India’s Cherry Robust Coffee

India Cherry Robust 17 is sourced from farms owned by families in the Coorg and Sakleshpu districts within the Indian state of Karnataka.

Our coffee is cultivated on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats mountain range; this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as one of the world’s most biologically diverse places with an excess of 500 bird species and over 5000 species of different flowering plants.

Many of these farms have been operating for nearly a century as they are passed down from one generation of the family to the next.

Arabica vs Robusta Coffee Beans in India

  1. Caffeine Content: One reason why the taste for Robusta isn’t as good is because there is more caffeine then Arabica has. That might sound like a good thing at first, but caffeine has a bitter taste to it, making it unpleasant to drink. In fact, there is 2.7 percent caffeine content in the Robusta bean, which is nearly double the 1.5 percent of Arabica.
  2. Sugar And Lipid Content: Arabica has nearly 60 percent more lipids and nearly twice the sugar concentration of Robusta. This particular factor likely also has a tremendous impact on why many people prefer how Arabica tastes.
  3. Shape: Robusta beans are a lot more circular, and Arabica is more ovular.
  4. Plant Height: Arabica plants typically grow from 2.5 up to 4.5 meters, whereas Robusta starts at 4.5 meters, possibly reaching up to 6 meters.
  5. CGA Content: The chlorogenic acid content is not only an insect deterrent but also a substantial antioxidant. Arabica has a CGA range of 5.5 up to 8 percent, whereas the range for Robusta is 7 percent up to 10 percent.
  6. Cultivation: Three-quarters of global coffee production is usually Arabica, with Brazil leading the way. Vietnam is the leading producer of Robusta, which accounts for the other quarter of global production.