Coffee Facts & Science

Coffee is a Fruit.

Many people don't know this, but Coffee is actually a fruit that grows on a tree. Here is why it matters...

Most people don’t realize that coffee is actually a fruit that is a little bit bigger than a blueberry. It comes in different colors such as red, orange, and yellow. 

Coffee is a fruit that grows on a tree; what we roast, grind, and brew is just the pit from inside the fruit. The fruit isn’t typically eaten by itself, however, there is a recent trend toward finding ways to use the coffee cherry as flour, tea, and many other substances.

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Why does this matter to the coffee drinker?

This matters because coffee has the ability to produce so many different flavors to drink. Many coffees will have a more floral, or citrus and fruity flavor while other coffees will have a nutty or chocolatey flavor. Depending on the fruit and where it is grown (such as elevation) impacts what flavors come out of a coffee bean.

There is a recent trend in what is called the Third Wave Coffee Movement which is towards pulling out those fruity and hidden flavors of a coffee bean. This movement has gained a lot of traction in recent years and will probably become more prominent in coffee culture in years to come.

Happy fruity coffee drinking!

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P.S. If you have any questions or want further information, then comment below and we will write more on this topic!



9 comments on “Coffee is a Fruit.

  1. That is so weird, I had no idea that coffee was a fruit!
    Personally I don’t drink coffee, but I have a character who LOVES it so I think it’s my duty to know about these things. 😉 Thank you for enlightening me.
    (Also thank you so much for following my blog!)

  2. i love coffee,but later on i begun switching to Chai latte,,!!!have you brilliant info about chai?

  3. I’m a coffee lover, like 6-8 cups a day♥️

  4. Good stuff 🌸

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