Where do Ernani coffees come from?

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Caffè Ernani uses 10 different coffees, available both as single origins and as part of the expertly conceived blends.

But where do these coffees come from?

Where do they grow?

These are the questions we are asked most frequently, driven by the curiosity to know a little more about the coffee you are tasting.

The coffee plantations are located in the tropical belt, that is, in that strip of land around the world, enclosed between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

This area is called the Coffee Belt: the coffee belt.

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Consider that the world's largest producer of Arabica coffee is Brazil, while the first country for Robusta cultivation is Vietnam.

That said, the countries that make up the Coffee Belt are varied and numerous, and each produces completely different coffees. The variety of these territories is in fact very wide: it starts from those characterized by a strong irradiation to those in which the plants create vast shaded areas, on hills or plateaus, up to volcanic and highly mineralized soils, to drier lands and clayey.

So where do Ernani's coffees come from?

Ernani collaborates with three different green coffee suppliers, who offer our team, every month coffee samples that are always updated.

And we are really grateful to them! Because in this way we can experiment, test, and constantly improve our blends or offer new single origins.

At the time of publication of this article, July 15, 2021, the coffees we have in production are ten, coming from South and Central America, Asia and Africa.

But let's see them specifically!

Let's start with the coffees we offer in single origin:

  • India, from which we buy the Kalledevarapura Estate and the Devagiri
  • Colombia, from which we select the Supremo Finca la Meseta
  • Brazil, from which we collect the Cerrado Bom Chocolate and the Caffè delle Donne
  • Ethiopia, which offers an excellent Sidamo
  • And soon also Guatemala Huehuetenango!

INDIA 

Our Indian coffee, in particular Kalledevarapura, the most used of the two, is an excellent coffee that grows around 1400m above sea level.

I admit, I'm biased!

Kalle is my absolute favorite coffee, thanks to its vast aromatic range, which ranges from ripe fruit to tobacco, from chocolate to vanilla, from flowers to citrus fruits. It is a truly exceptional coffee and perfectly roasted by our Paolo. Every time you taste it you discover a new aspect that makes you fall in love with it even more!

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You can get more information about the Indian Kalledevarapura Estate Pulped Sun-dried CLICKING HERE >>

In addition to Kalle, we also use Indian Devagiri in the blends, a distinctly acidic and fragrant coffee, perfect for making the blends fresher.

COLOMBIA

Colombian coffee, on the other hand, is much more fruity. It is a sweet and aromatic coffee, balanced by a light and fresh acidity. It is an excellent washed Arabica, which in my opinion expresses its full potential in filter extractions.

Grown in the Medellin region, as can be seen from the map below.

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Find more information about the Colombia Supremo Finca la Meseta CLICKING HERE >>

BRAZIL 

Brazilian coffees are generally natural Arabica, which do not carry defects, but not even great merits. This is why they are widely used in blends to create volume.

However, we opted for a gourmet Brazilian, awarded Specialty Coffee with a score of 83 out of 100.

It is really a particular Arabica coffee and affordable for anyone, since unlike the more classic Arabica, it is very sweet and not very acidic, with an intense chocolate aroma.

If you have never approached a single origin Arabica and would like to try, this is definitely for you!

It comes from the Cerrado region of Brazil and departs from the port of Santos.

For more information on the Brazilian Santos Cerrado Bom Chocolate CLICK HERE >>

Another Brazilian coffee, the Caffè delle Donne, is instead more acidic and fresh. A Specialty Coffee, with a score of 84/100, IWCA certified, coming from the Cachoeira farm with departure for export from Minas Gerais.

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If you want to know more about its history and the IWCA certification (international association of women in coffee) CLICK HERE >>

ETHIOPIA 

Ethiopia is the country where coffee was originally born. Production area of exceptional and world famous washed Arabica coffees.

And our Sidamo expresses just that!

A deep-sea coffee, grown around 1800 m above sea level, with intense citrus notes, a strong and pleasant acidity, as well as more floral notes. All balanced by the sweetness of white chocolate, devoid of bitterness.

Want to know more about the Ethiopian Sidamo? CLICK HERE >>

GUATEMALA 

It is not yet sold on the caffeernani.com website, but it will be coming really soon!

Guatemala Huehuetenango is an excellent sweet, creamy, full-bodied, fruity, chocolaty Arabica coffee. Balanced by a soft acidity. It is complete, balanced, fresh. I really can't wait to let you taste it!

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Let's now talk about Robusta coffees.

They are also carefully selected as they bring cream and body to our blends, but they must in no way bring with them unpleasant aromas or defects that would ruin the blend itself.

Our Canephora (robusta) coffees come from:

  • Tanzania 
  • Ivory Coast 
  • Congo 

TANZANIA 

Tanzania Superior comes from the Bukoba region and is a creamy and full-bodied coffee. Despite being a robust single origin, it is also excellent to drink even without sugar. A pleasant coffee on the palate, which is why it is used in almost all Ernani blends!

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You can view the blends at this LINK >>

IVORY COAST 

The Ivory Coast is an incredibly full-bodied coffee, with a dark chocolate flavor. Tasted as a single origin, it reminds of a hot chocolate, it is so dense.

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CONGO

Congo is an excellent Robusta that brings a dense body to the cup of our espresso.

Coming from the North East Congo region, it expresses intense notes of bitter cocoa.

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You can view the blends at this LINK >>

I hope I have answered your questions about where our coffees come from.

And if you still have some doubts, write us an email to shop@caffeernani.com or a message on whatsapp at +39 3756879940!

Martina Mazzoleni 

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