FAMOUS EXOTIC COFFEE LOCATIONS
The quality of a coffee depends largely on the conditions it grows in. Altitude, soil and weather all play a part. A few privileged locations combine the best conditions with other special characteristics. It’s these places which are home to some of the most famous exotic coffees:
Jamaica Blue Mountain High altitude and rich volcanic soil, low rainfall and dense cloud cover make for a slow growth but complex and rewarding flavour.
Hawaiian Kona The coffee-growing region on the western slopes of the Big Island of Hawaii island combines the right elevation with rich and porous volcanic soil. The climate is very gentle, with sunny mornings and afternoon showers, little wind and mild nights.
Ethiopian Kaffa Coffee was reputedly first drunk in Ethiopia. What makes some Ethiopian coffees especially unusual is that they are harvested from trees growing in the wild.
Yemen Mocha Mocha is one of the first cultivated coffees and is named after the Yemeni port of Mocha, from where it was exported to the world. It is grown in the mountains near the Red Sea in traditional manner.