Best coffee types to brew while traveling

If you are planning to camp or wander around, it is of course very nice to enjoy a nice cup of freshly brewed coffee on the road or by the evening campfire.

Because you don't have a lot of resources and you don't have a lot of space in your backpack or camper, it's a good idea to buy a camping coffee maker.

A camping coffee maker is a device that you can easily take with you and prepare a perfect cup of coffee on the go - just like at home.

Portable coffee makers are compact, easy to use and easy to clean.

Robusta Coffee

Coffee Robusta is one of the most popular types of coffee in the world and one of the best coffees to drink in between.

Coffee Robusta is a coffee made from the beans of the Coffea canephora plant. This plant originally grows in Western and Central Sahara Africa, and accounts for 40% of the world's coffee production. Now the plant is also grown on a large scale in other countries.

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The first popular coffee is Arabica made from the Coffea arabica factory (accounting for the remaining 60% of the world's coffee production).

Coffee Robusta is grown mainly in the eastern hemisphere, mainly in Africa and Indonesia. The largest producer is Vietnam.

Coffea robusta is a synonym of Coffea canephora, which has two variants, namely C. c. robusta and C. c. nganda. These are commonly known as robusta coffee.

Robusta is often used in espresso blends and instant coffee. So, if you like a nice tight espresso you should choose a Robusta.

Coffee Robusta tastes earthy and would have a grain-like, bitter taste with the undertones of a peanut. Robusta beans contain less sugar and more caffeine than Arabica beans and therefore taste stronger.

So if you like a harder, stronger, earthy taste, you can experiment with Robusta in your portable coffee maker from Portoffee.

Robusta Coffee Plant

The coffee Robusta plant is a strong plant that can withstand high temperatures of 30 ° C making it easy to grow in Africa and Asia. It needs a lot of water to grow, so the plant does very well in regions that have monsoons.

The Robusta plant grows at low altitudes from sea level up to 600 and is very resistant to diseases and insects - another reason why this is one of the easiest coffee plants to grow. In the wild it grows to about 10 meters high and about 5 meters when grown for commercial use.

The fruit of the Robusta plant takes 6-8 months to ripen until it looks deep red. There are generally 2 coffee beans in each ripe berry or cherry.

Where can you buy Robusta coffee?

As mentioned earlier, Robusta is a type of coffee that is very popular and therefore easy to get hold of. You can buy this kind of coffee in the supermarket - and your favorite brand has a Robusta variant anyway. If you like to experiment you can always mix brands and types of Robusta to create your own taste.

Arabica Coffee

Coffea Arabica - also known as Arabic coffee or mountain coffee, is a coffee bush that grows originally on the Arabian peninsula.

Arabica coffee is a coffee made from the beans/seeds of the Coffea arabica plant. The coffee of this plant represents about 60% of global production.

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Coffee Arabica was first cultivated on the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen and documented in the 12th century. In Arabic the plant is called Buna.

Originally the plant grew wild in the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia. In the 7th century the seeds were brought from Ethiopia to the Arabian Peninsula.

In Ethiopia the beans were mixed and crushed with fat to be consumed as a stimulant by the Oromo tribe. But when they arrived in Arabia, "coffee" was born.

Arabica coffee has a slightly sweet taste, with hints of chocolate, caramel and nuts. You may also notice some hints of berries and fruit. By making Arabica as a cold coffee, you can make that berry flavor stand out even more.

Most of the beans you'll find in supermarkets will be Arabica beans, although Robusta is also very popular at the moment

Arabica coffee plant

The seeds of Arabica plants are found in the berries that grow on a bushy coffee plant. The berries are picked when they are deep red or dark purple and usually 2 seeds or seeds can be found in each berry.
The fruits of the arabica plant do not ripen at the same time, which means that all berries have to be picked by hand.
Arabica coffee plants can be found in countries such as Brazil (the largest producer), Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda and India.

Robusta Vs. Arabica

When roasted, all coffee beans look the same. But of course there are big differences in taste when it comes to Robusta and Arabica. In addition, the two also differ in price. Now that we know more about Robusta and Arabica, we can start comparing the two types of coffee.

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1. Caffeine

Robusta has more caffeine than Arabica. Robusta contains 2.7% caffeine and Arabica contains 1.5% caffeine. Arabica may be a better choice for those who are worried about the side effects of caffeine.

2. Sugar content

Robusta has a lower sugar content than Arabica. Robusta is a great choice for people who prefer sweet flavors over bitter ones.

3. Lipids

Robusta has fewer lipids than the Arabica plant. Coffee Arabica contains about 60% more lipids, such as fats, oils, vitamins, etc..

4. Popularity

Arabica coffee is more popular than Robusta coffee. Arabica represents 60% of the world's coffee production, while Robusta only contributes 40% of the total coffee production.
When you walk into a trendy coffee bar and order a cup of coffee, you are likely to get a coffee from Arabica beans.

5. Price

The Arabica bean is more expensive than the Robusta bean. Because the Arabica grows at high altitudes and in the mountains, this bean is more difficult to grow and pick. This makes the Arabica bean a lot more expensive than the Robusta bean.

Conclusion

With the Presso X you can make many different kinds of coffee when you are on your way to work or in the great outdoors. For many people the Presso X is a saving angel. For many, coffee is part of their morning ritual and a way to start the day on a positive and above all delicious note. With the Presso X you can always make your favorite coffee and you don't have to spend hundreds of euros on boring coffee in the cafeteria at work.

I hope I have been able to contribute something to you.
Now I wonder, which beans do you use for your coffee?
Is it Arabica or Robusta, or maybe you use a completely different kind of beans.

Either way let me know by posting a comment below.

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