Roast. Coffee can range from light to dark roast. Lighter roasts tend to be acidic, and retain a higher level of minerals, nutrients as well as caffeine. The darker the roast, the less caffeine the coffee contains.
Notes. Notes are reflective of the various aromas and tastes coffee possesses. While some coffees include floral aromas, others might be fruity or smoky. In terms of taste, you will find that some coffees lie on the sweeter side, whereas others may be sour, bitter or even salty.
What are you looking for?
Mild flavor. For a sweeter, softer taste, we recommend the Arabica variety. The smoothness and aromatic flavor make this blend ideal for those who have just started drinking coffee, or anyone looking for a simple pick-me-up. Unsurprisingly, Arabica is one of Project Beans’ best-selling varieties.
Bold taste. Offering a distinctive, intense flavor are Barako beans - the Philippines’ local version of the Liberica coffee variety. Bitter, chocolatey and fruity, Barako is perfect for strong coffee lovers. This variety is often sourced from the Southern Tagalog region of the Philippines. In fact, Kick-start coffee’s “Barako” beans are hand-picked from trees in the highlands of Cavite - the climate, high elevation and volcanic soil from Taal Volcano enhance this medium-dark roast’s body and unique taste. For those who prefer a different coffee preparation method, Gourmet Farms sells Barako beans from Batangas that are already ground for use in drip coffees.
Tartness. Carrying fruity, tart undertones is the Excelsa variety. To sample a taste, we suggest X&Y coffee’s medium-dark roasted “Bailen, Cavite”, the origin of the coffee blend.
Energy. For busy mornings or long work days, opt for the Robusta variety. Typically grown in Cavite, Robusta beans are known for their high caffeine content and floral notes. Project Beans’ Robusta beans boast a peanutty aftertaste, and are grown in the company’s very own farm located in Silang, Cavite.
Balance. If you are still unsure of which beans to try, our brands have cleverly blended multiple coffee varieties together to give you the best of both worlds. Try Kick-start coffee’s “Your Daily Lift” for a medium-dark roast mix of Arabica and Robusta. For an even darker roasted blend of these same varieties with less caffeine, opt for X&Y coffee’s “Lipa, Batangas.” Or, for those seeking more intense flavor, indulge in the richness of both Barako and Arabica with Silcafe’s “Mountain Fresh”.
Healthy choice. Blended with coconut sugar and skin-enhancing ingredients like collagen and glutathione, Kaffea mix is a healthy, energy-boosting alternative that still preserves the natural, delicious taste of coffee with additional wellness benefits. As a ready-to-make coffee blend, Kaffea is especially convenient for those on the go.