Soil, altitude, temperature and rainfall all affect flavour. Well grown, cleanly harvested and properly roasted coffee lets you taste regional flavours in the cup.
Central America: Expect a well balanced cup with a good mixture of smooth sweetness and some tart, fruity acidity. Some spice and cocoa notes may be present. Snark offerings: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica.
South America: These coffees are similar to the Centrals; they are light and mild. There is a mellow acidity and strong caramel sweetness, with a hint of nutty undertones. Snark offerings: Peru
Asia: Tasting notes are deep and dark. There is a hint of meaty earthiness with an aromatic spiciness. Roasted to a medium+ there are smoky and toasted flavours with a long lasting finish that recalls very dark, unsweetened cocoa. Snark offerings: Sumatra
Africa: These coffees are quite complex, offering distinctive wine and fruit tones with a fragrant floral aroma. Snark offerings: Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania.