Coffee

teaCoffea is a genus of flowering plants whose seeds, called coffee beans, are used to make coffee. It is a member of the family Rubiaceae. They are shrubs or small trees native to tropical and southern Africa and tropical Asia.

Several species of Coffea may be grown for the seeds. Coffea arabica accounts for 75-80 percent of the world’s coffee production, while Coffea canephora accounts for about 20 percent.

The trees produce edible red or purple fruits called “cherries” that are described either as epigynous berries or as indehiscent drupes.[2] The cherries contain two seeds, the so-called “coffee beans”, which—despite their name—are not true beans. In about 5-10% of any crop of coffee cherries, only a single bean, rather than the usual two, is found. This is called a peaberry, which is smaller and rounder than a normal coffee bean. It is often removed from the yield and either sold separately (as in New Guinea peaberry), or discarded.

When grown in the tropics, coffee is a vigorous bush or small tree that usually grows to a height of 3–3.5 m (9.8–11.5 ft). Most commonly cultivated coffee species grow best at high elevations, but do not tolerate freezing temperatures.[citation needed]

The tree of Coffea arabica will grow fruits after three to five years, and will produce for about 50 to 60 years (although up to 100 years is possible).[citation needed] The white flowers are highly scented. The fruit takes about 9 months to ripen. (Source: Wikipedia)

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About 2 month ago, we thought I would use some of the coffee beans that we got from the land to grow new coffee trees. So I asked my neighbors who grow a lot of coffee how to do that. They said, just put them in sand (not soil). So I did. and, I forgot […]

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Growing coffee

When we bought the land, we found out that we have about 15 coffee bushes. About 5 of them are under a big tree. See the picture of my father at the base of the tree. Those in the shade of the tree give a lot of berries (both red and yellow). You can see […]

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Growing coffee

When we bought the land, we found out that we have about 15 coffee bushes. About 5 of them are under a big tree. See the picture of my father at the base of the tree. Those in the shade of the tree give a lot of berries (both red and yellow). You can see […]

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New coffee plants

About 2 month ago, we thought I would use some of the coffee beans that we got from the land to grow new coffee trees. So I asked my neighbors who grow a lot of coffee how to do that. They said, just put them in sand (not soil). So I did. and, I forgot […]

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