Monthly Archives: April 2012

Differences between Arabica and Robusta Coffee.

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While there are several different coffee species, two main species of coffee are cultivated today.  Coffea arabica, known as Arabica coffee, accounts for 75-80 percent of the world’s production.  Coffea canephora, known as Robusta coffee, accounts for about 20 percent and differs from the Arabica coffees in terms of taste. While Robusta coffee beans are…

Growing Coffee Beans at Home

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Growing Coffee Beans at Home Growing coffee plants at home is a rewarding experience that will help you learn and appreciate the work involved in producing coffee.  It is a very easy plant to take care of and is a great conversation piece, especially during flowering or cherry development.   Germinating Coffee Beans If coffee…

Drinking Coffee Before Exercise: Does It Increase Performance?

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Some studies have shown that drinking coffee before exercise can enhance exercise performance, particularly for endurance events such as longer distance running. Not all studies have shown a benefit though. A recent, well publicized study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that even moderate amounts of caffeine, the equivalent of…

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