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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 8:29pm
Subject: Where Can I Find Good Robusta
 

I'm asking this question, it might seem silly but help me out. I know mostly arabica is what captures a coffee lovers core but robusta isnt really good tasting. Usually people use the % by weight rule as a ratio to blend robusta and arabica.

They just want more caffiene (robusta) but less horrible taste using the arabica to override the taste of robusta ,

Adjusting by taste would be a good place to start but then we should go technical

Hit me up with a ratio (any kind)
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Posted Thu May 15, 2014, 11:45pm
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Deleted my response in lieu of this user's other posts.
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 3:13am
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How about start 50/50 and go from there.......
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 3:26am
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Here's a list of commercial espresso blends and their percentage of robusta. They are listed in no specific order.
  • Lucaffè Classico (10%)
  • Tre Forze! (5%)
  • Nannini Classica (45%)
  • Nannini Etrusca (45%)
  • Izzo Espresso Napoletano Silver (8%)
  • Kimbo Espresso Export (30%)
  • La Brasiliana Espresso Special Oro Blue (10%)
  • Passalacqua Espresso Alambra (70%)
  • Passalacqua Espresso Mehari (50%)
  • Passalacqua Espresso Cremador (30%)
  • Barbera Classica (40%)
  • Mami's Caffè Gran Crema (10%)
  • Mami's Caffè Espresso Crema (20%)
  • Mocambo Brasilia Crema e Aroma Espresso (40%)
  • Lavazza Crema e Gusto (70%)
  • Lavazza Qualita Rossa (30%)
  • Barbera Classica (40%)

You can see, there's no general rule. I guess you'll just have to find out what blend will give you the desired results. However, high quality robusta isn't that easy to come by.

 
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Posted Fri May 16, 2014, 10:01pm
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Thanks guys, sorry for the lieu of my other posts

I had always gotten into trouble with Google Translate (Still Learning English)

Btw, this forum, can it be in another language guys

My objective is to get high amount of caffeine from Coffea Robusta and shadow the taste with Coffea Arabica

Thanks NobbyR for the advice (attenzione ai dettagli)

One of my posts said that sumatran was a species
Sorry about that the italian to english was wrong

Copy paste, what could go wrong right. Well i had a shaky start.
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Posted Sat May 17, 2014, 1:34am
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It's misleading to think that robusta coffee tastes bad as a general rule.

It makes a strong, full-bodied coffee with a distinctive earthy flavor, but usually with more bitterness and acidity than arabica. In espresso, a blend containing robusta also produces more crema easily, even when the beans are stale. The problem with robusta is that it's easier and cheaper to cultivate than arabica, because its coffee plant is less fastidious, so that there's a large crop of low quality robusta beans (30% of all coffee produced around the world is rosbusta), which are mostly used as a filler in lower-grade coffee blends. This is why robusta has a bad name.

 
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Posted Sat May 17, 2014, 1:42am
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TheCoffeePeople76 Said:

Thanks guys, sorry for the lieu of my other posts

I had always gotten into trouble with Google Translate (Still Learning English)

Btw, this forum, can it be in another language guys

My objective is to get high amount of caffeine from Coffea Robusta and shadow the taste with Coffea Arabica

Thanks NobbyR for the advice (attenzione ai dettagli)

One of my posts said that sumatran was a species
Sorry about that the italian to english was wrong

Copy paste, what could go wrong right. Well i had a shaky start.

Posted May 16, 2014 link

Now we're getting somewhere! It helps for us to know the situation- why you're sounding the way you are.

No need to apologize, thank you for the explanation :)
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Posted Sun May 18, 2014, 11:49am
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CoffeeRon Said:

Now we're getting somewhere! It helps for us to know the situation- why you're sounding the way you are.

No need to apologize, thank you for the explanation :)

Posted May 17, 2014 link

Agreed.
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Posted Sat Jun 7, 2014, 1:21am
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We use Robusta in three of our six blends at the shop. Two of them are 85/15 and one is 75/25. One of the 85/15 blends is my favorite. I'm pretty sure it's an Indian, perhaps Kaapi Royale, but don't quote me.
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