Arabica coffee beans are mild in flavor and contain less caffeine than other varieties. High quality blends consist of 100% arabica beans.
Countries that produce arabica beans include Brazil, India, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Hawaii, Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Papua New Guinea.
Arabica coffee futures are traded under ticker symbol KC at the NYMEX and ICE. The contract prices physical delivery of exchange-grade green beans, from one of 19 countries of origin in a licensed warehouse to one of several ports in the U.S. and Europe: New York District, New Orleans, Houston, Miami, Bremen/Hamburg (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain).