Latin American Coffees
Coffees from Latin America (Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua etc.), are characterised by a bright, brisk acidity and a clean flavour.
Although Latin America came to the coffee producing business relatively late, South American countries now produce most of the coffee consumed worldwide.
Colombia and Brazil are most noted for their coffee. Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru produce smaller crops, mostly consumed in-country, but Peruvian coffee is increasingly exported.
Our Latin American coffees are sourced from Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia and Peru.
- Colombia is known for full-bodied, flavourful coffee and is the world's second largest coffee producer. The highest quality Colombia coffee is labelled supremo which, when blended with the next highest quality, extra, the coffee is called excelso.
- Making a niche for itself in the organic coffee market grown in the Apurimac River and elsewhere, Peru also produces mild, flavourful and aromatic coffee in the Chanchamayo and Urubamba valleys.
- Brazil is the world's largest producer of coffee and, in a good year, produces about a third of the world's coffee, both Arabica and Robusta. Brazil has some absolute gems in its list of coffee estates, with names like Daterra and Monte Allegre heading up a star cast.
- Costa Rican coffee beans are considered among the best in the world, with Tarrazú thought to produce the most sought-after. Coffee production has played a key role in Costa Rica's history and continues to be important to the country's economy. Costa Rican coffee is high in caffeine and it is often blended with other varieties to add character to a blend.
- Coffee production in eastern Cuba during the 19th and early 20th centuries resulted in the creation of a unique cultural landscape, illustrating a significant stage in the development of this form of agriculture. Since the Revolution however, the Cuban coffee industry has never been the same and as such, coffee from Cuba attracts a premium price.
- Mexico is one of the largest coffee-producing countries in the world and the largest producer of organic coffee. Close to half a million small farmers and their families rely on the crop for their economic survival. Mexican coffees are delicate in body with a pleasantly dry, acidy snap.
Classified as a screen 15 upwards coffee, which means the bean is larger