Coffea Arabica (Coffee)


Coffea Arabica (Coffee)

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Coffea arabica, commonly known as Arabica coffee, holds an esteemed status as one of the most cultivated and consumed coffee species globally. As a member of the Rubiaceae family, this evergreen shrub has played a pivotal role in shaping coffee culture, renowned for its exceptional flavor profile. Arabica coffee is characterized by its elegant growth habit, featuring dark green, glossy leaves that provide a lush backdrop to its cherries. The leaves are arranged in pairs on opposite sides of the stems. The plant exhibits a more delicate and nuanced flavor profile compared to its counterpart, Coffea canephora (Robusta). The Arabica coffee plant produces fragrant, white flowers with a jasmine-like aroma, a captivating prelude to the development of its distinctive cherries. The cherries, initially green, ripen to shades of red, signaling the maturation of the coffee beans within. The contrast between the white blossoms and vibrant red cherries contributes to the plant's visual appeal. Arabica coffee plants typically reach heights of 6 to 15 feet (1.8 to 4.5 meters) and present a more moderate and elongated growth form compared to other coffee species. The shrub's relatively compact size and branching nature facilitate cultivation, especially in regions where space is a consideration. Native to the highland regions of Ethiopia, Arabica coffee has adapted to a range of climates, thriving in altitudes ranging from 2,000 to 6,000 feet (600 to 1,800 meters). Its cultivation has expanded to diverse coffee-growing regions worldwide, including Latin America, Africa, and Asia, emphasizing its adaptability to different environments. Arabica coffee holds paramount cultural significance in the global coffee landscape. Renowned for its smooth, aromatic brew, Arabica coffee is often associated with specialty and gourmet coffee markets. Its nuanced flavor, featuring notes of fruit, floral, and acidity, has contributed to its reputation as the preferred choice for coffee connoisseurs.

Sowing Advice

These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and soaked overnight. They should then should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 20-25 degrees C. Seeds sometimes germinate within 2-6 months although sometimes it can be even longer please be patient. Plant them flat side down in a larger container with a humus rich medium to keep them moist and then keep warm and light.

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Key Facts


Common name:Coffee

Classification:Greenhouse perennial


Packet Content:20 (Approx)

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