VLOG: Coffee Varieties

In this episode, I discuss the concept of coffee varieties. It's a buzz word used throughout the specialty coffee industry. But what does it mean?

The coffee we drink is originally a dense pit of a tropical cherry, often found in lush dense forests. Coffee (or Coffea) is the Genus in the taxonomical ranking. The two main Species that we drink are Coffea Canephora (robusta) and Coffea Arabica (as we see in the marketing). However, over the past several decades Varieties have entered the common vernacular; a sub-species, so to speak. We are realizing that various varieties with Arabica feature different flavor characteristics.

There are many different factors that lead to "flavor:" process, climate, harvesting, roasting, brewing, etc. However, variety should not be overlooked. We are continuing to learn its impact. Challenge yourself. Identify the varieties of various coffees that you like. Do you think there is a correlation? What about other factors? (Shoot me an email, we'll talk...)

Music by: IG-88 "Waving Goodbye"

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