How to Make Espresso: Learning About Different Coffee Beans


Coffee Bean Varities

Coffea Arabica

Coffea Arabica, native to Ethiopia and Yemen, is a superior species of the Coffea family with sweet, fruity, nutty characteristics that are highly desirable. Arabica beans have a lower caffeine content than other family members.

Coffea Canephora

Coffea Canephora, also known as Robusta, is a species believed to have originated in Central and Western Africa. This family has almost twice as much caffeine as Arabica beans and has a bitter, earthy flavor that is sometimes desirable in blended coffee to give it a stronger flavor.

The Arabs saw the trading potential of the coffee commodity and sold the beans to northern Africa. Early 14th century explorers labelled coffee as a drug upon seeing its consumption in the east and reported many medicinal benefits from it. From the 17th century, coffee beans entered the European markets firstly in Italy, where the popularity of coffee became widespread and was called the "wine of Arabia."

At King Carlos Coffee, we only use Arabica beans as quality is imperative. We operate as a boutique roastery that goes through an intense process in picking specific green beans and is involved in each step-by-step process to produce pure, award-winning quality coffee!


Sweet, fruity, nutty characteristics with light caffeine content


Bitter, earthy characteristics with a caffeine content almost twice as strong as Arabica

Single Origins

Coffee grown from one particular country

Estate Coffee

From one particular farm, desired for its unique flavours


When different types of coffees from different countries are blended together to form a complex blend of coffee. Special blends are closely guarded secrets that are passed on from one generation to the next.


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