A Breakdown of Coffee Ingredients from Guatemala, Burundi, and Brazil

We all know that coffee can come in various flavors (here’s looking at you french vanilla coffee), and the beans can come from different countries.

You may know that Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world. But do you know what makes Brazilian coffee different from Colombian coffee?

Before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s focus on three coffee beans: Guatemala, Burundi, and Brazil.

The Capital of Guatemala is “G”

Actually, it’s not. It’s Ciudad de Guatemala—but I bet I confused your brain enough to entice you to keep reading now. While I’m positive you’ve heard of Guatemalan coffee, do you know what makes it different from others?

Guatemalan coffee typically has a full-body flavor aided by hints of chocolatey cocoa and a sweetness akin to toffee. Depending on the growing region means that there will be slight changes to the taste of the coffee.

Coffee from Guatemala comes from one of seven regions: Fraijanes Plateau, Antigua, Highland Huehuetenango, Rainforest Coban, Volcan San Marcos, Nuevo Oriente, and Atitlan.

Each one of these coffees will have distinguishing characteristics in its flavor profile. Antigua coffee (one of the most popular kinds of Guatemala coffee) has a complex flavor profile while having hints of cocoa.

Highland Huehuetenango coffee tends to have a fruit-forward flavor, a floral aroma, and a sweet taste that stays on the palate.

Despite the fact you may be buying “Guatemalan coffee,” you have quite a choice in what you want to be drinking. We recommend our Carver’s Dream if you’re going to sip on some Guatemalan coffee.

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If you’re looking for a coffee that will have hints of fruit flavors, then this is the one for you. Burundi is often described as having a delicate berry flavor, rich body, and a floral smell with hints of pineapple, blueberry, or citrus.

While Burundi coffee isn’t one of the leading powerhouses of coffee, it offers a delightful and delicate taste. Much like other coffees, Burundi coffee has different growing regions. The central areas are Buyenzi, Kayanza, Ngozi, and Muyinga.

If you’re looking for a delicious Burundi coffee, you can always try Motherland coffee!

Brazilian Coffee is Extraordinary


We’ve already established that Brazil is the coffee kingpin. Most of the Brazilian coffee that you’ll find is Bourbon Santos; the name is due to the coffee being shipped out of the port of Santos. Coffee from Brazil is known to have a nutty flavor with a hint of chocolate.

Brazil also exports roughly 90% of the world’s espresso beans! All of those lovely macchiatos you’re buying most likely have Brazilian espresso beans in them!

Are you intrigued by Brazilian coffee? Don’t worry; if so, try the Brazilian Cake Lady blend.

Red Bay Coffee, strives to create beautiful coffee, fair relationships, and delicious living experiences every single day. Contact them at 510-399-2441 or email at

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