Kona coffee is the market name for coffee cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Only coffee from the Kona Districts can be described as "Kona". The Kona growing region is about 2 miles long and ranges in altitude from 600 ft. to 2500 ft. Kona has approximately 600 small farms.
Cafe Mocha takes its name from the Red Sea coastal port of Mocha, Yemen, which was a dominant exporter of coffee to the areas around the Arabian Penisula in the 15th century. Although the port closed in AD 1800. the name still continues to be used with. The term "caffe mocha" is not used in Italy nor in France, where it is referred to as a "mocha latte". Caffe Mocha is based on hot milk and espresso with addition of chocolate.
What makes Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee so great? There are many factors, but it is important to be sure you are getting an authentic, unblended, Blue Mountain coffee. The climate in the Jamaica Blue Mountains is cooler than the rest of Jamaica. The reduced sunlight due to the cloud cover slows down the development of the coffee cherry. The long maturation has a very positive effect on the aroma and taste of the coffee produced from these trees.
Kopi Luwak Coffee is produced from the coffee beans that have been consumed by mongoose. The coffee beans would have to first pass through the digestive system of the animals. The Civet, a cousin to the Mongoose, lives in the jungles. Upon ingesting the beans, a natural process occurs which alters the bean’s properties, removing its bitterness and introducing flavorful notes of exotic jungle fruits.
In 1624, the Dutch East India Company saw Taiwan as a likely coffee plantation, and that was when the now famous coffee growing area of Gukeng, in Yunlin County, is thought to have first cultivated Coffea arabica. Gukeng and DongShan are the major area for Taiwan coffee.
The primary growing regions (included on the map) are those surrounding Mt. Kenya (Nyeri, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Embu and Meru), Nakuru, Machakos, and Kiambu (mostly estates, includes towns and coffees labeled Ruiru, Thika, Juja and Makuyu).
The primary growing regions: Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi (Celebes, Toraja), Java, Timor, & Papua