Coffee is a staple item in many individuals’ morning routines. Coffee is depended on by people with long working hours, students studying for exams, and people looking for a little energy boost.
Coffee is a rich beverage with an enticing aroma, making it a go-to for most people as an ideal beverage.
However, with the wide range of coffee brands, not even considering caffeinated vs decaffeinated options, many consumers could end up confused.
There are simply so many options on the market available for consumers to choose from. So, the focus of this article will refine your options just a bit, focusing on the top seven coffee brands starting with S.
List of Coffee Brands Starting With S
Sacarello’s was first established in the late 19th century in Gibraltar by Italian merchants. Since then, the brand has expanded to Spain as well as the original Gibraltar. At the time, coffee was one of the main exports smuggled across from Gibraltar into Spain.
The front of the warehouse Sacarello’s operated out of was renovated into a coffee shop by a local heritage conservation architect in 1985.
Since then, the remaining part of the warehouse was renovated into a kitchen with additional seating areas for customers. The warehouse is where Sacarello’s has been produced and sold since the 19th century.
Sacarello’s sells fresh coffee from the warehouse, as well as selling the beans themselves. The warehouse is responsible for roasting the coffee beans, as well as distributing the beans.
The beans are locally hand-roasted which allows the beans to roast to their optimum roast profile.
Sanka is a brand of instant decaffeinated coffee owned by Kraft Heinz in the United States. It was established in 1923, having been previously established in 1914 as Kaffee Hag Corporation in New York.
Kraft Heinz is the third largest food and beverage company across North America and the fifth largest worldwide.
Sanka has been advertised in the media since the 1940s, most notably in the James Bond movie, ‘Live and Let Die’. Sanka was the first brand of decaffeinated coffee to be sold in the US.
The roast is made of a blend of Robusta beans and Arabica beans. The coffee is rich in flavor with a fragrant aroma, with the beans sourced from around the world.
The production of Sanka coffee beans involved the beans being steamed initially before they are hit with a dose of benzene. This allows the producers to remove the caffeine from the beans, producing decaffeinated coffee.
Senseo began as a coffee brewing system developed in the Netherlands in 2001, before expanding to Belgium and France.
Since then it has expanded across Europe as well as the United States and Australia. The machines have seen improvements since inception, with a Latte Select machine, after which Senseo decided to focus more on coffee pods as opposed to machine development.
The coffee pods are offered in a wide range of blends. The original blends are offered in a classic option, strong, extra strong, and mild. The original blends are perfectly roasted to bring out each flavor profile and carefully grounded to allow the coffee machines to create smooth coffee drinks.
The Origins Blends are offered in the Sumatra Blend, Colombian Blend, and Kona Blend, paying homage to the places the beans are procured from. Finally, the Moments Blends are mug-size coffee pods in a Breakfast blend, Paris French Vanilla, and Vienna Hazelnut Waltz.
Starbucks is an American, multinational chain of coffee shops and roastery reserves. It was founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington by Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker, and Zev Siegl.
In the 1980s, the company was sold to Howard Schultz who decided to convert the coffee bean company into a coffee shop serving espresso-based beverages.
The Starbucks company believes in focusing on 2 of the 3P’s of business; planet and people. The company aims to be more resource positive by storing more carbon than they emit and replenishing the freshwater that they use.
Aside from this, on the people front, Starbucks aims to create positive relationships with the company’s stakeholders.
The company sells a range of freshly brewed coffee, coffee beans, coffee pods to make drinks at home, and a range of instant coffee packets.
There are three main roast profiles offered by Starbucks; blonde roasts which are lighter-bodied, medium roasts which are smooth and balanced, and dark roasts which are bold and fuller-bodied.
The medium and dark roasts are available in ground beans to make at home with a coffee press or pour-over, as well as in a coffee brewer.
5. Strauss Coffee
Strauss Coffee operates in 10 countries worldwide with over 16 brands and 6 000 employees. The roasting and development process within the company is constantly developing to deliver a wide range of products to customers.
Beans are sourced based on the brand produced using the beans. Each brand is produced with a distinctive flavor and has its own local heritage.
The brands are based in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Israel, and Poland. The beans are sourced in the country the brand is sold in and roasted locally to produce an optimal flavor profile.
6. Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Stumptown roasts their own beans, with 21 years of collective roasting experience. The roasters highlight the elements of the coffee bean, rather than attempting to alter the flavor of the coffee.
The beans are sourced from across the world. The brand’s Vice President of Coffee and Sustainability describes the sourcing process as a method of highlighting the distinctions between regions and farms.
The beans are sourced from mountainous regions in the tropics, at farms situated at high elevations. Stumptown is credited as having pioneered the Direct Trade model.
Beans have been bought directly from producers since 2002. Stumptown pays producers based on quality rather than following the commodity market, allowing producers to receive higher pay.
The brand works closely with producers to ensure transparency, striving to create a collaborative partnership between the producers and the roasters.
7. Seattle’s Best Coffee
Seattle’s Best Coffee began coffee roasting in the 1970s using just a peanut roaster to prepare the coffee beans on Seattle’s Pier 70.
Since then, the company has expanded and moved to Vashon Island where the company roasted and blended coffee for stores across Seattle. The company was first named Stewart Brothers Coffee but changed its name after winning a competition to identify the best coffee in Seattle.
Seattle’s Best offers a range of ground and whole bean coffee and K-Cup Pods. The first signature blend produced by Seattle’s Best was known as Henry’s Blend, named after a cat, named Henry who would warm up by lying beside the roasters.
The K-Cup Pods are offered in blends, ranked between a medium blend and a dark blend. There are 6 blends available in the K-Cup range, ensuring there is an option for everyone.
The ground coffee options are offered in 10 blends, which are similarly ranked between medium roast and dark roast.
Some blends are named after places such as 6th Avenue Bistro which is a roasty blend with a hint of chocolate, and the Portside Blend which is offered in both caffeinated and decaffeinated options.
The 100% Arabica beans are sourced exclusively from Latin America, where Seattle’s Best worked directly with farmers to ensure consistency between coffee blends.
The master blends create unique blends that are smooth and have the same taste regardless of which batch it came from.
Seattle’s Best conducts consistent and rigorous quality checks when choosing the beans before they are shipped from Latin America to Seattle and before they are roasted. This ensures the coffee is always of its best quality.