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10 Best Coffee Bags 2022 | Taylors, Lyons and More

Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide and, in the UK, we drink almost 100 million cups per day! Whether you need it to start your morning or you simply enjoy the taste, it's hard to find the time to grind your own beans and prepare a pour-over. You can, of course, wait around in an expensive cafe for your morning joe, but that can easily feel like more hassle than it's worth. But that doesn't just leave you with the instant option. 


A considerably more enticing option than instant is the coffee bag, a sustainable way to enjoy barista-quality coffee without the cost and time spent waiting around. They work exactly the same as a tea bag: simply pop it in a mug, pour in hot water, and wait for it to brew - easy as that! We've picked some of the best coffee bags from top brands like Taylors and Lyons, which are all available from online UK sites such as Amazon, Waitrose and Tesco.

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  • Last updated: 11-08-2022
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How to Choose a Coffee Bag in the UK

Key Points to Consider

  1. Decide Between a Light, Medium and Dark Roast Coffee
  2. Check What Region Your Coffee Comes From for an Idea of the Flavour Notes
  3. Check the Number of Bags in Each Box to Get an Idea of Quality and Value

1. Think About the Types of Flavour and Mouthfeel You Enjoy When Deciding on a Roast

1. Think About the Types of Flavour and Mouthfeel You Enjoy When Deciding on a Roast

Many would argue that taste is the most important thing to go by when deicing on a coffee bag. A lot of a coffee's flavour is down to how the beans are roasted before being ground, and there are three types of roast to look out for: light, medium, and dark.


  • Light roast beans have a crisper taste and preserve the characteristics of the bean. These have more fruity flavours and usually make a more delicate cup than the average.

  • Medium roast coffee is the most well-rounded, offering a full body but with a mixture of bitterness and sweetness that often creates notes of caramel.

  • Dark roasts are surprisingly similar to medium roasts, but with the intensity turned up. They have a heavier body with deeper, richer flavours.

Consider picking up some ground coffee if you really want to step up your brewing game!

2. Check What Region Your Coffee Comes From for an Idea of the Flavour Profile and Tasting Notes

2. Check What Region Your Coffee Comes From for an Idea of the Flavour Profile and Tasting Notes

Alongside the way the coffee is roasted, the region it originates from is the most significant factor in its flavour profile. Coffee is grown all across the coffee belt. However, the different regions tend to have different tasting coffee, with each country having its own specific tastes. While there are too many to go into detail, these are the main ones:


  • Latin America tends to produce sweet and balanced flavours like nuts, chocolate, and caramel.

  • Africa has a lot of regions that produce fruity and floral notes - think cherry, blackcurrant, and grapefruit.

  • South-East Asia creates a lot of earthy flavours, such as wood, smoke, and spice.

If you're looking for some bolder options, consider trying a flavoured coffee!

3. Check the Number of Bags in Each Box to Get an Idea of Quality and Value

3. Check the Number of Bags in Each Box to Get an Idea of Quality and Value

While the quality of coffee is incredibly important, you'll also want to ensure that you're getting the best value for money possible by checking the amount of bags you get per box. This is also a good way of getting an idea of the quality of the beans used, as getting a bargain lot of 50 bags may not result in the best brew.


You can expect to pay just under £1 per bag for more speciality beans, which may seem expensive but is far cheaper than a coffee shop brew. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option as an upgrade to instant, there are bags available for half that cost at around 50p per bag.


If you want to try espresso at home, you'll want to pick up an easy-to-use Moka pot!

For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:

  1. Taylors of Harrogate - Rich Italian Coffee Bags for £5.70
  2. New Kings Coffee - Organic Light Roast for £6.99
  3. Real Coffee Bag Co - Red Blend for £7.50
  4. Presto - Smooth Italian Coffee Bags for £8.09
  5. New Kings - Organic Dark Roast for £8.99


This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.

Compare the Best Coffee Bags

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Taylors of Harrogate Rich Italian Coffee Bags 1

Taylors of Harrogate

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New Kings Coffee Organic Light Roast 1

New Kings Coffee

3
Real Coffee Bag Co Red Blend 1

Real Coffee Bag Co

4
Presto Smooth Italian Coffee Bags 1

Presto

5
New Kings Organic Dark Roast 1

New Kings

6
Taylors of Harrogate Hot Lava Java Coffee Bags 1

Taylors of Harrogate

7
New Kings Coffee Organic Medium Roast 1

New Kings Coffee

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Real Coffee Bag Co  Emirates Blend 1

Real Coffee Bag Co

9
Ueshinma Fuji Mountain Coffee Bags 1

Ueshinma

10
Lyons Go-Joe No. 3 1

Lyons

Name

Rich Italian Coffee Bags

Organic Light Roast

Red Blend

Smooth Italian Coffee Bags

Organic Dark Roast

Hot Lava Java Coffee Bags

Organic Medium Roast

Emirates Blend

Fuji Mountain Coffee Bags

Go-Joe No. 3

Features

A Nicely Balanced European-Style Coffee for a Very Reasonable Price

A Light Roast That’s Prefect for Those That Want a Delicate Cup

A Nice Bridge Between Medium and Light Roasts for Those Curious to Try

A Single Origin Option with Notes of Chocolate, Cherry, and Marshmallow

A Decadent Dark Roast for Fans of Rich Flavours Looking To Indulge

An Interesting Taste for Fans of Black Coffee and Darker Roasts

A Classic Medium Roast That’s Something of a Crowd-Pleaser

A Bargain Bag of Traditional Coffee With a Honey-Like Sweetness

A Dark Roast Japanese-Inspired Coffee With a Bold but Smooth Taste

A Widely Available Option That’s Cheap and Cheerful

Price£6.00£6.99£7.50£8.99£8.99£6.00£8.99£10.37£3.25£10.25
Roast MediumLightLightMediumDarkDarkMediumMedium/DarkDarkMedium
Region(s)Latin America, AfricaEthiopiaNicaragua Mogiana, BrazilIndonesiaIndonesia, India, BrazilCentral America, Guatemala Nicaragua, Brazil--
Flavour(s)Chocolate, almondBlackcurrant, red cherryCaramel, chocolate, almond, grapefruitChocolate, dark cherry, marshmallowDark chocolate, peach, spiceSmokey, pepperyAlmond, toffeeCaramel, honeyCacao, roast nuts, brown sugar-
Quantity3010 1525103010501040
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10 Best Coffee Bags in the UK

This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.

1

Taylors of HarrogateRich Italian Coffee Bags

£6.00

Roast Medium
Region(s)Latin America, Africa
Flavour(s)Chocolate, almond
Quantity30
2

New Kings CoffeeOrganic Light Roast

£6.99

Roast Light
Region(s)Ethiopia
Flavour(s)Blackcurrant, red cherry
Quantity10
3
Roast Light
Region(s)Nicaragua
Flavour(s)Caramel, chocolate, almond, grapefruit
Quantity15
4

PrestoSmooth Italian Coffee Bags

£8.99

Roast Medium
Region(s)Mogiana, Brazil
Flavour(s)Chocolate, dark cherry, marshmallow
Quantity25
5

New KingsOrganic Dark Roast

£8.99

Roast Dark
Region(s)Indonesia
Flavour(s)Dark chocolate, peach, spice
Quantity10
6

Taylors of HarrogateHot Lava Java Coffee Bags

£6.00

Roast Dark
Region(s)Indonesia, India, Brazil
Flavour(s)Smokey, peppery
Quantity30
7

New Kings CoffeeOrganic Medium Roast

£8.99

Roast Medium
Region(s)Central America, Guatemala
Flavour(s)Almond, toffee
Quantity10
8

Real Coffee Bag Co Emirates Blend

£10.37

Roast Medium/Dark
Region(s)Nicaragua, Brazil
Flavour(s)Caramel, honey
Quantity50
9

UeshinmaFuji Mountain Coffee Bags

£3.25

RoastDark
Regions-
FlavoursCacao, roast nuts, brown sugar
No. of Bags10
10
Roast Medium
Region(s)-
Flavour(s)-
Quantity40

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