Arabica vs. Robusta: Know the Differences

The two main green bean varieties grown in the world are Arabica coffee and Robusta coffee. Listed below are the main differences between them!


Arabica

•Origin: Ethiopia

•Caffeine content: 1.1-1.7%

•Altitude: 800-2,200m

•Blossom Time: 7-9 months

•Cost: High

•Notes: From fruity-floral till dark-chocolate

•Production: 70% of the world market


Robusta

•Origin: Kongo

•Caffeine content: 2.0-4.5%

•Altitude: Up to 800m

•Blossom Time: 9-11 months

•Cost: Low

•Notes: Aromatic taste with a full body

•Production: 30% of the world market






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