For some of us, coffee is more than just a drink — it’s a way of life. We don’t want to be bothered in the morning before our morning cup, and we rely on coffee to recharge in the afternoons. We sip it as we start our work day and we enjoy it while we relax on the weekends.
But when it comes to these sorts of coffee experiences, not all coffees are created equal. There are different types and flavors of coffee, and each of us may find that we prefer one or the other. To better appreciate your coffee options, you have to familiarize yourself with the different sorts of coffee available to you. Here’s a guide to get you started.
Arabica versus robusta, and other bean considerations
The first way we can divide coffee is by the types of beans that are used. And we can sort pretty much all coffee beans into just two major categories: arabica and robusta.
Robusta coffee tends to be more bitter than its arabica counterpart. But these two broad categories don’t tell the whole story when it comes to coffee beans. There are also varieties of coffee beans within the major species. Different varieties are often cultivated in different coffee-growing regions, lending each area of coffee production its own unique taste.
For instance, Colombian coffee is a form of arabica that is renowned for its flavor. The Colombian method of preparing the beans, which involves washing the beans, also affects the taste and experience of Colombian coffee.
The variety of bean used to create your coffee may influence the way your coffee tastes, but there is a still more important factor than that: the roast. Coffee beans aren’t raw when they’re used to make coffee. They have been … Read More..