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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Coffea canephora - Robusta Coffee Flowers

Scientific name: Coffea canephora
Common name: Robusta Coffee
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Ethiopia

Category: Evergreen shrubs / small tree
Photo Taken at: The rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

Have you ever seen coffee flowers?

Coffee flowers bloom in clusters, one after another, after the rain. At any one time, you can see them at different stages of maturity, hence you may be able to see the buds, blossoms and berries at different stages of ripening. They have a beautiful fragrance that is intense and fruity, something between jasmine, orange and gardenia. Fragrance from coffee flowers are used to make perfumes such as Frazer Parfum and Fleur de Cafe.

The flowers lasts for a few days after which green berries develop. The coffee berries turn red when it ripens and are ready to be harvested and to be processed into the coffee that we drink everyday.

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