Don’t let the merchants cheat you


At this moment , are you enjoying a cup of coffee and starting your day? What flavor of coffee do you like? French or do you prefer your old espresso? You drink it every day, sometimes many times and day but so your know what’s in it?

We saw “100% made from Arabica beans” in many coffee ads, and many beginner think that Arabica coffea beans are the best one, which is a misconception. In this article, we’ll talk more about Arabica.

What is Arabica and where it from ?

 Arabica is one of the world’s three largest native coffee species, along with coffea Robusta and Liberica. Arabica do have the best aroma, showing fruit and caramel sweetness when roasted properly and with good sweetness. Why did editor say that 100% Arabica are actually a way for merchants to deceive customers, because Arabica account for about 70 ~ 80% of the world’s coffee bean production, and there are 2,000 to 3,000 varieties in the Arabica category, there are high-quality varieties, but also ordinary varieties. But the merchant really never to introduce specifically is which Arabica category variety, below introduces the COFFEA Arabica in detail for everybody.

Arabica accounts for 75% of global coffee production and Robusta accounts for 25% . COFFEA ARABICA has nearly 60 percent more fat and nearly twice as much sugar as Robusta. That makes Alaka twice as expensive as coffee and twice as much grown as Robusta. Brazil is the most important producer of COFFEA Arabica. When it comes to Brazil, the first thing many people think of is the passionate samba, the football kingdom, the hot girls and the world famous carnival, like the Rio Olympics this summer.Brazil’s warm climate is responsible for the warmth of the country and the abundance of coffee. Brazil produces a third of the world’s coffee. By 2016, Brazil’s total coffee production was about 3 billion kilograms.

What is the origin of the name Arabica? Coffee originated in Africa, the first local tribes chewing coffee leaves to refresh, later by Arab scholars study, converted to roasted seeds after making a drink. For religious reasons, coffee once supplanted banned alcohol and became popular in the Arab world, where the name “Arabica” comes from. Later, coffee, especially Arabica, was introduced to Europe via the Ottoman Empire and then to the new world, where it became associated with many parts of the world as trade and colonial expansion routes spread.

Famous coffee varieties of Arabica :

  • Typica  

Typica which the highest price in the Arabica.It is one of the oldest coffee varieties, was thought to be the archetype for all varieties and genetic selection. Bourbon, Java, and elephant beans among its offshoots. The flavor is better, but the yield is lower. 

2) Bourbon

Bourbon is another ancient coffee , derived from a genetic mutation in the Typica . There are many colors it have, the most common two is red and yellow Bourbon. new varieties now is orange and pink Bourbon.It mainly produced in the high altitude of the mountain and the SAQUAREMA region. The Yellow Bourbon is the most famous coffee fruit in Brazil. Coffee is naturally acidic,but this is not a bad thing. Acidity is good becuase It gives coffee its natural flavor.Acidity is greatly influenced by growing altitude. Coffee’s grown at lower altitudes generally have lower acidity levels. At the same time, low yields make the beans invaluable.

  1. Genetic Mutation

1) Caturra

A single gene variant of Bourbon, similar in flavor to Bourbon but high in yield. The plant is relatively low and has mainly red and yellow rind.

2) Maragogype

The elephant bean is the world’s largest coffee bean variety and is a well-known variety of the iron picker. It is three times the size of a regular coffee bean, hence the name.

  1. Hybrid species

1) Catimor

Catimor is a hybrid of Caturra and Tim (a natural Robusta Variety) . The plant is resistant to disease, adaptable, and has high yield but poor flavor.

2) Timor

Teemo is a cross between COFFEA Arabica and burly beans. The plant is highly resistant to leaf rust and has a poor flavor. It is often used to make low-cost formula beans.

  1. Heirloom

The popular varieties of coffee beans in recent years, if you see “Heirloom” on the packaging of coffee beans, is on behalf of Ethiopia’s native species. It’s called a native species, but it’s not a real one. Because there are so many varieties in Ethiopia, there are said to be nearly 2,000, and it is difficult to identify them. Most varieties in Ethiopia are named “Heirloom” . On the other hand, the Ethiopian government is reluctant to disclose information about these varieties, so it’s called Heirloom.

So not all 100% arabica beans is the best coffee. Unlike Arabica, Robusta coffee is more often used in instant coffee, which is high in caffeine and low in fat and sugar.At a time when coffee beans are receiving global attention, coffee packaging is getting more and more updated.Coffee requires high-performing and protective packaging. Coffee beans are very sensitive to external influences and packaging must block out moisture, UV Rays, and oxygen in order to keep the coffee fresh and tasting its best. Coffee packaging also needs to be airtight, which requires a degassing valve to let out Excess CO 2 after the beans are roasted. I have worked in the printing and packaging industry for more than 30 years. I founded the SUPACK in 2004. So in the packing material, we will advise the customer to use plastic three-layer aluminum packing. Plastic itself is a revolutionary product, but it has become the biggest problem of environmental pollution. We have a solution to this problem, is to make it into biodegradable packaging, so that it is safe and completely back to nature. I’m proud of what we’ve done, but this is just the beginning. What do you know about biodegradable coffee packaging? Please leave a message.