2023 CBC Bestsellers

Happy new year to all! As we enter 2024, we're taking a moment to look back at some of last year's favorites. From coffee beans to roasters, this list is a collection of all the things you all loved. Whether you’re building up your coffee supplies or just curious about top sellers, enjoy our guide below.

Your Favorite Unroasted Coffee Beans of 2023

To start, we collected your top five favorite coffees. These green coffee beans come in sizes ranging from a half pound sampler to fifty pounds.

1. Costa Rica La Minita

Growing in the Tarrazu region of Costa Rica, these La Minita Estate beans are a huge hit. A Caturra varietal, the coffee from these beans is known for being very well balanced. It has brilliant acidity, a medium body, and sweet flavors -- like orange citrus, caramelized sugar, and fine chocolate.

2. Colombia Don Enrique Reserve

These Don Enrique Reserve coffee beans grow in the Narino region of Columbia. They are often the Bourbon, Caturra, and Typica varietal. The coffee from these beans is known for its creamy body and long, sweet finish. Its flavors include chocolate and cherry.

3. Ethiopia Mist Valley

These Misty Valley beans grow in the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia. They are heirloom varieties. The coffee from these beans is known for its clean, milky body and incredible balance. Its flavors include blueberry, chocolate, strawberry, and floral.

4. Costa Rica La Magnolia

These La Magnolia beans grow in the Tres Rios region of Costa Rica. They are a Caturra and Catuai varietal. The coffee from these beans is known for its clean brightness and long, complex finish. The flavor notes include lemon-orange and chocolate with nutty overtones.

5. Colombia Organic Sierra Nevada FTO

Certified fair trade organic, these beans are grown in Santa Marta, Colombia. They are a Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, and Typica varietal. The coffee from these beans is known for its citrus acidity and creamy body. The flavor profile includes citrus, caramel, grape, and hints of chocolate.

Your Favorite Coffee Brewers in 2023

As far as coffee brewers go, there were two very different favorites. Despite their differences, these favorites make a great cup of coffee.

1. Filtron Cold Brew System

The most commonly purchased system was the Filtron Cold Brew coffee maker. This classic consistently produces great coffee and is very simple to use! The system works great for hot coffee, iced coffee, and blended coffee drinks, making it a versatile tool.

2. Behmor Brazen Plus 3.0

For a totally different coffee brewing experience, there’s the Brazen Plus 3.0. Perfect for your everyday coffee, this system gives you the tools to micromanage your brew. You can adjust the water temperature and start a pre-soak before brewing. The Behmor Brazen is one of the few brewers to receive the Home Brewer certification from the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

Your Favorite Coffee Grinder in 2023

We offer two of the highest quality coffee grinders on the market. But there wasn’t even a competition for which was your favorite grinder.

Baratza Encore Conical Burr Grinder  

Rated by the New York Times as the best coffee grinder of 2023, the Baratza Encore offers a consistent grind at a reasonable price. The grinder offers settings for various sizes, and the model comes in black and white. It’s just a great, reliable option.

Your Favorite Coffee Home Roaster in 2023

If you’re looking to get into coffee roasting, check out these coffee roasters that our customers enjoyed. They may take a little effort to get used to, but it’s an upgrade that’s well worth it.

1. Fresh Roast SR800

This fluid-air bed home roaster is the most popular choice in our shop. Providing an affordable home roasting option, this roaster has the capacity to roast up to 8 oz of beans. With an intuitive control board and real-time temperature readout, the roaster gives you total control.

2. Behmor 2000AB Plus

This drum home roaster is a great tool for those looking to roast a larger quantity of beans. It has capacity for up to 1 pound per roast. The roaster allows you to utilize pre-programmed roast settings or set your own. It's perfect for beginners and veteran roasters alike. The Behmor also boasts a unique smoke suppression system.


Now, feel free to pass this favorites roundup to the coffee lover in your life. We enjoyed a great year of roasting coffee and finding new favorites with all of you. Here's to another year of coffee roasting, coffee brewing, and coffee experimenting!