Hmmm,Originally Posted by 54515B614A47505F503E0 link=1245109317/0#0 date=1245109317
Theres no easy answer on this one mate and it all comes down to what you, yourself like. Personally, I prefer good Colombians, Peruvians, Bolivians and some C.A. varieties that possess more punch than most Brazilians usually offer. Naturally, there are exceptions to the usually subtle Brazil offerings but for the most part, I dont use them at all. Some of the Indian beans make terrific base beans too for more interesting flavours in the cup; varieties like the venerable Indian Tiger Mountain and the more recent Madikeri make for a beaut base-bean. Andys notes from that BeanBay....
Grown in southern India this 18 screen size coffee produces a low acid, great body espresso shot that works well as a single origin or as a base bean to some wilder highlight coffees. Works best at CS9 but could be roasted either side to tweak the flavour base that you like. Easily the best Indian arabica that we have sampled for a long time.
Best suggestion I can think of is to buy a bag of a decent Brazilian and a couple of beans from other regions and see what gets your palate fired up. All the best :)