Origins: Southwest Arabia
Fun Facts: The Coffee Plant ...
The Coffee Plant was named after the province of Kaffa in Ethiopia. They grow wild there. Natives drink the fruit in tea from the beans.
Ethiopia is still a large producer of coffee.
The fruit of the coffee plant is a "cherry," and the beans are in the pit of the cherry. They are ripe when they turn red and harvested. The beans get pitted and separated, and drying begins.