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Arabica vs Robusta Beans

The Arabica / Robusta coffee bean debate is all about quality.

Some coffee producers use the cheaper robusta coffee beans to fill their blends and save money. No matter what percentage of robusta coffee bean is used in a blend, an inferior quality coffee bean still affects the taste and quality of the coffee.

Whilst some people have excuses as to why they use Robusta, at Vittoria Coffee, we make no excuses, all our coffee is 100% Arabica.

Arabica

Grown at altitudes above 800m
Higher quality
Mild well balanced flavour
Naturally lower in caffeine
More expensive
Larger Beans Size
Well rounded, mild and pleasant aroma

Robusta

Grown at altitudes lower than 800m
Commonly used in instant coffee
More astringent and bitter in flavour
2x the amount of caffeine

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