Cofei.com: coffee recipes, articles and reviews.
Coffee history
From crop to cup
Coffee culture
Coffee categories
Coffee and health
Coffee recipes
Coffee articles
Coffee reviews
Coffee humor
Coffee news
Cup Coffee glossary
Coffee links

Coffee Glossary, K



Click any letter below to view a list of coffee terms and definitions.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Kalossi A growing region in the southeastern highlands of Sulawesi. At best, distinguished by full body, expansive flavor, and a low-toned, vibrant acidity. At worst, many display unpleasant hard or musty defects. Some display an earthiness which many coffee lovers enjoy and others avoid.
Kenya Kenya coffees are celebrated for their deep, winy acidity, resonant cup presence, and complex fruit and berry tones. Of the world's great coffees, Kenyan probably is the most consistent in quality and most widely available.
Kilimanjaro Coffee from the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Kona Single-origin coffee from the Kona coast of the Island of Hawaii. The best Kona coffee displays classic balance, with medium body, good acidity, and rich, complex aroma and flavor.
Kopi Luwak Coffee from Sumatra, Indonesia, distinguished not by origin, but by the uniquely intimate way it is processed. A mammal called a luwak, or civet, eats ripe coffee cherries, digests the fruit, and excretes the seeds, after which the seeds or beans are gathered from its dry droppings. Kopi luwak is one of the most expensive coffees in the world owing to obvious limitations on its production. Authorities differ on how much of the kopi luwak that arrives at coffee dealers is authentic and how much is ordinary coffee that has been "treated" in luwak manure, but samples certainly look authentic, smell authentic, and are pleasantly earthy, sweet and full in the cup.
Kopi Luwak Coffee from Sumatra, Indonesia, distinguished not by origin, but by the uniquely intimate way it is processed. A mammal called a luwak, or civet, eats ripe coffee cherries, digests the fruit, and excretes the seeds, after which the seeds or beans are gathered from its dry droppings. Kopi luwak is one of the most expensive coffees in the world owing to obvious limitations on its production. Authorities differ on how much of the kopi luwak that arrives at coffee dealers is authentic and how much is ordinary coffee that has been "treated" in luwak manure, but samples certainly look authentic, smell authentic, and are pleasantly earthy, sweet and full in the cup.
Kalossi Market name for coffee from southwestern Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), Indonesia.



 leaf of coffee
Cup of coffee (bottom)

Copyright © www.cofei.com, 2005-2008: Coffee glossary, K