About Coffee Beans
The International Coffee Organization reported that Americans drink more than 400 million cups per day. 1.4 billion cups worldwide.
Coffee originally came from the country of Ethiopia which is one of the fifty four countries that make up the continent of Africa. Over the years coffee beans migrated to South East Asia, Central America, and South America.
Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia are the world’s top five growing producers of coffee. Brazil produces over 5 billion pounds of coffee every year and is the world’s top coffee producer and has been for more than 150 years.
Robusta and Arabica
Robusta beans can grow at lower altitudes than Arabica, and are less vulnerable to pests and weather conditions. However the beans are bitter and have a grainy peanut taste. Because of these reasons, the beans are less expensive than Arabica beans. You'll find most supermarket coffee is robusta. The higher quality Robusta beans are used in espresso because of its creamy texture and dark flavor.
Arabica beans grow in higher elevations and take longer to mature. Arabica beans have a sweet and softer taste than Robusta with notes of fruit & berries. The acidity of the Arabica beans are higher giving it a natural winey flavor.