PIck the Perfect Coffee Gift Basket

I am a self confessed coffeeholic. I need coffee to start my day. I like it through out the day and evening and no it does not keep me awake at nights. Through out the day however I vary the flavor and strength of what coffee I am drinking.

The mornings tend to be the "shot" type, strong and short. A kick start if you like. During the day a longer coffee does the trick with slightly less strength and in the evening time a mellow, chill out coffee is what I am after. If you know someone siliar then picking the perfect coffee gift basket should not pose too many problems.

It can be to pick out clothes to give to a friend or loved one for a present. It can be hard to pick a present for anyone. But buying a Coffee Gift Basket for the java junky in your life is a fantastic idea all on its own. But you can perfect the plan by choosing the types of coffee for the basket that you know they'll love.

There are a handful of guidelines that the experts recommend for selecting the right blends for your coffee gift basket. The first guideline is to decide what kind of coffee your friend or family member prefers. For instance, do they like the bottom of the pot? That means they probably like their coffee stiff. Or do they usually add less than a whole packet to their pots of coffee? That could indicate that they like their joe on the weaker or lighter side.

Next, find a map. Yes, really a map. If you are going to figure out the perfect coffee gift basket, you'll need to know your geography. Different regions of the world tend to have different coffee flavors. The Central and South America continents, for example, tend to grow coffees with light-bodies, higher acidities, and sweeter flavors. Just think about the sweet and mellow south.

The African continent, on the other hand, offers blends with medium bodies, medium acidities, and wilder flavors. Imagine wild and untamed Africa in a cup.

Finally, the Asian-Indonesian-Pacific continent grows the coffees with the stiff, heavy bodies, low acidities, and hearty earthier flavors. The dust, heat and earthy tones of the Asian countries. You can almost hear the buzz of the markets as you sip these wonderful coffee blends.

Some examples to look for in a coffee gift basket from Central and South America, or the Caribbean, would be the delicious blends that come out of the Jamaican Blue Mountains. Brazil and Colombia also are huge coffee producers, so anything from those two countries will fit the bill.

If you want to include African varieties in your coffee gift basket, look for specific types from Tanzania and Yemen. As for Asian blends, particular coffees from Sumatra are well known for their dark roasts, as well as brews from New Guinea, Sulawesi, and Java.

Whatever you choose, I am sure it will bring a smile to the face of your coffeeholic friend or loved one. Enjoy!

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