>Accounts for 60% of the world's coffee
>Grown at high altitudes, in areas with
plenty of rain and shade.
>Most delicate of the 4 types of coffee
>Second most produced coffee bean.
>Requires a hot climate where rain is
>Has almost twice the amount of
caffeine as Arabica beans.
>The high amount of caffeine in the
bean protects it from insects and disease.
>Grew in popularity after 90% of the
Arabica crop was killed off by coffee
rust in 1890.
>Grown primarily in the Philippines.
>Once the Arabica crop rebounded,
Liberica's popularity dwindled.
>These beans are larger and more
irregularly shaped than other types of
>Grown mostly in Southeast Asia.
>Accounts for 7% of the world's coffee.
>Often blended into other coffees in
order to boost the flavor and complexity.