Coffee [was: Re: Sponsored server!]

Svein Halvor Halvorsen svein-xfce at
Thu Jul 7 21:46:25 CEST 2005

* Edscott Wilson Garcia [2005-07-07 08:38 -0500]
>  Arabiga? Robusta? These are the two varieties of coffee that exist. 
>  Arabiga is the high altutude, high quality coffee and robusta is the 
>  low priced variety which floods the world coffee market.

I think Arabica (I think Arabiga with a g is Spanish, in English and Latin 
it's spelled with a c. Lat: Coffea Arabica) is a very good contender as a 
name for a server, as Edscott pointed out.

Most coffee you'd buy is a blend of the two types, usually with more of 
the latter. Arabica is like the single malt of coffee. Arabica beans used 
to be named after the port they were exported from, such as Java and 

However, even though Robusta is considered the more vulgar of the two, not 
all Robustas are low priced; the Kopi Luwak coffee from Indonesia is a 
kind of Robusto that's been passed through the digestive system of some 
kind of cat-like animal. The locals gather the beans by hand from its 
feces. The enzymes in the animals stomach gives the coffee a distinctive 
flavour. I have yet to try this type of coffee myself, however.

Svein Halvor
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