Philippines Coffee Beans

Region: Asia
Profile: Earthy, bitter
Production: 26 million lbs (0.1% global production)
Global Rank: 33
Varieties: 9% Arabica, 90% Robusta, 1% Liberica

Philippines Coffee Overview

The Philippines is one of just a handful of counties that produce all four types of coffee, including one not listed in the table above: Excelsa. They’re able to do this because of a varying landscape that has both lowland and highland regions.

Coffee came to the Philippines in 1740 from a Spanish monk, and by the late 1800s the country was among the world’s major producers. Then disaster struck when coffee rust destroyed most of Asia’s crops, paving the way for Central and South America to dominate the global coffee market.

Today, most coffee grown in the Philippines is Robusta and suited for blends to keep costs low.

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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!