When it comes to coffee, I’ve never been too interested. I don’t like the smell or taste and for that matter I don’t really care for hot beverages. However, I do find it interesting how beans are grown all over the world, making for a wide variety of flavors.
I find it fascinating how many options there are at the supermarket and at coffee shops.
Thrillist wanted to find out which countries produce the best beans so they “asked a group of 11 roasters and writers to weigh in”.
Using a points system- #1 picks earn 3 points, #2 gets 2 points and #3 gets 1 point, they “crowned the ultimate coffee-growing country, plus nine honorable mentions”.
The experts decided on a clear winner:
While looking a bit closer at the results, you’ll see that Ethiopia beat out the other countries in a landslide. As a continent, Africa placed 3 countries in the top 10, included first and second place. The America’s also had a very strong showing placing 6 countries on Thrillist’s Top 10.
Do you have a preference towards coffee from a particular country or region? If so, let us know where your favorite beans come from.
Find out about each of the Top 10 coffee growing countries here.
I saw a post from Points, Miles & Martinis earlier in the day that today is National Coffee Day. To celebrate, Dunkin’ Donuts is giving away free hot medium dark roast coffee today- September 29. Find more in the post from PMM here.