For the first time in four years coffee roasters use more robusta beans than arabica as...

|By:, SA News Editor

For the first time in four years coffee roasters use more robusta beans than arabica as consumers shift toward cheaper options. According to analysts, the impact on specialty seller Starbucks (SBUX) could be positive for margins as long as demand holds up and also opens up the question if the company will alter its blend recipes to adjust to the industry trend.