• INDIA ROBUSTA CHERRY A

Grower: Smallholder farmers from Sakleshpur and Coorg Districts

Variety: CxR, Robusta Peridinia, and S.274

Region: Sakleshpur and Coorg Districts, Karnataca, India

Harvest: December – March

Altitude: 1200 - 1350 meters

Soil: Volcanic loam

Process: Full natural and dried in the sun and mechanical dryers

Certification: Organic

India Cherry Robusta 17 is sourced from family owned farms located within the Sakleshpu and Coorg districts in the state of Karnataka, India. Coffee is cultivated on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most biologically diverse places in the world with more than 5000 species of flowering plants and 508 different species of birds. Many of the farms have been in operation for nearly one-hundred years, passed down through the family from one generation to the next.

Some of the differences between Robusta and Arabica coffee:

One reason that the taste isn't as good for Robusta is that it has more caffeine compared to Arabica. Which may sound like a positive thing but caffeine carries a bitter taste which makes it an unpleasant drink. In fact the Robusta bean has 2.7% caffeine content, almost double the 1.5% of Arabica.

Lipid & Sugar content: Arabica contains almost 60% more lipids and almost twice the concentration of sugar than Robusta. This factor also probably has a big impact on why we prefer the taste of Arabica.

The Shape: Robusta beans are much more circular, whereas Arabica are more oval. Plant Height: Arabica usually grows between 2.5 – 4.5 meters compared to the 4.5 – 6 meter height of Robusta.

Chlorogenic acid (CGA) content: It’s a significant antioxidant and an insect deterrent. Robusta is 7-10% CGA and Arabica has 5.5-8% CGA.

Cultivation: About 75% of the world’s coffee production is Arabica, about 25% being Robusta. Brazil is the most significant Arabica producer and Vietnam produces the most Robusta. 

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