Coffee bean hulls

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 bean hulls being composted
Related materials: Coffee

Coffee hulls. This compost pile is full of the outer skins that surround coffee beans; this compost will be used on local farms. 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.