When it comes to comparing premium Arabica and instant coffee, there are significant, important differences in almost every area.
Everything from the type of bean used to the processes of roasting and preparation differs, and it's these factors that give premium Arabica its smooth, velvety and rich taste compared to the generic, often bitter flavours on offer from instant roasts.
We’re going to look at the fundamental differences between the two forms of coffee and learn why premium Arabica offers superior flavour and experience.
Spending a little more to get the best is something we’re all used to, but when it comes to coffee, many people don’t know why the best, premium Arabica coffee costs more than other offerings.
And the answer isn’t just because it tastes better than other varieties – and it most definitely does – it is also in the fact that Arabica coffee requires very specific conditions to grow and requires a great deal of time and money to cultivate to fruition.
To the non-connoisseur, coffee is just coffee. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that the variety of tastes and aromas from different types of coffee bean are as broad as the bouquets often attributed to wine.
Everything from colour, size, taste and more can differ tremendously depending on the type of bean you have at hand, making the brewing and, most importantly, the drinking experience an adventure.
But it’s important to know how these different beans play on the palate so that you can find the perfect fit for your tastes. And, with that in mind, let’s explore the different coffee bean types out there.
Coffee is a global commodity that which plays an important role in the lives of millions of people every day. It has huge economic importance and cultural significance. A key player in the coffee industry is Italy, the cultural home of espresso, and this is reflected in the fact that Italy imports the third highest amount of coffee beans in the world. Italy is also the second largest exporter of roasted coffee beans, which are mostly distributed within the EU, with the USA and Australia following closely behind.