The Continental Very Dark is an Italian or French style coffee, therefore best after dinner or late night.
A coffee bean is a seed of the Coffea plant and the source for coffee. It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a cherry. Just like ordinary cherries, the coffee fruit is also a so-called stone fruit. Even though the coffee beans are not technically beans, they are referred to as such because of their resemblance to true beans. The fruits – coffee cherries or coffee berries – most commonly contain two stones with their flat sides together. A small percentage of cherries contain a single seed, instead of the usual two. This is called a “peaberry”. The peaberry occurs only between 10 and 15% of the time, and it is a fairly common (yet scientifically unproven) belief that they have more flavour than normal coffee beans.
The two most economically important varieties of coffee plant are the Arabica and the Robusta; ~60% of the coffee produced worldwide is Arabica and ~40% is Robusta. Arabica beans consist of 0.8–1.4% caffeine and Robusta beans consist of 1.7–4% caffeine. As coffee is one of the world’s most widely consumed beverages, coffee beans are a major cash crop and therefore an important export product, accounting for over 50% of some developing nations’ foreign exchange earnings.
Sagebury Fine Foods is a delightful family-run, independent delicatessen and cafe. Strongly traditional, we carry an extensive range of English and continental cheeses, cooked meats and savoury products. We are fully licenced for the sale of wines, ales and ciders. We also carry a large range of locally-sourced ceramic pottery. Based in the famous Cheap Street in historic Frome, Somerset, we are long-established. We have over many years, built a reputation for quality beyond our renowned local status. Friendly and welcoming, we hope you will find something to catch your eye.