Across the world there are two main types of beans which are widely produced, namely Robusta and Arabica coffee beans. Robusta coffee beans are derived from the Coffea canephora plant, known to be a robust species of coffee bean which has superior bitterness and low acidity. Robusta coffee is extensively circulated and has its origins in western and central sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Indonesia, and is responsible for nearly one third of the world’s coffee production. The plant grows at altitudes between sea level and 600 meters, where it can gestate hot and humid climates, along with peak temperatures of more than 30oC. Coffea canephora plants are quite easy to be taken care of, has bigger crop yield, and has almost double the amount of caffeine and multiple antioxidants. The plant entirely itself is less prone to disease than any other coffee plant. Robusta coffee beans are mainly used in espresso, instant coffee, and as filler in ground coffee blends. Robusta coffee beans when roasted give out a strong, earthly flavor, distinctive full-bodied coffee, slightly more bitterly than Arabica owing to their high pyrazine content. They render chocolaty flavor and peculiar aftertaste.
Did You Know?
There has been an approximation of more than 1.5 billion cups of coffee that are drunk on a daily basis around the world.
According to a report published on Robusta coffee beans market, there are approximately five million tons of coffees produced annually by more than fifty countries and it ranks second after oil in terms of international trade. Robusta beans have harsher taste along with a grain-like undertone and peanut-like aftertaste. A few Robustas belong to superior quality and are evaluated specifically in espressos for their intricate flavor and good crema brownish foam which forms on the top layer of freshly brewed espresso).
Health benefits of Robusta coffee beans:
Coffee in the most widely consumed beverage across the world. There has been proven detailed facts that drinking coffee on a regular basis does have health benefits.
Aids weight loss – coffee gets the body active and burns calories faster. The authentic stimulant nature of caffeine accelerates the metabolism of the body and escalates calorie burning. Also, it behaves as an appetite suppressant, so one can calm down the cravings and stay focused with their dieting goals.
Cardiovascular health – too much of coffee consumption can put strain on the cardiovascular system, however research has discovered that people who drink coffee on a regular basis, can in reality lessen the risk of having a stroke.
Preventing diabetes – in recent years, researches have concluded that regular coffee drinkers have 23 to 50% less chance of developing diabetes. This could probably be due to the appetite suppressing effects of coffee or the fact that it keeps the body active and moving.
Cognitive health – it is a wide known fact that coffee helps in sharpening focus and escalate attention by stimulating the brain with caffeine. Studies have even shown that elderly populations who consume coffee on a moderate regular basis are 60% less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimers.