Get your favorite brew ready as we take on a fine trip.
Coffee is a favorite beverage around the world. Those who are into coffee know that it's more than just the instant drink sold in grocery stores and overpriced cafes. Today let's take a look at some of the most sought-after types of coffee around the globe.
The Hawaiian Kona Coffee comes from commercial coffee being cultivated and grown on the Mauna Loa and Hualalai slopes.This type of coffee is known for its comforting taste. Because of this rarity, Kona Blends are sold and this consists of 10% Kona coffee and 90% cheaper imported beans.
Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee
This coffee is made from beans that are grown on the mountains of Jamaica at around 5,000 feet above sea level. The Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is famous for its lack of bitterness and mild flavor. This is especially loved by the Japanese who are the biggest importers of this blend.
Saint Helena Coffee
Saint Helenda Island, Near the South Athlantic Ocean
While most farmers use livestock manure for fertilizer, the coffee bean growers on St Helena prefer to use bird poop fertilizer. The taste results in a body that is well-balanced with a hint of citrus and caramel that lingers on the tongue.
If you've heard of coffee being made from animal feces, it's definitely true. The coffee beans are fed to a a wild civet and these critters love to feed on ripe coffee cherries. A type of fermentation takes place in the animal’s stomach which gives the beans a tasty flavor. The civet’s droppings are collected, washed and grounded which results into a dominating chocolate flavor that is nutty, earthy and strong.
Maldives and Thailand
Kopi Luwak's process shouldn't bother you at this point. Black Ivory is another coffee that is made from feces and is exclusively made from three private plantations at Maldives and one at Thailand. The beans are fed to elephants and then picked out of the poop. The elephant’s stomach acids breaks down the bean’s proteins which removes the bitterness taste and leaves a smooth rich coffee flavor that is smooth and fruity. Black Ivory is ironically popular for its lack of bitterness compared to your usual cup of Joe.Unfortunately only a small amount of beans that pass through the elephants are usable which makes the coffee very rare and very expensive.
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