Originating from Liberia in West Africa, the Liberica coffee plant produces larger, irregular-shaped cherries compared to Arabica plants. It’s said to have a floral and fruity aroma, but when made into coffee, has a full-bodied, woody taste.
Liberica beans are typically dark roasted and ground finely. If you want to enjoy it in the “Filipino” way, you will take it black or with a little bit of muscovado sugar. In the Philippines, a cup of barako coffee is considered to be a breakfast staple.