Here we have tips and detailed information about the most common coffee blends. Coffee grows in many different regions of the world. That is why some coffees are known for full-bodied coffees and others for their deep flavor or aroma. In fact, everything that happens to the Coffee tree, weather conditions throughout the life of the plant, and throughout the growing season altitude; impacts the flavor of the coffee it produces. While the aroma of one may inspire poetry, its flavor may be noon too special; no one coffee will be considered “perfect” by everyone. On this site, you will find a brief description of the taste characteristics of the four major coffee growing regions of the world. Of course, there are much more different coffee blends but these are a good start for a beginning.
Since Antiquity Ethiopia, once known as Abyssinia, has produced a rich variety of coffees – from the floral, wineyness of the Harrars in eastern Ethiopia to the fragrant and spicy Yrgacheffes in the south. The heritage of Ethiopian coffees is unsurpassed in the world.
This island region of the world, nestled between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and part of the Malaysian archipelago, produces coffee characterized by a heavy bodied, earthy, yet mellow smoothness. The lush volcanic soils of Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Timor and Papua New Guinea yield a variety of complex coffees worth taking a time to explore. Many of our favorite dark roasts are Indonesian coffees, particularly our Golden Aged Sumatran – a perfect complement to any meal.
3.Central & South American Coffees
From Mexico through the Isthmus of Panama to the Andean highlands of Peru, the Tropical Americas offer a varied, excellent selection of coffee. Mild, medium bodied, even flavored and bright.
We round out our world tour of major coffee growing regions with the African countries of Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Burundi. The coffees from these countries have a medium density, highly aromatic quality and a lively acidity which ranges from citrusy to berrylike.