Arabica and Robusta, what does that mean exactly?
Arabica and Robusta are the two main types of coffee.
These two large families consist of numerous sub-species (varieties), which are characterized by very different properties.
Thanks to the many different varieties, coffee offers a multitude of aromas, just as we know it from wine.
Arabica coffee dominates the coffee market (over 60% of world production). It impresses with its sophistication, its full-bondedness, and its mildness. It is often offered as “100% Arabica”, which means that it consists exclusively of Arabica coffee.
Arabica coffee is mainly grown in Brazil and Colombia. The coffee bushes, which are up to ten meters high, grow at high altitudes (500 to 2400 meters above sea level).
Compared to Robusta, Arabica is slightly more acidic and its caffeine content is 2x lower!
Robusta is mainly cultivated in Vietnam and grows in the lowlands. The beans are smaller than those of Arabica.
Vigorous and hardy, Robusta shrubs are far less sensitive and vulnerable than Arabica shrubs.
Robusta is prized for its strength and bold flavor. It is used to make full-bodied and strong coffees, often referred to as “espresso” or “Italian.”
Team Arabica, Team Robusta, or both?
Arabica and Robusta coffees differ in many ways. At the same time, however, they complement each other and are often mixed up. This is called “assemblage” or “blend”.
A coffee that consists mainly of Arabica coffee is rather mild and very aromatic, while a blend of Arabica and Robusta gives a coffee that is fuller and more powerful.
Coffee is a treat. You decide which taste is your turn today!
FOR LOVERS OF BALANCED COFFEE
100% ARABICA LA SEMEUSE
A coffee with mild aromas of cocoa and roasted almonds. A Mocca “par excellence” with a round, balanced and fine taste.
FOR LOVERS OF STRONG COFFEE
BLEND LA SEMEUSE ARABICA/ROBUSTA
IL PIACERE ESPRESSO
Italian-style coffee blend. With its fine floral scents, this coffee develops a strong, full flavor on the palate that is reminiscent of pralines.