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Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans and Filters for Coffee Machines

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

There are over 100 species of coffee 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 coffee grown, not to be confused with the area in which the coffee is grown eg. Brazillian, Java, Kenya, Sumatran!

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

At Tapside our Espré blend of freshly roasted Arabica & Robusta coffee beans satisfies 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 coffee 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 coffee 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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