Coffee bushes

Title Info
Common name Coffee
Scientific name Coffea arabica
Taxonomic group Rubiaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Other
Date 1995
Location San Luis,Costa Rica,North America
Coffee bushes with large tree stump
Related materials: Coffee

Coffee plantation on former forest. This coffee is being grown in an area that used to be covered with tropical transitional forest (neither rainforest nor fully dry forest). The stump in the center of the picture gives a sense of the size of trees that once grew here. Native to Ethiopia, coffee grows as a shrub or small tree. Each fruit contains two coffee beans (technically, they are seeds) that will be dried, roasted, and ground before they can be used to create a cup of coffee.