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Two Main Types of Coffee

Arabica vs. Robusta

 

ROBUSTA                                                                  ARABICA
• 30% of world production                                     • 70% of world production
• Stronger, harsher taste                                        • Sweeter, softer taste
• Grain-like overtone, peanutty aftertaste           • Tones of sugar, fruit and berries
• Twice as much caffeine                                        • Higher acidity = wine like characteristics
• Considered an inferior quality                            • Susceptible to pests and needs more attention while growing
• Easier to grow, produces more fruit per           • Takes many years to mature
tree with a high yield                                               • Arabica is predominately grown in Latin America and at
• Grown at lower altitudes; primarily in                   high altitudes.
Africa and Indonesia.

Source: theroasterie.com