As noted, coffees have even more taste variety than wines. And no one wonders if it's worthwhile to spend time pairing your favorite wines and foods.
(Speaking of wines, did you know that they have over 400 "flavor characteristics" that combine to produce the richness and depth of both their aroma and taste? Well, coffee has over 800. And when combined with the fact that coffee is meant to be savored at a wide temperature range, whereas red and white wines are each typically drunk in a very narrow such range, you can see why we believe that paying attention to pairings will also pay dividends!)
Here are some flavorful parings for the single-origin coffees available at HelioRoast.
Our African coffees
Most African coffees have berry flavors, and many have various spices, and/or floral notes in addition. Cocoa emerges with darker roasts. See our bean descriptions for more specific details.
Body: usually medium
Acidity: fruity! — but lower at darker roasts
Optimal flavor complements: berries, cardamom, citrus fruits, cinnamon, chocolates, currants & raisins
Biscotti: chocolate-dipped, coconut, orange
Cheeses: mild bries, high-cream types, camembert, mild cheddar, double-cream gouda, havarti, mozzarella (both raw & cooked), ricotta, swiss
Cheesecake: chocolate, berry, citrus
Cobblers: berry and apple
Entrées: pasta primavera, poultry, creamy sauces
Rolls & scones: cinnamon, cranberry, current / raisin, nuts & nut-topped, oatmeal
Pies: cream, peach
Our Asian / Pacific Island coffeesOptimal flavor complements: butter, caramel, cheeses, cinnamon, fruits, herbs, maple, toffeeOptimal pairings: