Liberica coffee is native to tropical West and Central Africa with the first plantation established in Liberia (hence the name) and was rapidly introduced all over the world during the devastating leaf rust disease in the late 1800s.
At one point, it was predicted that Liberica coffee would eventually replace Arabica as the main coffee species. However, when it, too, proved to be susceptible to coffee leaf rust it was eventually replaced by the hardier and higher-yielding Robusta.
Currently, amounting to less than 1% of the world coffee production, it is still commercially grown in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and to a lesser extent, West Africa and India.
Full body with bittersweet notes which complements well with milk.