Botanical Name of Coffee

Botanical Name: Coffea

The coffee which we consume falls under the genus Coffea, which has more than 120 species under it.

Of the many species, only two are cultivated for the production of coffee – Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora. Coffea arabica accounts for nearly 60-80% of the world’s coffee production, while Coffea canephora accounts for about 20-40%.

Coffea arabica is usually preferred for its sweeter taste, though it contains less caffeine than Coffea canephora. Both species originated from Central and Western Sub-Saharan Africa. Coffea canephora has high bitterness and low acidity, it is also less susceptible to diseases than C.arabica.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Botanical Name of Coffee

What is the botanical name of coffee?

The botanical name of the coffee is Coffea (genus). There are many species under the genus, however, only two are cultivated for the production of coffee – Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora.

What is highly cultivated variety of Coffee?

Coffea arabica accounts for nearly 60-80% of the world’s coffee production. It is sweeter in taste with less caffeine than C. canephora.

What are the properties of C. canephora.?

Coffea canephora has high bitterness and low acidity and has less susceptibility to diseases.

Where is coffee originated from?

Coffee originated from Central and Western Sub-Saharan Africa.

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