Does Arabica or Robusta have more Chlorogenic Acid? Should it Matter?


The amount of chlorogenic acid matters but the type of coffee bean from which it comes, does not. Please continue reading. Here is some background and detail…

Chlorogenic acid was discovered in 1932.

Raw coffee beans have a higher level of chlorogenic acid than any other species of plant.

Chlorogenic acid is present in raw green coffee beans but is mostly destroyed in the coffee roasting process.

Both Robusta coffee beans and Arabica coffee beans have high levels of chlorogenic acid.

Many health supplement companies claim that Arabica coffee beans are best for chlorogenic acid, but studies have shown the contrary is true.

Climate and other environmental factors influence the amount of chlorogenic acid in coffee beans, so Robusta coffee beans, which are grown in harsher climates than Arabica, have as much as twice the concentrations of chlorogenic acid as Arabica coffee beans.

The higher concentrations of chlorogenic acid in Robusta coffee beans may also explain the bitter, harsher of coffee from roasted Robusta beans.

Because Arabica coffee tastes better, the demand is higher and so the price is higher.

Robusta coffee originated in Ethiopia and grows indigenously in Western and Central Africa. Arabica coffee also originated in Ethiopia but did so about a century earlier than Robusta. Arabica makes up the greatest percentage of the worlds coffee production.

So, as far as green coffee extract supplements are involved, it simply does not matter whether the chlorogenic acid is from Robusta coffee beans or Arabica coffee beans. Be sure you always read ingredients labels to see what the amount of chlorogenic acid is, and if possible make sure the ingredients are lab-verified for purity and chlorogenic acid level. But don’t worry about which species of coffee bean the chlorogenic acid originates from. It matters not. Claims to the contrary are nothing more than marketing hype.

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