Robusta Fully Washed: Robusta coffee has become one of the popular drinks chosen by many “connoisseurs”. So Robusta Coffee? What outstanding characteristics does this type of coffee have? Let’s find out the information below.
WHAT IS ROBUSTA COFFEE
Robusta coffee, also known as robusta coffee, has a characteristic bitter taste. This type of coffee was first discovered in the 1800s in Congo-Belgium. Then, gradually this coffee variety developed and was introduced to Southeast Asian countries around 1900. Until now, Robusta Coffee has become the second most important crop, accounting for about 39% of products.
Coffee is used and is considered the highest exported type in Vietnam. Robusta coffee is also known as Robusta coffee or Coffea Canephora. This type of coffee has a caffeine content of 3% to 4% in the beans, much higher than Arabica coffee (tea coffee) which only accounts for 1% to 2%.
For each Robusta Coffee tree, from 3 to 4 years old, you can start harvesting similar to tea coffee. Each tree is 20 to 30 years old before it begins to produce seeds. This type of coffee is suitable for regions with tropical climates, altitudes below 1000m above sea level, temperatures from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius, and annual rainfall over 1000mm. Under growing conditions, Robusta Coffee plants need more sunlight than regular coffee plants.
Robusta coffee, because it contains a higher caffeine content in the beans as well as a flavor that is not as pure as tea coffee, is therefore rated worse by the market. In terms of taste, Robusta Coffee has a stronger smell as well as a neutral to harsh taste, similar to the taste of oatmeal. If unroasted, it will smell like fresh peanuts.
When roasted, you will feel a faint aroma, but when you smell it closely and closely, it will be very harsh, like burnt rubber. Normally in the Vietnamese market as well as abroad, Robusta Coffee is often mixed with Arabica at a ratio of 7/3, 5/5 or 3/7, which will be more favored by consumers than Coffee products. Robusta 100% pure.
CHARACTERISTICS OF ROBUSTA COFFEE
Robusta coffee is currently considered one of the popular high-yield plant varieties in Vietnam. You can easily find Robusta coffee trees in areas with altitudes below 1000 m. This type of coffee lives in the tropics, the preferred temperature is 24-29 degrees, the average rainfall is over 1,000mn.
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The characteristic of this type of coffee is that it has round fruit, Robusta coffee beans are usually smaller than other types of coffee. In particular, the caffeine content in Robusta ranges from 2-4%, while other types of coffee only exist about 1-2%. In recent years, Robusta coffee has developed strongly and accounts for about 30-40% of the average yield in the world.
Because this plant is considered relatively easy to grow, can adapt to many different climate zones and brings extremely large yields. Just need to plant for about 3-4 years to be able to harvest fruit with a high amount of agricultural products, improving the economic life of many people. Perhaps, coffee connoisseurs love Robusta because of its rich flavor and characteristic bitterness.
Because the caffeine content in Robusta is quite high, it brings a special aroma when roasted and used. Robusta is considered a strong plant, resistant to pests and diseases. The most noticeable characteristic of this type of coffee is its harsher flavor compared to regular types. Currently, Robusta coffee is grown in many regions of Vietnam such as Buon Ma Thuot, Lam Dong, Dak Nong…
DISTINGUISHING ROBUSTA COFFEE FROM ARABICA COFFEE
Currently, Arabica and Robusta coffee are two familiar names that are widely used in Vietnam. However, during use, many people are confused and do not really understand what is Robusta and what is Arabica. First, in terms of name, the name Robusta represents strength and contains a lot of caffeine. This is a mental solution to help the body stay healthy and refreshed. Arabica has a gentler fragrance.
Robusta Coffee trees have trunks up to 4.5 – 6.5m, so they need environmental temperature conditions up to 18 – 36 degrees Celsius and annual rainfall from 2200 to 3000mm, this temperature and rainfall. are all higher than the environmental conditions of Arabica coffee. In addition, the yield when growing Robusta Coffee will be better than that of Arabica Coffee, so production costs will be lower.
In terms of shape, the Robusta coffee tree is called Robusta coffee with the shape of a small shrub. The root system of this plant is shallow but gives extremely strong vitality. Along with that, the coffee fruit has slightly round seeds, containing two oval seeds and is smaller than Arabica coffee.
Meanwhile, Arabica coffee is a type of coffee, shaped like a large bush, dark in color with oval-shaped fruit. featured. Each Arabica coffee fruit will contain one bean. This coffee tree often has low productivity, is very difficult to grow, and is considered more rare than the Robusta variety. Regarding ecological conditions, Robusta coffee can be grown in many areas with different climate and rainfall conditions. together. Meanwhile, Arabica coffee
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