Creektee Cafe – Coffee (don’t spill the beans!)

Coffee grows on small tropical, evergreen trees. They can grow up to a height of 16 feet. The plants are cut down to between 5 and 7 feet, making it easier to harvest them.

Their growing habits are similar to that of a fruit tree. The coffee tree produces blossoms and its fruit have the appearance of a cherry.

Types of coffee beans

Coffee beans are actually not a bean at all but rather a seed.

Once dried and processed they become the beans that we used to brew our coffee.

There are two main types of coffee beans that dominate the market , Robusta and Arabica.

Robusta Beans

The seeds for Robusta coffee are from the Coffea canephora plant. The plant requires a tropical climate, warm temperatures, lots of sun and water and no frost.

Mainly grown in Africa and Indonesia with the largest producer being Vietnam.

One acre of land can accommodate up to 450 seedlings, when spacing the plants 10 feet apart.

The blossoms are white and they smell like jasmine. It takes about 6 to 8 months for the fruit to ripen Seeds will turn deep red as they ripen.

Robusta coffee has a bitter, peanutty taste. It is the second most popular coffee on the world market.

This gives the coffee a stronger taste and makes it popular for instant coffee and espresso blends

These beans contain more caffeine and less sugar than Arabica beans.

Arabica Beans.

The most popular coffee is Arabica. Believed to be the first coffee ever cultivated, it makes up over 60% of the coffee production.

It is produced from the Coffea arabica plant. These plants prefer a subtropical climate with temperatures of 15-24 degrees Celsius. It prefers cool, shaded locations.

The plants do best in climates surrounding the equator such as Ecuador, Costa Rica and Brazil.

They were being mixed with fat and eaten by the tribesmen. When these beans arrived in Arabia “coffee” was born.

There is a higher sugar content in Arabic than Robusta. Arabica also boasts a smoother, richer taste

The flavor has a hint of floral as well as fruity overtones.


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