Friday, July 08, 2016

Village Coffee

Unlike fine wines, the estate coffee cannot match the quality of village coffee. Estate coffee is grow in large fields, in the valley, near good transportation, in open cultivated fields harvested mechanically. The tree is striped and the beans are of unequal maturity - green cherries among the red. Village coffee usually grows wild in the rain forest at high altitude, hand picked by indigenous village farmers; this makes all the difference.


Roasters probably blend coffee for a number of reasons but mostly to save money. Blending several inexpensive coffees can result in an improved taste. The roaster may try to create an espresso with extra kick by blending robusta with arabica beans. Roasters who package these blends roast the component beans separately in order to turn out a mixture of uniform color. Herein lies the reputation of well known roasters. However, like single malt whisked or fine wine, the roaster with the best reputation for blending may not be able to match the quality and taste of the single source coffees.