Monday, May 3, 2010


Coffee is brewed drink prepared from roasted seeds, commonly called coffee beans, of the coffee plants. Green unroasted coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Due to caffeine content, coffee can have a stimulating effect in humans.

The coffee tree averages from 15-30 ft. in heights. As the tree gets older, it branches less and less and bears more leaves and fruits. The tree typically begins to bear fruit 3-5 years after being planted, and continuous to produce from 10-20 more, depending on the type of plant and the area.

Coffee beans consist mostly of endosperm that contains 0.8-2.5% caffeine, which is one of the main reasons the plants are cultivated. As coffee is one of the world's most widely consumed beverages, coffee beans are a major cash crop, and an important export product for some countries.

Types of coffee beans.


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