Robusta Coffee: A blog about the most widely cultivated coffee plant

November 09, 2022


What is Robusta Coffee?

Robusta beans have a rich flavor and nutty, earthy, chocolate-like tasting notes. These beans are the second most popular type of coffee beans. 

Robusta coffee is much easier to grow and can tolerate disease and drought better than most other coffee species.It also adapts better to a variety of climates than its sister species. That’s why it generally has a lower cost than Arabica beans.

Where Does Robusta Coffee Grow?

Robusta coffee originated in Africa and was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda in the 1800s. It is still cultivated today in Africa and Asia, particularly in Indonesia and India. Robusta beans can grow in lower altitudes than Arabica beans, opening up new possibilities for its geographic spread. The production of it is especially high in Vietnam and Brazil nowadays.

Character of Robusta Coffee

Robusta coffee is known for its bold and bitter taste, which is not always appreciated when served alone, so it’s often used in blended coffee beans to make instant coffee and espresso. However, if you need a morning boost, try Robusta beans. Apart from the strong taste, their caffeine content is much higher than that of Arabica beans, Its caffeine content ranges from 2.2-2.7%, whereas the caffeine content in Arabica beans ranges from 1.2-1.5%.

Benefits of Robusta Coffee

As well as boosting your energy, consuming Robusta coffee has many other benefits for your well-being,it contains higher amounts of chlorogenic acid which have been shown in studies to lower blood pressure and increase metabolism. Because of its high acid content, it makes the beans an ideal ingredient in facial and body masks to remove excess oil and dead skin cells. Also, it contains high levels of antioxidants, which are essential in cellular rejuvenation.

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