“What makes a good coffee roast?” Here at JavaTap Coffee, a commercial coffee machine supplier in Jacksonville, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, we’re asked that question quite frequently. Learn the answer below, and sign up for our full-service coffee solutions today.

High-Quality Beans

Good coffee roasts start with high-quality beans, preferably from the coffee belt, which extends about 25 degrees north and south of the equator. The two most popular types of coffee beans are Arabica beans, grown at altitudes higher than 2,500ft, and Robusto beans, grown at altitudes under 2,500ft with 50% more caffeine. The moisture and soil makeup also affect the beans’ quality.

The Different Types of Coffee Beans

While Arabica and Robusto beans have various differences in terms of heat, color, shape, and disease tolerance, the key distinction lies in their altitudes of growth. Robusto beans are typically grown at altitudes below 2,500ft, while Arabica beans thrive at higher elevations.

Coffee Beans’ Flavor Profiles

The altitude at which coffee beans are grown significantly impacts their flavor profiles. Arabica beans, being cultivated at higher altitudes, have a more delicate and nuanced taste. They are often described as having a smoother, sweeter, and more complex flavor. On the other hand, Robusto beans, grown at lower altitudes, are known for their stronger, more robust taste and higher caffeine content. In fact, Robusto beans contain approximately 50% more caffeine than Arabica.

Aside from altitude, the moisture and soil composition in which coffee plants are cultivated play a crucial role in the overall quality of the beans. Different regions within the coffee belt have distinct climate conditions and soil compositions, resulting in diverse flavors and characteristics in the beans they produce. These variations add depth and complexity to the coffee roasting process.

Only Select the Best

When it comes to coffee, the quality of the beans is paramount in achieving a good roast. At JavaTap Coffee, we understand this and prioritize sourcing the best beans available. By sourcing beans from the coffee belt and ensuring they are grown at optimal altitudes with favorable moisture and soil conditions, we strive to deliver exceptional roasts that delight coffee lovers’ taste buds.


At JavaTap Coffee, we take pride in selecting beans that meet our stringent quality standards. We understand that starting with high-quality beans is the foundation for a great coffee roast. When you partner with us for your office coffee, you’ll taste the difference. And, when combined with our touchless coffee machines, you’ll be in heaven. Contact us for full-service commercial coffee solutions today.