In total, we buy coffee from 23 countries around the globe. Some of these are well known coffee growing regions, such as Colombia, Brazil and Costa Rica. Some, however, are lesser known as coffee growing areas, yet produce some fine coffees. These include Ethiopia, Malawi and Vietnam.
types of coffee
The Arabica tree grows at high altitudes and produces a softer and more flavoursome bean. As a general rule, the higher the altitude the better the taste.
Robusta coffee on the other hand can be grown at much lower altitudes. This coffee has a full bodied taste and is mainly used in instant coffee due to its high caffeine content, however it is a crucial addition to many great quality blends owing to its body and strength.