Typical Coffee Taste Characteristics By Region
Brazil – Smooth, sweet, chocolate, caramel, medium-bodied, with a high acidity when aged.
Colombia – Full body, rich flavor and balanced acidity.
Costa Rica – Very aromatic, full-bodied and rich, with good acidity.
Dominican Republic – Known as Santo Domingos. Good body, sweet and well flavored.
Ecuador – Sharp flavor, not much body. Usually blended.
Ethiopia – A rich flavor almost reminiscent of wine. Pungent and sharp.
Guatemala – Flavorful, with a real tang, full body and good aroma.
Haiti – Mellow, sweet and mild, with medium body and acidity.
Hawaii – Known as Kona. Flavorful, medium body, slightly nutty.
India – Best known is Mysore. Low acidity, good body and light flavor.
Indonesia – Home of Java, heavy-bodied and very rich.
Jamaica – Famous for Blue Mountain, one of the most mellow, rich, aromatic and sweet coffees of the world.
Kenya – Full-bodied, sharp and slightly winey.
Mexico – Sharp, aromatic, medium-boiled. Best are Coatepec, Oaxaca and Pluma.
Nicaragua – Good body, bitey acidity.
Peru – Good body and acidity, slight sweetness. Best is Chanchamayo.
Puerto Rico – Full, rich body and sweet flavor.
Tanzania – Rich flavor, good body and sharp acidity.
Venezuela – Low acidity, good body and mild flavor.