Brazil

Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world, with a range that spans the entire quality spectrum. Coffee is produced using both the washed and natural process. Most Brazilian coffee is grown at lower elevations than in most countries. Typically, good Brazilian coffees are low in acidity, nutty and sweet. Brazilian coffees are a …

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Colombia

Colombia is the second-largest coffee producer in the world. Many coffee-growing regions in Colombia are relatively rugged and inaccessible, and processing is generally done via wet mill at the farms themselves. Good Colombian coffee is typically medium-bodied and well-balanced. Colombian coffee is graded by size, with the Supremo being the largest and Excelso second-largest (these …

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Panama

Panamanian coffees include rare varietals such as the Geisha, native to Ethiopia. The Boquete region supplies some of Panama’s finest coffees, typically fruity, medium-bodied and complex with a uniquely spicy character. The best-known Panama coffee is grown in the Boquete region, just south of the border with Costa Rica. The majority of Boquete coffees come …

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Peru

High-grown Peruvian coffees are highly prized for their creamy mouthfeel and mild citrus notes. Toffee and caramel notes often emerge on the finish. Peruvian coffees are highly prized by coffee blenders for their subtle, clean and aromatic character. They are increasingly being appreciated as single-origin coffees, with the best exhibiting a unique sweet vanilla note. …

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Bolivia

Often said to be similar to Colombian coffee. Bolivian coffees are usually clean and medium-bodied, with bright acidity and sweet green fruit and citrus notes. Bolivian coffee is almost entirely washed process. A sizable percentage of Bolivian coffees are Fair Trade and Organic certified.

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