Coffee Basics: The Difference Between Arabica and Robusta | The Kitchn
Once roasted, pretty much all coffee beans look the same. But did you know that there are actually dozens of different varieties of coffee beans? When it comes to your daily cup, though, there are really only two that matter: Arabica and robusta. These are the two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking. What’s the difference between the two? It’s significant, and it’s helpful to understand when choosing coffee.