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Caffe New York Decaffeinato
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
Caffe New York Espresso decoffeinated
250g | Ground | 09.2025
$10.03
($40.12 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1003

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1003
illy Espresso gemahlen N
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
illy Classico Espresso coffee N
250g | Ground | 09.2025
$8.01
($32.04 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1020

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1020
illy Espresso decaffeinated
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
illy Espresso decaffeinated
250g | Ground | 09.2025
$8.01
($32.04 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1022

Degree of Roast: Light Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1022
Lucaffe Decaffeinato
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Lucaffe Espresso Arabica coffee decaf
250g | Ground | 10.2025
$9.63
($38.52 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1092

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Malty
Article No. 1092
Lucaffe Espresso Classico
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
Lucaffe Espresso Classico coffee
250g | Ground | 03.2026
$7.35
($29.40 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1093

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Balanced
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Nutty
Article No. 1093
Hausbrandt Gourmet 250g gemahlen
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Hausbrandt Gourmet Espresso
250g | Ground | 11.2025
$8.82
($35.28 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1109

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Floral
Article No. 1109
Martella Maximum Class gemahlen
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Martella Espressocoffee Moka
250g | Ground | 12.2025
$6.99
($27.96 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1643

Degree of Roast: Light Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Nutty
Article No. 1643
Mrs. Rose Coffee
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Mrs. Rose Coffee
250g | Ground | 12.2025
$7.60
($30.40 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1249

Degree of Roast: Light Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1249
Lucaffe Espresso Mr. Exclusive 100% Arabica coffee
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Lucaffe Espresso Mr. Exclusive 100% Arabica coffee
250g | Ground | 01.2026
$8.61
($34.44 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1271

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Balanced
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Fruity
Article No. 1271
illy Filterkaffee gemahlen 250g Dose
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
illy filter coffee
250g | Ground | 12.2025
$8.01
($32.04 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1285

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1285
Passalacqua Cremador gemahlen Espresso 250g
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Passalacqua Cremador Espresso
250g | Ground | 06.2026
$5.98
($23.92 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1744

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Strong
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Malty
Article No. 1744
illy Espresso S
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
illy Espresso S
250g | Ground | 12.2024
$8.01
($32.04 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1302

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Strong
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1302
Mrs. Rose Espresso Coffee Moka grind
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Mrs. Rose Espresso Coffee Moka grind
250g | Ground | 09.2025
$7.60
($30.40 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1292

Degree of Roast: Light Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1292
illy Moka
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
illy Moka
250g | Ground | 12.2025
$8.01
($32.04 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1336

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1336
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Passalacqua Moana Espresso
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Passalacqua Moana Espresso
250g | Ground | 06.2026
$6.59 $5.88
($23.52 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1396

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Floral
Article No. 1396
Passalacqua Cremador gemahlen
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Passalacqua Espresso Cremador
250g | Ground | 06.2026
$5.68
($22.72 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1398

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Strong
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Malty
Article No. 1398
Passalacqua Espresso Harem 250g MOKA gemahlen
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Passalacqua Espresso Harem MOKA
250g | Ground | 06.2026
$8.31
($33.24 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1400

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Fruity
Article No. 1400
Caffe New York Moka Mahlung | 250g Dose
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
Caffe New York Espresso coffee Moka
250g | Ground | 10.2026
$10.03
($40.12 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1410

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Balanced
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Fruity
Article No. 1410
Passalacqua MEKICO gemahlen Espresso 250g
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
Passalacqua MEKICO Espresso
250g | Ground | 06.2026
$6.38
($25.52 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1416

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Malty, Fruity
Article No. 1416
Carroux Filtercoffee Crema
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Carroux Filtercoffee Crema
70g | Ground | 02.2025
$2.02
($28.86 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1099

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Balanced
Aroma(s) : Malty, Fruity
Article No. 1099
Hausbrandt Espresso Siebträgermahlung
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Hausbrandt Espresso
250g | Ground | 10.2025
$10.03
($40.12 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1539

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1539
Kimbo Napoletano Espresso
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Kimbo Napoletano Espresso
250g | Ground | 03.2026
$5.98
($23.92 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1456

Degree of Roast: Medium Low acidity: Yes Intensity: Strong
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty
Article No. 1456
Passalacqua Mehari gemahlen Espresso 250g
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Passalacqua Mehari Espresso
250g | Ground | 06.2026
$5.47
($21.88 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1522

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Strong
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Malty
Article No. 1522
Passalacqua Alambra gemahlen Espresso
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Passalacqua Alambra Espresso
250g | Ground | 06.2026
$4.46
($17.84 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1523

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Strong
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Malty
Article No. 1523
Hausbrandt Moka Coffee
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Hausbrandt Moka Coffee
250g | Ground | 02.2026
$8.10
($32.40 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1540

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Floral, Fruity
Article No. 1540
Hausbrandt Decaffeinato decaffeinated
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
Hausbrandt Decaffeinato decaffeinated
250g | Ground | 12.2025
$8.10
($32.40 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1538

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Malty, Floral
Article No. 1538
Kimbo Espresso Coffee decaffeinated ground
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
Kimbo Espresso Coffee decaffeinated ground
250g | Ground | 08.2025
$6.18
($24.72 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1546

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Strong
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty
Article No. 1546
Sant Eustachio Coffee MOKA
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Sant Eustachio Coffee MOKA
250g | Ground | 03.2026
$9.83
($39.32 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1578

Degree of Roast: Light Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Floral, Fruity
Article No. 1578
Sant Eustachio Espresso
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Sant Eustachio Espresso
250g | Ground | 10.2025
$9.83
($39.32 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1580

Degree of Roast: Light Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Floral, Fruity
Article No. 1580
Sant Eustachio Filterkaffee gemahlen (auch für French Press)
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
Sant Eustachio FILTRO Filtercoffee
250g | Ground | 10.2025
$9.83
($39.32 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1581

Degree of Roast: Light Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Floral, Fruity
Article No. 1581
Mrs. Rose Filterkaffee 250g
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Mrs. Rose Filter coffee
250g | Ground | 12.2025
$7.60
($30.40 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1590

Degree of Roast: Light Intensity: Mild
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Floral
Article No. 1590
Barbera maghetto
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Barbera Maghetto Moka
250g | Ground | 02.2026
$3.90
($15.60 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1600

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Balanced
Aroma(s) : Nutty, Malty
Article No. 1600
Musetti Bio gemahlen Kaffee
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Musetti Espresso Organic
250g | Ground | 07.2025
$7.60
($30.40 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1895

Degree of Roast: Light Intensity: Balanced
Aroma(s) : Malty, Fruity
Article No. 1895
tazpresso Bio Espresso
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tazpresso Bio Espresso
250g | Ground | 05.2025
$6.99
($27.96 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1710

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Balanced
Article No. 1710
Mokaflor Espresso entkoffeiniert gemahlen 250g
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Mokaflor Espresso decaffeinated
250g | Ground | 03.2026
$6.89
($27.56 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1720

Degree of Roast: Medium Intensity: Balanced
Aroma(s) : Malty, Floral
Article No. 1720
Passalacqua decaffeinato 250g
espresso-international.co.uk Reviews with ekomi.co.uk
Passalacqua Coffee decaffeinated
250g | Ground | 12.2025
$8.01
($32.04 / 1 kg)

2-4 Workdays Article No. 1724

Degree of Roast: Dark Intensity: Balanced
Aroma(s) : Chocolaty, Floral
Article No. 1724
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Grounded Excellence: A Deep Dive into the World's Best Ground Coffee Selections

Ever wake up with that lingering dream of sitting in an Italian café or soaking up the aroma of a Colombian coffee plantation? If the answer is yes, you're not alone. And while we might not be able to teleport to these places on a whim, we can certainly bring a bit of their magic to our kitchen counters. This article is a journey—a journey through the lush terrains of the world's finest ground coffee beans. Ready to transform your coffee rituals? Let's dive in!

Coffee inspires with its aromas

A coffee pot on the fire is enough to fill a room.

filter-coffee-illustrationLeafing through the pages of Tre cavalli (Three Horses), a novel by Erri De Luca dating back to 1999, one discovers a story of life, hope and rebirth, centered on the sense of humanity of his characters, where, however, coffee finds space without excesses or pressure. Neapolitan, born in 1950, the Italian poet, author and writer preserves in his heart, like every good Neapolitan, coffee, symbol of a city that for centuries has been at the top of the production and realization of unique and inimitable fragrances all over the world, so as to become a beacon for inexperienced sailors in the immense sea of taste.

All regular coffee consumers, however, when drinking a hot cup, with a narrow or elongated blend, American or local, do not pay attention to the long and meticulous procedure behind a perfectly balanced aroma.

 

Best ground coffee: to each one its own

From the plant to our tables or the counter of a bar, the coffee road is long and articulated, dotted with so many procedures and steps that just thinking about them would let the drink cool in the cup. Among the most important steps we can surely find that of grinding.

The grinding of roasted coffee beans, in powder more or less fine, is a technique that was already known to the ancient inhabitants of the Middle East, then spread throughout the European continent. Thus, a ground coffee unique for its taste and intensity of aroma arrives in our homes, accompanying the days and coffee breaks at the work of millions of people, in different ways according to taste and preferences, with delicacies that satisfy every palate. Moreover, the ground coffee, compared to its original form that still presents itself in the form of beans, is able to release more of its aromatic substances already at the opening of the package.

 

Lavazza, Quarta Caffè, Speicherstadt, Illy...and again Hausbrandt, Passalacqua, Kimbo. Each roaster presents its own personal ground coffee, made using individual techniques, which also vary in terms of roasting and the entire technical and industrial sector.

Grinding, as large companies teach not only to baristas or owners of premises, but also to those who want to try their hand in their own home, is not a phase to be underestimated, but has a vital importance in the subsequent tasting of the same drink. 

 

Ground coffee declined in all ways

An excellent ground coffee must be neither too fine nor too coarse, otherwise it will have a lower quality and a less emphasized and exalted aroma.

Illy caffè filtroIlly offers various nuances of taste of its ground coffee, emphasizing them thanks to the different degrees of roasting. They range from the Classic roast, for all those who prefer a cup of coffee with a smooth and harmonious taste, to the Intenso roast, for those who prefer one with a strong taste, up to the decaffeinated version. But that's not all: the peculiarity of illy also lies in the offer of its different blends in different degrees of grinding, suitable for the type of drink you want to prepare. So we find the Classic ground roast for espresso coffee, for mocha and filter coffee and the Intenso ground roast for espresso and filter coffee.

 

Also worthy of note is without a doubt the quality Kimbo Aroma Gold, which thanks to its medium-dark roasting and low caffeine content presents itself to the palate with a delicate taste, capable of taking the taste buds of consumers by the hand to guide them on a journey of pleasure.

Fruity flavours come from a bag of Speicherstadt Ebbe & Flut ground coffee, which accompanies coffee breaks at work and morning awakenings with its strong, decisive taste.

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It is impossible not to think of the great cult movies of the Sixties in Italy when you read the name of Mamis Caffè "Dolce Vita", with its strong and marked flavor reminiscent of the power of acting in front of the cameras of the great Marcello Mastroianni in the homonymous masterpiece of Federico Fellini's cinema.

 

Coffee meets the grinder

Today it is possible to buy the packs of coffee directly ground during the production phase from the producers, thanks to a wise development by the roasters themselves, who go to help the consumer, in order to offer him a product ready for every occasion to be tasted with comfort and relaxation.

But this has not always been the case. At one time, in fact, grinding coffee in the home and at home was a widespread habit: coffee was bought in the roaster or in grocery stores still in beans and was then ground only when it was needed, just before consumption. The first prototypes of coffee grinders appeared simultaneously in Europe and Turkey during the XVII century.

In the land that was the cradle of the Ottoman Empire, for example, the grinders were made of a copper or brass cylinder. Externally carved or decorated with precious stones, they were equipped with a mechanism consisting of a vertical shaft that operated a knurled ferrule, often with a folding handle that inserted into the top of the grinder. It was only during the nineteenth century that several companies in Europe developed machines to create a perfect ground coffee, which led from the first model made by Richard Dearmann in Birmingham, England, in 1799 to the most modern electric coffee grinders, born in the mid-twentieth century. 

 

The ground coffee of our times

Hausbrandt coffee Espresso groundA custom, that of grinding coffee in one's own home, which has been lost over the years, thanks to the evolution of large retailers and roasters, who have developed an increasingly innovative packaging, often in a protective atmosphere and therefore with a long shelf life.

The ground coffee, however, should not be understood only as the powder that we use every day inside our mocha, excellent to wake up in the morning before an intense and long day of work or study. Ground coffee, in fact, can also be perfect for automatic coffee machines, or to prepare an excellent and relaxing filter coffee and, of course, for machines with filter arms like the ones in bars all over the world.

 

For this last option there is no lack of opportunities, satisfying the preferences of all palates and the needs of every slice of the market. They range from softer blends, mostly composed of Arabica coffee and offering a rounder and softer taste experience, among which the Trieste offer of Hausbrandt Ground Espresso, to stronger and more intense blends, mainly suitable for those who need strong flavors, such as the fourth coffee Quarta Caffè Espresso Stuoia Famiglia. Depending on the size of the grind, a ground coffee that is best suited to domestic or professional use is diversified: coarse for the mocha or filter, finer for portafilter machines.

 

Every machine yearns for its ideal ground coffee, excellent to provide the consumer with his favorite blend served in the best way, to enhance the aromas and flavors of a drink from ancient tradition.

 

Coffee: a companion for life everywhere

So many methods in short, united as always by a single common denominator: ground coffee. As during math homework at school, where the exercises asked to gather different fractions under a common denominator to solve the equations, so the world of blends is united under the only flag of ground coffee. Whether it is thanks to the skillful and skillful hand of an established and experienced barista or thanks to the most rudimentary and amateurish preparation at home, ground coffee has been filling our lives for centuries, making our days - and for some even the nights of work or study "crazy and desperate" - much more satisfying, intense and productive.

The Charm of Ground Coffee

Ah, ground coffee. A staple in households worldwide. But have you ever paused and wondered how this delightful powder made its way to our homes? The story of ground coffee is as rich and varied as its flavors. From ancient Ethiopian legends of dancing goats to the bustling European coffeehouses of the 17th century, ground coffee's origins and brief history are enchanting. And despite the rise of fancy brew methods, it remains a global favorite for reasons aplenty. Simplicity? Check. Versatility? Absolutely!

Factors to Consider in Choosing the Best Ground Coffee

Choosing the right ground coffee isn't just about the brand. It's a dance of factors. Fancy a robust, full-bodied brew? Latin American might be your jam. Love fruity undertones? Turn to African beans. Understanding flavor profiles is key. Next comes the technical bit – matching your grind size to your brew method. And never underestimate the power of freshness and packaging – because the best beans can go blah if not stored right.

Storage Hacks for Long-lasting Freshness

How do you keep that pack of premium ground coffee fresh as a morning breeze? It's all about container choices and, of course, the eternal debate: fridge vs. cupboard. Spoiler: The latter usually wins.

Elevating Your Coffee Experience

The cherry on this caffeinated cake? Elevating every sip. Discover pairing suggestions that amplify flavors and explore brewing gadgets that are worth every penny.

Conclusion

A cup of coffee is more than a beverage; it's an experience, a ritual, a tiny trip around the world. Here's to many more mornings of grounded excellence!

FAQs

  1. Which ground coffee is best for cold brew?
    Cold brew aficionados often lean towards medium-coarse grinds with chocolaty or nutty profiles.
  2. Is there a significant difference between pre-ground and freshly ground coffee?
    Yes, freshly ground coffee tends to offer richer aromas and flavors, but top-notch pre-ground varieties can come close.
  3. How long does ground coffee stay fresh after opening?
    Ideally, consume within 2 weeks, but it can last up to a month if stored correctly.
  4. Are there any health benefits linked to coffee?
    Absolutely! In moderation, coffee can boost metabolism, provide antioxidants, and even enhance brain function.
  5. Is it okay to refrigerate ground coffee?
    While some do, it's best to store in a cool, dry place to preserve the flavor profile.