Coffee shops, general stores, online, machine dispensers, at home, in work and on the street … coffee is available pretty much anywhere and everywhere no matter where in the world you are. Increasingly since coffee was first introduced to Europe during the 17th century, us Brits have revelled in experimenting and testing new methods to consume our cup of Joe – from dry freezing to roasting the excrement of a civet cat and everything inbetween, we strive to find the perfect coffee bean and the perfect way to consume it. Whether you like the traditional black coffee, a 50/50 cortado or an extra milky latte, the options are endless.
Not just here in Britain, globally coffee is the second most traded commodity after oil with over half a trillion cups consumed each year! Countries such as Uganda, Mexico, India, Vietnam and of course the market leader, Brazil have all capitalised on the worldwide need for caffeine in many products. There are two main commercially grown types of coffee beans: Arabica, which accounts for 70% of the world’s coffee, and the Robusta bean which is far cheaper and easier to grow due to being able to grow at lower altitudes and has a lot more caffeine content than the Arabica bean.
We here at Coffee King use a mix of both Arabica and Robusta blends allowing our consumers to pick what best suits their own personal needs & tastes. Regardless of the blends you opt for we ensure that from the heating up stage to the second crack – all Coffee King beans are roasted by experienced scientists who respect the art of coffee.