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coffee varieties

Table of coffee origins – Africa

Country/Region Denomination Notes Egypt Egypt (general) Usually from the upper Nile regions. They have some Mocha characteristics Sudan Nubian Heavy body, rich flavour Berber Superior coffee Eritrea Abyssinian Ethiopia Abyssinian Benadir Sidamo Well balanced, with berries and citrus notes Yirgachefe Guji  Harar Harar The original Mocha longberry, excellent flavour but not so delicate as Mocha […]

Table of coffee origins – South-East Asia

Country/Region Denomination Notes Myanmar Myanmar (general) Grassy cup Malaysia Straits Liberian Straits Robusta Indonesia Indonesia (general) Heavy bodied, sweet cedar and bell peppers notes. Herbaceous and earthy, some varieties are intensely sweet Kopi Luwak Full bodied, heavy/syrupy cup. Sweet with hints of caramel and chocolate Sumatra Mandheling Heavy body, exquisite flavour and aroma Sumatra Ankola […]

Table of coffee origins – Asia

Country/Region Denomination Notes Yemen Yemen (general) Deep, earthy, complex and pungent Mocha Poor and irregular roast, in the cup they have a unique acid character, heavy body. In flavour, smooth and delicious Mattari The most acidy, most complex, most fragrantly powerful of Yemen origins Sharki A superior Mocha, with a rich full body Hirazi As […]

Table of coffee origins – Oceania

Country/Region Denomination Notes Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (general) Modest, low-toned richness, moderate acidity like fermented apples. Often compared with Indonesian coffee, it is not as full-bodied or aromatic Sigri Earthy body, not as full-bodied or aromatic as coffee from Sulawesi but as fruity as it Arona Modestly rich taste, comfortably rich, with a […]

Table of coffee origins – South America

Country/Region Denomination Notes Colombia Colombians One quarter stronger than Santos from Brazil and with a much finer flavour and aroma. Medium body, vibrant acidity, nuanced fruit tones. Sometimes chocolatey Medellin Medium smooth, fine flavour and body Manizales Similar to Medellin but not as heavy bodied or as acid Jerico Santa Marta Fancy roast, too acid […]

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