Beans and Ground
Coffee Beans can be used on bean to cup coffee machines or can be ground to use on any coffee making equipment. If you are grinding the beans, you must have the right grinder to get it to the consistency needed for your enquipment. For example, you will need a consistently fine grind for a tradtional espresso machine; You will need a courser grind for Cafetieres or Plungers. Please contact us if you need help. We can arrange to grind it for special requirements. We also sell ground coffees for espresso machines.
Arabica and Robusta
Coffee as a beverage is prepared from the roasted seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea. The two most common sources of coffee beans are the highly regarded Coffea ARABICA, and the "ROBUSTA" form of the hardier Coffea canephora. The latter is resistant to the coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix), but has a more bitter taste. Coffee plants are cultivated in more than 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Once ripe, coffee "berries" are picked, processed and dried to yield the seeds inside. The seeds are then roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavour, before being ground and brewed to create coffee.