Coffee Beans

Coffee Beans Definition - the seed of the coffee plant (the pit inside the red or purple fruit). The fruits, coffee cherries or coffee berries, most commonly contain two stones with their flat sides together.

A coffee bean is actually a seed that is grown inside a red fruit on a coffee tree. They were christened beans due to their shape. Coffee is grown and cultivated mainly because because the natural occurence of caffeine. It may be hard to believe as there are so many different coffee products on the market, but there are only two main types of coffee bean; Arabica and Robusta.

Coffee Beans

Arabica Coffee Beans

Arabica bean trees need on a reliable climate to be able to grow well and they can take up to 5 years of growing before producing fruit. This means Arabica beans tend to be more expensive than Robusta beans, however, Arabica beans account for around 80% of the world's coffee production today.

Most Arabica blends are made up of 100% Arabica green beans. These green beans are roasted, which changes the coffee beans both physically and chemically. This not only affects the taste, it also alters the coffee strengths. Typically an Arabica bean produces a higher quality brew, superior in taste with more flavour than a Robusta blend.

Arabica beans are grown all over the world and each country has their own distinctive flavour. The distinctive flavours vary due to the different types of soil used and the individual climates of the country.

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Robusta Coffee Beans

The Robusta coffee tree can grow and produce fruit in a variety of climates and can even grow in cold conditions. This is why Robusta beans are generally cheaper than Arabica beans, however, despite their lower cost only about 20% of the world's coffee production is made up of Robusta beans.

The Robusta bean is more resilient than the Arabica bean and people who prefer Robusta beans will argue they retain their flavour for longer. A typical Robusta blend isn't as full bodied as an Arabica blend, but is higher in caffeine and generally has a more bitter taste.

Although the general consensus is that Arabica coffee is superior to Robusta coffee, Robusta beans are sometimes added to Arabica beans to make a cheaper coffee blend.

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Jurang Fair Trade Coffee

Jurang coffee has a wide selection of premium quality coffees. All our coffee is ethically traded, which aids disadvantaged producers in the developing world by offering them better trading conditions. We sell Fresh Ground Coffee as well as Coffee Beans.

Why not try our Organic Fair Trade Coffee from Sumatra, Indonesia; a full bodied coffee with a great smooth finish.

Alternatively if you are looking for the quick way of making coffee, then check out our Instant Coffee.

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Manchester Lancashire OL5 9AA United Kingdom
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