Brazil is the largest coffee producing country in the world, with a history of coffee production dating back to the eighteenth century. Brazilian coffee beans are known for being high quality and versatile. They can be used in a variety of beverages, from morning joe to espresso-based drinks to iced coffees. Here’s everything you need to know about different types of Brazilian beans and how they’ll affect your brew!
The Different Kinds of Brazilian Beans
Café: Also known as Brazilian Decaffeinated Coffee Beans, a café is a specialty bean that is roasted to obtain coffee with a unique flavor and aroma. This bean are the most common variety and most often used in typical Brazilian coffee blends. Most café beans are roasted to produce caffeine levels that range from less than 0.5% to 12%. Café beans are available in very small quantities and are typically from a small-scale producer and are more expensive than regular coffees.
Decaffeinated: Decaffeinated coffee beans are often made from roasted whole coffee cherries. Coffee cherries are the dark reddish-brown outer shells of the coffee bean. Decaffeinated coffee is the result of removing the contents of the coffee cherry.
How to Choose the Best Brazilian Coffee for You
To ensure an optimal cup of coffee, consider a few key details:
- Look for a beans that are high in color and flavor, like arabica and robusta. Both types have intense flavors and a delicate, creaminess.
- Resist the urge to buy more than one type. Brazil has the most varieties of coffee beans in the world, so try a different one each time you make a drink.
- If the beans aren’t labeled, look for a heavy roasting method, like internal fermentation, that enhances the flavor and aroma. Also, the bean is exposed to temperatures of over 100 degrees, so hold your nose. Some of the roasts can burn your lips!
- Pay attention to whether the beans are processed as whole beans or ground. The entire bean tastes better, but ground beans are better for brewing.
Tips on Brewing Your Perfect Cup
The perfect cup of coffee comes down to a combination of variables. Brew volume, water temperature, coffee quality and grind matter. For brewing method and method, you’ll need to ask your coffee roaster. For grind, you need to make sure the grind is coarse enough. If you don’t know the specific grind size, order a manual grind grinder online. Lastly, brewing water temperature and brewing time must also be determined. If the grind is too light, your coffee won’t have enough body, and if it’s too coarse, it’ll get bitter after it’s brewed. Here’s the correct way to brew different types of coffee!
There are three main types of coffee grinders, each suited to a different type of coffee.
Be sure to weigh your decision carefully. Brazilian beans are more expensive than other blends, but they offer quality in the morning, a jolt of caffeine in the afternoon, and a caffeine-free option at night. Brazil Coffee Exchange has an extensive variety of Brazilian beans, and they offer excellent customer service.