coffee, roasting or our range? Feel free to call or email me at any time. As a home roaster, SCA trained roaster and member of the Roasters Guild of Europe, I know the equipment and coffees from my daily work: 

Phone +41 76 261 97 17 or email ingo[at]

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