Coffee Tree or Coffee Shrub?

The coffee plant belongs to the Rubiaceae family, which includes well over 13,000 different species of trees, shrubs and even herbs. We get coffee from the Coffea species. It is a perennial shrub but is often called a tree since it reaches heights of 20 feet or more. Interestingly, cultivated coffee shrubs are pruned down … Continue reading Coffee Tree or Coffee Shrub?

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Coffee for The Bees

We are not the only creatures who crave the bean, or rather its nectar. Insects native to the regions where coffee plants occur naturally, or where controlled cultivation is well established, also look for their coffee fix each day. Bees are among the most remarkable buzz seekers. The evolution of coffee occurs at two levels: … Continue reading Coffee for The Bees