Murchie's Best will delight coffee lovers who prefer a more traditional coffee. A blend of fine 100% Arabica coffee beans from Central and South America, this coffee has a smooth and mild flavour, medium acidity and clean finish. It is easy to drink – great on its own or with cream. We perfected the blend over 25 years ago and it still remains our most popular coffee.
There's a reason we call it Best!
The name says it all Review by Gayle
This is the very best coffee in the WORLD. It is one of my happy indulgences. It is a consistent and excellent quality that I enjoy & can count on in a world that is ever changing.Posted on 2020-07-27
Best.Coffee.Ever Review by MurchiesLover
I visited Victoria, BC in 1992 and was treated to a visit to Murchies. I have ordered - and drank nothing but - Murchies best from that day to this. This is THE best coffee in the world. My late mom loved it too. Thank you for a luxury that has become a necessity! I even travel with my own Murchies!!! Exceptional coffee and exceptional service. Love you!Posted on 2020-01-23
Absolutely the best coffee. Review by Barb
We have had this coffee sent to us many times and we are now ordering online so we can continue enjoying a really good cup of coffee. We recommend it to everyone and plan on introducing it to a number of people this Christmas season.Posted on 2019-10-04
Murchies Best De-caf Review by Barrie in Comox by the sea
If you read my last review I'm here again to say that the De-caf version of this is just as wonderful. I tip a hat to your roasters, they have allowed the same taste & aroma to come through. Murchies Best is our best & only coffee in our house!Posted on 2019-05-16
Simply the BEST coffee beans (and tea leaves) Review by Loving life’s simple pleasures
First experienced Murchie’s amazing tea’s over 20 years ago, while spending a wonderful weekend in Victoria. Fast forward to present day, sitting at home in southern California thinking “Where can I find quality, high-end and exceptional coffee beans?” Then I remembered MURCHIE’S! Absolutely love “Murchie’s Best” coffee—Simplicity IS the ultimate sophistication.Posted on 2019-01-16
The Best. Seriously. The.VERY.Best. Review by Minnesota Murchie Lover
26 years ago I visited Victoria and stopped into Murchies. From that day to this, I order - and only drink - Murchies Best. There is no better cup of coffee on earth. I mean it. If you haven’t discovered Murchies, don’t wait another minute.Posted on 2018-10-26
Best we have ever tasted Review by Barrie in Comox by the sea.
Incredible flavour & taste. Get into a panic when our local stores run out or stock it only occasionally. Now We have found your online...YES!Posted on 2018-08-28
Best.on.earth Review by Mary
Discovered Murchies on a visit to Victoria 25 years ago and have been importing it ever since - perfectly balanced, incredible flavor and I simply would not drink anything else. Also? Best, kindest, most gracious customer service ever. You will never be disappointed in Murchies coffees & teas. ❤️Posted on 2017-10-31
coffee at it's finest Review by del
I got hooked on murchies over fifty years ago...the brew it's self is worth driving up from Washington for.. but the deli oooooh yeah.... don't ever change....Posted on 2017-06-21
high recommended Review by limes
Best cup of coffee I have ever had, no creme or sugar. Maybe I was just in a coffee mood at the time, but the first sip was like swallow and "ahhhhh thats good" Don't over do the grinds vs water ratio, it can get dark fast!Posted on 2015-11-29
Love Murchies Best:-) Review by CafeBianca
We love it so much that we bring it with us when on holiday. All our friends comment on it, and many have converted to Murchies as well :-) .Posted on 2015-11-25
A wonderful mellow blend. Review by Fayglo
This coffee always elicits compliments from guests and is my favourite coffee to make at home. I buy the whole beans and grind it as I need it for the freshest taste possible.Posted on 2015-11-23
Perfect coffee to have for breakfast or anytime. Get me out of bed in the morning. Review by Darrell
Subtle hint of fruit, and very subtle hints of chocolate with a natural sweet undertone. Guests love this blend when I serve it.Posted on 2015-04-30
Easy to drink! Review by Sarah - Murchie's Team Member
I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but since this is the brew featured at Murchie's cafes, it's my go-to for 'those days' that require a bit more than a tea fix. I find Murchie's Best really easy to drink - doesn't need to be masked with cream or sugar - and it has some nice fruity / floral notes that just make it taste good! Definitely a nice entry-level coffee.Posted on 2012-10-22
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!