COFFEE PROFILES

Determine which coffee taste suits you best

The production and consumption of coffee worldwide increases rapidly. Whether you are a coffee connoisseur or just a lover of coffee it may benefit you to know the different types of coffee profiles - helping you to determine which coffee is perfect for you.

Royal Coffee Roasters provides you with a detailed information on each coffee profile including the origin, region, grade, altitude and more. Explore the different coffee profiles and find out what your coffee taste is.

COLOMBIA
BUCARMANGA

FULL ROAST AND A MEDIUM ROAST

Colombia Bucarmanga

Origin Colombia
Region Bucaramanga
Grade Strictly high grown EP (European Preparation)
Type Washed Arabica
Altitude 1,700 meters
Coffee Strain Caturra
Harvest / Season April to May and then October to December
Processing Method Wet method (washed)
Cup Profile Fruity aroma. Citric acidity. Complex dried fruit (think rum and raisin) flavour with a buttery finish. You have to try this!

 

NICARAGUA
COFFEE

MEDIUM ROAST

Nicaragua

Origin Nicaragua
Region Cortes
Grade SHG (Strictly High Grown) /EP (European Preparation)
Altitude 1,035 meters
Coffee Strain Varietal Typica, Caturra, Yellow Catuaí , Catuaí , Catimor and Bourbon varieties are grown on the farm
Harvest / Season November to March
Processing Method The coffee is washed and sun-dried as well as placed in dryers to achieve a moisture content of +- 11%
Cup Profile Sweet aroma with fruit notes. Citric acidity. Complex fruit flavours with slight cocoa in the aftertaste.

COLOMBIA
EXCELSO

DECAF CO2
CITY ROAST

Colombia Excelso

Origin Colombia
Grade Excelso
Type Decaf Carbon Dioxide (CO2) process
Decaffeinated by Coffein Compagnie, Bremen
Caffeine Content Processes Coffee (average) 0.023%
Caffeine Free 99.9%
Coffee Strain Caturra
Decaf Method When carbon dioxide gas is cooled and placed under pressure, it becomes a liquid. In this state it is able to bind with the caffeine molecule in green beans as the carbon dioxide acts as a magnet. Green coffee is soaked in containers of liquid carbon dioxide until the caffeine is “soaked out”. The carbohydrates and proteins in the coffee bean are not affected and they attribute to the flavour and smell after roasting. The purity of the coffee is assured because of the extremely low boiling point of carbon dioxide. The CO2 can now be recycled and used in other commercial products.
Cup Profile Full bodied aroma. Creamy mouth-feel with notes of chocolate and caramel sweetness in the finish.

COSTA
RICA

CITY ROAST

Costa Rica

Origin Costa Rica
Region Tarrazu – Central Costa Rica
Grade Santa Rosa EP (European Preparation
Altitude 1,900 meters
Coffee Strain Varietal Caturra
Harvest / Season November to February
Processing Method Wet method (washed)
Cup Profile Slight caramel aroma. Has acidity and mild body. Berry notes in the flavour with a sweet aftertaste.

 

GUATEMALA

SHB/EP
CITY ROAST

Guatemala

Origin Guatemala
Farm El Morito
Location Jalapa, Mataquescuintla
Grade SHB (Strictly Hard Bean)/EP (European Preparation)
Type Washed Arabica
Altitude 1,400 to 1,550 meters
Harvest / Season January to April
Drying Process Sun
Mill Wet
Annual production 633.33 (69 kilogram bags)
Cup Profile Sweet chocolatey aroma. Bright cup with hints of dark chocolate. Caramelised sweetness in the finish.

 

BRAZIL

FULL ROAST

Brazil

Origin Brazil
Grade Santos NY 2/3 Screen 17/18
Type Unwashed Arabica
Altitude 600 – 1,000 meters
Climate Tropical
Coffee Strain Brazil Santos is usually used as a grading term for Brazilian coffee rather than a variety of Arabica. The name refers to the port in Brazil where coffee passed through and was regarded as higher quality than “Brazilian coffee”. Brazil Santos is usually of the Bourbon variety.
Harvest / Season June to September
Picking Method Strip picking or mechanical harvesting
Processing Method Dry Process (unwashed)
Cup Profile Nutty aroma. Has acidity and good body. This is a balanced cup with a creamy mouth-feel and a smooth finish with a nutty aftertaste

 

ETHIOPIA

FULL ROAST

Ethiopia

Origin Ethiopia
Region Yirgacheffe
Grade Grade 2
Type Washed Arabica
Altitude 1,800 to 1,900 meters
Coffee Strain Heirloom varieties
Harvest / Season November to January
Processing Method Wet method (washed)
Cup Profile Clean sweet (citrusy) aroma. Citrus acidity, pleasant lemon zesty flavour with a distinct sweetness. Very smooth finish with velvet mouth-feel

 

UGANDA
BUGISU AA

FULL ROAST AND
A MEDIUM ROAST

Uganda Bugisu

Origin Uganda
Grade Bugisu AA
Type Washed Arabica
Altitude 1,500 to 2,300 meters
Harvest / Season October to February
Processing Method Wet method (washed)
Cup Profile Crop Year 2015 – Dark chocolate aroma – slight hint of roasted nuts. Very good acidity and body. Some dark chocolate notes coming through in the aftertaste.

 

INDONESIA

CITY ROAST

Indonesia

Origin Indonesia
Grade Mandheling Grade 1
Type Washed Arabica
Altitude 1,000 to 1,650 meters
Coffee Strain Toraja
Harvest / Season October to March
Processing Method Wet Hulled
Cup Profile Fruity aroma. Bright cup with pleasant flavour, good body and pure dark chocolate after-taste. Slight fruited aroma. Good body with distinct dark chocolate in the after-taste.

KENYA

CITY ROAST

Kenya

Origin Kenya
Grade AB/C grade
Type Washed Arabica
Altitude 1,500 to 2,100 meters
Climate Equatorial and influenced by Monsoon and Indian Ocean trade winds
Coffee Strain Typica and SL28
Harvest / Season November to February (Main Crop 80%) and June to July (Fly Crop 20%). Rainfall March to May and October to December
Processing Method Wet method (washed)
Cup Profile Sweet fruity aroma. Citric acidity with good body and lemony flavour. Very nicely balanced cup

INDIA
PLANTATION

MEDIUM ROAST

India Plantation

Origin India
Grade Plantation A
Type Washed Arabica
Altitude 700 to 1,200 meters
Varietal Caturra, Catimor (Cauvery), Kent and SL9
Harvest / Season October to December
Processing Method Washed, sun-dried and mechanically dried
Cup Profile Spicy aroma. Slight lemony flavour with hints of dark chocolate in the finish

 

Our Blends

BLACK
GOLD

FULL ROAST AND
CITY ROAST

Black Gold Blend

Blend It is a two bean blend from East Africa and Central America
Serving suggestions It is a good all round coffee blend that makes a sweet smooth Espresso, a creamy Cappuccino and a full bodied Americano.
Taste Profile Rich dark caramel flavor with a sweet hint of citrus.

MOCHA
JAVA

FULL ROAST AND
CITY ROAST

Mocha Java

Blend It is a three bean blend from Indonesia and Guatemala
Serving suggestions Makes a nice strong Cappuccino and a sweet Americano
Taste Profile Full bodied with bittersweet chocolate undertones and a hint of fruitiness

CAFE
BLEND

MEDIUM ROAST

Café Blend

Blend A two bean blend from Central and South America
Serving suggestions It is a special blend for Cappuccinos and milk base coffee drinks
Taste Profile A smooth rich coffee with soft chocolate undertones and a sweet smooth finish

ROYAL
ESPRESSO

DARK ROAST

Royal Espresso

Blend A two bean blend from Central and South America
Serving suggestions Makes a smooth dark espresso with low acidity or a strong full cappuccino
Taste Profile A full smooth smoky flavored taste with a floral undertones with low acidity

Determined the coffee taste that suits you best?