Arabica and Robusta Coffee
The coffee plant, Coffea arabica, originates in Ethiopia; this country produces some of the most unique and fascinating coffees in the world.
The three main regions where Ethiopia coffee beans originate are:
A more specific categorization divides Ethiopia into nine distinct growing regions: Yirgacheffes, Sidamo, Harrar, Bebeka, Teppi, Limu, Djimma, Illubabor, Lekempti, Wellega and Gimbi.
These coffee beans are consistently some of the highest rated in the world, and while often pricey, are much more affordable than Jamaican Blue Mountain.
In general, Ethiopian coffees are best known for their complexity with a pungent, winey quality and a distinct wildness in their acidity.
Coffee in Ethiopia is wild rather than properly cultivated, it has a quite strong and acidic taste, but its flavour and aroma are different depending on where it grows.
Brazil is the largest coffee produces in the world and the majority of the crop consists of Robusta beans.
Since Brazilian coffees are grown at relatively low elevations the coffee beans are not particularly dense.
Many top quality espresso blends are made from Bourbon Santos due to the ability of Brazilian coffees to take dark roasts without turning overly bitter.
The low acidity of Brazilian Bourbon Santos derives from the region’s lower growing elevations compared to areas such as Central America where higher elevation plantationsproduce premium gourmet coffees that have higher acidity.
The Jamaican Blue mountain coffee is one of Jamaica's most popular coffees, with mellow and sweet notes, and a lovely aroma.
Jamaica Blue Mountain is a wet processed coffee, and its slightly sweet flavor is refined and mild and with rich hints of chocolate.
Jamaica Blue Mountain is grown between 1,500 and 3,000 feet
Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee produces the quintessential cup of coffee and it is one of the world’s best gourmet coffees.
Indonesia has three major island producing regions:
Sumatra: dark coffee, rich brews
Java: medium bodied, with nice acidity and a short creamy finish
Sulawesi: a well balanced coffee with lively acidity but less body
In general these coffees are known for their full-bodied, rich taste and vibrant yet low-toned and gentle acidity.
Most coffees from Indonesia are highly prized for their complex, spicy flavors thanks to the rich soils and almost perfect growing conditions.
Our most reliable and long-lasting suppliers are definitely from Ethiopia. They are spread out in different regions giving us the opportunity of offering the most aromatic and intense coffees taste to our customers.
We are able to source and deliver any type of fresh coffee bean from Ethiopia also those one grown in very remote regions and not really known to the majority of coffee lovers.
We have also a great relationship with several Braizilian suppliers.