Best Coffees in the World

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Here is a quick overview of all of the world’s finest Arabica coffee beans cultivated in the prime high-elevation growing areas.

Let’s start with the Arabian and African Coffees which are the most exotic. These premium coffees strike an optimal balance between body and acidity while offering up sweet and often winey flavors.

The vibrant acidity of Arabian and African coffees ranges from sparkling to pleasantly tart while revealing fruity and floral notes in the aroma.

Virtually all coffee connoisseurs agree that the Ethiopian Coffees and Kenyan Coffees are absolutely outstanding and clearly among the best coffees in the world, though other fine coffees are also found throughout the region including Burundi, Zambia, and the aromatic Zimbabwe coffees.

Tanzanian Coffees Vibrant with Berry Sweetness

Tanzania coffee is often compared to Kenya coffee because it also exhibits a winey and vibrant acidity bordering on sharp, and also has a very strong, rich flavor.

The best Tanzania coffee beans have an unmistakable intensity with a pleasant creamy quality and sweet and fruity, berry-like taste. Tones of cedar are often present, and the aroma exhibits rustic notes with a long-lasting finish that excites the senses with East African wildness.

A City Roast accentuates the herbal-floral scents of Tanzania coffee while a darker roast will enhance the natural berry fruit flavors and bring out a black pepper spice accent in the aftertaste. Both the Tanzania Peaberry Coffee and Tanzania Kilimanjaro Coffee are exceptional, world-class gourmet coffees.

Luscious Yemen Coffees and the Renowned Yemen Mocha

Cultivated near the Red Sea, Yemen Coffee is grown in the mountainous area on the southern tip of the Arabian. Yemen Mocha coffee is one of the finest, offering a very full-bodied brew with a winey and lusciously rich acidity.

One type of Yemen Mocha is known as Mattari and exhibits tones of chocolate and a distinctly winey acidity. Another is the Mocha Sanani that has more of a fruity character and is very well balanced with a pungent, exotic character and great complexity.

Yemen Mocha Coffee along with Indonesian Java Arabica coffee create the traditional and very popular Mocha Java blend and Mocha Java Espresso. To read more about the interesting history of Mocha Java coffee see the World’s Best History of Coffee.

Uganda Coffee is cultivated Sipi Falls on the western slopes of Mt. Elgon which is one of Uganda’s biggest mountains. The brewed coffee displays the winey acidity of a great East African coffee. Ugandan coffees generally have a lighter body and less complexity than premium Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya coffees.

Premium Gourmet Coffees of Asia, Indonesia and the Pacific

The Asian, Indonesian, and Pacific Coffees typically have a full or medium body, mild acidity and very smooth tastes. The coffees often reveal earthy elements and then provide a pleasant, dry finish.

Hawaiian Kona Coffees and Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Outstanding in this region is the Hawaii Kona Coffee with a delicate, light flavor. Kona coffee is known for its classic balance and overall clean quality accented by a reasonably complex aroma and fabulous aftertaste.

The renowned Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is known for its sophistication, sweet taste, and silky mouthfeel. often revealing chocolate notes.

Indonesian Coffees Exhibit Rich Body and Taste

Indonesian Coffees – most notably those from Sulawesi, Sumatra, and Java – are famous for their rich body and taste along with a vibrant acidity that is somewhat muted and very pleasant, and complemented by a lingering finish.

Sulawesi Toraja Coffee is best known for its multi-dimensional, deep and brooding quality. Grown in the southeastern highlands of Sulawesi, the coffee has an expansive taste and a rich, full body balanced with tones of dark chocolate and ripe fruit.

The acidity of Sulawesi Toraja Coffee is typically very vibrant with a body that is lighter than Sumatran coffees yet more earthy than Java Arabica coffee. Toraja reveals muted fruit notes, a pungent spicy quality and rustic sweetness and brought out with a Dark Roast.

The Coffees of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea coffee is grown in the eastern half of the island of New Guinea (the western region is Irian Jaya Province in Indonesia north of Australia).

The best New Guinea coffees – such as New Guinea Sigri Coffee and New Guinea Arona Coffee – exhibits a rich taste, quite low toned and perhaps somewhat earthy with a very modest acidity as is found in the majority of Indonesian coffees yet with less body, and likely fruitier than Sulawesi coffee though not as aromatic as a fine Sulawesi Toraja.

New Guinea coffees are usually wet processed, and a premium New Guinea coffee is known for being deeply dimensioned while also being very well balanced. The taste is clean and bright while also being mild and mellow with a delicate sweetness and fruity aroma.

India Coffee and the Renowned Monsooned Malabar

India coffee typically exhibits a medium to full body and mild acidity with qualities similar to Indonesian coffees, and in particular the Java Arabica coffees, with an acidity more like a fine Guatemala Coffee.

A respected India coffee is the India Mysore Coffee that is wet processed and comes from the southern region of India in the state of Karnataka.

With a rich yet subtle taste it provides a very pleasant cup of brewed coffee with a mild acidity that is nevertheless very distinct, and often revealing spicy notes of clove, nutmeg, cardamom, pepper and even tones of tropical fruits.

Some of the best coffees of India – including India Monsooned Malabar Coffee and Monsooned Mysore Coffee – are aged in open warehouses or open-roof silos during the country’s monsoon season. This exposes the coffee beans to moist winds, and some beans are “monsooned” like this for up to three years.

The Monsooned Coffee Beans of India

The result of the monsooning is a distinct enhancement of the sweetness of the coffee beans while muting the acidity and creating pleasant loamy, woody sensations along with a very heavy body. The coffee beans also become light brown or yellowish in color (they are normally tinted somewhat green in color).

The qualities created by monsooning coffee beans in India make them a popular choice for use in espresso coffee blends where the monsooned beans are said to add depth.

American Coffees Sweet and Balanced

Coffees of the Americas typically exhibit a medium or light, very clean body with outstanding balance and just a slight sweetness in the taste that is enlivened by a crisp and sparkling acidity that gives the coffee a somewhat spicy quality.

Throughout the Americas are a wide range of gourmet coffees. The Best Bolivian coffee has a very delicate acidity and this classic-tasting coffee often reveals pleasant fruity elements including apricot and apple. The roasting creates chocolate notes.

The silky-bodied Costa Rica Coffee is famed for its sweetness with blueberry notes and a pleasant, buttery finish.

Panama Geisha and Peru Coffees Delight the Palate

One of the newest highly-respected premium gourmet American coffees is Panama Geisha Coffee. This Coffea arabica coffee plant varietal Geisha (Coffea arabica var. geisha) has an elongated coffee cherry and produces a brewed coffee with a very light body yet a vibrant acidity and a wonderful aroma revealing notes of Jasmine.

If you like a soft and sweet, bright coffee try the high-grown Peru Coffee. This is a medium-bodied coffee with a vibrant acidity.

Premium Guatemalan Coffees Reveal Delicate Fruity Flavors

The best Guatemala Coffees have a taste that is subtle and mild yet still complex enough to be interesting. The spicy Guatemala Antigua Coffee has a full body and velvety richness.

Guatemalan Huehuetenango coffees exhibit distinctive, delicate and fruity flavors and is generally light-bodied and often a bit buttery in its mouthfeel. Huehuetenango is known for its sweet and floral aroma complemented by a clean, lingering finish.

Use a Dark Roast on Guatemala Huehuetenango to accentuate the bittersweet chocolate and cocoa flavors, but use a Light Roast to highlight the fruity brightness.

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