Arabica

Arabica, noun: Coffee variant. The most important coffee variant (followed by Robusta) with approximately 55% of the world’s…


Blend

Blend, noun: The mixture of two or more green coffees in order to achieve a very specific well-rounded taste. This may…


Brazilian naturals

Brazilian naturals, noun: Green coffee type. Indicates the half-dry prepared Arabicas from Brazil that are cultivated below…


Coffee

Coffee, noun: From the Arabic “qahwah,” meaning stimulating drink. It is a (usually) hot, black caffeinated drink made from…


Coffee bean

Coffee bean, noun: Coffee beans are not actually beans, but rather the (half) seeds (kernels) of the coffee berry, the fruit…


Coffee variant

Coffee variant, noun: Since coffee is a plant genus, there are numerous coffee variants. The most important are called…


Green coffee

Green coffee, noun: Unroasted beans that are polished after the wet or dry preparation and selected according to size and…


Kopi luwak

Kopi luwak, noun (also civet coffee or kape alamid): A coffee rarity: It is produced from the beans of coffee berries eaten…


Liberica

Liberica, noun: Coffee variant. A very hardy plant that requires little water. It is cultivated in Malaysia. The beans are…


Low-acid coffee

Low-acid coffee, noun: Indicates a very digestible coffee in which acids and irritants are removed before roasting via high…


Maragogipe

Maragogipe, noun: Coffee variant, also known as “elephant beans”. Describes the size; maragogipes are sometimes twice as…


Mild

Mild, adj.: Description of taste and indication of how digestible the coffee is. An espresso can indeed be mild from having…


Robusta

Robusta, Subst., Kaffeesorte. Wird in tieferen Lagen angebaut und zum größten Teil darum auch maschinell gepflegt und…


Robusta

Robusta, noun: Coffee variant. It is cultivated at low altitudes and therefore, for the most part, also maintained and…


Sidamo

Sidamo, noun: Arabica coffee beans with a slightly nutty taste and fine acidity. Only found in the “Sidamo” region of…


Single Estate

Single Estate, adj.: single-origin coffee from a single farm or a small, select cultivation area, e.g., “middle of the…


Single origin

Single origin, adj.: Indicates coffee of one variety that comes from a single cultivation area. In and of itself, it is not…