Since becoming a coffee and espresso fan, I wondered which country has the best coffee. Over the last few decades I’ve traveled to different parts of the world including Central America, Europe, Asia, the United States and Caribbean.
I Cannot Give My Opinion About Every Region
Only reason is despite traveling all over the world, I only became a coffee drinker around five years back.
So all the travel done before then, I missed out huge.
But There Was A Country Where I Tried Their Local Brand
While visiting this country for the third time, I heard so much hype about their coffee from that weekly visit. Only then I remembered hearing the same about their coffee from the two previous visits.
And that country I’m talking about is Cuba.
This happened back in 2008 and I cannot remember too much as it happened over a decade ago. But I do remember it had a strong, smooth taste. Some tourists were addicted and drank it nonstop.
Sometime in the future I may buy a bag of their coffee beans and give it another try.
Funny thing is I have visited Cuba four times and brought home bags of their coffee beans for my family every time.
Caribbean and South American Countries Produce Excellent Coffee
Many obsess over Cuban coffee and others love Dominican coffee. People enjoy Jamaican coffee as well. I’m sure other Caribbean countries have their own versions which people love. The warm climate and rich soil in these nations help produce the highest quality beans.
South American countries also produce high quality coffee beans. Two of the biggest exporters are Brazil and Colombia. The excellent climate there plays a factor. I have not visited either country so cannot go into detail about their coffee regions.
The Caribbean and South American countries produce some of the best coffee beans in the world.
But there is a different country where buying and trying different coffee is an experience on its own.
The Top Coffee Country Is Italy
Yes that is correct. I have visited Italy a few times and the coffee experience there makes it seem this is where it all originated. But here are some interesting facts.
- Italy did not invent coffee
- Their coffee beans are imported
- Italians mastered the roasting process
The Italians have made coffee into a way of life. Their beans are imported from Ethiopia and other countries. They use both Arabica and Robusta in their drinks with more focus on Arabica beans.
They have mastered the roasting process and are able to brew espresso with excellent crema.
This nation has developed all kinds of coffee drinks and has helped the coffee culture expand all over the world.
My Experience With Coffee In Italy
While in Rome there were cafes everywhere. We went into a few and tried their espressos. They were delicious and each of the cafes sold their own version of compatible Nespresso capsules.
Looking back sure wish I bought some. Actually looking back I wish we explored a lot more cafes in the city. But there was definitely one coffee experience I will never forget.
Before flying into Rome we booked a tour online. It was a Gelato and Espresso tour. On this we sampled different flavors of gelato and visited a few cafes throughout an area of Rome.
The last stop on the tour was a specific café and we were told the espresso here is famous. It was believable considering it was busy inside.
Before entering we were told this place makes an excellent espresso with VERY thick crema.
How thick was the crema you might ask?
It was so thick that I had a difficult time getting it into my mouth.
Normally as you sip on your espresso the crema flows into your mouth very easily. That didn’t exactly happen with me here. I had to use lots of effort to get a little bit into my mouth.
Never knew crema can be so thick.
From that experience my interest in coffee and espresso has grown.
Next Time I Visit Italy
Very soon will be returning to Italy for the third time. This may be the last for a long while.
Compared to the previous visits I will research good cafes in the local area and try some of their fancy drinks.
If each cafe sells their own Nespresso pods I will definitely make a purchase. Some of the Nespresso compatible capsules I have researched online, the ones with the best reviews are produced in Italy. Will definitely write a review once I try them.
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