Coffea Arabica is indigenous to the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia but is now grown worldwide. This makes arabica coffee the most popular type of coffee bean on the planet. Although one might dismiss the arabica because of its abundance, it’s important to note that some of the most sought after coffee beans, such as the Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee beans, are actually of the arabica variety.
This type of coffee is very versatile. The way it tastes varies depending on the type of roast. Slow roasted and dark arabica brings out a bold flavour without much bitterness given off by more caffeine-rich coffee varieties. They can also be medium-roast for a smoother and better balance in taste.
Whether the coffee is from a fresh grind or instant, the arabica is one coffee people enjoy. Here are some examples of great products using 100% arabica beans.
Lavazza Whole Bean Coffee – Tierra! 100% Arabica
Lavazza – the name itself screams Italian coffee. They offer a range of whole bean coffee products, but one of their most popular offerings is the Tierra! 100% arabica. As a brand known for its espresso blends, the Tierra! 100% arabica is popular among espresso aficionados. Whether it’s a single or double shot, this Lavazza gives off a burst of coffee aroma once ground. And it produces excellent crema once brewed using an espresso machine.
Unlike other arabica espresso brands, the Tierra 100% Arabica coffee beans are not too dark with just enough oil to show that they are fresh but are not too oily – something that is the cause of clogging with some commercial-grade and home-use espresso machines. People who aren’t fans of espresso shots need not worry; you can also use these coffee beans with a French Press. It’s also a decent choice when used with a standard coffee maker. It retains the strong, full flavour one has come to expect from an arabica espresso roast coffee; however, it does not do the mighty arabica bean much justice. This coffee comes in a 2.2-pound pack with a vacuum seal to keep it fresh. It is less expensive than many other arabica espresso brands, but Lavazza gives consumers their money’s worth for Italian espresso.
Neville’s Artisan Coffee – New York New York House Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee
Arabica coffee is known for its versatility, and Neville’s Artisan Coffee has brought that to the forefront with its New York House Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee. This coffee is pre-ground, so anyone with a coffee maker can readily use this product without grinding the coffee first. You can also use it with a Keurig coffee brewer with the help of a reusable single-serve basket.
Neville’s boasts of all its coffee products being “artisan roasted”, which means that the coffee beans are slow-roasted to perfection by hand and in small batches, giving the coffee an even, medium roast. Another plus for this coffee brand is that the Arabica beans used to make the coffee are 100% USDA certified organic and are Fair Trade certified. Of course, one would come to expect a more expensive price tag because of this. This may be a turn-off for people who want a simple cup of coffee, but for coffee connoisseurs, the quality of Neville’s Artisan Coffee is well worth the price.