Saturday, October 07, 2006

Indian coffee

The Great Indian robusta is considered among the world’s best espresso coffee beans.
Of the 2 lakh tonnes of washed robusta produced in the country annually, 1 lk tonnes goes into making popular instant coffee. Another 50,000 tonnes are used in the domestic market and only the remaining 50,000 tonnes actually reach export market as opposed to a much bigger quantity of robusta.

Worldwide Arabica is accepted as the better quality compared to the more common robusta.