Almost all commercially produced coffee is either a variety of Robusta or Arabica.
Robusta has been used as a bit of a filler coffee for the coffee sold in cans or to make instant coffee. As a result, this coffee species has gotten something of a bad reputation as being bitter or low quality. This is not a product of the actual coffee itself, but a product of how it has been approached by the market. Only recently are specialty coffee markets taking a more careful look at robusta coffees and experimenting with unlocking some new and wonderful coffee experiences that you can’t get with arabica alone.
That said, the focus on arabica varieties of coffee is not without merit. Robusta tends to have less complex flavor and is more of a flat just “coffee” flavor. Meanwhile arabica varieties can be fruity, nutty, chocolaty, or any number of other taste characteristics. These are what the “cup” descriptions are trying to communicate when you are shopping for an arabica coffee.
With this blend of Robusta and Arabica, we’re reaching into both ends of the spectrum to bring out a full-flavored taste that is rich and intriguing at the same time. We are sure you will enjoy this blend and even if you prefer a straight arabica taste, who doesn’t want the chance to taste an entirely different species of coffee that is roasted fresh?
NOTE: Remember that the caffeine content in Robusta is twice that of Arabica.