The best coffee in the world
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages consumed globally, with over 2.25 billion cups of coffee consumed daily. Some statistics say that there are over a billion coffee consumers globally, and here we mean those who frequently consume at least one cup of coffee every day.
Espresso, latte, cappuccino, mocha, Irish coffee, Americano, macchiato, just some of the types of coffee consumed daily globally. From the multitude of coffee varieties and types of coffee, Civitatis has compiled a ranking of the places where you can find the best coffee in the world.
The best types of coffee in the world
If you're a coffee drinker and possibly a fan of the magical liquor, we invite you to read on and hopefully your destination or coffee will inspire you :).
Some of the best coffee in the world is grown in Ethiopia, with 200 to 250 tons of beans harvested annually. One third of all production of Ethiopian coffee it is concentrated in the southern regions of Yirgacheffe and Gedeo, where the coffee is known for its acidic touches. The origin of coffee is attributed to Ethiopia and it is common to hear the story of the shepherd Kaldi and his herd of goats. Do you know the story?
The story of the shepherd Kaldi
The origins of coffee are still shrouded in mystery, but there are several legends about the discovery of coffee. The most popular is the legend of Kaldi the Roester, reported by William H. Ukers in his book All About Coffee.
Once upon a time there was a shepherd named Kaldi in Ethiopia. One day he noticed that his goats (usually "impeccable") were behaving very strangely. They were making waves and dancing with energy and delight.
"What happens?" he wondered, and on investigation discovered that this extravagant behavior was due to some red berries that the goats had eaten. Apparent, Kaldi he had a rather gloomy soul, so he didn't think too much before nibbling on a mouthful of berries to cheer himself up. A monk passed by the area, who was struck dumb by what he saw. The shepherd explained to him what was happening and what was the source of this energy. The monk took a handful of red berries and took them to the monastery, dried them and made a stew out of them which he shared with the other monks. And this is how coffee appeared!
Indonesian civet coffee
Civet coffee, also known as kopi luwak, has become a sought-after commodity in the coffee world. The civet is an Indonesian mammal that feeds on the red fruits of the coffee tree, which it removes undigested and genetically modified by enzymes in its stomach. The excreta are washed, roasted and then exported to the United States and the UK. If you want to taste its special flavor, you can pay up to 75 dollars for a cup! Have you had an Indonesian civet coffee?
Yemenite Mocha coffee
The Yemeni city of Mocha was a reference point for coffee exports between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. The characteristic that made this product so sought after was its strong chocolate flavor and fruity notes. Did you know that there were already mentions of this drink by Avicenna as far back as the XNUMXth century? No wonder Sanani is one of the best coffees in the world!
Mexican cafe de olla
There are many theories about how coffee arrived in Mexico. Some say it was introduced in the XNUMXth century by French traders from Martinique, while others claim it was the Spanish Count de Oñate who brought the crop to the country. Regardless of its origin, Mexican states such as Puebla, Oaxaca and Guerrero ended up exporting thousands of kilograms of Arabica beans each year. It is, however, in Chiapas, precisely in the plains of Soconusco, a coffee with a protected designation of origin. If you visit this area, don't forget to try cafe de olla, made in a pot with cinnamon and piloncillo.
Blue Mountain Coffee from Jamaica
In the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, coffee trees grow at an altitude ranging from 900 to 1.600 meters above sea level. This, along with organic fertilizer, humidity, soil temperature and the wooden barrels that transport it, have turned this product into one of the most delicious coffees in the world. The aroma of this drink stands out for its low acidity, fruity notes and subtle chocolate notes. Although loved around the world, these characteristics have clearly won the hearts of the Japanese, as 75% of Jamaican Arabica production is exported to Japan.
Cafezinho do Brasil
An intense taste and strong aroma are the traits that best describe Brazilian coffee. Arabica and Robusta coffee arrived in this country from Latin America in the XNUMXth century, and the climatic conditions did the rest. If you're visiting Brazil, don't hesitate to order a traditional cafezinho, a strongly flavored coffee drink brewed on site. Do you want to know more? Visit a coffee estate in São Paulo and learn all about the secrets of coffee cultivation.
Some of the tastiest coffee in the world can be found in Italy, but not because the Mediterranean country is a producer of this drink, but because it has dedicated itself to improving brewing techniques, thus becoming a benchmark in the industry. In fact, Italy was responsible for inventing the mocha and espresso coffee machine.
Italians have their own coffee rituals, such as drinking cappuccino and latte macchiato only in the morning or drinking espresso at the bar and not at the table. One of the places that shows the trajectory of this drink in the country is Caffè Florian, a cafe in Venice that has been open continuously since 1720!
Obviously, this is a subjective top based on the taste of some consumers. In addition to the regions mentioned above, there are also some famous regions such as Nicaragua, Guatemala or Kenya. Although there are Arabica and Robusta coffees in the world, as you can see, many types of coffee have tastes influenced by the regions where the coffee tree grows. The method of roasting, grinding and preparation also matters.
What coffee do you drink? Where did you drink the best coffee according to your taste?