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, 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…