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From Seed to Mug

WHERE DOES COFFEE COME FROM? Coffee beans are actually coffee seeds.  When planted, seeds grow to become TREES yielding cherries which have seeds which we of course call coffee beans. Typically coffee is grown in the COFFEE BELT. Warm, high elevation climates around the EQUATOR. ARABICA trees produce 70% of the world's coffee today. Arabica coffee is known for being superior to other species of coffee trees, producing all of the fine, specialty coffees popular today. ROBUSTA trees yield 30% of the world's coffee. Although higher in caffeine than Arabica it produces an inferior cup often used in instant coffees or to add flavor enhancement to Italian-style espresso blends. THE PROCESS Coffee is usually harvested by hand and most is...

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