Coffee Liberica is a species of coffee that is also known as Liberica Coffee or Liberian Coffee. This coffee species was firstdiscovered in Liberia, West Africa in 1843. The bean was brought to the Philippines and planted in Lipa by the Spaniards during the Spanish colonial era in 1800s. The plant was also brought to Indonesia at the end of the 19th century to replace the Arabica trees destroyed by the coffee rust disease. Nowadays, most of the Liberica coffee trees grow in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, while some others grow in West Africa and India. However, only nearly 1% of Liberica Coffee is traded in coffee trading around the world. This beautiful long-living plant is very strong, lush with fruits and seeds proportion doubled to those of Arabica and Robusta species.
DIFFERENT BEANS, DIFFERENT TASTE
Coffee tastes are characterized by fragrance & aroma, taste, and aftertaste. All of these characteristics vary by roast level and most importantly, the beans itself. Arabica is known to have a more delicate flavor and sweet aroma, while Robusta is more bitter and earthy with a woody taste. Liberica has a unique and exceptional taste profile: a chocolaty, and ripe berry-toned sweetness with a hint of floral and spice hint. The first flavor to emerged at first sip is bitter walnut, followed by dark chocolate with a very light smoky acridity.A berry-like acidity appears and adapts with the chocolate to create a flavor similar to Madagascar chocolate. Moreover, the aftertaste of Liberica is indeed exceptional, it is long-lasting and retains the smooth dark chocolaty taste with sweet hints.
Recommended serving: as Espresso