Types Of Coffee Beans

Brian Roxborough from “The Mad Bean Coffee House” talks about the different coffee growing countries and the various type of coffee beans produced within their regions.

The medium roast – a blend of three countries such as Ethiopia, Guatemala and Brazil.
The dark roast – a French roast blend of decaf. Decaf is roasted dark and it will have a strong flavor.
The third cup contains blend of two beans. One is Brazil’s pea berries, which are fruity, and the other bean is from Sumatra, which is chocolaty.

Coffee expert Mike Phillips of Intelligentsia Coffee explains which countries produce what types of coffee beans, and sheds light on what “shade-grown,” “fair trade,” “organic,” and other certifications mean.

Coffee Roasting Basics

Macro images of coffee beans at all stages of the roast process – from green coffee through a French roast.

Different types of gourmet coffee beans include Ethiopian, Jamaican Blue Mountain, Guatemalan, Italian, Columbian, Peruvian, Hawaiian Kona and Costa Rican.

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