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Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans and Filters or Instant options for all types of Coffee Machines

A good coffee and espresso is all about taste and flavour!

There are over 100 species of beans but the two main ones are: Coffea Arabica and Coffea Canephora (commonly known as Coffea Robusta).

The names Arabica and Robusta are simply the species of beans grown, not to be confused with the area in which the beans are grown eg. Brazillian, Java, Kenya, Sumatran!

Other varieties are grown but Arabica & Robusta beans are the two main commercially produced and consumed. Although many bean species are roasted throughout the world of espresso making, these are the two main styles used in blending.

At Tapside our Espré blend of freshly roasted Arabica & Robusta beans satisfy the widest range of tastes & flavours.

Coffee Range

Arabica – Robusta Coffee Blends

The two varieties of coffee beans differ in taste and flavour and bring different qualities to the roast.

Arabica beans tend to have a sweeter & softer taste with tones of fruits and berries. Robusta, generally has a stronger taste, with a grain-like overtone and pea-nutty aftertaste. Robusta is also said to help improve the Crema.

Due to its strength and acidity Robusta is rarely used on its own and when blended with arabica beans rounds out the flavour. Robusta also contains a higher level of caffeine than Arabica and when the roasted beans are blended together it creates an attractive blend for the consumer.

Robusta produces a very full-bodied and strong taste with earthy flavours and when used in a blend can assist in producing a strong, full-bodied coffee, while the Arabica will help in balancing the taste.

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