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Coffee Flavor Profiles

What Does This Coffee Taste Like?

On this page, you will find all Brown & Jenkins Single Origin Coffees listed based on the flavor that describes them best, so you can start with an easy point of reference when choosing your favorite brews.

What is “Coffee Profile?” Simply put, the Coffee Profile is how the coffee tastes, how it feels in the mouth, whether it feels sweet or earthy, rich or mild. As you might imagine, coffees from different regions of the world offer different profiles depending on climate, cultivation and harvesting methods, and roast. Cupping experts employ a wide range of minute criteria to assess each coffee, but for us everyday coffee lovers, flavor is key.

 

First, a Few Important Terms

Acidity - Acidity does not refer to a PH level; it refers to the sharpness of taste a sip impresses upon the palate. Mild acidity refers to a subtle taste sensation. Medium and high acidity refer to a sharper taste sensation.

Flavor - Flavor is the actual nuance of that taste, such as fruity, floral, chocolaty or nutty.

Body - At this level of interpretation, we are interested in the lingering impression a sip leaves in the mouth. Light body: the taste fades soon upon sipping. Medium and high body: The taste lingers longer.

 

COFFEE PROFILE PER REGION

AFRICAN COFFEE

 Kenya AA - Full body with notes of berries, citrus and light spices. High acidity.

 ................................................................................... Ethiopian Sidamo - Light body with tea-like, floral and blueberry undertones. High acidity. 

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Tanzanian PeaberryFull body with notes of wine, berry and cacao. High acidity.

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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICAN COFFEE

 
Brazilian Bourbon SantosLight body with citrus and fruit undertones. Light acidity.
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Colombian Supremo - Medium body, with notes of toasted nut and a pleasant caramel finish. Light acidity. Also available: Decaf Colombian Supremo.
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Costa Rican - Light body. Floral, with a pleasant citrus finish. Light acidity.
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Guatemalan AntiguaFull body with a flavor ranging from sugar to honey. Medium acidity.
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Mexican Altura - Medium body, with a delicate fruit and nut flavor. Light acidity.
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Organic PeruvianLight body with distinctive vanilla and nut undertones. Medium acidity. Also available: Decaf Organic Peruvian.
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INDONESIAN COFFEE
 
Estate Java - Full body with a pleasant spicy flavor and a hint of cacao. Medium acidity.
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Papua New GuineaFull body with well-balanced hints of currant and cacao. Medium Acidity.
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Sumatra Mandheling - Full body, earthy with licorice and cacao notes. Medium acidity.
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COFFEE PROFILE PER FLAVORNote that some coffees will be listed under more than one flavor category. Also note that good coffee flavor is distinct enough to give character, but not strong enough to overpower the brew. Simply CLICK on a coffee's name to go straight to it. 

Berry
Tanzanian Peaberry - Kenya AA
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Blueberry
Ethiopian Sidamo
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Caramel
Colombian Supremo - Decaf Colombian Supremo
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Citrus
Kenya AA - Costa Rican
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Cacao
Sumatra Mandheling - Estate Java - Papua New GuineaTanzanian Peaberry
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Floral
Ethiopian Sidamo - Costa Rican
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Fruity (other than citrus or berry)
Mexican Altura - Papua New Guinea
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Honey
Guatemalan Antigua
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Licorice
Sumatra Mandheling
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Nut
Mexican Altura - Colombian Supremo - Decaf Colombian Supremo - Organic Peruvian - Decaf Organic Peruvian
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Spicy
Estate Java - Kenya AA
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Vanilla
Organic Peruvian Decaf Organic Peruvian
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Wine
Tanzanian Peaberry 
 
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