Four excellent-tasting varieties of coffee are grown in the
Barako coffee beans are largely known for their strong aroma. Many claim that it is better tasting than arabica. Though I think that is true I find it too strong for my palate. Barako coffee beans
Liberica because of its strong and acidic flavor do not have many coffee flavor fans but I remember almost 40 years ago, I used to buy ‘barako’ coffee from the wet markets.
That distinct powerful odor as it was being grinded, overpowered my adolescent sense of smell. I thought that was STRONG. At that time it was what almost everyone was drinking. Today, however, you have to be a real coffee connoisseur to appreciate its taste. Truly earthy and whole bodied in character, barako is magnificent in flavor. I should know.
Today, however, you have to be a real coffee connoisseur to appreciate its taste. Truly earthy and whole bodied in character, barako is magnificent in flavor. I should know.
Being children, were not allowed to drink coffee but I managed to enjoy barako every time I successfully stole sips from my mom’s coffee cup. I also remember pouring it over my breakfast’s white or fried rice or using it as a dip for my morning bread when there was no one looking.
Barako according to local press is now actively grown in the hills of Amadeo,
Cheers! Take a break. Have an espresso from barako:-)