Coffee Types 101

coffeetology girl

New member
Jun 12, 2006

Coffee is classified by coffee bean variety, bean size, roast and origin:

A. Types of Coffee based on coffee bean variety

1. Arabica
2. Robusta
3. Liberica
4. Exelsa

B. Types of Coffee based on bean size

1. Moka
2. Bourbon
3. Martinique

C. Types of Coffee based on roast

1. American roast: beans are medium-roasted, resulting in a moderate brew, not too light or too heavy in flavor.
2.French roast: heavily-roasted beans, a deep chocolate brown which produce a stronger coffee
3. Italian roast: glossy, brown-black, strongly flavoured, used for espresso.
4. European roast: two-thirds heavy-roast beans blended with one-third regular-roast
5. Viennese roast: one-third heavy-roast beans blended with two-thirds regular-roast

D. Types of Coffee based on origin:

This classification has many types from Africa, Java and Costa Rica, to Sumatra, Sulawasi and Asia