Coffee flavour and tasting notes

I'm often asked why certain coffees taste different to each other. The biggest factors on flavour are varietal, environment, processing methods and roasting. I'm in charge of the last one.

Across the globe different countries and farmers adopt different varieties and methods. As a general guide you can expect the following characteristics:

Nutty: Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua

Chocolate: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua

Sweet Fruit: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Peru

Tart Fruit: Burundi, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda

Berry/Cherry/Raisin: Brazil, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Sulawesi, Yemen

Floral: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia

Earthy/Savory: India, Java, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Yemen