Whole bean SICAL Coffee, variety classico, intensity 9, package of 1000g
Coffee blend SICAL 5 star classico consists of selected Arabica and Robusta coffee beans.
It is a very intense coffee with lots of body, an intense taste, and a good, delicate aroma.
This coffee has a medium acidity level.
The 1000g Pack contains whole beans and grinding will be necessary.
After grinding, the coffee is suitable for all forms of preparation.
For a perfect coffee, the manufacturer recommends using 7-8 g coffee for 1 cup.
With the 1000g pack of SICAL 5 star classico coffee, you can prepare up to 124 cups of coffee.
More info about the beans
The arabica beans
Arabica is probably the oldest coffee.
The Arabica coffee grows in climatically ideal conditions and is considered one of the highest quality coffees worldwide.
The plants are sensitive to high temperatures, so they grow preferably at altitudes of 900 to 2000 m above sea level.
Growth is slower due to lower temperatures and altitude.
So the beans have more time to develop an intense aroma until harvest.
This certainly contributes to the fact that the Arabica plant has twice as many chromosomes as the Robusta plant.
The extra effort for growing and harvesting is the reason for the higher prices for Arabica beans.
The Arabica beans give coffee a subtle variety of aromas, more acidity, less body.
Robusta coffee beans
Robusta coffee is one of the most popular coffees ever.
As the name implies, Coffea canephora is a "robust" coffee plant.
The Robusta coffee plantations can tolerate higher temperatures at a lower altitude than the Arabica coffee plantations.
The Robusta beans are known for their strong body with low acidity and contain more caffeine than the Arabica beans.
Robusta is an indispensable part of the Portuguese coffee culture and serves as the basis for Portuguese coffee blends.
It helps to reduce the acidity and create a fascinating crema.
More about the manufacturer
The coffee roaster SICAL was founded in 1947 by Vincente Peres and had a fairly quick success with his selected coffees, which were then slowly roasted in special processes.
SICAL was the first coffee company to publicly advertise its coffee and soon became a well-known and popular coffee brand in Portugal.
Until 1987, SICAL was a family business, which was then bought by the Nestle Group.
Nestle Portugal S.A.
Rua Alexandre Hercolano 8