The highest praised coffees in the world are of the Arabica species, originating in Ethiopia - which is coincidentally also the place of origin for the human species. Arabica coffee spread to other parts of the world throughout history, mutating and morphing into numerous new varietals. The practices of coffee agriculture have spread across the globe, being grown in high elevation territories throughout Latin America, Africa, and most recently, have begun thriving in Southeast Asia. Like wine and other culinary goods, the terroir in the coffee regions contributes to the finished product; wether grown side-by-side macadamia trees, cherry trees, intertwined with tea plantations, lycée orchards, and aromatic flowers. All this can contribute to new and unique flavors!
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