Our Top 3 Favorite Beans With Floral Notes

a pictuyre of coffee beans with fl;oral notes in a black coffee cup

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Coffee is a complex and wonderful beverage that provides us with energy and soul-soothing moments throughout the day. Whether you enjoy it first thing in the morning or during your break with friends or colleagues, coffee is your trustworthy friend who will get you through yet another day at work.

There is even a culture of coffee drinkers that transcends borders, languages, and cultures. But did you know different beans can have different flavors and aromas? 

For most connoisseurs out there, the place of origin (where the beans grow) says a lot about the type of beverage they are about to experience. Plus, they will always ask about the roasting process, bean size and texture, and even the brewing process. 

While it’s true that all these aspects matter, the taste of the coffee beverage is decided starting with the bean. Better yet, with what’s inside. The chemical structure of the beans is uniquely shaped by the place where it grows – the type of soil, sun exposure, water intake, nutrients, and more.

That’s how the coffee in your cup may end up having different flavor notes such as berry, fruit, grape, or even floral. 

Floral coffee notes are delicate and soft and come in a variety of flavors such as lavender, elderflower, rose, or eucalyptus. These beans are quite exquisite and it takes someone well-versed in tasting different types of coffee to tell them apart.

However, if you do know someone like this, special coffee beans with a floral flavor make the perfect gift. Pair it with a nice bouquet of flowers from Bouqs and you’re set!

But which beans are the best? Well, it’s all dependant on the taste, but if you don’t know which to choose, here are our top three favorite beans with floral notes so you can have your pick:

1.Ethiopian Beans (Yirgacheffe)

Ethiopian origin beans carry a bouquet of floral aromas such as rose, chamomile, and jasmine, with the latter two being a bit more pronounced. Overall, Ethiopian coffee (brewed and unbrewed) makes you think of an aromatic garden, in the warm summer sun of the morning. 

Quick note: Panamanian beans often carry the jasmine note (in case you want something more straightforward).

2.Kenyan Beans (AA)

Coffee beans from the Keny region are known for their black tea floral notes. Together with the rich aroma of black tea, these beans have a wine-like acidity which deepens and blends all the notes together.

Plus, if you really pay attention, there’s a chance you’ll also discover a few complex tones of berry and fruit. 

So, if you’re also a tea drinker, Kenyan beans may be more up your alley. 

3.Tanzanian Beans (Peaberry)

Tanzanian beans grow in mountain areas and have a bright, fruit-toned acidity. Once the first notes go away, you are left with a deep and rich flavor with hints of black currant, pineapple, citrus, and coconut.

Furthermore, all these flavors together create a nice and interesting floral taste that enchants the tongue and takes the taste buds for a fun ride.

Wrap Up

Now that you know which beans work best for an exquisite get-together, gather your closest friends and share a cup of joe! Of course, if you like things simple, a long black coffee may be a better fit for you. Regardless, coffee brings people together and sparks amazing conversations!