Due to the extension of the production area, Brazilian Arabica coffees present differences in flavour which stem from their origins. Most of these coffees are dry-processed, mostly due to lack of water in the country, and consequently, they rate a different quality when compared to higher grade washed Arabicas. Currently, however, a number of special, high grade Brazilian Arabicas are appearing on the market as a result of washed and semi-washed processing. These are classified as “Brazil” to distinguish them from the “milds” produced in Kenya, Colombia and Tanzania.