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Coffee Chronicles: A Comprehensive Guide on the Types of Coffee Beans

Get to know about the different varieties of coffee beans all over the world

By RubyPublished 4 months ago 3 min read

Do you know where the coffee in your kitchen comes from? Coffee is grown on the cherry branches. Coffee beans are inside the cherries. It takes four years for a coffee plant to bear coffee beans and another six years to bear coffee beans of commercial value. As a coffee lover, you must be on a hunt to try every coffee bean. Each variant of coffee bean has its taste and flavor. You can read the variety on the labels of the coffee products. The taste of every coffee bean is different. Some taste nutty and woody, some fruity and bitter. Depending on the variety, you can try your hands at different varieties. There are dozens of coffee beans in the market, but we only know about a handful. In this blog, you will read about the other kinds of coffee beans that you should try and have knowledge of.

Types of Coffee Beans and Where Are These Found?

Most of the coffee is found around the equatorial countries, due to which it is also called “the bean belt”. Some of these countries are Brazil, Ethiopia, Columbia, Vietnam and Indonesia. This belt also stretched from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn.

You may be surprised to know that there are more than 120 coffee beans, out of which people know about 4 coffee beans only. These are Arabic, robusta, Excelsa and Liberica.

Arabica: The First Coffee bean Type

These are the most common coffee bean types. Around 605-&0% of this type is produced globally, with Brazil being its largest producer. Arabic coffee beans are dynamic and delicate. It has a fruity and less bitter taste. It is produced at a high elevation above sea level.

Robusta: The Second Coffee Bean Type

The second type of coffee bean, Robusta, is produced mainly in the Middle East, Europe and Africa. These are stronger and harsher than the Arabica coffee beans. These have a high amount of caffeine in them, which helps in fending off pests and diseases. People prefer Robusta if looking for dark roasts. It is comparatively easier to grow and harvest than the Arabica.

Liberica: The Third Coffee Bean Type

Liberica is rarer than the previous two as it is more difficult to harvest and produce. It became famous in the 1800s when Arabica coffee beans ran out of shortage. Liberica has a nutty, woody taste. And it smells of flowers and fruits. It is only grown in specific climates.

Excelsa: The fourth Coffee Type

It is technically a subcategory of Liberica coffee beans. It has both the attributes of dark and light roasts. It is primarily grown in Southeast Asia. Also, it said that these are of low quality. This is due to its growing issues and processing practices.

Some Other Types of Coffee Beans Are:

• Bourbon Beans: The French discovered it on the island of Bourbon. It has a sweet taste with a tint of caramel.

• Caturra Beans: These are a subvariety of Arabica coffee beans and are considered high quality. It was developed from the red bourbon beans a century ago.

• Catimor Beans: It is a hybrid of Timor and Caturra beans. It was first developed in 1959 in Portugal. It was developed to produce a resistant-free plant. It is sour.

• Geisha Beans: These beans were first discovered in the 1950s in Ethiopia. These are some of the most expensive coffee beans in the world because of the conditions in which it is grown. It has a huge demand among the luxury buyers.

Wrapping Up

You can try coffee, depending on the roast. While some have dark roasts, others have light and medium roasts. You can have these in your food, desserts and beverages in the form of new recipes. You can also brew coffee beans according to the flavor. You can find coffee beans from your nearest shop or search for them online on various sites such as eBay. Another alternative to eBay is TrueGether, where you can get what you need.


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  • Test4 months ago

    This article is fantastic—I appreciate its well-crafted and informative nature.

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