コーヒー豆の選び方(第五弾:産地編)

How to Choose Coffee Beans (Part 5: Origin)

This is the hardest one, but it's the one you'll face most when buying beans.

In conclusion,
The best thing to do is ask the coffee bean shop for detailed recommendations!

The bean seller asks relentlessly.
"Which beans do you want?"

You're probably thinking "I don't know anything about that!" lol

People who are used to drinking a variety of coffees might make requests like, "I'd like one with a bright acidity that's typical of Kenya," or "I'd like something natural and fruity from Ethiopia," but most people don't understand that.

When this happens, I start to feel like I've done something wrong by not knowing anything about coffee.
It reminds me a bit of the first time I went to the hairdresser alone.
If someone suddenly asked me, "What kind of hairstyle would you like?"...

You want me to show you the catalog and explain it to you, right?
But coffee shops don't have that kind of consideration because they talk to people assuming that they know about coffee.

"It's my first time," she says, creating an atmosphere that makes it very difficult to say.

Moreover, even in the same area, the taste will be different depending on the farm, variety, and year of production. But there are some trends, so I'll introduce them to you.

(Remember that each is ultimately heavily influenced by roast level and processing method.)

<Africa>

The Fruity.
Many of the beans have a sour taste. Kenya's berry and citrus sourness and Ethiopia's fruity and floral flavors in particular set them apart from other producing regions.

<South America>

Chocolate & nuts.
Brazil is a distinctive region. Because the altitude of the producing area is relatively low, the acidity is moderate, and even light roasts are easy to drink. This coffee has a sweet chocolate flavor.

<Latin America>

Balancer.
It seems to have a lot of refreshing beans, with a well-balanced mix of gentle floral and nutty aromas.
What's interesting about Central America is that various farms are constantly developing new cultivation and processing methods, and every year they shock the world with beans produced using astonishing methods.

<Asia>

Exotic Asia.
Indonesia is famous for its earthy aroma and rich taste that can't be found in other producing areas. India and Thailand have also started to attract attention recently, and I'm thinking about buying some beans from them too.

By the way, coffee bean cultivation is also popular in Taiwan .
It is of high quality and has a distinctive fruity flavor, but unfortunately production is low and the price has skyrocketed, making it too expensive for everyday drinking at home.
In the future, I would like to negotiate directly with farms and consider purchasing from them.

Roughly speaking, it's something like this.

However, as mentioned earlier, there are many variables, such as the origin, farm, and variety, so it's best to ask the store clerk for details or read the description .

By the way, this is what my coffee looks like.

Sour: Sour Rich: Rich Smooth: Light
Fruity: Fruity Nutty: Nutty Floral: Flower-like

That's how to choose coffee beans!
If you have any questions, please send me a message.

<Link>

For those who don't know how much to buy each time
⇨More details here (Part 2: Size)

Light roast or dark roast? For those who don't know the difference or what their preferences are
⇨For more details, click here (Part 3: Roast Level)

What are washed and natural? For those who want to know the difference in taste depending on the refining method
⇨For more details, click here (Part 4: Refining Process)

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