The Tastes of the World
International regions tend to share similar tastes, aromas, and other characteristics. We classify the major coffee regions into four groups: Central America, South America, Africa, and Indonesia.
I try to offer at least one variety from each region at all times. The coffee I have available changes frequently so call for our current availability and offerings.
Central American coffees are generally light-bodied (the body refers to the thickness or feeling in the mouth). These coffees actually feel ‘lighter’ in your mouth than the heavier Indonesian coffees. They are usually said to have a crisp or bold taste, which refers to the somewhat sharp punch of Central American coffees and relatively high acidity.
Close relative (literally and figuratively) to Central America, our South American countries tend to have slightly heavier bodies than Central American coffee, with slightly peculiar aromas and overtones. They share the same crisp bold taste, and generally still share the high acidity.
The origin place of all coffee, Africa has unique coffee with sweet, fruity, spicy, and exotic flavors. This coffee is often sought by coffee experts due to its unique aromas and overtones, however those new to flavors may find some of them odd-tasting. The only way to really get a feel of them is to try them.
Indonesian coffee has a long finish, very heavy body, full flavor, and low acidity. The coffee grown there is highly prized for its taste and smooth finish.