Archive for March, 2002

The Robusta Fuss

The Robusta Fuss

For those who just walked into the coffee movie, most of the coffee grown commercially in the world comes from trees of two species: arabica and robusta. Coffea arabica is the original commercial species of coffee, the one that Kaldi’s tiresomely celebrated goats ate, the species that first sold human beings on the pleasures of […]

By March 13, 2002 Read Article
Roast-and-Ground and Whole-Bean Supermarket Coffees

Roast-and-Ground and Whole-Bean Supermarket Coffees

At one time certainly when I wrote my first coffee book 25 years ago the distinction between commercial and specialty was clear. Commercial coffees came in branded cans at supermarkets and specialty coffees were whole beans sold in bulk at obscure stores in college towns with dark wood counters and burlap on the wall. Today, […]