Coffee Guide for Wine Lovers

They are both made from fruit and have flavours influenced by the soil and climate in which they’re grown. But the similarities between coffee and wine don’t end there, from the way we taste them to the words we use to describe them, is it a wonder that many wine lovers also have a fondness for coffee?

If, like me, you turn to this alternative liquid essential during the working day, then you will no doubt enjoy this guide for wine lovers to finding your perfectly matched coffee.

Like wine, there are distinct regions of production in the coffee world -

Central America - These coffees are usually very balanced with a good mixture of smooth sweetness and some tart, fruity acidity.

South America - Similar to Central America, except Colombian coffee tends to be sweet and less acidic (even with some nutty hints), and Brazilian coffee has a less-clean after taste and is more chocolatey and a little creamier.

Africa - African coffees are usually described as complex, fruity and floral. With stronger, fragrant-rich and full-bodied flavours.

Asia - Asian coffees tend to be earthier and darker than most other blends.

So, can the similarities in terminology help you find your perfect coffee match? Why not give it a go...

If you drink Chardonnay...

Try Arabian,  The spicy, buttery flavours of these aromatic blends are well matched to those of a good chardonnay.

If you drink Pinot Noir or Merlot...

Try Central American, with floral highlights and light chocolate notes.

If you drink Syrah...

Try Dark Italian Roast, A classic espresso roast which has a dark, smoky richness.

If you drink Cabernet Sauvignon...

Try Indonesian, which have the same syrupy depth and flavours of bittersweet chocolate.

 

Let us know what your perfect cup holds today!