There are about 100 different strains of coffee, but we only drink two.


Yeah, you’ve read that right. You may have noticed that some coffee bag labels brag about the fact that their coffee beans are 100% Arabica. Although it does sound like something magicians say, it isn’t gibberish – it refers to the type of coffee species in which the beans are from.

Robusta is the easier-to-grow, more bitter and caffeine-packed bean and is often used in cheap commercial brands. The milder and more complex Arabica is the go-to choice for gourmet coffees.