27 Jan '15, 4pm

I was curious ... What’s the Difference Between Robusta and Arabica #Coffee? -

It’s time to put on your learning caps and brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee—it’s time for some bean knowledge! Coffee aficionados of all levels have without a doubt heard the words “Robusta ” or “Arabica ”. If you aren’t familiar with either, these two terms describe the two different species of beans grown commercially. They are the same in that when harvested, roasted and eventually brewed to become that magical thing we call coffee. However that’s where the similarities end. Robusta and Arabica differ when it comes to taste, growing environments and quality: Taste Robusta has a neutral to harsh taste range and is often likened to having an “oatmeal-like” taste. When unroasted, the smell of Robusta beans is described as raw-peanutty. Arabicas, on the other hand, have a very wide taste range (depending on its varietal). The range differs from sweet-soft to sharp-tangy....

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