Did you know coffee is actually the seed of a fruit called a coffee cherry?

Posted by Erin Plett on

It grows on trees (more like shrubs) and there are usually two coffee "beans" per cherry. The photo shows under ripe (yellow, orange) and ripe fruit (red). In high quality coffee only the ripe cherries are picked but in cheaper coffee all the cherries are picked and even in some cases the entire trees are stripped bare using machines.