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Coffee traces its biological heritage to a genus of plants known as Coffea.

Within the genus there are over 500 genera and 6,000 species of tropical trees and shrubs.

The genus was first described in the 18th century by the Swedish botanist, Carolus Linneaus, who also described Coffea arabica in his Species Plantarum in 1753.

Botanists have disagreed ever since on the exact classification.

This is understandable considering that coffee plants can range from small shrubs to tall trees, with leaves from 1 to 40 centimeters in size, and from purple or yellow, to the predominant dark green, in color. It has been estimated that there are anywhere from 25 to 100 species of coffee plants.

In the commercial coffee industry, there are two important coffee species - arabica and canephora, more commonly called robusta.

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