Tea grown in Sri Lanka is classified by elevation into high, mid and low grown tea.
- High: rich in flavor
- Mid: blend of flavor and aroma
- Low: rich aroma
Does coffee has such differentiation? If so what are they?
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It is important to have in mind that altitude is not the only feature that allows one to differentiate the coffee beans. Temperature is perhaps even more important (altitude influences in the temperatures suffered by a coffee plant, but not all the same altitudes mean the same temperature profiles).
As a brief summary (taken from ), we can say that:
So, the main factor is the species of coffee. The elevation and temperature only tell you what of the varieties of these species you can successfully grow and how you can harvest it.
According to this source : The Effect of Altitude on Coffee Flavor, that relates only to the Arabica species, can be summarized as follows:
As a more specific summary:
This other source : Bean Basics: Planting & Growing Coffee deals with how altitude affects the planting and harvesting of coffee tree, not about its features.