The Espresso Coffee Guide groups all of the world’s single origin coffees into three general regions:
Coffee Tasting and Coffee Reviews
Read about the premium Arabica coffee’s flavors, aromas, acidity, tastes, body and other distinguishing characteristics particular to each coffee from all of the world’s coffee-producing countries. While each country will have it’s distinctive characteristics, some regions do share common characteristics.
South American origins like Colombia coffees and Brazil coffees have milder flavours and are best suited for those who like a smooth drinking coffee, while Central American like Costa Rica coffees and Guatemalan coffees are more bright and acidic.
Coffee Farming and Processing
While learning the nuances of the farming and processing is always interesting, coffee beans are best chosen based on flavor and natural preferences rather than processing methods. The farmers and local co-ops in each country use whatever method is most prevalent in the region and culturally accepted – often passed down for generations through families. Each method of farming, harvesting and processing can produce great quality coffees and the diversity is what makes it so interesting.
The Wonderful World of Gourmet Coffee!
More great coffee information can be found in All About Coffee which covers all aspects of coffee from soil to sip. This includes coffee plants and green coffee beans from the coffee cherry, and full descriptions of all of the world’s top gourmet coffee beans including Organic Coffee, Fair Trade Coffee, Bird Friendly Coffee and Shade-Grown Coffee.
Espresso Barista Tips
As always, the key to a great espresso that is compatible with your espresso maker is to buy coffee fresh roasted – never one that’s been sitting on a store shelf for months.
Coffee Connoisseur Terminology and A History of the Revered Coffee Bean!
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