Coffee is coffee, right? Wrong. As most coffee aficionados know, there are several different types of coffee. What type of coffee you are drinking can depend on many factors, such as what area of the world it came from, how the beans were processed or ground, or what was added to the coffee to make it more uniquely flavored. These days, the coffee you drink in the morning or serve after dessert reflects your personal taste more than just how strong you like it, or whether you add cream and/or sugar to it. Below are some of the most popular coffees in the world.
Brazilian coffee The country of Brazil produces more coffee than any other area in the entire world. The hot, humid climate and rich soil of Brazil is perfect for large coffee plantations. Brazilian coffee has been famous for many years and it wasnt too long ago that most coffee drinkers simply assumed that the coffee they were drinking came from Brazil. Though it may be different these days, with many people being more conscious of where their coffee was grown, Brazil is still the largest supplier. Before the new coffee craze in the United States, most exported Brazilian coffee was a blend of high-quality and low-quality beans with the focus being on keeping the price of coffee low. These days, however, with people being more discerning about the coffee that they drink, a lot of the coffee that comes from Brazil is very high-quality, with advancements being made all the time in flavor enhancement. Coffee from Brazil can definitely hold its own these days against any other specialty coffees.
Columbian coffee Running a close second to Brazil, the country of Columbia is a major coffee producer. Columbian coffee ranks right up there with Brazilian coffee in terms of richness and flavor, as their climates and soil compositions are very similar. Many times coffee producers will combine Columbian and Brazilian coffees to make unique new blends that are very pleasing to the palate.
Hawaiian coffee the only state in the entire United States that produces and exports coffee, Hawaii has been renowned for the special rich flavor of its coffee beans. The famous Hawaiian Kona blends have been a favorite of coffee lovers for many years, and for good reason. No matter how coffee makers from other areas try, they cannot completely duplicate the unique flavor of Hawaiian coffee. Many people say it is the combination of the perfect weather, and the rich soil that has been produced by a history of volcanic activity.
There are many more countries and areas that produce coffee, and for each area that coffee is grown, the flavors can all be different, if only subtly. Those who are interested in trying all of the different types of coffees out there, from many different areas, should do some research. They may discover coffees that theyve never tasted or even heard of before. For coffee lovers, this can be quite an adventure!
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