The aroma type: Spicy & strong

Nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, lots of body and little acid - our aroma type for rich and deep coffee aromas.

The aroma type “Spicy & strong”

This aroma type appeals to coffee fans who are looking for as little acidity and a more traditional coffee aroma. Intense and expressive - the profound flavor combination “strong & spicy” is anything but boring! We'll explain to you where the characteristic taste comes from and which coffees you absolutely have to try if you like these flavors.

The origin

How the origin influences the taste of your strong and spicy coffee.

Typically, beans with this flavor profile come from countries in Central America or South and Southeast Asia. Beans from India, for example, often have notes of dark chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg and are usually low in acidity and have a strong body.

The so-called “monsooning process” also comes from the Malabar region on the west coast of India. Here, the beans are laid out on the ground in open warehouses for fermentation and exposed to the monsoon. The humid monsoon climate takes over a large part of the processing of the coffee cherries. Therefore gives the coffee its "funky" spice, making it a popular choice for coffee fans who appreciate these rich flavors.

📍 Typical countries of origin: India, Honduras, Guatemala

The roasting

Roasting also plays a big role when it comes to the taste of your coffee.

During the roasting process, chemical reactions are triggered that promote the formation of aroma compounds.

For the strong and spicy notes, a medium to dark roast is often the best choice. A roast that is too light can result in the intense roasted flavors not being sufficiently developed, while a roast that is too dark can quickly become overwhelmingly bitter.

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Brew properly with the French press

Our brewing recommendation for the “strong & spicy” aroma type is the French press.

Our button box

Do you want to try out all of our aroma types right away? Then we have exactly the right thing for you! With our Tastebox we take you on a little taste journey through all five aroma types. Together with Impuls from Kiel, we selected exactly the right coffees for this. Try them out now!

More about our aroma types

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