Everyone has seen roasted coffee beans for purchase. Have you seen a coffee bush start to bud with a beautiful coffee flower on a coffee tree? Have you ever wondered how the fresh coffee fruit becomes ground coffee that you purchase? Curious about how much work and time is involved in getting that coffee to your cup? Coffee agriculture is labor and time intensive farming.
Some folks are interested in learning about and traveling to visit coffee plantations. However, the times we are in currently, traveling is just too much of a hassle and can be risky right now. I’ve come across some good videos from Youtube that I decided to share in this article to help coffee curious folks learn more about how coffee is grown and harvested, then processed. Very informative and beautiful scenery.
The videos show how time consuming the process is to get coffee to your coffee maker for your morning brew. Seems that the skill sets needed to grow coffee is a mixture of agricultural farming and a flower nursery. Definitely creates a true appreciation and gratitude of that cup of daily coffee.
This video is very brief and shows gorgeous white lily like flowers in bloom on the branches of a coffee bush.
This video shows some amazing shots of coffee cherries on the bush. Shows each of the steps that has to be done in sequence to get the end result of a cup of coffee. This is not a fast process to get a bag of coffee to take home. Well worth the watch here.
Demand for cheaper coffee and higher consumption of coffee over last few decades has created an increase of production of a lower cost coffee alternative on the store shelves. If you purchase coffee from the store, the coffee you purchase there is usually a lower quality coffee. The lower quality coffee is how the stores are able to offer inexpensive coffees and still make their profits.
The less costly Robusta coffee is often used in stores for their coffees.
Robusta coffee is used as a filler in coffee and the cost is lower for consumers to purchase these coffees. Here is the main reason Robusta coffee is much cheaper than Arabica coffee. Robusta coffee is easier to grow, produce larger crops that are inexpensive to grow, and the cost is passed on in the selling process.
The differences between Arabica coffee and Robusta coffee.
Robusta coffee can be grown in diverse climates with a much higher yielding crops. Robusta coffee beans produce more coffee. Higher yields means cheaper to grow so it is frequently used in lower quality blends of coffee in stores to keep product costs lower for consumers.
Robusta produces higher caffeine in the beans.
High caffeine content in the Robusta coffee beans results in a slightly bitter taste that some people may find unpleasant. Robusta the coffee is enjoyed by many people globally and suits their tastes which is nothing wrong with that.
The Arabic coffee can not be mass produced.
Pure Arabica coffee is more complicated to grow with lower crop yields as well as longer growing times. These factors are why Arabica coffee is more costly. Altitude and soil quality affects the coffee flavors as well as their growing times. The higher the elevation, the slower the coffee bushes take to produce and ripen the coffee cherries that contain the coffee beans. Exact flavors of Arabica coffee depends on its’ origin, processing methods used, and so much more.
The Arabica coffee beans are sort of like divas and like to take their sweet time developing in to an adult coffee cherry ready for the picking. The results truly shine in a cup of coffee made with these beans.
Arabica coffee beans contain 60% or more lipids than Rubusta coffee beans which give the Arabica coffee a very smooth texture as well as taste. Arabica beans also allow the softer flavors to come through the coffee. Arabica beans contain less caffeine than Rousta coffee beans. Less caffeine means not as jittery after drinking coffee, can enjoy more coffee, and truly savor all of the natural flavors without a bitter taste.
When we say 100% Arabica coffee, there is absolutely no Robusta coffee added or any other coffees added as a blend which means our coffee is a better quality coffee.
One hundred percent (100%) Arabica coffee lets you know that the contents of the coffee in the bags are pure unadulterated Arabica coffee. The information provided is to give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the time and work involved in producing coffee for the world to enjoy. As well as differences in the most popular coffees available on the market. Give your taste buds and sense of smell a truly wonderful sensory experience and try !00% Arabica coffee today.