How Different Coffee Beans Affect Flavor

Date December 4, 2018

A number of factors can play in to what you will taste when you sip that cup of delicious Don Pablo coffee, but how does the coffee bean itself affect flavor? There’s quite a lot that goes into planting and farming coffee. It is grown all over the world in different regions with different climates, altitudes, soil types, and other factors. There are two main categories most coffee beans fall into: Arabica, and Robusta.

Arabica Coffee

Arabica coffee is the preferred variety of most coffee roasters and brewers. It is harder to grow and requires more labor to maintain and harvest, and also yields a smaller harvest. This means that Arabica beans are higher in demand, and therefore, are more expensive and coveted. Arabica coffee has a delicious, delicate flavor and a well-balanced acidity that is appealing to most coffee drinkers, and is typically considered superior to Robusta coffee.

Robusta Coffee

Robusta is high in caffeine and usually has a bitter, harsh flavor. It is easier to grow and harvest, and doesn’t require high altitudes or special climates to cultivate. Due to these factors, it is less expensive than Arabica coffee, making it the preferred variety of commercial – or mass-market – coffee companies. Don Pablo only roasts specialty grade Arabica coffees.

Light, Medium-Dark & Dark Roasts

A lightly roasted coffee is pleasant with a delicate flavor and more pronounced acidity. Expensive and high quality beans are typically light roasts to allow coffee drinkers to taste the original flavors of the bean. Medium-Dark is our most popular roast, where a slight caramelization of the natural sugars in the bean give the coffee a touch of roastiness, while it still retains its natural flavor character.  Dark roasts have an intense roastiness from the full caramelization of the natural sugars in the beans, a full body and are deep, rich and complex.

Try A Don Pablo Cafe Specialty Coffee Sampler Box!

Don Pablo Cafe uses only the highest quality 100% gourmet Arabica coffee beans, roasted to order. We commit to offering a premium, superior, and deliciously fresh coffee product every time you purchase. If you want to experiment and find your preferred coffee, a Specialty Coffee Sampler Box from Don Pablo Cafe is a great way to get started! If you have any questions about coffee flavor, or any of the products we offer, we encourage you to contact us! We hope you enjoy your next cup of Don Pablo’s delicious coffee!