There are numerous species of coffee grown in the world, but in Brazil we only know two: Café Arabica (Coffea Arábica) and Robusta (Conillon). Each species, in turn, has a large number of varieties and lineages.
ARABICA – Produces better quality, finer and more refined coffees. It has greenish colored grains, is grown in regions with altitudes above 800m and is originally from the East, the result of its name.
ROBUSTA – Native to Africa, it has a rougher treatment and can be grown at sea level (lower altitudes). It does not have as varied and refined flavors as Arabica, being said to have a ‘typical and unique flavor’. Its acidity is lower and is used intensively in soluble coffees. Its caffeine content is higher than in Arabicas