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Discover the origins of coffee

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The humble coffee bean begins its journey nestled in the centre of the cherries found on the coffee plant, ready to be picked. It’s a hidden treasure loved by people all over the world. With this shared passion for coffee, people are increasingly wondering, where does their coffee come from, and why do some coffees taste so different? Read on to discover the origins our favourite coffee blends.
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Where does coffee come from?

When learning about where coffee comes from, it’s important to know that it doesn’t originate from just one place. In fact, coffee is grown in more than 50 countries around the world, in what is known as the ‘coffee belt’. This includes Africa, Latin America and Asia. These regions have just the right combination of altitude, soil and weather, providing the perfect climate for growing the most delicious beans. 
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African coffee

African coffee is thought to be some of the best in the world due to its wonderfully distinctive flavour. Traditionally, African coffee boasts the following characteristics:

  • Syrupy
  • Medium acidity
  • Medium to dark roast
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    Did you know coffee is grown in more than 50 countries around the world? It’s known as the ‘coffee belt’ and includes Africa, Latin America and Asia.

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    Latin American coffee

    Considered one of the coffee capitals of the world, coffee from Latin America makes up most of the blends found on supermarket shelves today. The flavour is universally enjoyed which is mostly attributed to its well-rounded taste. A few of the key characteristics of Latin American coffee are:

  • Nutty
  • Low acidity
  • Light or medium roast
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    Asian coffee

    Asia is home to some of the most unique coffee blends with bold, unique flavourings unlike any other. Typically, you can expect Asian coffee to have the following characteristics:

  • Earthy
  • Gentle acidity
  • And more often than not made into a dark roast®
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    Still deciding which region you want to send your taste buds to next? Discover NESCAFÉ® GOLD Origins Colombia, the home of our single origin. Made of handpicked 100% Arabica beans that combines both a fruity and delicate flavour, for a taste that stirs your senses.

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