Here at Novell, we get asked the question a lot. What is gourmet coffee?
Well we’re here to tell you!
In its simplest form, if we were to take a dictionary definition, the phrase gourmet coffee is used to describe high-quality coffee.
However, the term gourmet can mean different things to different people. However, when discussing gourmet coffee, it can usually be broken down into one of two things:
It’s all in the bean
Most of the coffees sold in supermarkets are brewed cheaply and taste bitter. There are two types of coffee beans, Arabica beans and Robusta. Arabica beans are considered the premium, best-tasting type of beans.
However, whilst Robusta is less expensive to grow, it can provide that good tasting blend to any coffee. Gourmet can therefore mean a coffee made from 100% Arabica beans, or one that infuses different flavours and scents.
The best way to think of coffee beans is the way people think of wine grapes. Just like wine, coffee tastes different depending on the region that it's grown in, the coffee farm or vineyard that it's from, and the season. Just like wine, coffee comes from a living plant that can expire, so choosing carefully selected beans makes perfect sense. Those from the regions of South America or Spain...like ours, often offer a superior taste.
Where can I try some gourmet coffee?
The great thing is, at Novell we sell the finest gourmet coffee beans to satisfy all your taste buds!
It could be the finest coffee beans from around the world that makes our coffee vibrant, robust and full of life. It could also be because we've been roasting them in the heart of Barcelona for over 50 years.
Our coffee will take your senses on a journey to our home city. From art and architecture, to food and football, Novell L'espresso is the essence of Barcelona.