Exploring the Aromas of Asian Coffee

We here at Intercontinental Coffee Trading (ICT) are on a flavorful adventure through the heart of Asia. From the lush landscapes of India, Yemen to the aromatic fields of Aceh, Indonesia, we take you on a caffeinated journey. These Asian coffee varieties offer unique flavors and aromas that every coffee lover should experience.

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Karnataka Coffee: Balanced and Nutty

In the southwestern part of India, Karnataka’s coffee heritage shines. The coffee beans from this region are celebrated for their balanced flavor, making them suitable for both filter coffee and espresso. Karnataka coffee is often described as having nutty and spicy notes, with a medium to full body.

Kerala Coffee: Hidden Gem

Adjacent to Karnataka, Kerala is a hidden gem in the coffee world. Kerala’s coffee boasts sweet, mellow flavors and mild acidity. You’ll find rich, chocolaty undertones and subtle nutty accents, making it a delightful choice for those who prefer a gentler coffee experience.

Indonesian Highlands: Earthy and Fruity

Western Highlands in Indonesia produce coffee with earthy, herbal notes. Meanwhile, Sulawesi, specifically Toraja coffee, offers a unique flavor profile with fruity and spicy characteristics. These Indonesian coffees thrive in rich volcanic soils and the perfect climate of their respective regions.

Java Coffee: A Timeless Classic

Java, the Indonesian island with a storied coffee history, offers coffee lovers a timeless classic. Java coffee is prized for its heavy body, low acidity, and hints of floral and spicy notes. The term “Java” has become synonymous with coffee in many parts of the world.

Sumatran Boldness: Mandheling and Aceh (Gayo)

Sumatra, the westernmost Indonesian island, delivers bold and unique coffee experiences. Mandheling coffee is known for its full body, low acidity, and complex flavor profile. On the other hand, Aceh coffee (Gayo) is celebrated for its earthy, woody, and herbal notes. Both options cater to adventurous coffee drinkers.


Coffee connoisseurs, embrace the world of diverse Asian coffee offerings. From robust Java beans to exotic Sumatran varieties, each coffee type tells a unique story. No matter your preference, Asian coffee caters to every palate. Begin your journey from Karnataka’s mild and balanced coffee to Aceh’s bold and unique brews. Your coffee adventure starts here.

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