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Find out about seven different types of coffee beans from different countries. Coffee is a savior of a drink for all your dull or tired moments. Its magical aroma and even more fantastic taste is what complement for the tired you. Serving humankind for 1200 years, this drink finds its prominent mention in history as well. At present, there is hardly a country, where coffee is unknown and unheard of. Coffee beans are cultivated in more than 70 countries.

This article will introduce to you some of the most exuberant varieties of coffee that you may not know about. Commercially, only a few varieties of coffee beans find significance in coffee shops. However, this list has more to it, which you may not find more often. So, have a look:

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The taste of Arabica is smooth with less content of caffeine and this makes it delicious. With its high yielding property, coffee plantation owners prefer growing Arabica coffee beans round the world. Brazil is the highest producer of this variety of coffee in the world with a record of 2,594,100 tons in the year, 2016.

Arabica is a tastier variety of coffee beans and with its higher production rate and better quality, this variety of coffee is preferred over the others. The Arabica variety from Brazil has lower rates of acid.


Robusta, characterized by its strong taste due to 2.5% caffeine content in this variety of coffee compared to any other varieties. Robusta is widely grown in Vietnam and people here prefer it because of its strong flavor and taste. It is for this reason; Vietnam, called the land of coffee and Robusta, specifically. Vietnam is also one of the topmost exporters of coffee in the world.

Apart from Vietnam, Indonesia also grows Robusta coffee beans, which makes it one of the global producers of coffee as well. A better variety of Robusta is also available from Brazil and Columbia, but the yield is comparatively less. The state of Robusta coffee beans grown in Indonesia is paler compared to the variety found in Brazil as well as Columbia.

Among other countries, growing Robusta coffee is the southern region of India, which is marked with a higher percentage of acidity but the taste is very soft.


The yield of Liberica is low, compared to Arabica and even Robusta. It is for this reason; this coffee is less popular in coffee shops. The popularity of these beans began in 1890 and during this time, coffee rust destroyed most of the farm crops of Arabica. The Philippines started producing it maximally. This is when; it became the highest producer of the Liberica variety of coffee beans in the whole world.

Physical characteristics of the coffee beans are typical as when you hold them you can feel its woody texture. The shape of the beans is distinct but it is somewhat smoky. At times, you can find these beans to be too fruity and floral aroma around its body.


This variety named, Typica to denote it as ‘typical Arabica’.  Typica is one of the most popular coffee beans among all the regional varieties of Blue Mountain, Kona, and Java. Yemen started growing this variety and since then it began its widespread trade. The coffee bean first reached India, then Indonesia and finally to the West Indies.

Typica has many sub-varieties that include Rume, Sudan, Bergendal, Paumah, Java Mocha and Sumatra. Apart from these are some of the typical mutations that include, Villa Sarchi, Blue Mountain, San Ramon, Pluma Hidalgo, and Sidikalang.


A sub-variety of Typica, the French started growing Bourbon in the year 1700. They brought the saplings of Typica and Arabica to the island named Bourbon. When a slight mutation occurred, it eventually birthed this new variety of coffee beans that gradually spread across the south and Central America.

Unlike the Typica variety, this variety of coffee beans yields better coffee pods and hence largely cultivated. Some of the sub-variety of this variety are  N39, K20, SL34, SL35, Jackson, Pointu, Caturra, French Mission, Pacas to name a few.


This type gets its name from the village in Ethiopia it originally comes from. Geisha is the original variation of Arabica. Panama grows it maximally and it provides resistance for coffee rusts. The trees are taller with its longer leaf blades imitating the shape of coffee beans.


It is the sub-variety of Liberica but mostly resembles Liberica. However, some people consider it to be different and so name it differently as Excelsa.

What Makes These Coffee Beans so Different From Each Other ?

For a true connoisseur of coffee, knowing the difference is the ultimate thing. The difference in the coffee beans is in its particular aroma and the flavor that it gives to the drink. There is one enjoyable way to understand the stark differences and it is nothing but to taste them separately.

You can try to taste at least two to three flavors at a time to mark the difference and understand how each one has its own specialty. Whenever you taste something new, try to keep a note of them. This way, you will have records of all those wonderful memories of the different tastes that you enjoyed. What it can truly help you in is, whenever you are to purchase a pack of different varieties of coffee, this note can simply help you.

Trying different coffee beans in your drink of coffee is almost an achievement and once you grow a habit to taste new flavors, you will know a lot of this powerful drink. Again, keeping note of every time you taste a new flavor will help you recollect about the region, the techniques involved in preparing it and the taste of it, clearly. Also roasting the coffee beans yourself will open up a whole new world for for you.

What is the best thing about knowing different types of coffee beans is not just to add to your memory bank, but guide you in buying the best coffee beans also. By keeping note, you can simply understand which flavors work for you the most and which flavor you can have more often.