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Coffee

Coffea spp.

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Starr 070308-5468 Coffea arabica by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Advanced care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

40cm

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Coffee Overview

The genus Coffea contains around 125 species of tree and shrub plants, characterised by their production of bitter seeds (coffee beans) and high caffeine content in both these and their leaves. This plant forms the basis for many coffee drinks and other products including various foods and cosmetics. Originating from tropical Asia and Southern Africa, these commercially important plants are considered one of the world's most valuable and highly traded economic crops. They produce scented 5-petalled, white flowers and fruits after 3-5 years.

Special features of Coffee

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Coffee

Culinary

Drink

"Beans" (dried seeds) are roasted, ground, and then brewed to make one of the most important beverages in the Western world.