Ever wondered what makes coffees from around the world taste different?  We’ve been speaking to our friends over at Cafédirect to unravel this mystery.

The taste of coffee changes depending on where it's from

The taste of coffee changes depending on where it's from

The brand has recently re launched their whole range showing their fabulous new branding and this has sparked our interest in digging down into what makes Colombian coffee taste different to Tanzanian coffee.

Kilimanjaro – Tanzania

Grown on the fertile volcanic soils of Mount Kilimanjaro – which are watered by the melted snow caps that flow into the mountain stress – this coffee boasts a truly refreshing taste. With slightly less body and acidity than its cousin Kenya coffee, Tanzania Kilimanjaro coffee still exhibits a very fine body and brightness along with an exquisite balance and a zesty, clean tasting cup.

Cafédirect Cauca Valley – Colombia

Grown by the farmers of the Cosurca co-operative in South Cauca region of Colombia, where three mountain ranged meet to form the Andes, this medium-bodied coffee has a stunning aroma.  This coffee has a smooth and chocolaty finish differing it from the zesty brightness of the Kilimanjaro.

Tarrazu Reserve – Costa Rica

Made from strictly high grown Arabica beans, the beans in this coffee have matured slower, creating smooth flavours that are distinctive for a Costa Rican coffee, the Llano Bonita co-operative.  Costa Rican coffee is famous for medium-bodied coffee with notes of honeycomb.

Machu Picchu - Peru

Grown at extreme altitudes within the Inca heartland of the Peruvian Andes and close to the sacred site of Machu Picchu, this coffee is 100% organic Arabica.  Rich and smooth with overtones of fine, dark chocolate delivering a premium taste.

Cafédirect (www.cafedirect.co.uk) is Britain’s largest, completely Fairtrade hot drinks brand. It works directly with artisan growers from across the globe to produce award-winning coffee, tea and hot chocolate that is ridiculously good, in taste, quality and at delivering positive change for the farmers that it works with.

A British pioneer in ethical business and a force for good, Cafédirect was the first brand to bring Fairtrade coffee to the UK. For the last 25 years it has been on a dynamic mission to improve livelihoods and sustainability across the world.

Cafédirect is led by the philosophy that only ridiculously good business can produce ridiculously good coffee. Each product is made with the passion and expertise of Cafédirect’s growers, bringing out exciting tastes and flavours, from bright and complex notes to dark intense aromas: perfect for every occasion.


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