Many people drink mass produced coffee either in instant form or percolated but the real coffee lovers choose their beans carefully and amongst those, many think of Kopi Luwak and Civet Coffee as being the among the best for their medicinal value. There are many good coffee beans though and these are perhaps the top 10 most popular coffee beans in the world.
Zimbabwe Chipinge Coffee
This deliciously aromatic coffee has a citrus flavor that shines through any acidity. This coffee is known for having a good balance and its taste among other good African coffees is considered to be one of the best.
Uganda Bugisi Organic Coffee Beans
This coffee has a sweet taste with a slight hint of tomato. The coffee is probably at its best when it is full roasted as this brings out the fullness of the coffee, for which it is renowned.
Grown on the highland slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, this coffee is renowned for its fruity taste, with hints of blackcurrant seeping through. The coffee has a medium body and is said to be at its best when half roasted, as then it has a fruity aroma.
Arabian (Yemen) Mocha Coffee
This coffee has an exotic blend and possesses a wonderful wilderness flavor with its intense taste.
Nicaragua Segovia Coffee Beans
There are many connoisseur coffee beans grown in Nicaragua but this is said to be the best. These beans are known as elephant beans and are the largest coffee beans in the world. The coffee is thought to be at its best half roasted when it has its most intense flavor and aroma.
Indonesian Java Arabica Coffee Beans
These beans came about by accident after a ship from Java landed ion the old city of Mocha. This, the resultant coffee is said to have a rich vibrancy to its taste.
Kenya Coffee Beans
Grown on the plateaus of Mt. Kenya, this is widely thought to be the best of the sweet and fruity African coffees. The best of these beans are supposedly the Kenya AA beans which are grown at a certain height.
Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Beans
These beans are especially sought after by the espresso drinkers. The coffee has a unique sweet chocolate flavor which has a total lack of bitterness. This coffee has a complex, refined quality with a nutty aroma.
These are known as a gourmet bean that have a full flavor and an aroma that is somewhat nutty. Its complex flavor is perhaps sweet with a touch of a mix of chocolate and licorice. This is widely thought to be the best among several coffee beans that come from Sumatra.
Sulawesi Coffee Beans
This is thought by many, to be the best coffee in the world. Coming from the high mountain areas these beans have a mix of chocolate and fruit in their taste. Singling out the best of these beans, many seek the Sulawesi Toraja which provides a rustic sweetness when dark roasted. Processed by a ‘wet-hull’ method these beans become chaff less green, which is thought as, as one of its gourmet qualities.