When we talk about Arabica 100% it means that that coffee is composed of a single variety, namely the one coming from Coffea Arabica, the most delicate plant of Coffea Robusta and among the most popular. To be completely precise, a 100% Arabica coffee can be single-origin or blended but, in both cases, it remains to all intents and purposes a pure Arabica coffee.
At this point, it is good to clarify the concept of “blend“, i.e. the combination of different coffee varieties, distinguished according to quality and origin. A 100% Arabica blend is composed of different types of Arabica, while an Arabica coffee that is not a blend is made with only one variety of Arabica of the same origin.
Generally, blends serve to balance the different characteristics of coffee variants and Arabica is no exception. In its case, for example, the most popular blend is the one with Robusta, which contains more caffeine and is more intense and creamy. The combination of the facets of Arabica and Robusta, skilfully calibrated, results in an exceptional coffee, which can be compared to a small work of art and which has always been very successful among connoisseurs of quality coffee.
Both Arabica and Robusta are the most used coffee varieties in the production of the drink. They have different characteristics because they come from different plants: the former, in fact, is much sweeter and more delicate, as well as more acidic, than the latter because it contains less caffeine but, if mixed, they give life to a blend truly without equal.
Moreover, there is a tendency to think that the Arabica variant is the best, as well as the most delicious. Making this a universal fact tends to be wrong, considering what has been said so far: Arabica versions are all different and their value depends on quality and origin. When buying, therefore, it is always better to check these two data and make sure they correspond to what you are really looking for.