This robusta coffee farm is located in Lampung, Indonesia above the Tanggamus Mountains. Robusta coffee, originating from Indonesia, is known for its robust flavor and higher caffeine content. Grown in the fertile soils of Indonesia’s diverse regions, this variety showcases earthy undertones and a pleasantly bitter profile.
Lampung is one of the best robusta coffee producing regions in Indonesia. There is indeed a very suitable place to grow coffee because the soil in that area is very good, especially for growing Robusta coffee.
Most of the farmers there still sell their coffee to local factories where the factory always lowers prices and the farmers object to this. Therefore, they want to introduce to the world the high quality robusta coffee they grow in this area.
One of the differences between Robusta and Arabica coffee lies in the planting process. Arabica coffee can grow well if planted at an altitude of 1,000-2,000 meters above sea level. Meanwhile, Robusta coffee can grow well at an altitude of around 0-900 m. The ideal land height is 400-800 meters above sea level.
Another difference between Robusta and Arabica coffee can be seen in terms of size. Robusta coffee beans are much smaller when compared to Arabica which has a large size. In addition, the shape of the Arabica coffee bean is oval, while the Robusta bean tends to be round.
One of the characteristics of Arabica coffee is that it has a slightly sour taste and a color that is not too intense.
Meanwhile, Robusta coffee tends to have a taste similar to other types of beans, more bitter and coarse.
You can learn more about this beautiful farm from Lampung, Indonesia directly on their Fazcof Setya Nusa website.
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