COFFEE BEAN TYPE

Isn’t coffee such an amazing creation of nature? And we could not wait to share our 1st maxim about coffee, and its very basics – the coffee bean itself. Coffee beans are babies from the seeds of the mother – a flowering plant called Coffea. Coffea produces sweet red fruits called coffee cherries. The seed of the fruit, the coffee bean is processed and transformed into aromatic coffee – which is widely delivered in many parts of the world.

The two most commonly grown coffee beans are Coffea Arabica & Coffea Canephora (Robusta). There is one more type of bean that is most of the time hiding behind the leading two most popular ones and we think it is worth bringing up. This particular type of bean is the Liberica coffee bean. It is a species that is much larger than the others, and the plant itself can grow to 20 metres in height.

Finest coffees are from the Tropics, tropical climates, high elevations; from East Africa, the Americas and the Asia Pacific.

Based on the rudiments of these most popular beans, we believe you would be able to select your preferred choice as a pre-starter on the embarkation of your very own coffee journey. Cheers 😃

MAIN BEAN TYPES

Arabica

Coffea Arabica

  • Oval-shaped, flat, dark, greasy.
  • High-end, flavour-focused coffee.
  • Prone to disease.
  • Difficult to manage.
  • Low Caffeine content.
  • Exceptional for producing amazing coffee.
  • Made up 75% of Global Coffee Consumption.
  • Varieties include Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Pacamara, Geisha, Pache, Wush  Wush.

Robusta

Coffea Canephora (Robusta)

  • Round and circular-shaped, pale and dry.
  • Disease resistant.
  • Easy to grow.
  • High caffeine content.
  • Made up 23% of Global Coffee Consumption.
Liberica

Coffea Liberica

  • Large, Asymmetrical, Tear-Drop Shape.
  • Low Caffeine Content.
  • Tobacco-like, smoldering, dense flavours (not for every palate). In the Philippines, it is named the “Manly Coffee.”
  • Made up 2% of Global Coffee Consumption.
  • Price could be low to high depending on regions.
Arabica vs Robusta