After oil, coffee is the world’s most traded commodity. Coffee beans have always been in high demand and have reached a level of growth that is unprecedented. Studies indicate that almost half a trillion cups of coffee are consumed every day. In this article, we bring you the top 5 coffee beans from all over Africa.
- Tanzanian Coffee
The Tanzanian Peaberry coffee is one of the best coffees to be exported from Africa. Grown on Mount Kilimanjaro, its rich and unique flavor is sure to tantalize the taste buds of any coffee lover. Tanzanian coffee is known chiefly for its medium roast flavor that has a stimulating aroma and citrusy flavor. Hardly will you find a coffee that is so well-blended and layered with floral notes.
- Ethiopian Coffee
The Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee is well distinguished from other types of coffee found in the world mainly due to its spicy and fragrant nature. The spicy flavor is well complemented by a sweetness that is unparalleled in the coffee community. The coffee is grown 6,600 feet above sea level and has bright levels of acidity and a clean flavor.
The aftertaste of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee is known for its nutty flavor. The floral tones even exude chocolaty notes which, combined with its other aspects, make it a brew you can truly get lost in.
- Ugandan Coffee
Ugandan coffee is grown in the thick forests of the Rwenzori Mountain. Due to the Robusta trees found there, the coffee takes on a taste that is hard to imitate and has made Uganda one of the major exporters on the continent. Uganda produces premium wet-processed arabicas that is known to produce wine-like, fruity African coffee.
- Kenyan coffee
Kenya is known for exporting large quantities of coffee to the west. The coffee grown here is not only one of the best in Africa, but perhaps also in the entire world. The medium roast coffee produces a sweet aroma and is quite rich. The tones of citrus and berries in addition to the wine-like vibrant acidity make it a coffee that coffee lovers enjoy all over the world. If you haven’t yet tried Kenyan coffee, you owe it to yourself to try this African masterpiece.
- Ivory Coast coffee
Coffee produced in Ivory Coast is so popular throughout the world that approximately forty-five percent of its population makes its living from coffee production. This does not mean that the there is no domestic market for it. Unlike many coffee producing African nations, some of the Robusta variations are consumed locally as well – such is the power of their coffee.
The coffee produced here is unique, in that it is a bit coarse and bitter, and yet, at the same time, quite flavorful. This is the reason why coffee from Ivory Coast is regarded as one of the best in the global market.
The coffee produced in Africa is grown and shredded by the farmers of its land. The different variants found all across the continent are particular to the climate, and the skill and creativity of the producers. This adds an ethnic touch to the brew that cannot be imitated and make for a special caffeinated delight.