A Sampling of our Regional Favorites In 2024

By Coffee Commitment

Last Update: May 1, 2024

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There are numerous factors that affect the flavor of coffee. Plant variety, soil, altitude, and weather are all factors in the flavor of coffee. However, some regions are very distinct with their flavor profiles.

Variations in the way cherries are processed after being picked also contribute to differences in flavors and nuances. 

Our Favorite Coffee Beans by Region

  1. Koa Private Reserve Medium Roast 100% Kona  (Best Hawaiian)
  2. Volcanica Ethiopian Sidamo (Best Ethiopian)
  3. Klatch Sumatra Mutu Batak (Best Sumatra)
  4. Pure Origin Coffee Kenya (Best for Kenya)
  5. Klatch Coffee Brazil (Best Brazilian)
  6. Volcanica Coffee Dominican (Best Dominican)
  7. Boca Java Guatemalan Adventure (Best Guatemala)
  8. Pure Origin Honduras (Best Honduran)
  9. Klatch Colombia Narino Buesaco (Best Colombian)
  10. Boca Java Mizner Estate (Best Java)
Best Hawaiian

Koa Private Reserve 100% Kona

  • Gevalia Cupping Competition: Won -100% Kona Coffee
  • PCCA Coffee of the Year: Pacific Coast Coffee Association
  • Forbes “Top 10 Coffees of the World”: “Best Coffee in America”

Hand picked and expertly roasted Koa Coffee innovates the flavors of true Hawaii coffee with roasting mastery.  

Koa grows 100% Kona Coffee on the slopes of the Mauna Loa Volcano and the unique Mokla beans of Maui. You will not be disappointed whatever you try from this collection.

Best Ethiopian

Volcanica Ethiopian Sidamo

  • Flavor Notes: Honey, Jasmine, and Stone Fruit
  • Processing: Washed – Dried on Raised Beds
  • Roast: Medium / Light Roast
  • Additional Info: pH 5, Single Origin 

Ethiopia Sidamo Coffee is fruity with berry and honey notes. 

This single origin coffee is produced by local villagers on small garden plots where other subsistence crops are grown.

We think this one takes the prize because of the consistent product that Volcanica delivers. They know their beans!

Best Sumatra

Klatch Sumatra Mutu Batak

  • Flavor Notes: Cacao, Cedar, and Bell Pepper
  • Processing: Wet Hulling or “giling basah” -similar to wet processing but the end results and characteristics are very different
  • Roast: Medium
  • Additional Info: From the Lintong Region 

Described by Ken Davids of Coffee Review as “… A fine Sumatra, simultaneously expressing the pungent, full, resonantly earthy genius of the type, while lifting it with refreshing lightness of complexity vivacity.” 

The Sumatra Lintong Mutu Batak comes from the area of Lintongnihuta in the Provinsi Sumatera Utara which is the Northern Sumatra Province. Located on the shores of Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, the soil is exceptional for growing coffee.

These beans are produced by Wet Hulling or “giling basah”. This is similar to wet processing but the end results and characteristics are very different. After de-pulping, the farmer stores the coffee overnight, allowing it to ferment, and washes it the following day.

Best Kenyan

Pure Origin Kenya

  • Flavor Notes: Wine
  • Roast: Light
  • Additional Info: Grown and processed in the Nyeri Region of Kenya 

As one reviewer put it, “You do not have to over-roast to hide the flavor.” This is processed and roasted to obtain maximum original flavor.

This is a light roast so if you like it dark this will be very different. Very smooth finish.

Purchasing this coffee also supports Grounds for Health Project in Kenya. 

Best Brazilian

Klatch Brazil Diamond Reserve

  • Flavor Notes: Cherry, Chocolate, Toffee
  • Processing: Natural Process developed by Instituto Agronomico (IAC)
  • Roast: Medium
  • Additional Info: Blend of beans from the Cerrado Mineiro region 

Klatch Brazil has a balanced body and a long finish.

The dry climate eliminates problems during the drying process that areas with high humidity contend with. 

Best Dominican

Volcanica Dominican

  • Flavor Notes: Strawberry, Stone Fruit, Smooth, and Balanced
  • Processing: Red Honey Natural Process, Raised Bed Drying
  • Roast: Medium/Light Roast
  • Additional Info: pH 4.8, Single Origin, Microlot

Volcanica Dominican Coffee uses the Red Honey Process also known as the pulped natural process. This process is done by repulsing the coffee cherries and allowing them to dry without washing. An incredible technique which which helps to develop the fruity flavors. 

Best Guatemalan

Boca Java Guatemalan Adventure

  • Flavor Notes: Citrus, Smoky Tones, Toffee
  • Processing: Washed
  • Roast:  Medium
  • Additional Info: Bourbon, Caturra Varietal

Boca Java Guatemalan Adventure is aptly named for the flavor complexity of this single origin bean. It is noted for exceptional sweetness.

Boca Java Guatemalan coffee is grown in the Huehuetenango, Antigua, Atitlan, Guatemala region which has an altitude of 1500 – 1700 meters.

Best Honduras

Pure Origin Honduras

  • Flavor Notes: Caramel
  • Roast: Medium
  • Additional Info: Small family farms, microlots

Grown and processed in Inibuca, Honduras these beans are hand picked and processed by family tradition passed down for generations.

Pure Origins supports vulnerable family farms to strengthen them in the competitive coffee market.

Best Colombian

Klatch Colombia Narino Buesaco

  • Flavor Notes: Peach Rings, Pink Lemonade, Strawberry
  • Roast: Medium
  • Additional Info: Undertones of Milk Chocolate, Spice, and Nectarine

Klatch Coffee Colombia Narino Buesaco is new from Klatch. Sourced from Buesaco Narino cultivated at over 2,000 meters above sea level. 

Best Java

Boca Java Mizner Estate Coffee

  • Flavor Notes: Malty Chocolate, Nutty Tones, Earthy Flavor, Clean Finish
  • Processing: Wet Hulled, Sun Dried
  • Roast: Medium
  • Additional Info: Varietal: Typica

Boca Java Mizner Estate Coffee is a single origin from Curah Tatal and Kayumas Villages in Java, Indonesia.  Their altitude is 1000-1600 meters.

It has a lower acidity with a clean, smooth, and full-bodied taste.


Kim Studdard

Kim Studdard is a freelance writer for many websites in the pet universe. When she isn’t spending time with her family and pets, or saying “Look a dog” everytime she sees one, you’ll find her reading a book or traveling the U.S.

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