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Typical Coffee Taste Characteristics By Region

 

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Brazil – Smooth, sweet, chocolate, caramel, medium-bodied, with a high acidity when aged.

 

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Colombia – Full body, rich flavor and balanced acidity.

 

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Costa Rica Very aromatic, full-bodied and rich, with good acidity.

 

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Dominican Republic Known as Santo Domingos. Good body, sweet and well flavored.

 

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Ecuador – Sharp flavor, not much body. Usually blended.

 

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Ethiopia A rich flavor almost reminiscent of wine. Pungent and sharp.

 

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Guatemala – Flavorful, with a real tang, full body and good aroma.

 

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Haiti – Mellow, sweet and mild, with medium body and acidity.

 

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Hawaii – Known as Kona. Flavorful, medium body, slightly nutty.

 

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India – Best known is Mysore. Low acidity, good body and light flavor.

 

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Indonesia – Home of Java, heavy-bodied and very rich.

 

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Jamaica – Famous for Blue Mountain, one of the most mellow, rich, aromatic and sweet coffees of the world.

 

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Kenya – Full-bodied, sharp and slightly winey.

 

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Mexico – Sharp, aromatic, medium-boiled. Best are Coatepec, Oaxaca and Pluma.

 

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Nicaragua Good body, bitey acidity.

 

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Peru – Good body and acidity, slight sweetness. Best is Chanchamayo.

 

 

Puerto Rico – Full, rich body and sweet flavor.

 

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Tanzania – Rich flavor, good body and sharp acidity.

 

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Venezuela – Low acidity, good body and mild flavor.

 

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