Are coffee beans a legume?

Answer Coffee beans come from two species of a tropical tree, Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica. They are not legumes as they are not members of Fabaceae, the legume family. The beans are actually the s... Read More »

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When you buy coffee beans, or pre-packaged ground coffee, how do you know if it's Arabica or Robusta?

Here's some hints to helping you find Arabica beans:If it doesn't say 100% Arabica, it probably isn't.If it costs less than $10, it's probably robusta.If it comes in a can, it probably is robusta.I... Read More »

Do coffee beans need to be ground to make coffee?

Coffee beans must be ground in order to make coffee. Coffee is brewed, meaning that hot water flows through the ground coffee beans, extracting oils and flavors on its way. In the case of espresso,... Read More »

Are coffee beans really beans?

Coffee beans are known as beans because of their resemblance to beans but coffee beans are actually seeds. Once a coffee plant is ready to be harvested, coffee beans are gathered from the pulp of r... Read More »

How to Store Coffee Beans or Ground Coffee?

Many bulk food items can be stored in a variety of conditions without sustaining much damage or inviting pests. Unfortunately, coffee beans and ground coffee do not fit this bill. Coffee, in both w... Read More »