Courtesy of Kenneth Davids, 21st Century Coffee: A Guide Vietnam has become by far the world’s largest producer of coffees of the Robusta species. However, Vietnam coffee authorities have recently entered into a determined push to establish their country as a major producer of Arabica coffee as well. So far they have succeeded in respect to volume, but apparently not in regard to quality. Vietnam
Courtesy of Kenneth Davids, 21st Century Coffee: A Guide Anyone who reads a newspaper is aware of how arbitrary the concept of nation-state can be. National boundaries often divide people who are similar, and cram together those who are different. A Canadian from Vancouver has considerably more in common culturally with an American from across the border in Seattle than with a fellow Canadian
A blend of Arabica coffees from Thailand, Vietnam and Latin America designed as a dark-end-of-medium espresso ideal for milk drinks. Paradise prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
Produced by Toi Nguyen of Future Coffee Farm entirely of coffee of the Robusta species. Processed by the carbonic maceration method, which involves fermenting whole coffee fruit inside a sealed container that has been flushed with CO2, then drying the coffee, still in the whole fruit. Paradise prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are
Produced at Mercafe Lotus Farms of 100% Arabica coffee, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Peach Coffee Roasters is an Atlanta, Georgia-based specialty roaster. Visit peachcoffeeroasters.com for more information.
This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 26 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021. Produced at Hung Farm entirely of the Catimore variety of Arabica, and processed by the washed method (beans are dried in the whole fruit). VN Beans is a Bay Area coffee importer and roaster dedicated to sharing Vietnamese culture and Vietnamese specialty coffee sourced from small,
For new readers who may not be familiar with Coffee Review, we introduced the first-ever 100-point, wine-style coffee reviews to the specialty coffee industry in 1997. Our mission is to help consumers purchase superior quality coffees while recognizing and rewarding the farmers and roasters who produce these coffees. Since our founding, Coffee Review has reviewed coffees in an
It sounds easy enough. Brew the coffee, take out the water, keep the stuff that’s left, package it, and let the consumer put the water back in later. Coffee … instantly. But judging from the 24 soluble coffees we tested for our September tasting report, it isn’t quite as easy as it sounds. It has always been difficult to judge whether the generally dreadful quality of instant coffee sold in
Courtesy of Kenneth Davids, 21st Century Coffee: A Guide Ecuador, the smallish Andean country sandwiched along the Pacific coast between Colombia and Peru, shares many of the characteristics of Peru as a coffee-growing land. These include high-altitude terroirs ideal for producing Arabica coffee and a conservative-tending industry of small-holding producers who have tended to stick to standard
We're wrapping up our "Where Coffee is Hot" series by looking at Coffee Review readership by country. In 2013, we hosted readers from 233 countries and territories, which must be just about all of them. We'll look at our readership three ways: total readers in 2013, per capita readers in 2013, and percentage growth from 2012 to 2013. Total readers in 2013 is somewhat predictable. Countries
The idea, of course, sounds seductive enough: slip a little paper-covered pod or plastic pouch or capsule in a machine, press a button, and out comes a single serving of terrific, freshly-brewed coffee. No ground coffee on the counter, no arguments about whether to brew dark roast Kenya or decaf French Vanilla, no waste. A pod for everyone. You can brew a cup of pungent, dark-roasted Sumatra, your
For those who just walked into the coffee movie, most of the coffee grown commercially in the world comes from trees of two species: arabica and robusta. Coffea arabica is the original commercial species of coffee, the one that Kaldi's tiresomely celebrated goats ate, the species that first sold human beings on the pleasures of the cup. Robusta, the popular name for Coffea canephora, is a