Best Coffee To Drink Black The Top 10 Black Coffee's To Enjoy

Best Coffee To Drink Black The Top 10 Black Coffee’s To Enjoy!

Black coffee is not quite something everyone likes and, I’ll be straight with you, I’m not a big fan black coffee but make the point of drinking at least 3 cups, the first 3 cups of new coffee beans I’m trying out. There is literally no better way of getting to know the flavor profile or the beans. This article, the best coffee to drink black is dedicated to listing the top 10 black coffee‘s to enjoy black.

Through this article I’ll detail what black coffee is, which roast is best for black coffee, the top 10 best black coffees for beginners and a lot more.

Keep reading as we dig into this topic, starting with….

What Is Black Coffee

Black coffee, as simple as it sounds, is coffee that is brewed with roast ground coffee beans and water.

The water can be hot or cold, as is the case with cold brew coffee. The water, after a predetermined period of time, which varies depending on the water temperature, brewing method and grind size, extracts the flavor, nutrients, caffeine content and is served without the addition of milk or any other dairy or non-dairy product.

Often, without sugar also. Literally it is coffee au natural with nothing further added. Not many coffee lovers and enthusiasts enjoy their coffee black, and it is said to be an acquired taste.

Black coffee can be served as it is or with ice.

What Is Black Coffee
Black coffee.

Read: Types of espresso

Which Roast Is Best For Black Coffee?

There is no particular roast that is best as, in the case of coffee, it is subjective and based on personal taste.

Lighter roasts and light roasts in general are best enjoyed as a black coffee if you are new to drinking coffee this way or if you have top quality single origin beans, and you want to enjoy the unique flavors of the origin.

Light roast coffee beans also stand out as a great starting point for beginners getting into black coffee due to not having overtly strong bitter flavors.

Medium roasts, are slightly better if you are fine with drinking your coffee black and enjoying a deeper flavor, more traditional coffee taste with notes of the origin and, really a good mix of flavors from the roasting process too.

A medium roast is good to start with for non-black coffee drinkers who don’t like specialty coffee or single origin coffees.

Dark roast, is not ideal for newbies unless your brew method is serving up an espresso, a ristretto, doppio or another espresso-based drink.

Black coffee tastes too strong as a dark roast for newbies as any other coffee drink such as a caffe Americano.

Which Roast Is Best For Black Coffee
Light and medium roasts are great for black coffee.

What Is The Best Coffee Drink To Drink Black?

Which coffee drink to enjoy black is a personal choice. As I mentioned earlier, I am not a big drinker of black coffee at all.

I find the best, depending on how you like your coffee, is a good old-fashioned drip coffee with a metal filter or a pour over with a metal filter.

My own purpose of drinking my coffee black is to enjoy the flavor of the new beans I am trying out. If I use a paper filter or cloth filter, I am effective at reducing the flavor profile due to some (cloth filter) of the coffee oils being filtered out or all (paper filter).

Other very interesting black coffees are siphon coffee, Chemex, cold brew, an espresso and Caffe Americano.

Can We Drink Black Coffee On An Empty Stomach?

While I am not a medic nor do I offer any medical advice. Based on my own experience, coffee, be it black or white, is fine to drink on an empty stomach.

Coffee does elevate the production of stomach acid but appears not to provoke digestive issues.

Top 10 Best Coffee To Drink Black For Beginners

Let’s get right down to the meat and bones or the “coffee and no milk” of this article and list what I consider to be the top 10 best coffee to drink for beginners.

I’ve tried all of these, and tested as various black coffee drinks from espresso, drip and caffe Americano.

These are various coffee brands, some of which you will be familiar with and perhaps you have seen them in your local coffee shop.

  • 1. Alma Coffee Enchanted Blend
  • 2. Lifeboost Dark Roast
  • 3. Caffe Vita Bistro Blend.
  • 4. Huckleberry Roasters Bom Senso Blend.
  • 5. Volcanica Kenya AA. 
  • 6. Koffee Kult Colombia Huila 
  • 7. Coffee Bean Direct Nicaraguan. 
  • 8. Pilon Gourment Coffee
  • 9. Orens Daily Roast. 
  • 10. Death Wish Valhalla Java

Alma Coffee, Enchanted blend, it’s sweet, chocolaty, and fabulously roasted which makes it a great cup of coffee.

Alma Coffee, Enchanted blend
Alma Coffee.

The healthiest coffee beans on this list is a dark roast coffee and is from a well known brand, lifeboost coffee. It is full-bodied, rich and with lingering aftertastes. It’s an Italian roast and French roast mix. It has a low acidity, always a good thing, dark roast coffee.

A great blend of coffee beans takes you on a trip around the world with tastes and aromas of East Africa, South America, Indonesia, all in your cup of coffee – pretty cool.

This is what you get with Caffe Vita Bistro Blend and tastes great without added sugar or creamer. It’s well-balanced and black coffee drinkers love it for the caramel, almond and chocolate notes.

Stick Huckleberry roasters Bom Senso blend in your drip coffee maker, and you’ll have a Latin American coffee with full-bodied flavors, rich and might just change your mind completely about the typical lack coffee taste.

Chocolatey caramel tones and nutty almond hints that black coffee lovers enjoy and have kept it a secret from you!

My East African favorite coffee and one that goes very well straight up and black, is Kenyan coffee. As a dark roast coffee, which I specially requested after trying the medium roast. It’s volcanic and makes for an amazing espresso to be enjoyed as it is, a straight double shot, as a Medium roast, the crisp, sweet flavor and citrus and berry liken tones subtly come through.

Koffee Kult (coffee Kult) and their excellent and lightly acidic, washed Colombian Huila coffee is rich. It’s richer than rich, it’s clean, light to medium acidity, bold and a great chocolaty flavor profile that really has me seriously considering taking up black coffee full time!

Coffee Kult (Koffee Kult) is really on to a winner here with their 100% organic coffee with 100% arabica beans. It is an outstanding coffee and really surprised me! Blissful morning black.

washed Colombian Huila coffee
Koffee Kults Colombian coffee.

Nicaraguan coffee and (SGH) strictly high grown and lightly roasted simply show-cases just how fantastic Central American coffee is and how well-balanced light roasts are for black coffee.

Coffee bean direct’s option here is certified as organic and fair trade, has a great aroma and light to mild body. Tasty, tasty, very, very tasty!

Pilon Gourmet is a dark roast, freshly roasted Arabica blend that is typically reserved for an espresso blend. The roast is typically a Cuban-style roast that is very popular in the state of Florida. It is a popular choice and often seen in coffee shops and Latino restaurants all over the United States.

Top 10 Best Instant Black Coffee

In the modern world of coffee there is a lot of coffee snobbery and hipsters, modern new wave coffee lovers don’t consider instant coffee as coffee and completely discredit this type of coffee.

Instant coffee does have its use and benefits. It never goes off and is great for when you are travelling.


I am prone to trying out instant coffee when I am in a rush and when on the go.

Here are my top 10 best instant black coffee that you can try out.

  • 1. VIA Instant Coffee, Italian Roast By Starbucks.
  • 2. Anthony’s Organic Instant Coffee, Ultra fine micro ground. 
  • 3. Mount Hagen, Organic Freeze Dried Instant Coffee. 
  • 4. Douwe Egberts Pure Gold.
  • 5. Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee Crystals. 
  • 6. Ily Instant Coffee 
  • 7. Nescafe Tasters Choice French Roast. 
  • 8. Lavazza Prontissimo Instant Coffee. 
  • 9. La Republica Organic Instant Mushroom Coffee. 
  • 10.  Trader Joes 100% Colombian Instant Coffee. 

There are plenty of options available and all of these make excellent instant coffee. I made mine as simple as simple gets with hot water.

VIA Instant Coffee, Italian Roast By Starbucks.
Starbucks also has instant coffee

Top 10 Best Black Coffee Brand For Weight Loss

I’m sure you have seen plenty different brands of slimming coffee and coffee for weight loss. Coffee alone is not going to get you to shed weight it may well help you with your over all goal.

Here are my top 10 Best Black Coffee Brand For Weight Loss.

  • 1. Slimming K Coffee, By Madam Kilay. 
  • 2. It Works Skinny Brew. 
  • 3. CAcafe Weight Loss Coffee With Mushrooms. 
  • 4. Rapid Fire Ketogenic Coffee. 
  • 5. Burn + Control Coffee, Premium Coffee. 
  • 6. Nuvia Trim, Gourmet Coffee. 
  • 7. Super Coffee. Keto Protein Coffee. 
  • 8. Coffee 21 Thai Slimming Coffee. 
  • 9. Vitacup Genius Organic Coffee, Keto Coffee.
  • 10. Fat Fuel Instant Keto Coffee. 

The quality of these coffees are great and as good as any coffee you will try. There is no difference is taste from regular coffee at all.

Slimming K Coffee
Slimming K Coffee

Top 10 Best K-Cup Coffee To Drink Black

For those that own a Keurig K-Cup there is absolutely no shortage of K pods you can try out as black coffee.

Here is what I consider to be the best K-Cup Coffee to drink black.

  • 1. Sumatran Reserve, Extra Bold, By Green Mountain. 
  • 2. Caribou Daybreak, Morning Blend. 
  • 3. The Original Donut Shop regular coffee medium roast. 
  • 4. Barista Prima, Coffeehouse Blend. Medium dark roast.
  • 5. Barrie House, House blend extra bold. 
  • 6. Cinnamon Bun, Classic Cinnamon Roll. 
  • 7. Tullys French Roast Extra Bold. 
  • 8. Gloria Jeans Butter Toffee. 
  • 9. Newmans Own Organics Special Blend Extra Bold. 
  • 10. Starbucks Sumatra Coffee. 

While I am not a fan of capsule coffee, these do all make pretty good cups of coffee. My dislike is not at all based on coffee snobbery. You can simply get a much better cup of coffee when using a home espresso machine.

Final Thoughts, Frappé-Ing It All Up – Best Coffee To Drink Black!

When it comes to getting your hands on the best coffee to drink black, by far the best tasting coffee will be produced by using fresh whole beans, grinding them and making your coffee of choice, be it drip, pour over, siphon or an espresso.

Black coffee, is rather enjoyable, give it a good consideration as it is how you will truly understand the flavor nuances and profile of specialty beans.

Coffee is love, it's more than love — it's a passion of mine. I've had the luck to have travelled and enjoyed the most exotic of coffee's and unique flavors, brewing methods and techniques of making the perfect coffee from Thai hill tribe coffee to Indonesian volcanic coffee, Malaysian coffee that comes in a tea bag and the array of flavors in Vietnam, from Vanilla to Orange to Coconut to Avocado to even salt coffee and the famous egg coffee. The best part of my coffee adventures is getting to mix with the locals over a nice brew and learning how they make it! I'm cited and referenced on Google Scholar for the topic of coffee.

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