Robusta Coffee origins from the beans of Coffea canephora plant one of the two main commercially cultivated coffees along with Arabica (Coffea Arabica). It is considered to be the second most popular coffee flavour worldwide. Coffea canephora has its origins in the equatorial forests of Africa, West coast of Uganda and the South of Sudan. Coffee in the robusta uses primarily in instant coffee, espresso and as a filler in ground coffee blends and also accounts for about 40% of the world’s total coffee production.
Robusta Coffee Benefits
Some proven facts drinking coffee on a regular basis does have health benefits:
- It is a natural source of an antioxidant.
- It has the high caffeine content in it, which is responsible for its high antioxidant activity.
- The antioxidants are responsible for its anti-inflammatory effects.
Extra Caffeine Content
Robusta beans contain around double the amount of caffeine and less sugar as Arabica (2.7% versus 1.5%), which is typically around 10% of their dry weight compared with 5% to 8% for Arabica coffee. Robusta beans have 25% – 80% more chlorogenic acid (CGA) than your average Arabica beans. Higher consumption of this coffee decreases risk of liver cancer and also diabetes.
Robusta has a more refined and aromatic aroma. Aroma is probably one of the essential elements of a coffee’s character and indeed the most complex. The roasting process releases the aroma of coffee beans. Robusta is intense and makes for a bottomless and also inviting mug of coffee.
Robusta Coffee Flavour
It is a strong, full-bodied coffee with a unique, earthy flavour. It has other distinct attributes – such as higher bitterness and lower acidity. Its flavours are bolder and darker, and exhibit a chocolaty note in the brew that is great, especially in instant coffee and espresso blends.