If you often get your coffee fix from cafes or coffee joints, you would’ve come across the wide array of coffee beans from different origins available on the menu.
Doesn’t it make you wonder – what are the differences between these coffee beans, especially in their taste and texture? We give you a quick rundown of coffee bean types and their origins below.
Coffee Bean Types and Origins
Coffee beans produced in different regions have their own unique flavours and characteristics. The world’s most produced and popular coffee beans are the Arabica and Robusta.
East Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America are the top three coffee producing regions. Environmental factors such as temperature, type of soil, humidity, altitude and planting methods, processing techniques, and how the beans are roasted will affect the taste profile of each region’s coffee. This is why each coffee origin has such a distinctly unique taste profile.
The Bean Belt
The flavour profile of a coffee includes different components such as roast, aroma, bitterness, acidity, body and sweetness. It takes a journey to taste and evaluate different coffee types to find the one that best suits your taste buds.
Understanding Infuso Black Brew
Black Brew is crafted with a gourmet blend of 100% Arabica beans (medium roast). It has a rich fragrance with fruity and chocolaty notes. The carefully selected coffee beans are of medium acidity and body with a rounded flavour profile to ensure a smooth, balanced taste.
Black Brew uses Arabica beans from three of the world’s largest coffee producing regions to create a balanced flavour with a diverse coffee variety.
- Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer, responsible for one-third of the world’s coffee.
- Most quality espresso blends are made from Brazilian coffee beans.
- Balanced body, sweet, nutty note with low acidity.
- For hundreds of years, Ethiopia has been widely recognised as one of the world’s best coffee producers.
- It is the largest coffee-growing region in Africa and known as the geographical home for Arabica beans.
- In general, Ethiopian coffee is best known for its complexity with winey quality and distinct acidity.
- Laos has great coffee production potential due to its abundant land.
- The volume of coffee production is expected to grow in coming years along with the coffee bean quality.
- About a third of the coffee produced in Laos are sweet and high quality Arabica beans.
- Balanced body with citrus, floral and chocolaty notes.