THE TOP 5 COUNTRIES TO SOURCE QUALITY BEANS
We asked Brent Deller, our head roaster his recommendation on the best countries where quality beans are sourced, and these were his top 5...
Being the birthplace of coffee there is a number of great coffee producing regions here. As a whole, sweet and fruity characteristics are the common factor and Ethiopian coffee is great to add that final twist in a blend. Ethiopian producers also offer many are great specialty single origin coffees with good stocks.
Rich and bold is how I would best describe most Colombian coffees. This is origin is a great place to find the perfect base for a blend. Supply-ability is also why this one has made my list. Stocks are generally good and you can easy substitute a Colombian coffee in a blend if a particular producer or green bean trader is out of stock.
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This one is close to home and coffee from PNG I find has a distinct fruitiness with also good, balanced body. Another good one to play with in a blend, but quality specialty coffee can be a little hit and miss.
As the world's biggest coffee producing country there are so many different coffees to explore from this origin and that's what I love about it. Generally good quality across the board, but it is the variety of, process, growing conditions and coffee varietals that make Brazilian coffee a good play ground for me to experiment with.
Not many would have this one on their list but exciting things are happening here with the introduction of a quality Robusta grading system. If I need to source a consistent, high quality Robusta with good stocks India is my starting point.