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How do you name coffee beans? Introduction to the naming rules of boutique coffee beans

Published: 2024-06-25 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/06/25, Many friends who come to Qianjie coffee for the first time, faced with a list of half a hundred types of coffee beans on the small blackboard, will more or less fall into difficulty in choosing, and some guests who do not drink coffee often ask, "are these beans, right?" aren't Bach and Mozart musicians? " So, I'll give it to everyone in front of the street today.

Many friends who come to Qianjie for the first time will have difficulty in choosing when faced with a list of half a hundred types of coffee beans on the small blackboard, and some guests who don't drink coffee often ask, "are these beans, right?" aren't Bach and Mozart musicians? " So, today in front of the street, let's answer those things about the names of coffee beans.

In the early era when the concept of boutique coffee was not yet born, coffee beans did not put too much emphasis on all kinds of detailed traceability information, but simply and directly adopted the naming method of the region where the manufacturer was located, and then sold in large quantities to consumer areas. For example, Colombian coffee named after the country, Java coffee named after the producing area, mocha coffee named after the transport port, and blue mountain coffee named after the mountains, and so on.

"Blue Mountain Coffee Raw Bean barrel"

This mode of production and marketing has changed with the continuous expansion of the coffee consumption market. after entering the new era of high-quality coffee, the unique "regional flavor" has been discovered, and the traceability information of coffee beans has been concerned by practitioners and consumers. Yejia Xuefei producing area is one of the best examples, and then subdivided into planting villages, processing plants, such as Yega Xuefei's Guoding Cooperative, Konga Cooperative and so on.

With the increasing attention to the source of coffee, many businessmen have also devoted themselves to this link, setting up their own coffee farms, which are responsible for a series of problems such as production, sales, materials, and so on. therefore, they use the name of their own manor to promote their own coffee beans, hence the name. Such as Panamanian Emerald Manor, Alida Manor and so on.

In order to improve the quality of local coffee beans and improve the enthusiasm of producers, coffee-producing countries often hold coffee raw bean competitions to rank and award high-quality raw coffee beans according to an objective evaluation standard. So many coffee beans will be named according to their rankings. The common raw bean competitions are BOP (Best of Panama) in Panama, COE (Cup Of Excellence) in America, and TOH (Taste of Harvest) in Africa. For example, the TOH that has been on the shelves on Qianjie is the champion of the water washing group of the 2020 TOH raw bean competition.

In addition to the raw bean competition, the beans used in the more ornamental barista professional competition will also become the object of everyone's attention. In order to find the unique flavor of coffee, the participating baristas will cooperate with different coffee farms and bring them to the competition field to make people know a bean more intuitively through different brewing techniques and characteristic introductions. The beans chosen by the winners are also known by more people.

For example, "Huakui", Li Jianfei, runner-up in China in the 2017 World Coffee Brewing Competition, beat the then "ever-winning General" Rose Xia with Humbera Coffee beans, the champion of the TOH tanning group. Coffee beans, as a kind of crops, climate change will also affect the performance of flavor every year. Therefore, DW, a raw bean manufacturer, named the sun-dried beans from the Buku Abel processing plant the "Sakuran" name of that year, and named it the Sakuran X.0 series year by year. It should be noted that the name "Sakuran" is mostly popular in China. If you want to try this bean from a foreign roaster, you still need to search back to the Buku Abel processing plant.

Some coffee beans are named after varieties to emphasize the uniqueness of their varieties. For example, we are familiar with the rosy summer, as well as the hot claw in recent years. There are also those named after the output of a specific action or project, such as Yega Chuefei sun-tanned cherries in front street, which are sun-drying batches from the Ethiopian Red Cherry Project.

In addition to these naming rules, Mantenin coffee, such as Indonesia, is not a place name or variety, but comes from a misunderstanding. Due to too many kinds, different mantenins will be named after origin, raw bean characteristics, brands, such as PWN gold manning, old manning and so on.

When coffee beans are treated in a unique way to form some unique flavor, merchants will also choose a name that is easy to associate, such as Honduran sherry barrel coffee fermented in whisky barrels and Dorothy coffee with rich white peach oolong aroma.

Some high-quality and rare coffee beans will be treated with raw beans or rated in the country, such as Blue Mountain one in Jamaica and washed AA coffee in Kenya. In addition, the brand hierarchical naming launched by the producers themselves is now more common, and the rose summer coffee of the Jadeite Manor is divided into competitive bidding, red bidding and green bidding.

Going back to the original guest's question, "Bach" and "Mozart" coffee beans are two beans from the musicians' series at Carnet Manor in Costa Rica, as well as Beethoven and Chopin.


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