Robusta coffee is grown predominantly in the Eastern Hemisphere, specifically in Africa and Indonesia. Vietnam is the largest producer.
Derived from the beans of the Coffea canephora plant, which originated in Africa.
Robusta coffee is well-known for its bitterness and is primarily used in instant coffee, espresso, and as a filler in certain ground coffee blends.
Typically, Italian espresso blends contain 70% Arabica and 30% Robusta.
Lavazza robusta coffee is an excellent example of a blend of 70% Robusta and Arabica beans, which contributes to its flavor intensity and caffeine content.
Caffeine levels in the coffee are key factors to how the taste of coffee will differ in the various roasting processes and where it is sourced from. Beans roasted differently contain unique and varying levels of caffeine.
Indeed, the majority of people believe Arabica is superior to Robusta. It contains a greater number of flavor compounds, and the flavors are very distinctive.
In lighter roasts, floral notes are more prominent, in darker roasts, chocolate are more prominent. As a result, Arabica beans are commonly preferred to Robusta beans due to their taste.
Arabica is, literally, more flavorful, both sweeter and more acidic than other varieties. Robusta has a more substantial body. Bitterness is primarily determined by roasting depth rather than coffee variety.
Everyone enjoys it, particularly in the morning. The added kick provided by the Robusta is an excellent way to start the day, especially for frequent coffee drinkers with a high caffeine tolerance.
Find out: What Kind Of Coffee Beans For Espresso?
Other Questions about Coffee
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).