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Robusta Or Arabica Coffee?

Coffee Industry

Robusta Or Arabica Coffee?

So whats really the difference you ask with so many coffee bags and types within the UK coffee shops and coffee suppliers. With over 100 coffee species, there are two main ones that are widely produced: Coffea Arabica (Arabica)  and Coffea Canephora (Robusta). At So Pure, our roasted bean Essenza comes from 25% Robusta Bean, 75% Arabica Bean from Brazil, creating sweet fruity flavour and roasted in our factory in traditional Probat drums allowing the full flavours to increase.

So whats the difference between Robusta and Arabica?

So some facts between the two coffee bean.

Location Location Location

Estimates that 75% of the world’s coffee production is Arabica, about 25% being Robusta. Brazil is the most significant Arabica producer and Vietnam produces the most Robusta, with exports total 1.55 million metric tons in 2018, with output is set to rise about 4.5% in 2017-18: Trade Minister°


Robust bean has more caffeine compared to Arabica. Which may sound like a positive thing but caffeine carries a bitter taste which makes it an unpleasant drink. The Robusta bean has 2.7% caffeine content, almost double the 1.5% of Arabica.


Robusta beans are much more circular, whereas Arabica is more oval.

Bean Count

On average it takes around 42 coffee beans to make an espresso.

Coffee Plant Content

The Arabica coffee plant is a self-pollinating plant, meaning the plant will have fewer mutations and fewer variations throughout its life cycle as compared to Robusta coffee plant.

Sugar Content

Sugar plays an important role in any coffee roasting process, creating and releasing those aromatic coffee textures and body of the coffee. Arabica contains almost 60% more lipids and almost twice the concentration of sugars than robusta.


To discover and find out why we created and blended our unique So Pure Essenza Roasted Bean for our Collections of Tabletop Coffee Machines and Barista Coffee Machines arrange an appointment and discover the So Pure coffee machines.

So Pure Beverage Technology
Unit 30 Calibre Ind. Park Laches Close. Off Enterprise Drive.
Four Ashes. Wolverhampton. WV10 7DZ
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