Saturday, May 8, 2010


The caffeine content of coffee beans varies according to the species of the coffee plants. Beans from coffee Arabica, grown mostly in Central and South America, contain about 1.1% caffeine. Beans from coffee Robusta, grown mostly in Indonesia and Africa, contain about 2.2% caffeine.

Caffeine is the world's most popular drug. The white, bitter-tasting, crystalline substance. Both words, caffeine and coffee, are derived from the Arabic word qahweh (pronounceed "kahveh" in Turkish).

Caffeine also occurs in cacao pods and hence cocoa and chocolate products; in kola nuts, use in the preparation of cola drinks; and in the ilex plant, from whose leaves the popular South American beverage.

The difference between Arabica & Robusta coffee beans.


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