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Robusta Coffee

The bold choice for the daring palate.

Explore the distinct taste and unique attributes of robusta coffee in our curated collection. Discover the rich essence of specialty robusta coffee beans, known for their bold flavor and higher caffeine content. Paradise Roasters brings a selection that embodies tradition and quality.

What is Robusta Coffee?

Robusta coffee, scientifically known as Coffea Canephora, is one of the most recognized coffee species globally, cherished for its strong, bold flavor and high caffeine content. Unlike its milder cousin, Arabica, Robusta boasts a more robust body and a unique nutty, chocolatey flavor profile. Its beans are rounder and smaller yet pack a punch with their distinctive taste and energizing effect. Known for its resilience, the Robusta coffee plant thrives in diverse climates, contributing to its widespread cultivation. It's not just a coffee; it's an invitation to experience a more potent, vibrant coffee culture.

Robusta Coffee Flavor Profile

Robusta coffee beans carry a signature flavor, setting them apart in the coffee realm. Predominantly cultivated in the warm terrains of Africa and Asia, Robusta offers a pronounced intensity. Its flavor dances between earthy and woody notes, often accompanied by a slight bitterness. Some even detect undertones of dark chocolate or raw peanuts. Unlike its Arabica cousin, robusta boasts lower acidity but brings forth a stronger caffeine punch. Let your senses unravel the compelling story behind each robusta cup, one sip at a time.

What Type of Roast is Robusta Coffee?

Robusta coffee, known for its strong and resilient nature, tends to favor certain roasting styles. Many roasters lean towards a medium to dark roast to balance its inherent bitterness and draw out its deep, rich flavors. A light roast can be an option for those who seek the raw, pungent qualities of Robusta, but it's the darker roasts that truly enhance its potent character. Whichever roast you choose, Robusta promises an invigorating cup that's hard to forget.

How to Brew Robusta Coffee?

Unlock the robust flavors of Robusta coffee following our tailored brewing advice. Robusta coffee can be brewed like any other coffee. Its bold flavor makes it suitable for methods like espresso or French press, emphasizing its strong characteristics.

Begin with a fine grind due to the bean's density. For a Pour Over, measure 15g coffee, add 200mL hot water (201-203°F), pre-wet the grinds with 30ml water, after 30 seconds pour the rest of the water, targeting a brew time of 1:30-1:45​.

Robusta Coffee FAQ

What is Robusta coffee?

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Robusta coffee is one of the main species of coffee beans and is known for its higher caffeine content, bitterness, and resilience in various growing conditions​​.

What is special about Robusta coffee?

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Robusta coffee is distinct for its robust nature, allowing it to thrive in diverse environments. It's also more disease-resistant, making it a more sustainable choice for some farmers​​.

Where is Robusta coffee grown?

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Robusta coffee primarily grows in regions of Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America, benefiting from the warm climates and elevations of these areas​.

Why is Robusta coffee better than Arabica coffee?

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"Better" is subjective. Robusta is more resilient to pests and diseases than Arabica and can be cultivated in harsher conditions. However, Arabica is often praised for its smoother flavor. Based on what you like, Robusta or Arabica, or something else, Paradise has a coffee for you.

Is Robusta the strongest coffee?

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In terms of caffeine content, Robusta beans contain almost twice as much as arabica beans, making it "stronger" in that regard​.

Is Robusta better for espresso?

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Robusta's high caffeine and strong flavor profile make it a popular choice for espresso, offering a bold and invigorating shot.

Where can I buy specialty Robusta coffee?

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For those seeking a refined coffee experience, Paradise Roasters offers specialty Robusta coffee, capturing its unique flavors and characteristics.

When will my order be roasted and shipped?

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We roast for Online orders Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Unless the coffee lists a special roast date, your retail order will be roasted the next Monday, Wednesday, or Friday following your order. Orders placed before 11:00AM CST on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday will be roasted the same day as ordered. Coffees will be shipped within 2 days of roasting

Does Paradise Roasters ship International?

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Yes, we ship worldwide. If you have trouble placing an international order, send an email to and we will create a custom invoice for you. We work with several shipping carriers and seek the most cost effective shipping options for our customers.

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