You probably already know that the two most popular types of coffee in the world are Arabica and Robusta. But what are the main differences between these two types of coffee? How to distinguish them? Which coffee has better quality, and which coffee tastes better? We will answer some of these questions in the following article.
Main Difference Between Arabica and Robusta
It can often be seen on the packaging of coffee that coffee is one hundred percent Arabica coffee. This means that coffee is obtained from the species of Coffea Arabica. Main difference between Robusta and Arabica is, of course, taste. Arabica has a different taste than Robusta. It has less caffeine and is therefore less bitter for that reason. If you like strong and bitter cup of coffee, maybe Robusta is right choice for you.
Arabica, unlike Robusta, contains more lipids and sugars, it has better quality and because of this, it’s a bit pricier. Coffea Arabica beans are oval, while Coffea Canephora, which is used in Robusta production, are circular. Arabica is sweet because it contains more sugar. Also, Arabica is grown in higher areas, while Robusta is grown in lower areas, usually lower than five hundred meters.
It depends all up to you will you like Robusta better than Arabica and vice versa. If you’re not a huge coffee drinker, but you are interested to learn as much as you can about types of coffee and coffee beans in general, you must try both of these types. After learning as much as you can about Arabica and Robusta, you can try different types of coffee afterward.
There are people who like Arabica better than Robusta. Also, there are many coffee fans who drink Robusta more often. It depends on your personal taste which coffee will suit you better, and you’ll not know which coffee you like the most if you don’t try both of them. In any case, you should try both types of coffee clear to see what the difference is and what coffee is most appropriate to you. Arabica is quite mild and aromatic, while Robusta is bitter and strong.