American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The coffee plant Coffea canephora that is commercially grown but whose beans are of lesser quality than arabica beans.
- n. The seed of this plant.
- n. The coffee brewed from the seeds of this plant.
- From Latin robusta, feminine of robustus ("strong"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin rōbusta, feminine of rōbustus, strong; see robust. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The countryside is now dotted with coffee boomtowns, where farmers call robusta "a miracle plant" that has transformed their lives.”
“Vietnam has been rapidly challenging Indonesia's Initially planted along with Arabica trees by French missionaries in the middle of 19th century, the plantations that are small in size now produce robusta, which is one of the two major species.”
“Elsewhere, protests spread in the Ugandan robusta coffee hub of Masaka and police clashed with hundreds of protesters who had blocked roads with logs, police spokesman Noah Serunjoji said.”
“Wood planks form the peaked ceiling and the floor is made of tightly fitted planks of darkly oiled eucalyptus robusta wood.”
“Arabica coffee is viewed as the higher-quality cousin of robusta coffee, which is easier to grow.”
“Uganda, Africa's largest robusta coffee grower, is on the verge of becoming an oil producer following the discovery of more than 2.5 billion barrels of oil along its western border with Congo.”
“Last year's surge in arabica prices prompted some roasters to substitute robusta beans in certain blends.”
“Companies can turn off customers if they add more robusta to their blends, said Christian Wolthers , president of Wolthers America, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based coffee brokerage that sells coffee from Brazil, Colombia and Central America to major roasters.”
“Since hitting a one-year low in mid-December, the price gap between arabica and robusta has widened by 14%, to $1.4446 a pound, due to the continued scarcity of arabica supply coupled with a strong harvest of robusta from Vietnam, the variety's top grower.”
“Too much robusta can impact the quality and taste of coffee," Mr. Sette said.”
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