Why You Should Know Where Your Coffee Comes From
Why being able to trace your coffee from farm to cup makes such a difference
Whether it’s a rich espresso, a foamy latte or an exotically flavored frappe, we all have our favorite type of coffee. But no matter what your coffee style is, you should always be mindful of the origin of the coffee beans used in your beverage.
Coffee is produced all over the world, in a region between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn known as the ‘coffee belt’. Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia are among the highest producing countries, between them exporting over 11 billion pounds of coffee in 2016!
However, not all coffee is created equal. Depending on where it is grown there can be big differences in the quality of the beans. Many environmental factors can affect the flavor and quality of coffee beans, including differences in soil, climate and altitude.
There are two main species of coffee plant: Arabica and Robusta. Arabica is harder to cultivate, but because of its superior taste it accounts for 75% of the coffee grown worldwide. Arabica beans contain less caffeine than Robusta beans, and they have more naturally occurring sugars. Because of this, Arabica beans produce a sweeter, smoother coffee.
To learn more about the difference between Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, check out our infographic here.
Many companies source their beans from distributors rather than growing the coffee themselves. This can sometimes affect the quality and consistency of the final product. At Brazilian Espresso, we are proud to be involved in every step of the coffee growing process, ensuring we have full control over the final product. We use the same meticulous care, quality control and harvesting traditions as our company’s forefathers to provide a one-of-a-kind experience to our customers. Learn more about our company mission and history here.
Our coffee is 100% Arabica and is grown on our family-owned farm in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This area is well known for its rich soil, ideal climate and altitude. We pick, hull, dry and sort the beans by hand, before expertly roasting and grinding them. We utilize careful shipping methods to ensure that our coffee reaches you in perfect condition, meaning each and every cup is as delicious as the last.
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