7grams coffee world
The coffee industry has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, known as the “third wave revolution of coffee.” It emphasizes the variety, origin, cultivation, roasting, and preparation of coffee. 7 grams is bringing this revolution to Australia by offering coffee from small farms worldwide. Here are 9 interesting facts about 7 grams coffee:
- Coffee Varieties: Arabica and Robusta are the two main coffee varieties, with Arabica accounting for 70% of the market and Robusta for 30%. Arabica has a balanced, not too sour or sweet, taste and a good level of acidity, while Robusta has a bitter, stronger, and nuttier taste.
- Coffee Belt: Most coffee grows in 50 countries along the “coffee belt,” a strip near the equator in America, Africa, and Asia. Each country has unique taste, aroma, texture, and color characteristics due to differences in soil and growing environment.
- Largest Exporter: Brazil is the largest coffee exporter in the world, with coffee grown in various regions of the country. The Yellow Bourbon beans from Louise Alberto’s farm are a popular sub-variety with a fruity-lemon aroma and berry/raisin taste.
- India’s Coffee Tradition: India is another leading coffee exporter, with a coffee tradition dating back to 1600. Coffee is grown in southern India, with equal distribution of Robusta and Arabica. Ramesh Raja, a third-generation coffee maker, grows coffee in monsoon-blessed clay soil with a noticeable presence of spices, low acidity, and a round body.
- Sumatra Coffee: Sumatra is famous for coffee grown in volcanic soil, considered one of the highest quality varieties. Sia Abdullah’s coffee beans grown at 1,700 feet above sea level have a warm caramel taste with hints of white pepper, butter, and nutmeg. Sia formed the Gaio People’s Tower Collective to empower local coffee farmers.
- Colombian Coffee: Colombia is known for its high-quality Arabica coffee, grown in the Andean mountain region. Colombian coffee is considered mild and well-balanced, with notes of chocolate and fruit.
- Ethiopian Coffee: Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of coffee and is known for producing unique and diverse coffee varieties. Ethiopian coffee has a bright and fruity taste with a wine-like acidity.
- Mexican Coffee: Mexican coffee is grown in the southern state of Chiapas and is known for its smooth, chocolatey taste. Mexican coffee farmers focus on sustainable agriculture practices.
- Guatemalan Coffee: Guatemalan coffee is grown in the high mountain region of the country and is known for its rich, chocolatey, and nutty taste. Guatemalan coffee is also grown using sustainable farming methods.