Specialty Robusta. We should talk about it... It's naturally resistant to leaf rust, it produces higher yields than arabica, the stigma around its potential quality has been well debunked (thank you Uganda and Ecuador) and the CQI's R-Grader Programme is well established as an industry standard to measure quality. Sure, there's plenty of horrible tasting Robusta out there but it wasn't that long ago where there was an overwhelming large proportion of not so good Arabica when compared to today's specialty arabica market. It's a sustainability warrior's dream crop and yet, it seems, the specialty coffee industry wants to ignore it. Myself included until a few months ago.
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