Varietal diagram

ALTITUDE

The height at which coffee is grown has a huge impact on the flavour. In the tropics, between 1500m and 2000m provides ideal growing conditions for coffee, a cool, frost free climate with moderate rainfall. Less oxygen and cooler mountain temperatures mean a slower growth cycle for the coffee tree, this longer maturation process encourages the coffee bean to develop more complex sugars, generally leading to deeper more interesting flavours.

 

ARABICA VS ROBUSTA
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Altitude Diagram

ARABICA
Has a lower yield
Higher sugar Content
Less resistant to disease
Likes lower temparatures
Bigger beans
More antioxidants

ROBUSTA
Has high yield
Higher Caffeine content
High resistance to disease
Likes higher temperatures
Smaller Beans
Requires greater rainfall