According to the Mayas, cocoa is ‘the drink of God’ while coffee is merely mortal’s drink that even Gods would envy and reluctantly share their sacred drink to the humble mortal. However, do you know how long the journeys taken before this world’s favorite drink ended up in your cup every morning? The coffee’s ultimate journey below will give you a glimpse of roads that have been taken for a cup of blissful morning nectar.
Jamaica – Blue Mountain Coffee
Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee is also well known as “champagne of coffee”. Okay, somehow it is just weird imagining the combination of bitter coffee bean taste with the sparkling wine but since Jamaica is one of the countries where the best Arabica coffee come from, you cannot complain. The plantation located in the high peak of Blue Mountain is the best place to start learning about the coffee’s ultimate journey.
Mexico – Nutty Chocolaty Coffee Beans
Looking for a different variant of coffee? Try Mexico’s nutty chocolaty coffee beans. Well, it is not the name of the variety but coming from the Americas, the Arabica variant tastes a bit nutty and chocolaty which have been growing in Mexico. At least it is the general descriptions of coffee beans comes from Mexico. To find out more, you could visit Vera Cruz, Chiapas and Oaxaca where you could explore so many options of small coffee farms. To broaden your knowledge about coffee history in Mexico, they also have Mexican Coffee Institute that control the regulation of coffee exports to find out more about Mexico’s coffee industry.
Peru – Thousands of Unique Coffee Flavor
Nutty and chocolaty coffee beans are not your thing perhaps you should try to visit Peru where you could find more options of unique flavor of coffee and perhaps the only place you should go for the best espresso you ever tasted. The spectacular landscapes of Peruvian Andes and its wide temperature ranges are the main reasons why Peru has many options of coffee flavors which are categories into ‘mellow’, ‘aromatic’, ‘delicate’, even ‘bright’. Taking a peak on the coffee’s ultimate journey from Urubamba coffee plantation near Machu Pichu up to exploring Chanchamayo plantation in the higher altitude in the east of Lima.
Brazil – The Biggest Arabica Supplier
As the biggest coffee supplier in the world surely Brazil should be on the coffee’s ultimate journey list. The data said Brazil is covering 80% of coffee export in the world, hard to believe but it is true. For Arabica variety, Brazil is the expert though Brazil also good in Robusta but Brazil is merely fine in Espresso. Well, to start the ultimate journey in this country is kind of tricky considering how big Brazil is but as the start you could visit regions where the world’s best coffee beans were imported like Parana, Espirito Santos, Sul de Minas, Sao Paolo, Mogiana and Bahia.
Indonesia – Luwak Coffee Plantation
The popularity of luwak coffee is progressively increasing worldwide and well known as the most expensive coffee in the world. Luwak coffee roasted from coffee berries that have been eaten by Asian Palm Civet. The berries are not digested but instead they’ve been pooped out. Surley you have been wondering how could roasted coffee bean from the cat poop could be that expensive. To find out the answer you could explore some options of luwak coffee plantation located in Bali and Lombok Indonesia. The beauty of the places will charm you but the taste of luwak coffee will captivate you.
It is just a amazing how an ultimate journey is started just from a cup of morning coffee and coffee’s ultimate journey is definitely a travel idea a coffee’s fanatic should consider. No more instant coffee or expensive coffee retail during your travelling but a fresh coffee brew from the heart of coffee plantation.