Coffee Bean Type

Discover the rich diversity of coffee bean types

Discover the Rich Diversity of Coffee Bean Types and Elevate Your Coffee Experience

 

Coffee, an amazing creation, has captured our hearts and taste buds with its irresistible aroma and taste. As coffee enthusiasts, we are eager to share with you the first step in your coffee journey – understanding the basics of coffee beans.

 

Coffee beans are the seeds of the Coffea plant, which produces sweet red fruits known as coffee cherries. These seeds are then processed and transformed into the aromatic coffee that we all know and love.

 

The two most commonly grown coffee beans are Coffea Arabica and Coffea Canephora (Robusta), however, there is a third type of bean that is often overshadowed by its more popular counterparts, but deserves attention nonetheless – the Liberica coffee bean. This species is larger than both Arabica and Robusta and its plant can grow up to 20 meters tall.

 

The finest coffees come from the tropics, tropical climates and high elevations, grown in countries such as East Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific.

 

By understanding the unique characteristics and flavor profiles of each type of coffee bean, you can select your preferred choice and embark on a truly elevated coffee experience. So, let’s raise a cup to your coffee journey, and cheers to discovering the rich diversity of coffee bean types.

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.

Bean infographics

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