Types of coffee beans carried by Kaffa®

Types of coffee beans carried by Kaffa®

There are generally two main coffee bean species: Arabica (Coffea arabica) and Robusta (Coffea canephora). These two species make up the majority of coffee consumed worldwide. However, there are many different varieties within each species, and these varieties have very distinct flavors and characteristics. Here are the most popular types of coffee beans in the world today:

Arabica beans are the most widely consumed and highly regarded coffee beans. They are known for their delicate flavors, acidity, and aromatic qualities. Arabica beans have a sweeter and more nuanced taste profile compared to Robusta beans. They typically have a lower caffeine content and are more susceptible to diseases and pests, requiring specific growing conditions.

Robusta beans are hardier and more resistant to diseases and pests than Arabica beans. They have a stronger and more bitter taste, with a higher caffeine content. Robusta beans are often used in espresso blends due to their ability to produce a thick crema and robust flavor. They are also commonly used in instant coffee due to their lower cost.

Liberica beans are less common and make up a small portion of the global coffee market. They have a distinct and unique flavor profile, often described as smoky or woody, with a floral or fruity aroma. Liberica beans are larger than Arabica and Robusta beans and have an irregular shape. They are primarily grown in the Philippines and have gained popularity in specialty coffee circles.

Excelsa beans were previously classified as a separate species but are now considered a variety of Liberica. They have a distinct flavor profile that ranges from fruity to tart, with a hint of dark roast flavor. Excelsa beans are often used in blends to add complexity and depth to the flavor.

Kaffa® carries two of the most popular types of coffee beans in the world today, Arabica and Robusta.

Two of the most popular types of coffee beans in the world today, Arabica and Robusta

Our beans come from ColombiaBrazil, and Honduras.

Colombia is well-known for its production of high-quality Arabica coffee beans. Arabica coffee farms can be found throughout the country, but we buy our coffee beans, particularly in the mountainous regions where the conditions are favorable for coffee cultivation. Our source is from farms in The Coffee Triangle, known as the Coffee Region or Eje Cafetero, a renowned coffee-growing area in Colombia. It includes the departments of Caldas, Quindío, and Risaralda. Cities like Manizales, Armenia, and Pereira are significant coffee production and tourism hubs. Here, Colombia’s finest Arabica coffee beans are produced.

Kaffa® works with the Don Manolo Coffee Farm, which cultivates, selects, and roasts Arabica coffee grown between 1500-1600 meters above sea level in the Risaralda department. Also, San Alberto Farm, producers of superior quality coffee grown in Buenavista, in the department of Quindío. This farm produces a unique, highly selective boutique coffee grown on steep hills. There is no mass production at San Alberto Farm.

From Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer, we source our beans from coffee farms in the Mogiana and Alta Mogiana regions in São Paulo, which are known for cultivating high-quality Arabica coffee beans. The favorable climate, altitude, and fertile soils contribute to excellent coffee production in this area. Kaffa works with Fazenda São Francisco farm, situated in the municipality of Patrocinio Paulista, São Paulo state, 12.5 miles from the city of Franca, in the Alta Mogiana region. The farm is distinguished by the quality of its production practices, which emphasize socio-environmental sustainability.

From Honduras we buy coffee from the Copán region, located in western Honduras, which is renowned for its coffee production. The region’s high altitude, fertile volcanic soil, and favorable climate create excellent conditions for growing Arabica coffee. Copán coffee farms produce specialty-grade beans with notable flavor profiles. In Honduras, Kaffa works with Cafe Welchez in the western highlands.

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