Malaysian Coffee Beans

Region: Asia
Profile: Earthy, woody
Production: 21 million lbs (0.1% global production)
Global Rank: 36
Varieties: 1% Arabica, 4% Robusta, 95% Liberica

Malaysian Coffee Overview

Malaysia is the world’s leading producer of Liberica, which makes up around 2% of the global coffee production and 95% of Malaysia’s. Liberica used to make up a much larger share of global production, but it lacks the desirable flavor profile of Arabica with lower yields than both Arabica and Robusta.

Why does Malaysia produce so much Liberica? They don’t have the elevation or soil drainage to grow Arabica, and Liberica is considered a better bean flavor-wise than Robusta with a few favorable tasting notes like a pleasing smokiness that Robusta just doesn’t have.

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!