‘A good life is a collection of happy moments.’ – Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker, writer and consultant:
1. Haraz Mountains, Mocha, Yemen
Historically significant coffee growing region. Yemen was the first country, where coffee was harvested outside of Ethiopia. Mocha is a city in Yemen, located close to the coffee plantations. Mocha coffee is well known for its strong cacao tones.
2. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee
Grows in high elevations up to 2100m. Light and medium-bodied Arabica coffee beans with sweet flavours.
3. Ethiopian Harrar Coffee
Arabica coffee known for its full body and wine notes.
4. Ethiopia Nekisse N2
Heirloom variety from the Gedeo region. Very complex, natural processed coffee with cherry sweetness and jasmine tones.
5. Kenya AA Coffee
Arabica coffee exhibiting a strong body and a rich taste with a pleasant acidity.
6. Tanzania Peaberry Coffee
Arabica coffee grown on Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Medium body and delightful fruity acidity.
7. Muyongwe CWS, Rwanda
Bourbon variety, growing in the Northern part of Rwanda. The coffee has bustling citrus tones, with floral notes and a sweet finish.
8. Wrangham Estate, Peaberry, St. Helena
The Green Tipped Bourbon Arabica varietal coffee was introduced from Yemen to St Helena in 1733. The coffee offers an interesting aroma-mix: fruity, chocolate notes and spicy hints. It’s bright and nicely balanced with notes of honey, berries and some citrus.
9. Gran Canaria island, Finca La Corcovada
Grown on one of the most northerly coffee estates in the world. The coffee exhibits subtle acidity, delicate body add some fruity tones.
10. Nepal, Himalayan coffee
Most famous are the Organic Caturra Arabica coffee beans from the Nukawot district. The coffees are known for their jasmine tea tones, with hints of cocoa and vanilla.
11. Thai coffee
High quality coffee beans grown in high attitudes will bring pleasant surprises into your coffee cup. The best Typica coffee beans are medium roasted. Chocolate – dark chocolate tones – with cinnamon can be experienced.
12. Malaysian Liberica
Grown on a plantation close to Johor Bahru city. Fully washed. Medium body, milk chocolate tones and some floral and jasmine notes. `
13. Sumatra Mandheling Coffee
Arabica coffee grown near near Lake Toba, Indonesia. Known for a full body and low acidity.
14. Mocha Java Coffee
One of the world’s oldest coffee blends, mixing the complementary flavor profiles of Arabica beans from Mocha in Yemen and Java, Indonesia.
15. Sulawesi Toraja Coffee
Complex Arabica coffee grown in the Southeastern highlands of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Enjoy the simple sweetness and gentle fruit notes.
16. Hawaii Kona Coffee
Arabica coffee grown on Mauna Loa and Hualalai Volcanoes at sea level up to 600m.
17. Leroy Coffee from New Caledonia
The Leroy coffee plant is extraordinarily short and has small and narrow leaves. Leroy beans are low in caffeine and have a mild, delicate aroma and a notably long aftertaste.
18. Royal Tonga island
Royal Tonga jungle coffee gets its distinctive character from the the South Seas. Enjoy the mild flavour, some flashes of acidity and a touch of spices.
19. Jamaica Blue Mountain
More expensive Arabica coffee beans that are certified by the Jamaica Coffee Industry Board to ensure that it comes from the legally designated growing area. Known as the ‘King of Coffee’. Shipped in wood barrels. Outstanding balance. Chocolatey, nutty, winey taste profile with wood hints.
20. Nuevo Mundo Estate
Dominican Republic: The coffee grows in the micro-region of Jarabacoa.The coffee plants grow in volcanic soil, which contains calcium and other minerals, giving the coffee a unique taste. The beans are fully washed, sun dried and grow in the shadow. They feature unique chocolate and orange flavours.
21. Mexican Chiapas Coffee
Many of Mexican coffees are organic certificated. The USA and Canada are the main importers. Chiapas is the southern region of Mexico. Coffees from this region have a medium body and are famous for their delicate and rich flavours that are combined with a refreshing acidity.
22. Guatemalan Antigua Coffee
SHB, varietal Catuai, Caturra and Bourbon Arabica beans that grow over 1400m above sea level. Heavier body compared to other Central American coffee beans. Well-suited for medium roast.
23. Guatemala El Injerto Pantaleon Mocca Lot
Grown in the Huehuetenango region. The beans are uniquely wet-processed and sun dried. Tones of apricot and jasmine
24. El Salvador’s Pacamara
: This is an hybrid between Pacas (mutation of Bourbon with Catura in Salvador) and Maragojipe (Typica). Pacamara is physically a large fruit and seed. Good body, aroma and acidity and exceptional flavors.
25. Jinotega, Nicaraguan Coffee
Region Jinotega. The coffee grows in the mountains of the Jinotega region, close to the city of Jinotega. The Arabica SHG beans organic and Fair Trade certified. Flavour profile: In addition to roasted nuts, look for chocolate and grape tones.
26. Costa Rica Cioccie
Wild Ethiopian, Arabica variety grown in Coffea Diversa in Costa Rica.
27. Panama – Berlina, Cafe Ruiz
Naturally processed coffee beans from a plantation that is named Berlina. The beans have very strong blueberry notes.
28. Panama Geisha
Many plantations cultivate the Arabica coffee plants from the Gesha region of Ethiopia, but Hacienda Esmeralda won the Cup of Excellence numerous times. The coffee is generally known for its delicate sweet, fruity, floral flavor. “I am the least religious person here and when I tasted this coffee I saw the face of God in a cup”. Don Holly, Green Mountain Coffee in Vermont,
29. Peruvian Fair Trade and Organic certified coffee
The coffee is grown in the Southern part of the country near Machu Pichu, and Chanchamayo. The flavours are mild, smooth and well balanced.
30. Equador Galapages
The same Bourbon variety coffee plants that had been introduced by French agronomists in 1875 are grown on the island of Santa Cruz. The coffee is naturally organic with a very aromatic fragrance and a soft fruity, caramel flavour.
The list does not include Kopi Luwak (or Civet Coffee) and coffee beans that had been digested by elephants because many involved coffee people participate in animal mistreatment. Most of the times, the coffee beans are not picked from wild animal excrement.