22 votes
Accepted

What is the difference between Robusta and Arabica?

One reason that the taste isn't as good for Robusta is that it has more caffeine compared to Arabica. Which may sound like a positive thing but caffeine carries a bitter taste which makes it an ...
user avatar
  • 1,222
20 votes
Accepted

What coffees are the least acidic?

Lets answer this question with some data! My company uses machine learning, data science, and sensory science to build flavor profiling and quality control tools for the craft beverage industry. I ...
user avatar
  • 1,681
14 votes

Are robusta and arabica the only bean varieties?

Coffea Arabica and Coffea Canephora are the only two species of plants whose beans we use to make coffee - Arabica and Robusta respectively. However, you may have heard of other 'types' of coffee ...
user avatar
  • 6,995
13 votes

What is Breakfast/Morning blend?

Breakfast or morning blends are generally a lighter roast, but there is no industry standard for how light of a roast. As for differences between breakfast and morning blends, the key is in the word "...
user avatar
  • 1,142
13 votes

What coffees are the least acidic?

Sumatran coffees (and others from the Asia/Pacific region, like Java and Arabia) are uniformly low-acid. As @Chris said, the processing methods and roast have a lot to do with it. Coffees that have ...
user avatar
13 votes
Accepted

Are robusta and arabica the only bean varieties?

There are several varieties of coffee that have all derived from the three species of Coffea genus of the Rubiaceae family: Coffee Arabica Coffee Canephora (Robusta) Coffee Liberica (Liberian) As ...
user avatar
  • 515
12 votes

Are robusta and arabica the only bean varieties?

Intended mostly as an adjunct to @fredley's answer, but content overflowed a comment, then I kinda went overboard. Though there are two (major) species of coffee (whose binomial names are indeed ...
user avatar
  • 8,497
10 votes

Does there exist a coffee which is not bitter?

To answer this shortly, no there is no coffee that has no bitterness. Bitterness in coffee is determined by different factors on which I will elaborate a bit now. First of all there are bitter ...
user avatar
  • 2,139
8 votes
Accepted

Decaffeinated Coffee Beans

There's no strain of coffee bean that has no caffeine when it is grown, but you can find whole-bean, decaffeinated coffee. "Decaffeinated" coffee has been treated to have most of the caffeine removed. ...
user avatar
  • 8,497
8 votes

What coffees are the least acidic?

Coffee enthusiasts & aficionados identify acidity as the dry, bright & sparkling sensation that sets a high-quality, high-grown coffee apart from a mundane, lower-grown coffee. Admittedly, ...
user avatar
  • 1,222
8 votes

What coffees are the least acidic?

I find that most of the Brazil dry processed coffee I get is very smooth or "low acid". However, in general coffees that are darker roasted will have less acid as the acids are destroyed in the ...
user avatar
7 votes
Accepted

Yemenite tea-like coffee?

It sounds like you had coffee cherry tea, also called cascara, and regionally other names; in Yemen it seems to be called qishr according to Wikipedia. It's (to me) delicious, but rather different ...
user avatar
  • 8,497
7 votes

Are robusta and arabica the only bean varieties?

@To complement on the previous answers. About the Rubiaceae families that are used for producing a good cup of coffee. Besides the Arabica and Robusta families, you also have very good coffee ...
user avatar
  • 655
6 votes
Accepted

How best to reduce tannins in black coffee?

Salt can reduce the perception of bitterness. Sugar-alternatives can help too (stevia, et al.). But assuming you don't want to add anything to your straight black coffee, I would change what you have ...
user avatar
6 votes
Accepted

What factors determine coffee bean size?

The single biggest factor in the size of a coffee bean is the botanical variety of the plant. There is no amount of nutrition or growing conditions that can overcome the effect of genetics. In this ...
user avatar
  • 655
6 votes

What is the difference between Robusta and Arabica?

Robusta and Arabica refer to different beans that are used for the coffee. In general it can be said, that Arabica beans contain less caffeine, and less acid than Robusta beans. The robusta plant ...
user avatar
  • 391
6 votes
Accepted

Beans for Qatar-type coffee?

I can read Arabic and also I prepare Arabian coffee as you want, so here comes the recipe 1- you have to get a very fine ground, light roasted plain coffee 1 tps / 80 ml water 2- ground cardamom 1/...
user avatar
  • 164
6 votes

How do flavors like vanilla and hazelnut get into coffee

In a coffee shop (assuming both places like Starbucks or non-chain versions), flavour syrups are a staple. Some have their own range, others use generic manufacturer's that are also used in other ...
user avatar
  • 3,853
6 votes
Accepted

Does there exist a coffee which is not bitter?

great question. There are a few factors that will give your coffee the flavor and such that you want. To fully answer your question, we also need to understand some of your preferences and the ...
user avatar
5 votes

Beans for Qatar-type coffee?

By now I have found out the method to prepare Khaleeji coffee as it is called. People drink it without milk or sugar. Ingredients: 3 cups water 3 tablespoons ground coffee from Emirates 1 ...
user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Coffee spider web score

The graph shown is a spider-web graph that is similar to a line graph but in a shape of a spider web. In this case, the scale (middle line, goes from bottom to top) shows the score each section can ...
user avatar
  • 1,852
5 votes

What variables cause the Gesha/Geisha coffee varietal to be priced so highly?

Geisha is so pricey because of a lot of marketing true. However it is extremely difficult to grow. On a farm is Costa Rica this past June the farmer was having a difficult time with his because the ...
user avatar
5 votes

Does there exist a coffee which is not bitter?

Apologies, this is not actually an answer to your question [it's too long for a comment] - but it may be more useful to you than the answer to your question: Crazy as this might sound given ...
user avatar
5 votes

Why can’t I find natural beans easily?

Consumers (and marketers) are expanding their vocabulary for describing coffee. And at the same time coffee producers are improving and refining their methods. Both of these I think contribute to what ...
user avatar
  • 8,497
5 votes

Is there a list of all Ethiopian coffee-growing regions?

There is a list in "The World Atlas of Coffee" by James Hoffmann: Sidama, Limu, Jima, Ghimbi/Lekempti, Harrar, Yirgacheffe. All have similar altitude (1400 - 2200 m range) and coffee ...
user avatar
  • 51
4 votes

Quantifying flavor differences between varieties?

Sort of... These links, including the redesigned coffee lexicon might help answer your question http://worldcoffeeresearch.org/images/pdfs/WCR_Sensory_Lexicon_Edition_1_2016.pdf https://en.wikipedia....
user avatar
  • 400
4 votes

What are the differences in perceived quality of Robusta vs Arabica bean blends?

Robusta is often used to "cut" blended coffee because it is most often cheaper to purchase than Arabica beans. Since it generally has a higher level of caffeine than Arabica, it may also be used to ...
user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

What Are The Merits of Different Green Coffee Processing Methods?

Dry Process | This is the oldest method of modern processing. It requires very little equipment. It is basically a manual process of letting the coffee cherries raisin up, then peeling them. It is ...
user avatar
4 votes

How acidic is Liberica compared to Arabica and Robusta?

Today I had a coffee tasting of Liberica on various roast levels. I can say that Liberica is totally different from Arabica and Robusta. Arabica generally is bitter with a lack of after taste Robusta ...
user avatar
  • 41
4 votes
Accepted

Coffee with colors?

As the best of my knowledge, no. There is a bean variety named Jamaican Blue Mountain. Maybe its name could make people misunderstood... Nothing that is blue I've heard of. Other than that, not the ...
user avatar
  • 7,593

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible