Join us for a cup of coffee in Africa!
Coffee connoisseurs often consider African coffee to be the world's best. Vivid, refreshing, fruity, berryish, sweet, juicy — it's simply meant to be enjoyed on hot summer days!
- Experience the freshness and airiness of summer
- Enjoy the flavours of fruit and berries
- Brew both hot and cold coffee drinks
The flavours of African coffee
Completely enchanted by the flavours of Africa, coffee enthusiasts travel there in search of new coffee varieties, hoping to discover coffee flavours that are as yet unknown. This comes as no surprise: in addition to being the motherland of humanity, Africa is also the motherland of coffee. Plenty of undiscovered arabica subspecies are still hiding there. Moreover, African coffee can charm anyone with its unexpected tastes and aromas, making coffee drinkers exclaim in disbelief, 'Is this really coffee?!' Let's go on a journey across the realm of African coffee flavours, sipping coffees originating from different African regions along the way!
The combinations of flavours and aromas characterising Ethiopian coffee are sure to make your head spin! It's reminiscent of the finest wine or tea. In the prepared cup, you'll discover vivid notes of blueberries, vanilla, lemon, Earl Grey, jasmine... Have a sip and allow yourself to be surprised!
Kenyan coffee is particularly vivid. It's dominated by "heavier" fruity and berryish notes: blackcurrants, redcurrants, raspberries, cranberries, plums, sweet-and-sour grapefruit...
Rwandan coffee is extremely refreshing, sweet and juicy. In it, exotic flavour combinations unfold: the flavours of ripe red berries, oranges and apples blend with notes of dark chocolate that are so characteristic of the coffee of this region. It's sure to impress the fans of exotic tastes!
Frequently asked questions
Are you still unsure if the flavour of African coffee is something that you'd enjoy? Are you struggling to decide whether you should try Ethiopian, Kenyan or Rwandan coffee beans first? Look through the frequently asked questions about African coffee — they might help you make your final decision.
First of all, Africa is considered to be the motherland of coffee. Even nowadays new coffee varieties and unexpected flavours are discovered there. The coffee itself is marked by one of the widest palettes of flavours and aromas, so coffee connoisseurs all over the world are absolutely crazy about it.
All African coffees are characterised by a fairly vivid taste of fruit. We recommend starting from Ethiopian coffee: it tends to be a bit milder. Furthermore, Ethiopian coffee is often considered to be the benchmark of African varieties, so it's the perfect choice for those who want to give typical African coffee a try.
A lot of people say that African coffee is best suited for filter brewing tools and appliances. In our opinion, when prepared in an espresso coffee machine, in the form of espresso, lungo, americano or cold brew, this coffee is equally magnificent. Give it a try and you'll be pleasantly surprised!
The flavour of African coffee is particularly complex, so putting a label on it is definitely a challenge. However, vivid notes of fruit and berries are encountered most frequently. Moreover, African coffees are often reminiscent of wine or tea, as their "body" is characteristic of those two drinks. This is precisely why, after trying African coffee for the first time, some people ask, 'Is this really coffee?'
We've already mentioned that the taste profile of African coffee includes fruity and berryish notes. 'Oh, so they're definitely going to be too acidic for my taste!' you might exclaim. Think about the taste of ripe strawberries or blueberries for a second though: is their acidity unpleasant? Of course not! The acidic taste of low-quality coffee should never be confused with the sweet acidity characterising some of the world's most valued coffee varieties. Give African coffee a try and see for yourself!