Looking for the Best Coffee in the World? Coffee is one of the most loved drinks in the world and the second biggest product in the world after petroleum. Hopefully, this article will give you an idea of how massive and deeply rooted our love affair with coffee is. Our love of coffee has been celebrated annually with International Coffee Day (1st October).
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History & Benefits:
Coffee is believed to have originated from Ethiopia as the coffee plant grows there naturally. Around 500 – 800 A.D, the coffee plant was then taken to Yemen by one of the great masters, who was based in the port city of Mocha.
Hence, the name of the popular coffee flavour came from this city.
From then on, coffee has been one of the most loved beverages in Asia, due to its stimulants and its sleep reducing effects. Around 1615, the buzz about coffee had reached Europe through travellers and merchants.
This coffee invasion was the start of the love affair of the western world, where they began setting up coffee houses for the rich, and it also became the centre of intellectual activities.
The most loved beverage also has beneficial effects. Coffee is naturally rich in antioxidants that can help rejuvenate your body and well-being. The Green Coffee is believed to help speed up your metabolism and as an aid to weight loss.
Caffeine is also one of the substances that can be found in these little brown beans, which is the reason why loads of people (including me) love it.
It’s the side effects of coffee that most of us are after to avoid the sleepiness and sluggish feeling during daytime or when needed.
Best Coffee in the World Quick Comparison
|Coffee Brand||Weight||Origin||Flavours||Check Prices|
|Island Blue -100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Ground Coffee||1 lb||Jamaica||Original||Check Price|
|Turkish Ground Coffee Mehmet Efendi||250 Grams||Turkey||Original||Check Price|
|Juan Valdez Colombian Coffee||340 grams||Colombia||Premium Cumbre||Check Price|
|Old Town White Coffee||600 Grams||Malaysia||3-in-1, Hazelnut, Less Sugar, Milk tea, 2-in-1 without Sugar||Check Price|
|Kopi Luwak or Civet Coffee||100 Grams||Indonesia||Original Sustainably Sourced||Check Price|
|Lavazza Qualita Rossa Roast and Ground Coffee||250 grams||Italy||Variety||Check Price|
The list of the different types of coffee and the “best coffee in the world”
1. Jamaican Blue Mountain
Grown on the top of the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, this is one of the most expensive coffee in the world. Only a limited amount of Blue Mountain coffee bean is produced yearly.
This Caribbean produce is massively exported to Japan. It has a beautiful bold taste and powerful kick of caffeine to keep you awake for hours. I tried this coffee for the first time when I visited Jamaica; I instantly love it!
2. Turkish Coffee
A must and trademark in every corner of the Ottoman empire. The preparation up to the serving of Turkish coffee has a character of its own;
Good Turkish coffee should be made in a copper cezve (a small pot that’s used to simmer the coffee) to ensure the prime taste and quality of the coffee.
The thick and frothy consistency of the coffee is delicious and something that you should try when you visit Turkey. The Turkish coffee is typically served with water to help cleanse your palate ready for the strong taste of the coffee.
3. Colombian Coffee
This coffee will give you a good kick of caffeine and comes in different strengths (whichever you might prefer).
Colombian coffee has a respected reputation in the coffee industry; This is the third-largest type of coffee production in the world.
4. Old Town White Coffee
If you like the sweet blend type of coffee, this is for you!
My Singapore-based friend gave me a massive bag of this sweet and smooth coffee. This coffee blend is originally from the Ipoh, Malaysia. The coffee is roasted with margarine for a short period and served with condensed milk.
5. Civet or Luwak Coffee
Civet Coffee is one of the most expensive and best coffee in the world. Civet or Luwak Coffee is made from the faeces of the Asian Palm Civet. It might sound disgusting, but this little fella’s (Palm Civet) poo can be considered as gold!
Please be aware to make sure that you will only support Luwak Coffee that is sustainably farmed. In some places, the health and living conditions of the Asian Palm Civet are not well looked after by the farmers!
6. Italian Coffee
When it comes to passion for food and drinks clearly Italians mastered their craft really well. Coffee is a very serious business in Italy, so it has to be treated with utter respect and a bit of research before you utter any random coffee lingo! Hence, it’s no surprise that Italian coffee is considered one of the best coffee in the world.
Every time I visit Italy, no mornings would be complete without a cup of freshly brewed Italian coffee paired with a croissant.
When I visited Florence and went to a coffee shop, without thinking I uttered the words “latte, please” when I placed my order. Of course, the barista gave me a cup of hot milk.
In Italy, Latte means milk! I felt so dumb and just stick to my order! lesson learned. Caffè a.k.a. Italian coffee is a strong shot of espresso.
The majority of the known coffee blends nowadays that you can get from your coffee shops are with Italian names. Perfect examples of these are cafe latte, americano, macchiato and cappuccino. It is customary in Italy to offer or drink caffè after dinner.
So there’s you have it!
These my bet for the best coffee in the world and I’m sure you can add some more different types of coffee that you personally love.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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Ryazan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management. She also has more than 10 years of work experience gained from working in the hotel and travel sectors in Asia and Europe. Her work has been featured and published on Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Discovery Channel, World Travel Guide, MSN, CNBC, GMA, Lonely Planet and many more. She is currently living in the UK as a dual citizen (British – Filipina). Join her on travelling around the globe with a mission to share the best of the world.