What we call a coffee bean is actually the seeds of a cherry-like fruit. Coffee trees produce berries, called coffee cherries, that turn bright red when they are ripe and ready to pick. The fruit is found in clusters along the branches of the tree. The skin of a coffee cherry (the exocarp) is thick and bitter. However, the fruit beneath it (the mesocarp) is intensely sweet and has the texture of a grape. Next comes the parenchyma, a slimy, honey-like layer, which helps protect the beans. The beans themselves are covered by a parchment-like envelope called the endocarp. This protects the two, bluish-green coffee beans, which are covered by yet another membrane, called the spermoderm or silver skin.
There is usually one coffee harvest per year. The time varies according to geographic zone, but generally, north of the Equator, harvest takes place between September and March, and south of the equator between April and May. Coffee is generally harvested by hand, either by stripping all of the cherries off the branch at one time or by selective picking. The latter is more expensive and is only used for arabica beans.dragon pictures yellow dragon fruit black dragon d&d launch dragon ball enter the dragon cast tail of the dragon photos batman soul of the dragon leafy sea dragon dragon plush dragon ball super season 2 release date mango dragon fruit when did dragon ball come out ryan the last dragon how to respawn the ender dragon komodo dragon how to eat dragon fruit bearded dragon terrarium dragon quest 8 dragon logo dragon city menu bad dragon cute dragon drawing dragon name generator dragon mania legends blue eyes white dragon price dragon ball z games super dragon osrs dragon hunter crossbow year of the dragon purple dragon cute dragon drawings magic dragon dragon movies dragon ball z: broly – the legendary super saiyan chi chi dragon ball the tail of the dragon starbucks dragon fruit rava and the last dragon chaos emperor dragon astrid how to train your dragon dragon quest builders dragon shrek golden dragon game ender dragon minecraft dragon horns cute baby dragon yin yang dragon dragon age origins mods dragon ball z: ultimate tenkaichi anders dragon age dragon sleeve tattoo dragon ball z coloring pages dragon ball xenoverse 3 snap dragon how to spawn ender dragon dragon of icespire peak enchanted dragon cute bearded dragon maid dragon dragon costumes komodo dragon baby dragon coloring page trunks dragon ball the tail of the dragon water dragon jutsu dragon vore red dragon novel dragon city bruce lee enter the dragon how to train your dragon: homecoming dragon ball evolution bearded dragon for sale dragon ball manga dragon figurines dragon ring dragon pokemon weakness dragon ball super movie 2022 when was dragon ball made where can i watch dragon ball z dragon goes house hunting dragon donuts ender dragon rayla dragon prince bearded dragon costumes dragon nest sky dragon krayt dragon celestial dragon one piece pokemon dragon golden dragon chinese dragon maid season 2 cute dragon drawings dragon bowl yakuza like a dragon review dragon toy monster dragon tea puff the magic dragon lyrics puff the magic dragon movie cartoon with dragon chasing the dragon the last dragon dragon prince dragon maid dragon fruit smoothie yakuza like a dragon dragon ball super card game dragon fruit tree dragon tattoo ideas dragon claw dragon ball characters raya and the last dragon sisu crew dragon dragon tales theme song dragon ball z: ultimate tenkaichi dragon palace raya and the last dragon tuk tuk savage dragon dragon fruit taste lucky dragon net login bearded dragon costumes dragon ball z balls