The coffee tree (genus Coffea) is a tropical evergreen shrub that grows between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. While there are many species of wild coffee, the two dominant commercial species grown worldwide are varieties of Coffea arabica (Arabicas) and Coffea canephora (Robustas). These are largely grown in plantations or forested areas adapted for farming.
After water, coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with over 400 billion cups being consumed each year. It is enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced diet and the pleasurable experience from coffee drinking plays a key role in many cultures around the world, providing an occasion for friends, family and colleagues to connect.