Coffee trees produce highly aromatic, short-lived flowers producing a scent between jasmine and orange. These blossoms produce cranberry-sized coffee cherries. It takes four to five years to yield a commercial harvest.
Coffee has been cultivated for generations in origin countries around the world. Not so in Vietnam, where coffee accounted for just 1 percent of world trade in 1990. Remarkably, by the year 2000, the country had eclipsed Colombia to become
While many products commonly found in the grocery aisles are just now receiving the environmentally friendly treatment, some are old-timers in the field. Consider the case of coffee.
Specialty coffee now comes with an ever-increasing variety of certifications and labels