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What does 100% Arabica coffee beans mean? Why do chain brands have 100% Arabica in their advertisements?

Published: 2024-06-13 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/06/13, Whether online or offline, we can see slogans like "Use only 100% Arabica coffee beans" on a brand or a sign in front of a certain cafe. For most friends who are not deeply involved in education, this is an unknown existence! Because for most people, coffee is just a cup.

Whether online or offline, we can see slogans such as "use only 100% Arabica coffee beans" on a sign at the door of a brand or cafe. This is unknown for most friends who are not deeply involved in caffeine. Because for most people, coffee is just a bitter or refreshing drink, what is the meaning of this slogan? And listen to the front street analysis.

To understand what this slogan means, we need to know what "Arabica" is!

What is Arabica? In the 18th century, Karl Linnay, a famous Swedish scientist, established a two-name method for naming animals and plants, and published the Flora. In this book, Mr. Linnai systematically classifies and names plants around the world, including coffee. Today, more than 130 coffee-related species have been found, but there are only two of the most commercially valuable coffee, one of which is Arabica!

"Arabica" is a large category, it has countless subdivisions, such as Rosa, tin pickup, bourbon and so on are all members of Arabica. These varieties have excellent flavor genes and can produce delicious coffee after processing and roasting. And because of this, Arabica has been widely cultivated. At present, 7% of the world's total coffee production Chengdu is Arabica, because it has a very high commercial value! But many friends do not understand when they see this, so since Arabica is the representative of high quality, wouldn't it be better to directly emphasize Arabica? Why should there be a 100%?

Ah, here is about to mention another coffee with commercial value-"Robusta"!

What is "Robusta"? Robusta is a variety under the Canefera category, and it makes sense that Kanefra can match Arabica. However, Kanefra's only Robusta has commercial value, so over time, Robusta has been used as a counterpart to Arabica.

The taste of Robusta is not as good as Arabica. Compared with the aroma of Arabica, Robusta coffee beans give people more impression of intense bitterness, wood, mugi-cha and other dull taste. The reason why people will choose it is also very simple: good seed, high yield! Although Arabica coffee beans have excellent flavor, they are very demanding on the planting environment, such as altitude, sunshine time, rainfall and so on. These requirements, coupled with its own low-yield genes, will make its already low-yield growth cycle longer, so Arabica coffee beans tend to sell at higher prices. In this way, it is much easier to compare with Robusta, which not only requires less planting environment, but also produces much more caffeine than Arabica, but more importantly, it has more caffeine, so with these characteristics, Robusta's price will be much friendlier than Arabica. As a result, Robusta has been widely used as a raw material for instant and blending coffee beans since the first wave of coffee.

The most widely used period of Luodou was in the 20th century, when most cafes used Robusta as the main force for blending coffee beans because they were strong and cheap. But the extracted coffee is also miserable. So when the second wave of coffee began, people gradually began to pay attention to the quality of coffee beans, so they began to remove Robusta beans from the production of freshly ground coffee. In order to emphasize the high quality of beans, advertising slogans such as 100% Arabica coffee beans began to appear. But it is important to know that Robusta is not synonymous with poor quality, but the bad flavor caused by its planting environment and poor use. Like now, some places will use the way of planting Arabica to grow Robusta to cultivate Luodou coffee with excellent flavor.

In addition, the existence of Lilobsta will make the extracted espresso more rich in golden oil, and milk cafes such as lattes and cabs can have better flower patterns. So many merchants have developed Italian blends with a small amount of Luodou, providing coffee shops with a better choice! Finally, Qianjie still needs to mention a word of wisdom, because people are often misled by the slogan of 100% Arabica coffee beans: although most of the good coffee on the market is Arabica, it doesn't mean that Arabica is good coffee!