Mountain Blend Coffee consists of numerous high-grown Central American Coffees, as well as Colombian and Kenyan Coffees, all blended to perfection. The result, following a medium-roast, is a Coffee with a wonderfully nutty flavour and striking aroma. All of our Coffees, including our Mountain Blend, are roasted using the latest state-of-the-art Neuhaus Neotec fluidised air-bed system, which primarily uses convection heat transfer to roast the beans.
Ultimately, this ensures not only quality but also consistency. Once roasted, our Mountain Blend, as well as every Coffee, as well as every Tea and every Tisane, is packed fresh to order here in our Pluckley-based factory, nestled away within the captivating vistas of the Kentish countryside. We have worked with Coffee for over 30 years, with experience on our side. Our Mountain Blend Coffee is one such Coffee we are particularly proud of, one that Coffee connoisseurs choose time and time again. Is Mountain Blend Coffee to your taste, too? Find out today.
Central American Coffees find themselves often overshadowed by their South American counterparts. But is it entirely fair? Coffees are grown in most Central American countries, including Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and parts of Colombia (other areas of Colombia being in South America).
Contrary to popular belief, Mexico belongs to North America, not Central America, although the Coffee Industry has long associated it with the latter. However, there are stark differences between each country’s Coffee owing to a variety of climatic conditions and soils. Mexican Coffees, for example, are frequently classified as light or medium in body, while El Salvadorian Coffees are described as slightly spicy, slightly smoky and high in acidity.
As a result, it is difficult to characterise Central American Coffees from a generalised standpoint. Instead, one must look at each country, each region, each estate and draw one’s own conclusions. Seldom will a Coffee from Nicaragua taste the same as one from Guatemala, after all.
With that said, as a rule of thumb, Central America produces primarily, though not exclusively, washed arabica Coffee beans, ones well-suited to the addition of Kenyan and Colombian Coffees when it comes to our Mountain Blend. Arabica beans originate from the Coffea arabica species of the Coffea plant. They are often an older, more mature type of bean, one considered to be of better quality compared to a robusta bean.
Brewed Arabica beans have characteristically heavy aromas with smoother tastes and less caffeine (1.5% caffeine content) than Robusta beans. The differences in chemical make up do not stop at caffeine, however, as Arabica beans also contain 60% more lipids and almost twice the amount of natural sugars than Robusta beans do. When it comes to appearance, Arabica beans are long with a more curved central cut. It takes ten months to ripen before being ready for harvest. Nevertheless, once the beans are ripe, their flavours lend themselves to the blending of this Coffee.
Origin: Colombia (South America), Costa Rica (Central America) and Kenya (Africa).