Five Best Coffees In the World – Best Coffee Beans

by Dan Harrington on March 21, 2011

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About 70 countries grow great coffee so it isn’t easy to decide which ones produce the very best coffee beans on the planet. Here are five coffees that many people consider to be the best, and coffee connoisseurs everywhere revere these choice coffee beans.

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Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee

From its bright acidity to its vibrant aftertaste you will know you are experiencing something special the first time you take a sip of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee.

Grown in the Yirgacheffe area of Ethiopia’s Sidamo region, Ethiopian Yirgacheffee coffee comes from the region that is considered the birthplace of coffee, the place from which all coffee originated. (For more information see The Discovery of Coffee.)

With a light to medium body and notes of berry and wine, Yirgacheffe has a pleasant intensity that is unmistakable.

In the aroma of a fine Yirgacheffe you are likely to notice floral tones. Overall the taste provides a clean and delicate complexity with hints of chocolate and fragrant tones of citrus including tangerine.

Some Yirgacheffes have a slightly nutty quality, and the some of the very best Yirgacheffe coffee beans offer an aroma infused with toasted coconut.

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe is known as a great variety of coffee to use for iced coffee to to its soft and pleasant floral profile.

If you want to really bring out the delicate quality of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and its brightness then give the beans a City Roast or New England Roast. However you may want to try an Italian Roast or a Vienna Roast.

No matter what Roast you choose, these are such fine coffee beans that we devote a whole website to Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee.

Sumatra Mandheling Coffee

Named after the north Sumatran people (Mandailing) who live in west-central part of the Indonesian island near Padang, Sumatra Mandheling Coffee is comparable to full-bodied Java Arabica Coffee but with even more body. The coffee reveals rich earthy tastes, and the body is sometimes so heavy it is almost syrupy.

Sumatra Mandheling coffee is a smooth coffee with a muted acidity yet with an intensity in its flavors and a rare complexity that makes it one of the world’s finest coffees. Sumatra Mandheling is also one of the world’s most full-bodied coffees and often reveals tones of chocolate with hints of licorice.

A Vienna Roast is recommended for Sumatra Mandheling, though if you really to emphasize the heavy body try a French Roast and if you want to accentuate the earthiness and sweetness then try an Italian Roast.

The Sumatra Mandheling variety also is popular for Gourmet Coffee Drinks because it holds its taste well when cream or milk are added.

Kenyan Coffee

Grown in the fertile soils on the country’s high plateaus, Kenya Coffee is distinguished for its bold character. The brewed coffee is typically either medium-bodied or full-bodied with an intense flavor and bright acidity. The  wet processing of Kenya coffee gives it a rich, winy quality and a clean complexity that is well balanced.

Though generally not considered a delicate or subtle coffee, Kenya Coffee is still very crisp in its vibrancy and lemon-zest aroma. Notes of citrus are often revealed, sometimes with hints of blackberries and a peppery lemon quality and undertones of black currant.

Considered by aficionados to be quite sublime, Kenyan coffee has been designated at the “Connoisseurs Cup” for its optimal balance of tastes, body and acidity. Held in particularly high regard is the Kenya AA grade coffee.

Tanzania Peaberry Coffee

Grown on the fertile hills of the formidable Mt. Kilimanjaro near the border with Kenya, Tanzania Coffee is delightful! The taste is quite delicate with a deep and rich quality that is quite delicate.

The body of Tanzania coffee is typically medium, the acidity rather mild (compared to Kenyan coffee), and with notes of wine this coffee is very pleasing to the palate.

Particularly esteemed is the Tanzania Peaberry Coffee. A Peaberry is comprised of the relatively rare whole bean coffee cherry (most coffee fruits bear two half-beans rather than one whole bean).

Sulawesi Toraja Coffee

Grown on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia in the mountains of Toraja, Sulawesi Toraja is known for its heavy body, deep and brooding, with a moderate yet very balanced acidity. The coffee reveals earthy tones as well as a very complex flavor.

A fine Sulawesi Toraja is pungent and spicy with a rustic sweetness a, and will tend to reveal slightly more acidity but with less body than Sumatran coffees, yet more earthy than a typical Java Arabica coffee. Sulawesi Toraja is often given a Dark Roast to bring out its finest qualities.

The Two Runner Up Best Coffees in the World

For the record, if we had to pick two more coffees to add to this list they would be Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee and Yemen Mocha Coffee.

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