THE ANATOMY OF COFFEE
– The Coffee Tree
Coffea Arabica
Coffea Robusta
– The Coffee Blossom
– The Coffee Cherry and
Bean
CULTIVATION ON THE PLANTATION
Coffea Robusta is grown at elevations between 0-600 meters. Unlike the arabica, the robusta flowers irregularly and the fruit takes 10-11 months to mature.

The coffee produced from the robusta’s round, yellow-brown beans contains around twice the caffeine of arabica coffee. Due to its woody flavour, it is not a preferred by producers of high quality coffee. Unfortunately, some coffee producers use it in their blends as it is relatively inexpensive.

Robusta makes up 30% of global coffee production. It is easier to cultivate as it is hardy and not sensitive to disease and extreme weather conditions.

The most well known varieties of robusta are Java-Ineac, Nana, Kouliou and Congensis.
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