Brewed Coffee

The Coffee Belt

The region where coffee beans are grown has a major effect on the taste of your drip. The ideal conditions for Arabica beans to develop are high altitudes with rich soil, while Robusta beans prefer higher temperatures and lower elevations. These conditions can be found near the equator, in a region known as “The Coffee Belt.” However, even within regions coffee beans can have distinct flavor profiles. The tiniest details can change the flavor of a coffee bean such as the weather, the quality of the soil, the weather or the precise altitude. Even beans from the same farm can have a distinct taste if they aren’t grown under the same conditions. Below is a general flavor profile from some of the best coffee growing countries across the world.

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Brief flavor profiles for some of the world’s best coffee growing countries.
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