If you’re among those who can’t tell the difference between Robusta and Arabica, don’t fret it. We’ve listed three ways to help you distinguish one type of bean from the other based on their shape, size and taste. But first,here’s an intro to the beans.
Arabica covers about 75% of coffee beans in the world market and is mainly grown in South and Central America. Arabica plants are a little on the sensitive side because they’re more prone to diseases and have a low tolerance to frost which is why they require careful cultivation under the right environmental conditions. So if you ever wondered why Arabica coffee is slightly more pricey or often regarded as higher quality, you now have your answer.
Robusta on the other hand makes up the remainder 25% of the coffee market, is comparably cheaper and easier to produce and is primarily produced in Vietnam, Indonesia and West Africa.
If your flavour is more towards Arabica, we’d recommend Lavazza’s Qualita Oro or Lavazza Club and Qualita Rossa for a perfect blend of Robusta and Arabica. Now that you have an idea of what sets these two beans apart, which bean would you go for any why? Let us know on Facebook!