Coffee can be consumed in different forms: beans, ground coffee, capsules, pods and solubles. Some people prefer coffee beans for their aromatic notes, while others prefer portioned coffee (capsules and pods) for its convenience and speed. So there is something for everyone!
We have analysed the different types of coffee for you according to the following criteria: taste, cost, ecological impact and preparation time.
Coffee beans are undoubtedly the best quality in a cup. Indeed, beans require the least amount of processing and handling to preserve all the aromas and flavours of each coffee. Beans also keep very well in airtight tins. This is the best solution for coffee lovers who are looking for quality and optimum freshness.
In terms of cost, the purchase of a machine represents an investment, but it is quickly recouped by the low cost of the packets of coffee beans.
Some machines also allow you to make gourmet coffees at home, such as cappuccino or latte macchiato, and to choose the intensity and grind of the coffee.
Although the preparation time is relatively fast, the machine still needs to be maintained and cleaned regularly to maximise its life.
As far as ecology is concerned, the bean is also very advantageous with packages often packed in 500g and 1kg formats.
There is a wide choice of ground coffee on the shelves to satisfy all tastes. There are also several machines (piston coffee maker, filter coffee maker, Italian coffee maker, …) for all budgets.
The dosage of coffee can vary, unlike coffee beans or portioned coffee. Depending on the machine, it is difficult to adjust the grind unless you go to a specialist.
The preparation time also depends on the type of machine used but is generally longer.
In terms of environmental impact, ground coffee is one of the most ecological solutions, both in terms of the packets and the machines.
Finally, as with coffee beans, the price/quality ratio is very good, although it depends on the type of coffee purchased.
Portioned coffee: capsules and pods
The individual portions, in capsules or pods, make it possible to vary the pleasures in each cup according to your desires: intensity, origin, taste, etc. There is something for everyone, with a wide choice and very varied ranges.
As for the capsules, there are plastic, aluminium or biodegradable capsules to satisfy the different expectations of consumers. At Sati, we aim to offer low-impact, compostable and biodegradable capsules.
The machines are also very easy and quick to use. The dosage is constant, making it easy to use.
In terms of cost, capsule coffee is the most expensive type of coffee! For coffee in pods it is slightly cheaper.
Soluble coffee is a practical solution for people on the move, who wish to travel or for those who do not wish to invest in a specific appliance for preparation. Indeed, it is enough to heat water to prepare your coffee. It is also a practical solution for people who rarely drink coffee, thanks to the long shelf life of coffee.
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So what type of coffee is right for you?