Coffee Fact Friday: How does altitude affect taste?


If you look at the profiles of our farmers on the GFE website, you will notice that we list the elevation in their farm details. Perhaps this leaves you wondering... why does elevation matter?

In general, higher elevations indicate lower temperatures, letting coffee cherries ripen more slowly, accumulating more sugars and ultimately resulting in a denser bean. And what does a denser bean mean? Fuller aroma, greater acidity, and a more complex and exciting flavor profile! #coffeefact

Learn more about the role of altitude and other factors that influence how a coffee ultimately tastes by watching this helpful video:

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