The bean belt represents the regions where almost all (Arabica) coffee plants are grown. Read more about the bean belt below.
This time we’re talking beans & belts. After all, you, me and all those around us, start our day with a great cup of coffee but very few of us are really aware of the origin of the coffee we’re sipping. So, time for a little geography lesson!
The Bean Belt is basically the horizontal strip that lies in between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn in which almost all (Arabica) coffee plants are grown. Summarised by regions, the main coffee-producing countries are:
The Bean Belt
The Bean Belt provides the perfect climate for coffee beans to grow as coffee needs a pretty specific climate and environment in order to grow. To produce their best beans, coffee trees need to be grown at high altitudes in moist, tropical climates with both dry and rainy seasons and where there is rich soil. Other factors that affect the quality and flavour of coffee include the variety of the plant, the chemistry of the soil and the way the cherries are processed after being picked. In fact, the combination of factors is so complex, that quality and taste can even vary dramatically within a single plantation.
At Jones Brothers, our expert Roastmaster scours many of these in search for the best coffee he can then roast to perfection. We constantly test new samples, taste new beans and try new blends in order to keep our understanding and knowledge about coffee super fresh. Our coffee is then perfectly packaged in our Jones Brothers Coffee capsules and beans.
So the next time you pick up your favourite coffee, check out its origin, reflect on The Bean Belt and as you savour every sip, spare a moment to recognise the journey our beautiful beans have been through. From bean belt to conveyor belt. From crop to cup!
The Bean Team
Specialty coffee beans from Ethiopia with a floral aroma, zesty mandarin orange and a lovely strawberry sweetness. A bright, syrup like body. Medium acidity.
Specialty coffee beans from the Chiang Mai region in Northern Thailand with tasting notes of light peach, white grape, pink grapefruit and chai spiced undertone. Medium body, light cinnamon and dark chocolate aftertaste.
Our 2 origin Colombia and Guatemala House Blend is an easy drinking medium bodied and balanced coffee with a light floral aroma, sweet citrus undertones and a milk chocolate finish.
Single origin, specialty coffee beans from Colombia with tasting notes of dark chocolate and cherries. Sweet and creamy, full bodied.
Single origin, specialty coffee beans from Ethiopia with a light and floral aroma and a hint of lemons, it transforms into a delicious sweet treat.
A wonderful 4 origin blend of Central and South American coffees with the spicy addition from Indonesia. With sweet hints of marzipan and caramel, dark chocolate overtones and low to medium acidity.
Try all our beautiful dark-roast blends for a great trial price. Espresso whole bean coffees. **First order only.**
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