100% Arabica Coffee: What Does It Mean?

One simple ingredient makes up every cup of Well-Bean Coffee: 100% Arabica Beans.

You’re probably saying to yourself, “that’s great! What are Arabica beans?"

Arabica beans are 1 of over 100 different coffee species in the world. They make up more than 70% of the world’s coffee production. 

Where do Arabica Beans Come From?

Arabica beans are said to have originated in Ethiopia but are now grown in coffee-suitable regions throughout the world. High-elevation between 800 and 2200 meters is required for successful growth. The high-elevation requirement can cause a few hiccups. Due to the high-elevation, Arabica beans take longer to grow, are more prone to diseases and more susceptible to the effects of poor soil conditions.  

An Arabica coffee tree can take anywhere from 5 to 7 years to fully mature and with the above-mentioned hiccups, that can be a big risk for farmers. Bigger risks result in higher prices, but when it comes to specialty coffee, we feel that the investment is worth it.

What Makes Them Special?

Let’s take you back to your biology days. The Coffea Arabica plant is a self-pollinating plant. That means that although it may grow at a slower pace, the production remains more consistent and offers fewer variants in bean types and flavor.

Arabica beans contain twice the amount of sugar and 60% more lipids than their robusta counterpart that makes up about 30% of the world’s coffee production. The end result is a bean with a wider range of aromatic capabilities and a less bitter cleaner mouthfeel cup of coffee.