Ernani Coffee uses as many as 10 different coffees, available both as single-origins and in expertly blended blends.
But where do these coffees come from?
Where do they grow?
These are the questions we are most frequently asked, driven by curiosity to know a little bit more about the coffee being tasted.
Coffee plantations are found in the tropical belt, which is that strip of land around the world enclosed between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
This belt is called the Coffee Belt: the coffee belt.
Consider that the world’s largest producer of arabica coffee is Brazil, while the top country for robusta crops is Vietnam.
That said, the countries that make up the Coffee Belt are varied and numerous, and each produces completely different coffees. In fact, the variety of these territories is very wide, ranging from those characterized by strong sunlight to those in which plants create vast shaded areas, on hills or plateaus, to volcanic and highly mineralized soils and drier, clayey soils.
So where do Ernani’s coffees come from?
Ernani collaborates with three different suppliers of raw coffee, who offer us on the team, each month, constantly updated coffee samples.
And we are really grateful for that! Because in this way we can experiment, test, and constantly improve our blends or offer new single-origins.
At the current time of publication of this article, which is July 15, 2021, we have ten coffees in production from South and Central America, Asia, and Africa.
But let’s look at them specifically!
Let’s start with the coffees we offer in single-origin:
- India, from which we purchase the Kalledevarapura Estate and the Devagiri
- Colombia, from which we select the Supremo Finca la Meseta
- Brazil, from which we collect Cerrado Bom Chocolate and Women’s Coffee.
- Ethiopia, which offers excellent Sidamo
- And soon the Guatemalan Huehuetenango as well!
Our Indian coffee, particularly Kalledevarapura, the more widely used of the two, is an excellent coffee that grows around 1400 m above sea level.
I admit, I am biased!
Kalle is my absolute favorite coffee because of its wide range of aromas, ranging from ripe fruit to tobacco, chocolate to vanilla, flowers to citrus. It is truly exceptional coffee and roasted to perfection by our Paolo. Every time you taste it you discover a new aspect that makes you fall even more in love with it!
In addition to Kalle, we also use Indian Devagiri in the blends, a distinctly acidic and fragrant coffee that is perfect for making cooler blends.
Colombian coffee, on the other hand, is much fruitier. It is a sweet and aromatic coffee, balanced by a light, 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.
Brazilian coffees are generally natural Arabicas, which do not carry flaws, but neither do they carry great merits. This is why they are widely used in blends to make volume.
However, we opted for a gourmet Brazilian, awarded Specialty Coffee with a score of 83 out of 100.
It really is a distinctive Arabica coffee that is affordable for anyone, since unlike the more classic arabica coffees, it is very sweet and low in acidity, with an intense chocolate aroma.
If you have never approached a single-origin Arabica and would like to try it, this is definitely for you!
It comes from the Cerrado region of Brazil and departs from the port of Santos.
Another Brazilian coffee, the Women’s Cafe , on the other hand, is more acidic and fresh. A Specialty Coffee, with a score of 84/100, IWCA certified, from the Cachoeira farm leaving for export from Minas Gerais.
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 highland coffee, grown around 1800 m above sea level, with intense citrus notes, a distinct and pleasant acidity, as well as more floral notes. This is balanced by the sweetness of white chocolate, which is devoid of bitterness.
It is still not sold on caffeernani.com , but it will come really soon!
Guatemala Huehuetenango is an excellent sweet, creamy, full-bodied, fruity, chocolaty Arabica coffee. Balanced by soft acidity. It is complete, balanced, fresh. I’m really looking forward to being able to give it a taste!
Now let’s talk about robusta coffees.
They too are carefully selected in that they bring cream and body to our blends, but in no way should they carry unpleasant aromas or defects that would spoil the blend itself.
Our Canephora (robusta) coffees, come from:
- Ivory Coast
Tanzania Superior comes from the Bukoba region and is a creamy, full-bodied coffee. Although it is a single-origin robusta, it is also great to drink without sugar. A palatable coffee, which is why it is used in almost all Ernani blends!
Ivory Coast is an incredibly full-bodied coffee with a dark chocolate flavor. Tasted in single-origin, it is reminiscent of hot chocolate, so thick.
Congo is an excellent robusta that brings a dense body to our espresso cup.
Sourced from the Northeast region of Congo, it expresses intense notes of bitter cocoa.
I hope I have answered your questions regarding the origin of our coffees.
And if you still have any doubt write us an email to email@example.com or message us on whatsapp at +39 3756879940 !