Even if you have a go-to supplier, it’s always nice to have some extra coffee in the cupboard. Whether you’re shopping for a backup or something to drink straight away, baristas always tell us that grinding your own beans just before brewing makes for the best-tasting coffee, which means you’ll want to buy whole beans as opposed to bags of pre-ground ones. (If you’re looking to start grinding at home, here are some barista-approved gadgets to use.) But with the vast array of coffee available, it can be hard to know which to try. If you’re looking for inspiration, you might consider the specialty, fair-trade coffees and teas from BLK & Bold, an Iowa-headquartered company we’ve written about before that claims to be the “first-ever Black-owned, nationally distributed coffee brand.” It’s a favorite of Clare Paint founder Nicole Gibbons, who recently told us she starts every day with a latte made from BLK & Bold beans. Bags of its roasts would typically set you back close to $15, but today we spotted three of the brand’s classic varieties — a light roast, medium roast, and dark roast — on sale for around $10 each at Macy’s (to get the sale price, be sure to use the code VIP at checkout).
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