Robusta Cafe & Lounge is a fully licensed establishment in Guelph. We serve a variety of specialty wine, premium liquors and craft beer. Robusta is a separate species of coffee, distinct from Arabica, with its own unique properties. As a crop, it is easy to force it to grow in sub-optimal conditions, so there's quite a lot of poor quality Robusta .
Arabica Coffea arabica , named for the Arabs, is the better and more expensive of the two. These trees grow in semitropical climates near the equator, both in the western and eastern hemispheres, at high altitudes. Because ripe Arabica cherries unroasted beans fall to the ground and spoil, they must be carefully monitored and picked at intervals, which increases production costs. Robusta trees Coffea canephora , which are grown exclusively in the eastern hemisphere, also thrive in equatorial climates, but at low altitudes.
Their cherries require less care since they remain on the tree after they ripen. Robusta beans have twice the caffeine of Arabica, but less flavor. Some supermarkets carry Arabica, but most of their brands are robusta. I had always been satisfied with the various Maxwell House roasts and blends, until I bought my first bag of Arabica beans, ground them, brewed and drank the elixir. To describe the taste of Arabica is difficult without using trite words like smooth and mellow. It has a round taste that is both rich and delicate, with good acidity.
This does not refer to an actual degree of acidity, but to the sharp and pleasing taste that is neither sour nor sweet. The difference was evident in my first cup, probably because I had been drinking robusta for years. I was sold, high cost or not, and now I only buy Arabica. In fairness, although most robusta coffee is of a lower grade and inferior to Arabica, there is a premium crop that is the top of the line for robusta beans.
Premium robusta is primarily used in specialty espresso blends, and is never found in canned coffee. Subscriptions Futures Trading Education. All Futures Contracts for [[ item. Main View Technical Performance Custom. Mar arabica coffee rallied to a 1-week high Monday and closed higher after the Brazilian real jumped to 2-month high against the dollar, which is positive for coffee prices since it discourages exports by Brazil's coffee producers.
Another supportive factor for coffee is Brazil crop concern after data from Somar Meteorolgia showed rainfall in Minas Gerais, Brazil's biggest arabica coffee growing region, measured In addition, data from Columbia, the world's second-biggest arabica producer, showed that Columbia coffee production fell The outlook for a record coffee crop in Brazil and a global supply glut continues to weigh on coffee prices. Robusta coffee prices closed lower Monday on forecasts for ample rains in Vietnam, the world's biggest robusta coffee producer, after Vietnam's National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said it expects 30 mm to 50 mm of rainfall this month in Vietnam's Central Highlands, the country's major coffee-growing region, above the year historical average of 5 mm.
Also, last Friday's weekly Commitment of Traders COT data indicated fund selling as short positions on ICE robusta coffee futures climbed to 25, contracts in the week ended Jan 1, a 3-month high. Mar robusta coffee posted a 3-week high last Thursday on signs of smaller global robusta supplies. Want to use this as your default charts setting? Learn about our Custom Templates.
The outlook for a record coffee crop in Brazil and a global supply glut continues to weigh on coffee prices. I had always been satisfied with the various Maxwell House roasts and blends, until I bought my first bag of Arabica beans, ground them, brewed and drank the elixir.
Robusta has its origins in central and western sub-Saharan Africa.