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Know Your Coffee

Discover the origins of coffee

3 min read
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.
Coffee origins

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. 
origins of coffee

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:
Medium acidity
Medium to dark roast
origins of coffee

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:
Low acidity
Light or medium roast
origins of coffee

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:
Gentle acidity
And more often than not made into a dark roast
origins of coffee