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Coffee Market report for October 2019

A published pdf from the International Coffee Organization shows a few interesting statistics about the world’s production of coffee. Robusta’s output increasing, a bolstering of Brazil’s production with a decline of Mexico’s and Peru’s coffees and a recovering Indonesia’s production, among the many statistics that can be read in the pdf. Globally a reduction of […]

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 Ethiopia (general) Quite diverse, from citrus, bergamot, and florals through to candied and tropical fruits. Elegant and complex Abyssinian Benadir Sidamo Well balanced, with berries and […]

Table of coffee origins – South-East Asia

Country/Region Denomination Notes China China (general) Pleasantly sweet and fruity, with some woodiness and earthiness too. Low acidity and full-bodied Yunnan Fujian Hainan Vietnam Vietnam (general) Low character, often woody and lacking sweetness Thailand Thailand (general) Sweet, quite clean and low in acidity. Some spice and chocolate often accompany a relatively full mouthfeel Chiang Mai […]

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 but possesses a buttery quality and great sweetness Sigri Earthy body, not as full-bodied or aromatic as coffee from Sulawesi but as fruity as it […]

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 […]

Tables of coffee origins

In case you haven’t noticed, we are slowly publishing a few reference posts containing a table of all the coffee origins worldwide. Divided by area of production and then by country, these are the results of our researches over many months and will be kept updated in the future as soon as we discover further […]

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