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What You Need to Know When Buying Coffee for Home Consumption

Today, when you decide to buy a coffee, we give you some information so that you can make the right choice depending on what you expect from a coffee.

When making a choice, it is very important to consider two aspects when buying a coffee: your taste and how attached you are to a particular taste or how much you like to experience something new. Practically, the third variable is how it's done. If you take these 3 variables into account when buying the relevant coffee, it will help you make a more suitable choice.

How do you make the right choice before placing your first order?

You go to a website and you see a large number of coffees that differ in price according to their nature, origin or specialty. We can also examine the country and region of origin.

Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya? If you take a more general approach, there are 4 main geographic areas where a coffee can come from: African coffees are characterized by a fairly high acidity, retain the deepest genome of coffee, grow at a fairly high altitude (almost 2000m.) Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda or Tanzania is acidic and fruity.

Then there are coffees in South America that are more chocolatey, less acidic, and less filling.

We're talking about Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia here.

Then we get to Central America and there are Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, countries with slightly different relief and climate. We're talking about higher altitudes here than in South America, which is similar to Africa but instead more humid. Here the coffees are more acidic than in South America but not as acidic as those in Africa. They are fruit-flowered and larger. If we were to categorize them, we could place them between those in Africa and South America. Of course, you can find very fruity coffees or full-bodied coffees here with small deviations, but in general, they are not as full and chocolatey as in South America, they are not as fruity and sour.

The last region on the map of Arabica coffee will be Asia, the only origin and specialty.

In principle, a lot of robust and liberal coffees are grown in Asia, cheaper and more commercial and more industrial varieties. Arabica coffee is also known, but little in India and less in Vietnam, and practically the largest Arabica coffee producing country in Asia is Indonesia. The soil in these regions is volcanic, but not as high as in Africa and Central America, and the microclimate is characterized by humidity, and coffee in Asia is more superficial, considering the genome of the coffee that came there and mutated. They go more for spice notes. We know very well that most spices come from the spice region of Asia.

More delicate, more fruity-floral bodied coffees (the consistency of coffee, when you see it flowing, you can see how consistent and oily it is when you taste it). It works best with homemade filters, including at least full-bodied coffees, filter preparation methods, french press, kettle.

Although the coffee made in the kettle is a very intense coffee, it is still a method that brings the notes of coffee to the fore.

So, if you brew coffee in a kettle or by any method that can be associated with a filter, and we're excluding the Moka pot here, because it's a type of espresso-flavored coffee, not a filter coffee. You can drink a more delicious coffee from Africa or Central America. If you prefer an espresso type of coffee, or if you have an espresso machine, Moka pot coffee machine at home, then it is recommended to brew fuller coffees and more chocolate. It could be South American, Central American, maybe Asian origin coffees. Again, these suggestions take into account the general wishes of everyone, it is definitely not wrong to buy a less full but fruity flowery coffee and make espresso from it. Just like there's nothing wrong with drinking more of a chocolate brownie. As long as you know how to make coffee at home, what features the coffee will have according to your method and how open you are to innovations, you will be able to make the right choice. If you want to try a more aromatic, fruitier but less filling coffee, you can choose other coffees from Kenya, Ethiopia or the African region. For slightly more fragrant notes, you can go for Colombia, Peru, or if you are more daring and want to try something with fruity notes, you can go for Guatemala, El Salvador. If you want to try a more aromatic, fruitier but less filling coffee, you can choose other coffees from Kenya, Ethiopia or the African region.


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