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Types of coffee beans

Types of Coffee Beans

Discover the Different Types of Coffee Beans

In recent years, coffee has become increasingly popular with a large percentage of the world population, with coffee chains and cafes set up in the most unlikely corners of the earth. This is due to its flexibility as a substance. Not only can it be drunk with milk and sugar or black and blended, but it can also be used to add something special to any drink or food. In addition, it can be drunk hot or cold, which means that when the weather is bad (as it often is in parts of the world), a cup of good coffee can provide much-needed warmth and comfort. In this article, we will discuss the types of coffee beans.

How Many Types of Coffee Beans Are There?

Coffee is probably one of the world’s most popular drinks; however, the origins of how coffee came to remain a matter of debate. Many people think that coffee originated in Ethiopia, while others believe it was invented by African tribes living close to the Red Sea. However, no matter what the truth might be, one thing is certain – coffee has now become an integral part of our lives and culture. And if you are a connoisseur of the best coffee, you will want to invest in the best coffee beans. Here are the types of coffee beans.


Arabica is the most popular coffee bean you will find in stores today. It is a smaller bean, making it easier to roast and brew than Robusta beans. Arabica is grown in many parts of the world, including Central America, South America, and Africa. It has a more delicate taste than Robusta but can still be bitter if not properly roasted or over-roasted.


Robusta is a bigger bean than Arabica and generally has more caffeine per milligram than Arabica, so it works well for espresso drinks such as lattes and cappuccinos because it produces a strong flavor with less volume than Arabica would need to produce the same effect on taste buds. Robusta is grown mainly in West Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia.


Liberica is one of the most common coffee beans because it grows well in hot climates like those in Africa and Central America. It has a mild flavor with notes of fruit and flowers that make it a good choice for light roasts like drip or French press coffees and espresso blends.


Excelsa is another common coffee bean grown in warmer climates like those found in Brazil and Indonesia. Excelsa beans produce dark-roasted coffees with chocolate, berries, and spice notes. They’re often used in espresso blends because they produce a lot of crema when ground fine enough to be used in espresso machines (it will taste bitter if ground too coarsely).

Exploring the Different Types of Coffee Beans

There are several different types of coffee beans, but we usually only see two: Arabica and Robusta. However, an entire world of exotic beans is out there waiting to be discovered. Here are some different types of coffee beans.

Arabica and Robusta coffee beans

Arabica Beans

Arabica beans are considered the “gourmet” bean due to their subtlety and complexity. They’re grown at high altitudes and have a higher acidity level than Robusta, which makes them brighter and more flavorful than other beans. Arabica beans are also much more expensive than Robusta because they’re more difficult to grow and process.

Robusta Beans

Robusta is the most common coffee bean in the world because it produces a more caffeinated brew than Arabica beans – without losing much flavor. The high caffeine content makes it easier for farmers to raise crops in harsher climates where water isn’t as plentiful, and soil quality isn’t as good as it would be at lower altitudes.

Different Types of Coffee Beans and Their Flavors/tastes

There are many different kinds of coffee beans. They all have different flavors and tastes. You can even get the same type of bean, but it will taste different depending on its region.

Here are some of the most popular types:

Arabica Beans

These are the most common type of beans used in coffee production; they have a mild flavor that is fruity and floral. If you want to drink great-tasting coffee, then this is what you should go for. It is also the most expensive type because it takes longer to grow and harvest than Robusta Beans. They also have a lower yield rate compared to Robusta Beans.

Robusta Beans

This bean has been around for quite some time now, and it is used mostly for commercial purposes because it has a high yield rate compared to Arabica Beans, which means more coffee can be produced from each plant in less time than Arabica Beans would take to produce the same amount of coffee. The downside about this is that it has a harsher taste than Arabica Beans, so if you want something with less bitterness, go for Arabica Beans instead.

Decaf Coffee Beans

Decaf coffee does not have any caffeine content in it at all, but it does give you that great taste that you expect from regular coffee without any side effects.

How to Choose the Right Coffee Beans for You

You’re at the grocery store, looking at the smiling bags of coffee beans. Some say they’re organic or flavored; some claim to be a dark roast, and others light. With so many options, it can get overwhelming to choose a bag. Luckily for us, there’s an easy way to decide: Here are some ways to choose the right coffee beans.

Determine Your Preferences

When choosing coffee beans, the first thing to do is to determine your preferences. If you like a strong, bold taste, you should choose a dark roast. A light or medium roast will be better suited if you prefer a mellow, milder taste. Also, if you like to drink your coffee black or with a little cream or sugar added, it’s best to go with a darker roast because it won’t have any bitter aftertaste that might come with drinking a light roast.

Buy Whole Beans Whenever Possible

If you can purchase whole beans instead of pre-ground ones, buy them whole. This way, you’ll be able to grind them yourself and know exactly how much beans are going into each cup of coffee. Pre-ground coffee may lose some flavor over time due to oxidation from exposure to air before brewing. It can also lose flavor if exposed to heat (like sitting in an airtight container in your kitchen cabinet).

Start With a Single Origin

The best way to start your search for the perfect coffee is with a single origin. In other words, find one bean you love and stick with it! This will give you an idea of what flavors to expect from different origins. After all, there’s no point in buying a bag of beans from Kenya if you don’t like their flavor profile. And if you like the taste and aroma of African origins or even South American or Asian beans.

Look for the Right Terms

Once you’ve found one bean that suits your taste, it’s time to look at the packaging and see what information is available. You want to ensure that the “roast date” on the bag matches up with when they were roasted so they won’t have lost any flavor during the shipping process (and will last longer). Also, look for terms like “single origin” or “farm-fresh,” which indicate high-quality control in the roasting process and good storage conditions after roasting.

Wrapping Up

Ultimately it is up to you to find the best coffee beans for your individual preferences. Feel free to try new types of beans and experiment with them until you find a blend that suits you. Coffee beans are a fairly inexpensive form of pleasure.

What to do next?

coffee cup surrounded with beans

Choose what flavours you like and try out a few coffee beans to see what is your favourite!

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