Central American coffees range from well-balanced, medium bodied coffees to bold, rich bodied coffees. The medium body and gentle acidity can be found in coffees from El Salvador. They are outstanding blending coffees due to their consistency in sweetness and balance. These qualities can be found in Mexican coffees, which are great dark roasted.
The rich and full bodies can be found in the best Nicaraguan coffees (such as Matagalpa, Jinotega or Segovia) which also offer variety of fruit notes.
The Costa Rican Stricly Hard Beans (SHB) have full body, and clean and bright acidity. The most distinguished regions are Tarrazu, Tres Rios, and West Valley. The Guatemalan coffees offer range of profiles from sweet to spicy and complex. The most celebrated regional mark is Antigua, which produces splendid coffees. Honduras coffees are low-key, full bodied and opulent.
Central American Green Coffee