Get a taste of green coffee
Coffee lovers who are looking for new taste sensations should take a closer look at green coffee for the following reasons:
- Green coffee beans are cheaper because roasting tends to increase the value of coffee beans;
- They can retain their freshness and aroma longer than roasted or ground beans;
- Roasting at home will allow you to experiment with the degree of roasting of coffee beans and select the perfect combination of aroma and strength of the future drink;
- Unique taste, or specialty coffee – since not all farms that grow coffee roast it, buying green coffee will allow you to enjoy the original taste.
Green coffee is most often sold in large packages, so you can order green coffee beans from a supplier in a trial batch. As for the taste of coffee, it may depend on the growing conditions. If you’re looking for a coffee from a specific location, we have some pointers for you.
For starters, ask your supplier about the coffee sort. Two most popular coffee sorts in the world are Arabica and Robusta, and the former has higher value for the following reasons:
- it contains less caffeine compared to Robusta;
- it has more refined taste;
- the conditions to grow Arabica coffee are quite tricky.
So now that we got this, let us focus on coffee beans geography.
Mexican coffee is most often made from Arabica beans. It is often described as having a flavor profile with chocolatey and nutty notes in it, remaining mild and overall well-balanced. You should remember, though, that some notes can be stronger or weaker, because it fully depends on the altitude and specific region of the farm where the beans are grown.
Honduran coffee is very similar to the Mexican one – it is also characterized as well-balanced, mild and easy to drink, and there’s also an abundant use of Arabica beans. The acidity if Honduran coffee is considered medium, and its flavor has notes of chocolate and caramel in it.
El Salvadorian coffee contrasts with the two mentioned sorts. Growing on high altitudes, its Arabica coffee beans make the coffee with a complex flavor profile including chocolate, fruit and caramel notes. The other outstanding feature of El Salvadorian coffee is its bright acidity.
Brazilian coffee is for someone looking for a low-acidity coffee. The country is the world’s largest coffee producer, so you can expect both Arabica and Robusta beans, and nutty and chocolatey notes in its flavor profile.
Whichever coffee beans you will choose, make sure to roast them according to recommendations to taste an original coffee as soon as possible.