Better Taste, Better Beans
There are essentially two main species of coffee: the prized Arabica and the lower quality Robusta. Arabica trees have long been recognized for producing superior coffee beans. They grow almost exclusively at higher altitudes and are cultivated with more care than Robusta trees. Arabica coffee “cherries” are handpicked so that only the perfectly ripe ones are processed. All Coffee Beanery varieties come from Arabica coffee trees grown on the best coffee estates and plantations around the world. These premium beans are what give our coffees their distinct and complex flavors.
Primarily gourmet retailers sell the highest grades of Arabica coffees—only 7% of the world’s Arabica crop qualifies as Specialty Coffee. Arabica beans are delicate and flavorful and sell at higher prices because of their quality and limited availability. These plants are less plentiful than the Robusta because they are often grown at higher altitudes, where weather and proper cultivation play a major role in the plant’s development. Because the Arabica tree is more susceptible to disease, frost, and drought, it requires careful cultivation with just the right climatic conditions. The Coffee Beanery, Ltd. carries only high-grade Arabica beans.