From flat whites to cappuccinos and lattes, coffee is a must-have morning drink for many people around the world. Coffee has become a lifestyle and coffee trends are constantly evolving to include new flavours and ways of drinking coffee. Coffee ambassador for Nespresso Middle East and Africa Yassir Corpataux talks to us about the coffee industry and alternative ways you can enjoy coffee.
How do you take your coffee? It depends on the time of the day and my mood. In the morning, usually black, lungo (short black). Its fruity notes help keep me awake. During the day and after lunch, I always go for a cappuccino, with a highly roasted coffee such as Kazaar. After dinner, I automatically indulge myself with an Arpeggio Alter Ego (decaffeinated).
Can you list some countries that are known for producing the best coffee? Ethiopia and Zimbabwe produce amazing Arabica beans, with a bright acidity and fruity/flowery citrus notes. Costa Rica and Colombia are also a great choice when you want winey and red fruity notes. India has a high quality of Robusta beans, especially the monsooned of the Master Origin India and Indonesia, for its ingenious way of processing their coffee beans. Each country of origin has a particularity that others don’t have and this makes the world of coffee so rich.