Coffee Basics: Arabica vs Robusta

Do you know that there are dozens of different varieties of coffee beans? Once coffee is roasted, pretty much all the beans look the same. But when it comes to your daily cup, there are really only two that matter: Arabica and robusta. These are the two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking.

Other types of beans are derived from these species. Many hybrid varieties have been developed in an effort to increase disease resistance and production yield.

So, what’s the difference between Arabica and Robusta? It’s significant, and it’s helpful to understand when choosing coffee.

Reference: Historia del Café — Café de Colombia

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