The botanical name of coffee is Coffea (genus) .
The botanical name of 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
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. Also Read:
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