Most of us are not able to wake up properly till we smell some coffee, but can you really identify the various types of coffee beans, the moment you taste it??
You will be surprised to know that there are more than 6 thousand variations of coffee beans worldwide but only 25 of it form the major types. And out of these 25, only 3 are the common ones that are used by the consumers.
The 3 Major Types of Coffee Beans are:-
Kona: This is normally cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of the Big Island of Hawaii. This is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. It has a very powerful aroma which makes it extremely desirable.
Robusta: This is also called as ‘Canephora’. The crop requires minimum care and also has a greater yield than the other popular species of coffee which makes it cheaper in comparison to other varieties. After roasting, robusta gives out a distinctive earthy flavor, which is bitter than Arabica. It is used in espresso blends to promote the formation of ‘crema’.
Arabica: This species is originally a native of the mountains of Yemen in the Arabian Peninsula, thus the name ‘Arabica’. Unlike Robusta, an Arabica crop has to be grown in light shade and they take about 7 years to mature fully. It has various distinct flavours that vary accordingly to the region where they are grown. Some smell like spices or nuts, while others have distinctive tastes.
So did you have your daily doze of coffee today??
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