Executive summary about Arabica Cofee beans by S Brooks
There are two main types of coffee beans, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica beans are sometimes referred to as mountain beans, because they grow at higher elevations, usually more than 1,000 feet above sea level. When it is time to harvest the beans, the ripe berries are picked from each coffee tree and split open to reveal the coffee bean inside.
Because Arabica beans are considered superior to Robusta beans, the coffee that is served in coffee houses and cafes is generally one hundred percent Arabica.