We see these words on coffee bags and read about them in articles, but what are the coffee varieties and their effect on your cup?
We don't generally enter a café and ask for a Bourbon varietal latte in the way we would order a glass of wine in a bar. However, the coffee industry inherits terminology from the wine industry. In wine circles, everybody knows the difference between a Shiraz and a Sav Blanc. Whereas, in the coffee world, varieties are much less understood.
There's also a common misuse of the terms so firstly, let's set things straight.