If you want to expand your horizons beyond the regular Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, consider seeking out Excelsa coffee. It’s a scarce crop people often misunderstand, but it offers a complex and fruity cup when done right.
The taste of Excelsa coffee shares characteristics with both high and low-altitude coffees.
It has a sweet, fruity, tart quality but is strong and dark. Producers are often used to add depth of flavor and a fuller body to coffee blends.
Excelsa is often grown for use as a blend, but when produced correctly can have a pleasant berry flavor.