As the name foresees, this is a stronger species of commercial coffee. It is planted at lower altitudes and can endure higher temperatures than it’s cousin Arábica. The coffee drink resulting from its beans have as principal characteristics the intense and bitter flavour, a strong body and low acidity. Also it has more caffeine. It is widely used in the Portuguese coffee tradition as the blend basis, due to his ability to reduce the acidity of the drink as well as introducing the crema.
Coffea Canephora (Robusta)