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Think of an Italian café. The waiter brings you a small, white, porcelain cup stained by a rich espresso crema. You sip it and - smack - it hits you, right on the roof of your mouth. Bitterness. It overrides the subtleties of the shot and leaves an aftertaste not worth remembering. Yet bitterness is an often desirable aspect of the drink. Did you know that there are two different types of coffee beans? Arabica, which is generally smooth and clean, and Robusta, which can have a more bitter mouthfeel. Robusta is often added to espresso blends to help form a nice crema, or frothy head, to the espresso. It also lends its potent bitterness, which helps many espressos to stand...
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