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.
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