Acidity in coffee is an element that sets apart high-quality, specialty coffee from lower-grade coffees. A lot of specialty coffees have elements of citric acid, the acid found in citrus fruits like lemon and lime. This acidity is a special characteristic of high-quality coffees and is often accentuated through special processing and roasting.
A citrus acidity in coffee comes through in coffee as a crisp, fresh and sweet acidity that has a lemony taste and sensation on the tongue. A citrus acidity can be emphasised by a lighter roast, as medium-darker roasts heat the sugars in the bean and bring a sweetness to the fore that cuts through acidity. This kind of acidity is exemplified in Colombian coffee, due to the high altitudes and rich soil in which the coffee trees are grown.
Try one of our citrus acidity coffees, we know they will delight you with their bright and crisp sensation and taste.