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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014, 6:12am
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How can I know which Starbucks coffees are 100% Arabica beans?
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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014, 11:43am
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It should be proudly displayed on the bag. There is a distinctive flavor to robusta, but I suspect the roast will be too dark to be a reliable indicator.
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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014, 2:21pm
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Frost Said:

It should be proudly displayed on the bag. There is a distinctive flavor to robusta, but I suspect the roast will be too dark to be a reliable indicator.

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You know, every now and then I get a craving for a part robusta blend. I wish more thought was put into its creative use. It can be so much more than the cheap alternative its talked down as.

 
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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014, 10:18pm
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Do they use Robusta in any of their blends?

 
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 8:13am
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Just as a choice, there are lots of roasters that I feel are MUCH better than Starbucks, you may or may not agree but here they are just to provide an option for you.
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Posted Thu Feb 20, 2014, 2:31pm
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The only way to do is don’t rely in what Starbucks is telling that its 100% Arabica, it is by tasting with other roasters.

 
Did you know...? Dark roast coffees actually have less caffeine than lighter roasts due to the fact that the process of roasting burns off caffeine.
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