What’s in a Name?
Learn about coffee varieties from around the world.
Choose a highlighted map area to list coffee varieties from that region.
The name of a coffee can tell you a lot about its flavor. Each coffee-growing region produces beans with a particular flavor profile. But like any organic product, coffee is highly affected by the soil and climate in which it is grown, and the same region can produce vastly different crops from year to year. Coffee connoisseurs, like purveyors of fine wines, will prize certain crops over others. At Water Street Coffee Joint, we carefully select the best seasonal varieties available, and we put lots of time and energy into developing a specific roasting method that will bring out the best flavor in each bean.
When coffee is medium to light roasted, the bean’s regional characteristics define the flavor. In this case, the coffee will be named according to it’s region, with names like Kenya AA or Colombian Supremo.
When a coffee is roasted for longer periods of time, the flavor of the dark roast predominates. These coffees bear names like French Roast, Italian Roast, or Colombian Supremo Dark Roast.
We encourage you to find your favorites by trying a variety of coffees of different roasts and regions. Also remember that great beans are just the first step. Learn more tips on brewing the perfect cup.
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