The two most famous coffee species in the World

The two most famous coffee species in the World

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It's incredible how excited the world of coffee seems to be. There has been so many years of development of this fruit that each country has its own coffee culture. Within this great culture and agricultural sector, two main species of coffee have been developed. These are the species Coffeea Arabica and Coffeea Canephora Robusta.

Here the most curious and important facts about both species.


This species has only been in development for 10,000 years and is the most famous for its sweetness and cup quality. The Arabica species makes up 70% of coffee production in the world and the country that most produces this species is Brazil with over 2.6 million tons per year.

As a fun fact, Colombia is the only country in the world that limits itself only to producing Arabica Coffee.


Over the years this variety has been called a low quality coffee due to its bitter and earthy flavors.

However, unlike Arabica, this variety contains around 1.5% more caffeine and its very resistant to pests and climate change. This is due to because Robusta has been in development for around 100,000 years.

The countries that produce the most Robusta in the world are: Brazil, Uganda, India and Vietnam.

As a fun fact, due to climate change the Arabica species is becoming more difficult to produce, so the Specialty Coffee Industry is looking at developing the Robusta species to turn it into a coffee worthy of being called special. This project is in a very early stage but there are already several countries working on it.

Tell us, have you tried Robusta or would you like to try it?

Take a look this 80% Arábica and 20% Robusta blend of Café Papamín from San Sebastián - Click here

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