The happier the bean, the better the coffee

Coffee beans arrive at Paulig from all over the world, and they all have their own flavour depending on their country of origin. Almost a thousand different aromas have been identified in roasted coffee, which is more than, say, wine. The atmosphere also plays a role: the same coffee may taste very different on a rush-hour bus or when enjoyed on a lakeside on a beautiful summer day. Read more about the language of coffee and various coffee cultures here.

Which country, what kind of flavour?

A particular coffee comes from a particular country whose soil, climate and growing conditions give it its characteristic flavour profile. African coffee varieties are often described as having a berry-like taste and being acidic, while South American coffees often have nutty or chocolatey flavours.

Coffee in different cultures

Finns drink more coffee than any other nation in the world – as many as five cups every day. In Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Baltic countries, coffee drinkers enjoy 1–3 cups of differently prepared coffee every day.

A cup of minerals, please

A cup of black coffee contains hardly any fat, carbohydrates or protein, so it only has 1–2 calories. However, coffee contains many minerals and vitamins, especially potassium, magnesium and niacin.

“Almost a thousand different aromas have been identified in roasted coffee. That is more than in wine.”

“Almost a thousand different aromas have been identified in roasted coffee. That is more than in wine.”

Paulig’s Flavour Pairs service

Each coffee has its own characteristics and flavour. Paulig offers a flavour pairing service, where we have listed coffees and sweet treats to accompany them. At its best, a great flavour pair will bring out the coffee’s finest aromas. Check out our service here and make sure your coffee break involves a bite of deliciousness.