Coffee Bean Bucket List: 5 Coffee Beans You Must Try

When you first started drinking coffee, you probably didn’t care about where your coffee came from or what it specifically tasted like – you just needed a jolt of caffeine in order to properly wake up in the morning. But if you’ve grown to become a serious coffee fan, you’d realise there’s actually a lot happening behind the scenes before your coffee reaches your tastebuds: anything from the variety of the coffee plant and where it’s grown to how recently the beans were roasted and how they’re brewed can influence its taste. True coffee lovers can attest to the fact that all no two coffee bean varieties are alike, so understanding what you’re looking for can go a long way towards helping you find the perfect one to suit your taste. If you’re looking to widen your coffee-drinking horizons, here are five coffee beans you should definitely try:

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

[caption id="attachment_6823" align="alignnone" width="1600"]coffee cherries of different colours growing on a coffee plant Every year, coffee cherries are harvested during the dry season when they are bright red, glossy and firm. Photo by Clint McKoy[/caption] Based on coffee lore, Ethiopia is said to be the birthplace of the coffee bean. So you know you’re in for a treat, but this is especially the case if your coffee beans are sourced from Yirgacheffe. This small town in the country’s southern reaches is famous for consistently producing some of the best coffee in the world. Yirgacheffe beans are traditionally wet-processed (i.e., the fruit – or coffee cherry – is washed off the green coffee bean soon after picking), lending it a br
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