Perennial Shrub/Small Tree Height : 31cm to 141cm are included Origin : Ethiopia (Kaffa region) Environment : Highland Savannah Climate : Warm and dry. Cold-hardy but frost-intolerant
Notes : Coffee is a small tree or shrub native of the Kaffa region of Ethiopia (hence the name). It grows best in the native conditions (1300-1500 meters altitude, at average temperature of 20° C), but it is also cultivated everywhere in warm climates. In cultivation, it is usually trimmed at 2 meters height, to make harvesting easier. It was rabians who made coffee a popular drink worldwide. In North America and Europe 1 cup of coffee is drunk every 3 glasses of tap water. About 7 million metric tons of coffee are produced annually worldwide.