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We are often asked for pure Arabica coffee by our customers, and so we ensure we always stock a great selection for you to choose from, available as both beans and ground filter coffee.What Is Arabica Coffee?
The term Arabica refers to a variety of coffee plant from which the beans are harvested, in much the same way as different varieties of grapes are harvested to produce certain types of wine - the main difference with coffee being that the most common commercially grown varieties are restricted to just Arabica and Robusta. Of course, there are other types that you may see for sale, but they are very much the low volume varieties. Arabica is usually more successful when grown at altitude, whereas Robusta is hardier and can be grown in a wider range of environments.Is Arabica Coffee Better?
It is commonly accepted that Arabica coffee beans, once roasted, produce a coffee with more desirable flavour characteristics and less caffeine than Robusta beans. However, Robusta beans are still highly valued for their higher oil content, and it is this oil which helps to provide a superior crema. Consequently, many of the leading blends of coffee beans are made by blending Robustas and Arabicas together in varying ratios. The presence of Robusta in a blend helps to balance the acidity of the Arabica beans, while at the same time increasing the oil content and therefore the crema of the finished product.
Ultimately, coffee is all about personal preference, and if your favourite type of coffee is 100% Arabica, then that's all there is to it! We know this, and it's why we always ensure that our range includes a good selection of pure Arabicas for you to enjoy. If you need further information about any of the blends that we have on offer on this section, then simply click on the product for a more detailed description of the origin and flavour profile.