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It can sometimes prove difficult to determine our preferred coffee among the multitude of choices offered. What is the difference between Colombian coffees and coffees from Africa? What is a drying process and what are the types? Today, we’re bringing you the first part of the coffee basics you need to know to help you determine which coffee best suits your tastes and preferences.
The first thing you should know is that Arabica coffees are all grown at altitude, sometimes on mountainsides, sometimes on plateaus like in Brazil, but always at altitude. The climate at altitude allows for slower development which accentuates the acidity and complex aroma characteristics.
For example, Colombian coffees are primarily known for their medium acidity and a sweetness that harmonizes with caramel and nutty notes. African coffees are known more for their high acidity and floral and fruity characteristics which offer a good presence in the mouth. The world’s largest coffee producer, Brazil offers coffees with very low acidity, featuring velvety body and notes of milk chocolate and grilled almonds. For its part, Costa Rica yields coffees with good acidity, medium body and notes of nuts and chocolate.Discover our single origin coffees